We started watching Lidia Poet on Netflix - an Italian mystery based on Lidia Poet who successfully struggled to become Italy’s first woman lawyer. It’s set in Torino in the 1880’s and the scenery and costumes are exquisite.
Agreed - if you're going to present a historical figure, don't make the story up. There's often an opportunity to fill in a gap in knowledge with something feasible/credible, but changing major and fully known elements is a huge turn-off (literally). As Lidia herself wroteI started watching, but was disappointed to discover that much of the story presented isn't true at all. I never understand why people think the real story isn't interesting enough! (Lidia never married, nor did her brother - meaning the entire storyline of her SIL and neice was complete fabrication, including the 'romance' with the SIL's brother)
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In full agreement.Enjoy all the ST’er comments but tough audience, I think. As a well crafted - if a bit surprisingly sexually explicit - well acted, beautifully costumed, and engaging 19th century (?) courtroom procedural with a sharply smart, strong-willed, fully sexual female lead who won’t easily be kept down in a man’s world, what’s not to like? Friends, are we really relying on a Netflix made for tv mystery series to primarily provide an accurate history lesson. For me, an engaging (even if apparently fictionalized) very well crafted production with a story line rather different than most and excellent in many ways is more than welcome.
Very interested in what other intrepid viewers think.
It’s not a documentary or even a biopic - perhaps you all might enjoy it if it wasn’t names Lidia Poet. If so, watch it that way. I grew up watching Disney’s Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett - I really didn’t care if the stories were true to life. But, as they say art is in the eyes of the beholder - so everyone’s opinion is valid.Thanks for posting Penn251, but I have to agree with artnbarb and Ian. It's a complete turn off where so much was made up. It's one thing to embellish an historical event, but it is quite another to go George Santos on it.
I had a giggle at that, as 'inspired by' (e.g. 'inspired by nature', 'inspired by dentists') has become popular in marketing to imply an association that has no basis in fact whatsoever. It's certainly vague enough to ensure the advertising standards watchdog doesn't stop them.And yet, already considered a cult classic slasher flick (trailer ad states ‘inspired by true events’ - who’s to argue with inspiration?)
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