Spike TV's Tut: Does It Rule?

Swords! Sex! Sarcophaguses! Game of Thrones junkies suffering from hack-and-slash withdrawal are likely to find respite in Spike TV’s Tut, a three-part miniseries about the titular pharaoh’s ascension to greatness.

The first installment, which premiered Sunday, introduces viewers to Tutankhamun (Twisted‘s Avan Jogia) at the ripe old age of nine, when he’s forced to make child-friendly decisions like: “Do I have to watch this guy’s wife getting dragged around town by a horse?” and “Can someone else slit this kid’s throat?” For both hesitations, Tut is deemed “weak.” (Ugh, kids.)

The young pharaoh eventually grows into a powerful leader under the watchful eyes of Grand Vizier Ay (Sir Ben Kingsley) and General Horemheb (Thrones‘ Nonso Anonzie), both of whom harbor their own dark, power-hungry agendas. There’s also Tut’s “pal” Ka (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s Peter Gadiot), who spends most of him time lusting for — and occasionally lusting with — Tut’s wife Ankhe (Tyrant‘s Sibylla Ankhe). Basically, everybody sucks.

Sibylla Deen and Avan JogiaIn Disney terms, this first part takes Tut from a Princess Jasmine, a leader totally out of touch with the common people, to a King Simba, a leader who returns home to crush his enemies after being presumed dead by the very people sworn to protect him. (I don’t know if that’s what Spike was going for, but trying to stop me from drawing Disney parallels is a futile practice.)

Naturally, we also get to see Tut let his pharaoh phreak phlag phly; his blossoming relationship with Suhad, the beautiful Mitanni girl who rescues him from battle, reunites him with former Twisted co-star Kylie Bunbury. On the topic of that reunion, Jogia tells TVLine:

Suhad and Tut have a mutual respect and a love that’s very modern in an old world. … It was cool to be able to work with someone you have built-in chemistry with. Going into this situation, I had no ida what it was going to be like, so knowing I was taking this on with someone I knew really helped.

A few stray observations:

* Save for shows like Game of Thrones, lengthy title sequences are often forgotten in today’s TV landscape. When done right, they have the vital task of setting the tone and inviting viewers into a new world; Tut‘s is executed brilliantly.

* Watching Jogia act opposite Once Upon a Time in Wonderland‘s Gadiot makes me want to see him play Aladdin on the ABC flagship series more than ever. I mean, come on!

* Lastly, does anyone know the budget for this miniseries? Whatever it is, Spike TV got its money’s worth; everything from the sets to the locations to the costumes looks exquisite.

Now, for your observations: Will you return for the next two installments to see Tut reclaim his throne? Grade the premiere below, then drop a comment with your full review.

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  1. Skittles&Bits says:

    I may check this out later. I’m not a fan of Avan Jogia or his Twisted co-star (that show was utter rubbish) but Ben Kingsley is quite amazing to watch. Plus, even though OUATIW dragged to no end with minimal screen time for him, I enjoyed Peter Gadiot’s portrayal of the genie.

    • rad666 says:

      I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised Avan Jogia is very good in this as the boy king I think he did a great job as TUT

  2. Ian says:

    I’m too annoyed with the casting to give this show a shot. Forensic archaeology actually revealed Tutankhamen to have resembled the much darker skinned Sudanese people. Most American shows set in Africa are terribly racially miscast, and I just can’t be bothered. Aesthetic racism.

    • Lizo says:

      I’m just glad they cast an actual man of colour for the role. America hates casting PoC’s – if they could cast Benedict Cumberbatch to play Martin Luther King they would. So the fact that the lead *isnt* white is enough for me to not boycott it on that alone (and I do boycot racist crap).

      • Kevan says:

        I’m still seething over Star /trek Into Darkness casting Cumberbatch as Khan Noonien Singh. All the great Indian actors out there, and when you get a second shot at casting Khan, you cast a white guy. Great job Hollywood! But regarding this show, I’ll give it a watch when I have more time on my hands. Commercial free.

        • Drew says:

          Kahn wasn’t Indian. He wasn’t any race or nationality. He was created in a test tube, from bits and pieces of whatever would make him “better”. So the Kahn criticism is unfounded. It’s like being upset if they cast a Hispanic guy to play Data in a reboot.

          • Kevan says:

            “From the Northern area of India, I’d guess. Probably a Sikh. They were the most fantastic warriors.” His surname was Singh. They coated Ricardo Montalban in brown makeup to make him look darker in “Space Seed.”…whether or not he was created in a test tube, it’s pretty clear the writers intended for the character to be Indian. And while it’s understandable that they kept Montalban for The Wrath of Khan in 1982, if you get a second shot at casting the role in 2013, you do it right. You get an Indian actor. Not one as lilywhite as they come. It’s a practice called whitewashing, and it has a long and shameful history in cinema. Stop defending it.

