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1992: a great drama set against a tumultuous political year

1992 DVD cover1992 was the year in which the ‘Clean Hands’ corruption scandal upended the Italian political system, ending its existing party system and opening the way for the rise of Silvio Berlusconi.

The drama series 1992, made by Sky, isn’t about the political scandal itself, but rather it follows the lives of six characters – policemen, politician, industrialist, actress and ad man – closely linked to it.

Because it is not about the scandal itself, there is little sense of ‘who did it?’ tension as bribery is investigated. That’s more an incidental detail most of the time as the different characters have their lives play out. It also means that a lot of the references to real events and people are only fleeting and little explained. You may well find a combination of the pause button and the internet your friend. It also makes for a wonderfully convoluted legal disclaimer at the start about what in the show is real and what is not.

The 10 episodes are well acted, with a great music soundtrack, even if the ploy of finishing episodes with a set of scenes set only to music wears a little thin.

Just the sort of drama which keeps you thinking ‘I’ll watch just one more episode…’

If you like this, you might also be interested in King’s Game.

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1992
Just the sort of drama which keeps you thinking 'I'll watch just one more episode…'
My rating (out of 5): 4.0
Mark Pack, 23 March 2016 |

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