That is the question as the connection to the Romanoffs is so sparse as to be barely perceptible. We have a group of stories about people living a modern lives with all the ups and down you expect in a TV drama, I must state I have only watched the first two episodes . They are well made, well acted with good scripts. There is nothing wrong with the production, they are good modern day dramas. My issue is attempting to connect the dramas through the Russian royal family, as of the second drama ( there not really episodes) both stories could of been told equally well without having to use the name Romanov as a gimmic .
Exceptionally stylish the crew/ special effects people have put real effort into this series.
It has a look that will wow you.
There is no substance, I have watched three episodes and have no idea what has happened, is happening or is going to happen.
As a story being told it is a confusing mess.
It is a shames.
It is so bad !
It is really bad !
Really, really bad !
Beyond bad !
I wish I had the words to describe how bad this show is, but there has never been and never will be a human being capable of expressing in words just how truly awful this show is.
If this show was a child, it would be the child who own mother agreed he was ugly.
All that being said i'm actually starting to enjoy it. I'm enjoying it like a sadomasochist enjoys having his testicles crushed in a vice. I don't know why I'm enjoying, it has no redeeming features. I have a feeling it has reached the point where it is so bad it becomes good.
Two stars ! One because I cant give it zero and the second because it the worst TV show ever.
It's so bad it deserves more than one star
But the simple truth is it falls short.
It is disjointed and pretentious. Big things happen for dramatic affect when a smaller event using a bit of finesse would of worked much better.
The big failure was the writer, it is like they were trying to hard, wanting to tick every box.
Not the worst TV you will watch. I have rated it 6, it should have been better and I wanted it to be better.
But it is not. The production lacked finesse !
I LOVED IT ! It was wonderfully written, cleverly written, well acted with a good cast. I felt for the main character, they werre interesting and I want to know what happens to them. I was going to go into details about the main characters but I don't wont to spoil anything for you, all I will say is watch the pilot episode I will add that this is not the type of programme I tend to watch "family's struggling in the modern world" the "ups and downs of life" but after one episode I cant recommend this series enough I just hope it continues in the same manner.
I know we have to take a pinch of salt when watching this type of TV but I can only do it to a certain point, if the show has something extra, that little bit more that makes you laugh, cry or holds you in suspense, you forget about the hole in the plot, you let them go, you know they are there but you don't mind. With this TV show I found myself asking why is he /her doing XYZ some times it was reasonable quite often it was not - And after 6 episodes I'm starting not to care.
A good effort - thats about all I can give at this moment