In this anticipatory episode of WATCHING TROY FALL I speculate on which character from the Trojan War epic will serve the role of “sympathetic male lead” in the Netflix/BBC production TROY: FALL OF A CITY. I first review the resumes of the major Greek contenders – Agamemnon, Menealus, Achilles and Odysseus – before concluding that only one man in that list delivers the possible goods as “strong male mini-series lead”. Then I turn to the Trojan contenders – Priam, Paris and Hector. After quickly discounting poor old King Priam, I spend the balance of the episode providing a detailed comparison of “older brother Hector” vs. “younger brother Paris”. And then I offer my best guess on the sympathetic male lead that TROY: FALL OF A CITY will choose. What I conclude might surprise you.
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