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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Far out.
The content jibes with other sources regarding female popes (the woman of this program was for sure a pope and there may have been others). Be warned that it is brutal and very traumatic. Get the kids out of the room before starting it because it opens with the narrator reciting the most violent and bloody aspects of this bizarre event from history. And although parts are...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Character descriptions too short
The character descriptions were very short. They averaged about 25 minutes each. Most of the information was not new. It was like ready a freshman history book. I felt the information on Jesus was totally wrong.
Published 19 months ago by Robert McDermott


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Far out., June 14, 2013
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The content jibes with other sources regarding female popes (the woman of this program was for sure a pope and there may have been others). Be warned that it is brutal and very traumatic. Get the kids out of the room before starting it because it opens with the narrator reciting the most violent and bloody aspects of this bizarre event from history. And although parts are NOT for the fainthearted, most of it is just a retelling of an intriguing occurrence. I withheld a star because of the failure to convincingly present the official comment from the Catholic Church. I belong to another much maligned religion and I have found that the worst disinformation and misinformation comes from those who are on the outside looking in who have no first-hand experience. The producers should have made it clear that they gave every chance possible to the Catholic church to present their position to the producers of this program. They merely state, "The official position of the Catholic church is that Pope Joan never existed." Even if true, they needed to convince the audience that this is the actual position and that the Catholic church did not desire to make any further comment.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Character descriptions too short, February 5, 2013
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The character descriptions were very short. They averaged about 25 minutes each. Most of the information was not new. It was like ready a freshman history book. I felt the information on Jesus was totally wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly fascinating!, July 21, 2013
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It's history told from a different angle. It's the facts you do know and some that you never knew. It is amazingly well done and leaves you wanting more episodes.
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3.0 out of 5 stars interesting, January 25, 2013
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interesting, brief, not too deep information, just enough to make you want to learn more - which is a good thing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Meh, November 8, 2013
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Short overview of the different mysteries. The Princes in the Tower episode gave too much credibility to sources that historians consider not credible. Entertaining, not exactly truthful.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Cool Show, March 26, 2013
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I like shows like this and it is made by Smithsonian. The shows are interesting and give some good historical context.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting stuff, December 22, 2012
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I love historicle mysteries... And the smithsonian does a good job with it. Interesting show if your into the mystery documentary type of thing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars cant believe, July 16, 2014
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Smithsonian Firing Squad, March 6, 2013
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Unfortunately, this video is in step with standard Smithsonian fare where history is turned on its ear and anyone of any honer, is dishonored in the name of rewrite and entertainment.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars didn't order season, October 1, 2013
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I didn't order the season, just the one episode and already wrote a review for it. I had better not be charged for more than that one episode! Thank you - GKing
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