          • Temperance says:

            From ‘blah blah India’ means nothing – he’s genetically engineered. He could have been synthesized in Boise, and incubated in India. It’s not like the British haven’t been heavily involved in India for more than a hundred years…

        • Ted says:

          What was your opinion when they made one of the fantastic four members black? Bet it wasn’t the same ….

          • Kam says:

            So you want to compare history to some comic book action heroes? Makes perfect sense.

          • Mothersforafrica@yahoo.com says:

            Ted the Fantastic Four is Fiction, the Ancient Egpytains actually existed and they were Black! What if we made movies pairing other people famous people as Black, it will be insulting. You know it is racism that steals Black people their true place in history, pure racism! And that is not fiction!

        • Sarah says:

          Given today’s political climate, the Khan change was the way to go. There are too many people out there who have gone to see the new Trek movies, without having ever seen the original series and/or films. There would have been extreme uproar over Khan being a person of color and more claims of “racism”. It was a smart move to make.

        • Temperance says:

          If that even registered on your list of problems with the second Star Trek movie, I’m really not sure that you saw the film.

        • edana says:

          Well i thought the series. Was awsome tut puts the t in tv17

      • Murica! says:

        Cry me a river!! You must be delusional!! There are so many white existing characters being re-skinned. It’s ridiculous!

    • iamsylar says:

      After the debacle that was Moses, let’s all just be thankful its not a white kid wearing tanner.

      • Cynthia rose says:

        Exodus was aweful!

      • Mothersforafrica@yahoo.com says:

        No I am not thankful nor will settle for what is not right! They have been disrespecting my Ancestors for far too long, unearthing their final resting sites followed by blatant lies. It is sacrilegious and very hurtful! But I guess putting out a movie is more importing than hurting people or spitting on their Ancestors. I have a voice and I will advocate for justice for my people until my flesh is no more and through the spirit and voices of my children and their children. they cannot and will not ever silence me. This movie was an epic failure on every level.

    • Amber says:

      Well considering Avan is Indian I don’t see how that is racism not Ben Kingley as Tut in the 60s Total Miss cast and don’t get me started on Elisabeth Taylor…

      • Mothersforafrica@yahoo.com says:

        Black African people still leave in Eygpt and they are very much discriminated against, they call them the Nubians. As a Black woman traveling to Egpyt the Arabics know that is not their history, they have told me so. It is the West that still wants to rob our history, because they could not bring themselves to admit that they enslaved the children of the Pharohs who they had brainwashed that they were nothing and had no history. What I cannot understand is why in this day and time you would anyone want to hold on to such lies, how does it bennifit you today? You should want the truth just as much as people against this. Not only has the DNA come back to Black people but, it matched Black DNA, most from Central Africa, then South, then in the West and believe it or not Eastern Africans had the least amount of the ancient Egpytain blood. I was indeed shocked to here that myself. We today can see what happened so many years ago right now with the extremist Muslims chopping off people’s heads in Africa if they do not joined their version of Islam. Africans lost the Norh and had to flee. When I travel to Egpyt the Arabic men greet me by saying welcome home Nubian sister, because they see me for who I am. I just read that the extremist plan to destroy the ancient artifacts because in their worlds exactly the age of the Pharors are no more.

    • lechatnoir says:

      isn’t it amazing ( NOT) that the lead and co-start are both half white half indian ? this is ridiculous.

    • Cynthia rose says:

      I agree with you, Hollywood totally white washes history.

    • Temperance says:

      I guess I counterbalance you because I couldn’t care less about the ethnicity of the casting.

    • CastingSucked says:

      I could not agree more. What the H were they thinking when they casted these ppl? They look nothing like the people they are trying to represent. I agree they are horrifically miscast and horribly trying to erase the true face of these noble people. Disgraceful.

  3. Nick says:

    Where did the tent come from when they were in the desert making love and use did not see any on the horse that they were riding on after they were finished

  4. momule says:

    Enough soft core porn and violence to ensure this nonsense some good ratings. I’ll watch segments 2 and 3 cuz I enjoy soft core porn and violence as much as any red blooded American male. I just hope noone hopes to get a real history lesson here…..

    • Mo says:

      Well, when I’m looking for historically accurate television, I always tune in to Spike.

