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Index – Culture – We are totally in this new series of wars

We really like the BBC drama series, the TV channel has brought to the audience such public treasure productions in the last couple of years as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective set in modern London. sherlock, or there Luther dark detective series, in which the balloon-jacketed Idris Elba played the stars from the sky. But we could also mention the Taboot is a Game Peaky Blinderst, which means a Birmingham bandt as well, the last series was put together by Steven Knight, who is also the subject of this article. The position of the BBC – incidentally, very correctly – could be that if he has already proven himself so well, why not give him another vote of confidence? It was a positive move, because the novel historically inspired the knight, that SAS Rogue Heroes it turned out to be great to watch, and thanks to its rock-solid foundation, it is in the cards to grow in a series of hits several years.

Back home, HBO Max presented the military series on October 30, with all six episodes immediately. We were very delighted that they did not put on our nerves, because we finished everything in one sitting. We were hooked, we won’t deny it.

There Disobedient hero it guides you through the Second World War which is currently raging, to be precise in the battlefield of North Africa, the spring of 1941. The grass of the Allies is not in the best shape, as the German forces led by Rommel are pressing the strategically important city of Tobruk. Of course, the British don’t hesitate either, but the rescue army doesn’t get there to help because of a rather funny bug.

This is the point when the rich boy David Stirling (Connor Sindells) and at first glance dangerous psychopath, but very ambitious Jock Lewes (Alfie Allen) begin to organize, and a soldier even more disturbed than them, the identity crisis and constantly. angry Paddy Together with Mayne (Jack O’Connell), they found a secret parachute division, the SAS, which you may have already heard about…

Although its tone is very far-fetched and can be very closed, Steven Knight’s new historical series cannot be accused of one thing: that it is not well explained. The first two episodes only deal with the machinations and tricks that lead to the establishment of the SAS at all. Meanwhile, in addition to the three main characters already mentioned, other interesting characters also enter the picture, such as Dudley Clarke, played by Dominic West, a secret agent especially talented in deception, and Sofia Boutella’s Eve Mansour, who made a face to face, who is not afraid to use his charm if necessary to succeed.

Is war rock and roll? In the very beginning, it may seem that he is trying to push something like this in us unruly hero, Considering that the soldiers in the center are all rebel punks, there are classic rock ruins playing behind a bunch of scenes, and so on, the Stirlings, wearing 0-24 sunglasses, smiling mischievously, keep looking at each other like they are feel them. like the king of the world.

Until the first live deployment takes place. Of the approximately 60 SAS soldiers, just over 20 survived the parachute jump. Even though it is Disobedient hero he followed in a slightly softer tone The elite squad , and it’s a really fun popcorn action series, but sometimes reality knocks on our window. And sure enough, we get a shocking reminder that it is not …

War is not rock and roll.

People die, and a poor decision, a poorly executed parachute jump or even a missed shot can lead to the loss of even more lives, ultimately leading to the victory of the Nazis. In the beginning, the SAS can also be called a kind of Suicide Squad, the soldiers work as much as possible under the grass, and even if they have their own uniforms, they steal all the equipment and weapons and thus attack the enemy. In principle, this will change in the later, planned season anyway, when the SAS will be a more mature unit.

If already The elite squadmentioned, we must remember: we are very delighted that we got another World War II series where the soldiers have a different personality, you can get excited for them, and when something tragic happens to them, you can almost wipe your eyes out in there tears Even if there Po Its former star, Jack O’Connell, stuck to his rebellious teenage years for several years, and it’s still funny how he got out of his groove in front of the cameras and broke a piano with his superior head. And there Game of thrones after that, it is quite an action to see Alfie Allen mocking a completely different, more goofy guy.

There Disobedient hero it’s terribly fun and looks so scary that you blink twice before you get to the end … still, we can’t recommend it to everyone. There are viewers who expect war movies and series to be naturalistic, grotesquely violent and soul-killing. All these things are not worth looking for in the new series of Steven Knight, there In the West, the situation has not changed from Netflix. There Disobedient hero he allows himself to be funny, to put a smile on our face despite his tragic background and heart-wrenching twists. And that’s why we love it. And, of course, we look forward to the continuation, as the recording of the second season will begin next April.


SAS Rogue Heroes is available with Hungarian dubbing and subtitles on HBO Max.