The premiere of the first series took place last Monday.
Netizens criticized the series «Janissary». In their opinion, the project is only a copy of other historical films.
The plot of the adventure drama of the First Channel is based on the story of the Cossack Alekha, who goes at the last will of his late father to find the tomb of the Virgin Mary, but is captured in the Ottoman Empire and must now serve the Sultan. The main roles in the project were played by Ilya Malakov, Artur Ivanov, Maya Tsetskhladze and other popular artists, and the director was Ivan Shurkhovetsky, known for his work on “The Legend of Kolovrat”. As the first viewers noted, they have seen similar stories more than once, and most of all the series reminds them of “The Magnificent Century” – the main hits of Turkish television.
“The film is negative and disgusting,” “Why such a funny name for the protagonist, in fact somehow somehow less believe in the serious intentions of the series”, “Well, so far I’m not really sure about this series. Somehow, historical fiction is not warming up, ”Web users say.
Many also noted that they did not believe in the sincerity of the characters and underestimated their acting. According to viewers, the project is unlikely to be continued, so uninteresting and “fresh” they found the first episodes.