The BBC’s new drama, Troy: Fall of a City, got off to a shaky start on BBC1 on Saturday night.
The epic – based on the ancient myth about Prince Paris of Troy, who took the most beautiful woman in the world, Helen, away from her husband, Menelaus, and started a war that would **SPOILER ALERT** have terrible consequences for his people in the process – was praised by some viewers, but others just didn’t have time for it at all.
“It took me a while to understand the storyline” wrote Geraldine Walker on Facebook. “A voiceover from Paris would have helped. The only reason I could follow is I’ve seen the movie ‘Troy ‘ so I know the gist of the Helen of Troy story.”
What did you think of Troy: Fall of City?Yay? Or Nae?
The show’s random ostrich, who was spotted creeping around after Paris in Menelaus and Helen’s palace, was a surefire hit.
Watching Troy ….yes, indeed. Best scene so far in this travesty of the Iliad is Paris wandering down a corridor and an ostrich wanders up behind him. Bizarrely this doesn’t surprise him as much as it should since he’s in Greece & it’s a fucking ostrich!
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