TV: A historical drama out of step with its subject

The new five-part series dealing with events of the War of Independence does not entirely deal with ordinary people ‘caught up’ in the war

13th January, 2019
Brian Gleeson as Jimmy Mahon in Resistance (RTÉ One)

Resistance: RTÉ One

Catastrophe: Channel 4

But the new five-part series dealing with events of the War of Independence (its blancmange title is shared with a host of other movies and mini-series) does not entirely deal with ordinary people ‘caught up’ in the war. If it did, it could simply turn into a costumed soap opera in which, like others of the genre, characters occasionally kill one another. Worse, it could...

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