tek's rating: meh

Reign: The Conqueror, on WOWOW
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Also called "Alexander." This 13-episode miniseries is from Peter Chung, the creator of Aeon Flux, which is pretty obvious from the character design. Anyway, Reign is about Alexander the Great, his rise to power and battles he waged. And there's this prophecy that he'd destroy the world, so this group of assassins who are disciples of Pythagoras want to kill him. And there's something called the Platohedron, which Aristotle wants to get ahold of.

Actually this series is full of philosophers. Diogenes talks just like Yoda. And there's all this bizarre technology that couldn't possibly have existed. There's stuff about Alexander's mother being a witch or whatever. And ultimately Alexander wages war against Darius of Persia. Ah well, a lot of stuff happened, and there were tons of characters and various intersecting plotlines, and I couldn't follow very much of it.

I don't know what else to tell you, I guess. It was just weird and I didn't like it that much, but hey, history is fun. Even when it's an impossible, fictitious recreation of history. I guess.

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