      • Gordon says:

        You’re kidding. Hair in the Pharaoh? No aristocratic man had natural hair–fear of lice. The Egyptian pharaoh always had to have a beard. Even the female pharaoh, Hatshepsut, strapped on a beard. Eye makeup is poor–needs longer stylized extension past the eye. All Tut’s crowns must have two symbols at the forehead–a vulture and a cobra representing the upper and lower kingdoms. Upper and lower kingdoms, not north and south. Tut never wears the two part crown of pharaohs, they always give him a pharaoh’s military helmet. Why did the producers hire a costumer who knows nothing about ancient Egyptian costumes? What a mess.

        • Right on! What’s with the long, flowing braids and pony tails? Ay and Amun are the more authentic ancient Egyptians. I agree with the eye make up comment. And why make the Mittannians black Africans? They were Asiatic, maybe even Indo-Aryan. Those costumes certainly look like outfits from the opera “Aida.”

        • CastingSucked says:

          I love how the cheap painted on jewelry and collar type pieces look like dollar store or worse bargain bin rejects. What an epic fail. They just made the plot exist around their main goal sex and blood. Epic fail.

  5. Cc says:

    Avan is great. He is such an underrated actor and genuinely awesome dude. I hope he lands something on primetime this fall. The idea of him as Aladdin in OUAT is brilliant. This was what I expected. Nothing over the top amazing but decent and fun. You could tell they tried really hard making it. Props on the effort. Will watch the second and third parts.

    • Flittle says:

      Agree. I think that both he and Kylie are highly underrated and I’m surprised they aren’t both headlining their own primetime shows (or landing great parts in movies), especially since they both have tons of charisma.

      • george says:

        Agreed….Avan is very talented and so far underrated. His time will come I’m sure. VERY charismatic…….more than any I’ve seen since the first time I saw Brad Pitt on the screen.

  6. Kam says:

    Damn, people just can’t accept the fact that Ancient Egyptians were black. It’s really something sad with all the information we have about Egypt, they still choose to misrepresent history.

    • C says:

      Actually, it is believed that Ancient Egypt’s population was made up of a variety of skin colors. They weren’t all black or white (although there were probably very, very few actual white people). In terms of skin color, “Tut” seems to be much closer than most shows and movies portraying Ancient Egypt have been.

      • HamiticPress says:

        I’m sorry, but I did not see you cite sources for any of the garbage you typed up. The Egyptians were in fact black Africans, and no, I am certainly no novice on this subject. Egypt population was mainly concentrated in the south near present Sudan(Nubia) and the Egyptians were really of Nubian origin.


        Here is link to a piece of Egyptian art that better demonstrates my point. Also, in 2012 A.Zink, Pusch, and Salima Ikram, and Zahi Hawass were all part of an archaeology team, the Y-Chromosome Hapolgroup of Ramses III was discovered to E1b1a, which is the one of two basal branches of E-P2. This is a Haplogroup predominant in sub-Saharan Africa, say among Nigerians. Therefore the Egyptians were black all the way up until the New kingdom. Just take a look at Amenhotep III and his wife queen Tiye, the grandmother of Tutankhamun. You also have Egyptians like Maiherpri who were discovered and was high status in Egypt.

        The Egyptians were black… Now get over it!

        • C says:

          Food for thought:
          What bothers me is that you’ve gone on this ridiculous rant when all I did was say that not ALL Ancient Egyptians were black. Saying that they’re all black is like saying all Americans are white. It’s not true. Ancient Egypt was a vast kingdom and it would be ridiculous to assume that they were all black, no exceptions. That was my point. There’s all of these people saying that the cast of Tut is mostly white when it’s not! Not the main cast, at least. The only person in the main cast that appears white would be Sir Kingsley (Ay), and he’s not. He’s half-Indian. Or is it that if you’re not black, then you’re white? As much as skin color isn’t supposed to matter anymore, it certainly seems like it does. I don’t have a problem with Egyptians also being African. I don’t care if they were absolutely black with 0% other skin colors making up the population. The Ancient Egyptians are fascinating and I couldn’t care less about their skin color. I care about their history, their achievements as a civilization.
          So I have nothing to get over. Sorry to burst your bubble.

        • C says:

          Well much to my dismay, I typed up a lovely comment in response to yours (even including a couple of links as sources for our super cereal conversation on tvline.com), but it didn’t go through for some reason. Since I’m at work and now don’t feel much like responding, I’ll just leave it at this:
          Saying all Egyptians were black is like saying all Americans are white. Ancient Egypt was a vast kingdom and to say that they were all black is ridiculous. That being said, I don’t care that Egyptians were also Africans. I don’t care if this makes 100% of the Ancient Egyptian 100% black with 0% other skin tones in their population. I care about their history and achievements as a civilization. I find them to be fascinating regardless of their skin color. They could be green, for all I care.
          So I have nothing to get over. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      • Kam says:

        When I say black I meant the different skin tones of black but yes, there were whites that ended up in Egypt but for the most part they were black. I’m just really annoyed by the masses of uneducated people coming on here to spout nonsense about superheroes being black when they were originally white. This is history we’re talking about and they want to cry about made up comic book heroes.

