Ever since I saw this advertised I have been eagerly awaiting episode one. Every one knows the real story of Sinbad. However what has Sky 1 done with this tale?

Sky’s Synopsis

On the run from his home town of Basra and under a curse for a killing that led to the death of his much-loved brother, the streetwise Sinbad finds himself cast out to sea. Surviving a violent and magical storm, both Sinbad and his intriguing fellow ship-mates are forced to band together to face their inner demons, hopes, loves and fears. Our flawed hero embarks on an epic and emotional quest to rid himself of the curse and embrace his destiny. When mystical meets muscle anything can happen.

So how is their portrayal different? Sky said

“Our Sinbad is 21, reckless, utterly charming and cursed. Mysticism, magic, monsters and high octane action adventure, this Sinbad is always exciting and sometimes challenging. This unique series will have the ambition of Lost, the pace of 24, and take the viewer to visually stunning locations on both sea and land. Sky’s Sinbad will be a multi-layered series for today’s prime time audience.”

There are some great actors in it and i was impressed. The outfits were amazingly authentic as well as the location.

However something my mother said made me giggle. I said If this in Basra why are they (Sinbad and Jamil) broad Cockney’s? She said because he (Jamil) is from Eastenders! LOL So negative number one. Sinbad and Jamil’s accent were way too natural.

Negative two, the beginning didn’t draw me in which is a must have for me as I have the attention span of a fish. It took a good 15 minutes for me to become interested. Then again I am hard to please!

So far they are the only negatives. Oh apart from Jamil being killed within the first 30 minutes, I like Devon Anderson and I hoped they may have stretched it out a bit longer. By the way – Thats not a spoiler! Its in the synopsis!

I will continue watching and update on my views.

Did you tune in? What did you think?

Published by Mark Brassington

Father and Husband. Works in Corporate Banking. Loves Books, Comics, Cycling, Music, Games, going to the Gym and Writing.

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  1. I was really looking forward to this as well and hoped it would be the UK’s version of Spartacus.
    I couldn’t get past the first ten minutes, should I give it another go?

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