Catherine the Great

Catherine the Great

Series 1 - Episode 2

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Review

Catherine the Great is pining for hunky Major General Potemkin who is away at war, slaying Turks. But she treasures and hugs his letters from the battlefield like a teenage girl giggling over sexy texts from her boyfriend.

Though Catherine (Helen Mirren) might be as tough as old boots, she’s a bit of a softy too, chasing love and plenty of rumpy-pumpy. “War, war, war!” she moans to her best gal-pal. “All I want to do is talk about sex!”

More seriously, she’s still seen as a usurper by many of her countrymen and women, and she must deal with someone vulgar in the Lower Volga – mouthy, murderous peasant Pugachev (Paul Kaye). Potemkin is dispatched to sort him out.
Catherine the Great is pining for hunky Major General Potemkin who is away at war, slaying Turks. But she treasures and hugs his letters from the battlefield like a teenage girl giggling over sexy texts from her boyfriend.

Though Catherine (Helen Mirren) might be as tough as old boots, she’s a bit of a softy too, chasing love and plenty of rumpy-pumpy. “War, war, war!” she moans to her best gal-pal. “All I want to do is talk about sex!”

More seriously, she’s still seen as a usurper by many of her countrymen and women, and she must deal with someone vulgar in the Lower Volga – mouthy, murderous peasant Pugachev (Paul Kaye). Potemkin is dispatched to sort him out.

Summary

Potemkin returns and hopes to begin a relationship with Catherine, only to discover she has fallen for Lieutenant Vasilchikov. Meanwhile, Prince Paul becomes increasingly frustrated at the perceived refusal of his succession.
Drama