Resistance badly needs a reality check

RTÉ’s expensive drama about the War of Independence fails to address the era’s central issue: the morality of political violence

20th January, 2019
Craig Parkinson and Dominic Thorburn in RTÉ’s Resistance

The more I watch RTÉ’s new drama series Resistance , the more I get the sense that I’m being sold a pup.

Is it history or entertainment, drama or soap?

It is a very curious guerrilla war series that gives the impression that the War of Independence was fought exclusively in the centre of Dublin. In some scenes, the production values suggest a Downton Abbey for Paddies. It is hard to...

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