• Network: Encore
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 11, 2013
  • Season #: 1
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  1. Mar 12, 2013
    1
    If you think the actual Hidenberg disaster was spectacular, the German produced miniseries is even more so. In this Encore miniseries, we're given a watered down love story with all the passion of a carbonated drink and acting that wouldn't cut it in a junior high school play. However, one has to wonder what on earth Encore was thinking when it brought this disaster to the shores of American television. I suspect the meeting with Encore Network and the German producers went something like this:
    ENCORE EXECUTIVE: So you guys want us to back your miniseries on the Hidenberg disaster?
    GERMAN PRODUCER: Absolutely;
    ENCORE EXECUTIVE: What makes you guys think you can make a really good drama about the Hidenberg disaster?
    GERMAN EXECUTIVE: Well, for starters, WE'RE GERMAN.
    ENCORE EXECUTIVE: Good point. You sold me. Here's a check. Go make you miniseries.

    In the words of Winston Churchill: Never has one miniseries, given so little to so many.
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  1. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Mar 11, 2013
    20
    No question, Hindenburg is a disaster--from start to finish.
  2. Reviewed by: Kyle Anderson
    Mar 8, 2013
    33
    Performance so lacking in spark that it's a wonder the titular dirigible actually combusts at the end. [15 Mar 2013, p.57]
  3. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 8, 2013
    30
    Not surprisingly, it's when this enterprise adheres strictly to the formula for such films--a race to find the time bomb in time, a struggle against impossible odds--that this talky series, blighted by wooden dialogue, finds any strength.... Even without such flaws there could be no overcoming the creaking absurdity at the heart of Hindenburg.