Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Being a "historian", with a minor in Medieval History, I felt obligated to at least give Masterpiece Theatre's Warrior Queen a chance. I lasted 20 minutes. When you have the Roman consulate telling the Celtic king (without a translator!) that the king better "play ball" or else, you have to just stop. I wasn't aware that baseball/basketball/football/soccer were around circa 100 A.D. This is called anachronism and is evidence of poor scholarliness on the part of the writers or whomever. I couldn't take it seriously after that. Yet, it was when the obligatory "Druid" showed one of the warriors a vision in the water (a la Merlin) that I finally turned it off. Bad history. I thought Masterpiece Theatre was supposed to be quality entertainment?