I have finally had chance to watch episode one of SOL, and I have to say I was left with mixed feelings. What struck me is how well-made it is, including excellent sets/backdrops and special effects. I am not an expert on the American War of Independence so I cannot comment much on the accuracy, however there were a number of things regarding the portrayal of the British Army that did not fee right, but then it is a TV programme and, like Hollywood movies, its more about the drama than historical accuracy. Naturally the British are the bad guys – and I am British – but I have no issues with the point of view of others.
All that said, I will continue to watch the series and see how it develops.