The Celts - The Complete Series 1 Season 2013

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1. The Celts - ...In the Beginning TV-NR CC

The Celts were the first European people north of the Alps to rise from anonymity. This program looks at who the Celts were, where they came from and what made their culture so distinctive.

Runtime:
52 minutes
Original air date:
July 2, 2013

The Celts - ...In the Beginning

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Genres Documentary
Director Unavailable
Season year 2013
Network FilmRise
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The scenery, the music, the narration, all great.
d mat
Normally things like that don't bother me, but the music just doesn't match up with the subject matter.
Kris10
Very interesting and informative documentary on the Celts.
Bradford D. Martin

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63 of 72 people found the following review helpful By G. S. Robinson on December 23, 2013
I watched the whole series and hope the makers read all of the reviews on this site, the people who have commented have some valid and important points to make. Firstly, the music was annoying, unnecessary, and has no link whatsoever with the subject matter being as historically accurate as the faux druids prancing around Stonehenge which the narrator was careful to point out - he might have observed at the same time that the music is only Irish because, well, it sounds vaguely Irish or may have been made by an Irish musician; enough said. Why the makers feel they need to jazz up the subject with music is beyond comprehension, if it is an attempt to attract viewers who have no interest in the subject I am skeptical anyone who is attracted by the music will have any interest in the history of the Celts or have the attention span sufficient for something that requires some knowledge of the historical context in which this series is placed.. Secondly, as interesting as the showing of artefacts is (and there are some spectacular items in this series) they gave far too little time to the experts and their views of the meaning of the sites and items excavated. Thirdly, the material in the six episodes could have been covered in half the time. They could have avoided repetitions and the very slow, soporific commentary that spent far too much time on wild speculation instead of focusing on the facts and how they are interpreted by historians and archeologists. The tendency to spend ten minutes on some spurious modern bunkum and then dismiss it as nonsense smacked of padding and time wasting.Read more ›
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 14, 2013
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Very enjoyable and interesting. Thought it trended a little too much to entertainment but had much good historical information. Information about European celtic past has been sketchy ever since Rome "won" Glad this series is out there. Was good they made sure you knew modern celtic recreations of religious rites are definitely modern inventions based as much on 19th Cent fantasies as any known history.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By LauraMathis on January 18, 2014
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Terrible choice of background music.
The point of the series was lost in all the jumbling of information. (During each segment.)
What happened to 'video' #2? It skipped from #1 to #3.
It skimmed over true history and dwelt too much on speculation.
Continued to show the same scenery. There is much beauty in these lands that could have been added.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Patrick Sneed on December 17, 2013
I like the way they use original artwork of the period in great photos as a focus. The narrative is admirable. I just wish they wouldn't have been so repetitive with the music. The piece they used is good, but there is such fantastic celtic music out there it really is inexcusable to not have varied it and used more of it and given us not just a visual experience, but also an auditory one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By CatLoraine on February 7, 2014
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The Celts is a historical look at the inhabitants of Europe who were the barbarians invading Greece and Rome and who later adopted the Roman civilization and Christianity. The series shows their ancient burial sites and where they lived in Germany and in Great Britain. I have read Celtic history and was familiar with most of what the video said but there are some other important facts that it left out such as their trading of slaves to Rome in exchange for wine, that they liked to fight without clothes and the men wore a circular neck piece that distinguished them.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By sharon on October 14, 2013
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examines the origins, growth, and influence of Celtic culture in Great Britain and throughout Europe. music of Irish singer Enya. Frank Delaney also wrote a six-chapter companion book, extended with four tales from Irish mythology.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Kris10 on January 5, 2014
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The title is very misleading and I have to agree with the other reviewers: what is up with the ONE song they use for the ENTIRE series. Normally things like that don't bother me, but the music just doesn't match up with the subject matter. The whole thing isn't too bad. I would have liked to see it dive a little further into the history, but I did learn a little.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Cine on September 6, 2013
This is a fascinating documentary series about tribal groups in Medieval Europe who spoke Celtic languages. I never knew about this civilization, and the episodes convey their very interesting story - very well done. Also, a previous reviewer said the sound quality was poor - but both image and sound quality were great on my laptop.
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