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‘Knightfall’ Brings Big Audiences But Lacks Quality

While Knightfall has had a successful begin to life in terms of numbers, it has fell short with ratings.

Watch The Second Trailer For The History Channel's New Bloody Drama Knightfall; Official Release Date
Will KNIGHTFALL live up to expectations?

Knightfall is a drama by the HISTORY channel which takes us into medieval times and the politics that come with it. We see the warfare of the famous Knights Templar,  the most powerful, wealthy and mysterious military order of the Middle Ages who were entrusted with protecting one of Christianity’s most precious relics, the Holy Grail. The show stars: Tom Cullen, Pádraic Delaney, Simon Merrells, Olivia Ross, Ed Stoppard, Sabrina Bartlett, Julian Ovenden, Jim Carter, Bobby Schofield, Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, Sam Hazeldine, and Nasser Memarzia.

Some of the user reviews on IMDb as well as other professional critics claimed the series is poor, saying that the drama was ‘Way below expectations’, ‘Cheesy’, ‘lazy’ and ‘Dreary, trivial exploitative drivel passing itself as historical’. Overall reviews on top sites have rated the series so far a 6.4/10 on IMDb, 47% with Metacritic & 60% on Rotten Tomatoes. This is below average for this genre.

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Obviously, there were some positive reviews posted across the web, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the negative largely outweighs the positive. What is your opinion of Knightfall? 

Despite the poor ratings, Knightfall was rated among the top cable drama launches of 2017. For the season premiere, it managed to secure a very good 1.8 Million viewers.

Should you still watch it?

In spite of the ratings, if you love great battles and brutal drama you could still enjoy this show. The acting is great, with many of the actors coming from the Emmy-winning Downton Abbey. If you enjoy the HISTORY Channel’s other big drama Vikings you should 100% give Knightfall a go.

Have you seen Knightfall? Did you enjoy it? Please let us know your thoughts!

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Ashley

Film and TV enthusiast. North-West England. Owner of DragonFeed. Favorite movies: Forrest Gump, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Goonies & The Shawshank Redemption. Favorite TV Shows: Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Vikings, Breaking Bad & Stranger Things. CONTACT: dragonfeed10@gmail.com

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