Review of The Dovekeepers

120 minutes

THE DOVEKEEPERS, based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel, is a four-hour limited event series from executive producers Roma Downey and Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett. Set in ancient Israel, the series features a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. After being forced out of their homes in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70 C.E., 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert, where they held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project recounts the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are each keeping substantial secrets.
Jessica Fortenberry
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by Jessica Fortenberry
Mar 4, 2016 9:35PM EST

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The opening credits and music were very much like "Game of Thrones". The ending left me feeling similar to how I felt at the end of "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas". {Spoiler!} I thought that the fathers killed their families, then the leaders killed the fathers, then the last guy killed himself, but I could be wrong. If it weren't for the suggestive bedroom scenes and all the babies out of wedlock, I'd give it 5 stars.

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