Loved every thing about the series except the subtitles. I realize that it’s most appropriate to film this story in Russian, with Russian actors (who were excellent), but it’s tedious to watch hours and hours of a movie series with subtitles. Still, if you can get past that, it’s a great story that’s been well-told and beautifully shot. Costumes, makeup, etc of the period were well-depicted. In spite of the subtitles, it definitely deserves 5 stars.