    • Ellie Scott says:

      I would point out that a great many of the ruling class of Egypt were not in fact Egyptians. They were Greek or mixed Greek. I do, however, agree most were darker in skin tone then we are accustom to seeing.

      • Sylvia Welch says:

        The English accents bug me.

      • Mothersforafrica@yahoo.com says:

        It depends on the Dynasty. The earliest Dynasties were Black dark people, but by the time you got to the period of Cleopatra that is when you could notices the changes.

    • CastingSucked says:

      Haha truth!

    • Bet says:

      Well thats not true. You surely have black faraons, but not all Egyptian people were black. Just look the paintings. You will notice they were far from black in most cases.

  7. dalla says:

    Why it gotta have those bad scenes (porn). It’s America and kids don’t go to bed at 9 pm especially during vacation. Planned to watch it with my sibling but …smh

  8. elida moreno says:

    Action scenes were really loud on my tv and scenes where they had conversations were too low. I could not hear or understand them. Held my control the whole time lowering and raising volume.

  9. Marquetta Hunt says:

    TUT is awesome! Casting is perfect! ALL ACTORS! I lust for Tut!!!! lol

  10. liame says:

    Watching and Loving it! My two favorite young actors Avan Jogia+Kylie Bunbury=Great Acting/Chemistry/Excitement! Iddo Goldberg and Ben Kingsley are easily my other reason for watching.

  11. smartysenior says:

    The start time is fifteen minutes early so I couldn’t pre record this since it interfered with my other shows. I bet they lost a lot of potential viewers with this oddball time, what are they thinking?

  12. Lyn says:

    The plural of sarcophagus is sarcophagi [said in the voice of Sheldon Cooper].

  13. I happened upon this on television last night and thought I would give it a shot but it seriously bored me. I really lost interest quickly.

  14. C says:

    So if you do some research, it’s widely believed that Egypt had a variety of skin colors. They weren’t all just black. They weren’t all just white either. “Tut” seems to be more historically accurate regarding the skin color of Ancient Egypt than most things I’ve seen (such as “Moses”, as mentioned by someone previously).

    What bothers me are the historical inaccuracies regarding the people and events. It is believed that Akhenaten’s wife and queen, Nefertiti, survived him and ruled even after his death as Neferneferuaten until she was killed. Although it is also suspected that Neferneferuaten was Nefertiti and Akhenaten’s daughter, Mertitaten. Either way, Neferneferuaten was married to Smenkhkare, who ruled as king before Tut. So Akhenaten would not have been the pharaoh to see Tut succeed. Also, I find it interesting that they apparently made Horemheb Tut’s enemy considering it is Horemheb that is named Tut’s successor by Tut himself. So I wonder how they’ll work it out so Tut decides he likes Horemheb enough to name him the Crown Prince, even though it is Ay that takes the throne after Tut’s death. Horemheb doesn’t get to take the throne until after Ay’s death.

  15. Hannah says:

    Tut was everything I expected it to be plus more!!! The acting was amazing, the sets looked very authentic and beautiful. It’s a must watch for sure

  16. Michelle says:

    I’m aa little confused about the location of things. See Amurru is in the area we now call Lavant (Syria / lebanon) area so not only were the soldiers walking there (which obviously they would have done back then) but they would have had to take a boat. Ok maybe they cut that but. But why when tut went with the mutanni girl to the mutanni WHY DIDTHEY SEE PYRAMIDS?!?

  17. Flittle says:

    I was very impressed with Avan Jogia and Kylie Bunburry in Twisted. Even though the writing for that series kinda sucked, I could tell that these two actors were special. Glad to see them acting together again.

  18. chantal says:

    I taped Tut at two different times and both have very bad sound that cut in and out. had yo stop watching and delete both episodes. I watched on Spike. too bad night have been good had I Benn able to hear it.

  19. Anon says:

    Part 1 was a really good set up episode for everything. It’s nice to see a PoC cast for once. Obviously there’s a lot of inaccuracies, but it’s made for entertainment, not a lesson.

  20. Beatle says:

    This series is laughable and terrible ! Anyone that knows ANYTHING about Tut knows he was disfigured ! Not a matinee idol. He had a huge overbite ,one leg was shorter than the other with it’s foot twisted in at the ankle on its side Thats why he was buried with over 100 canes ! The sex is a feeble attempt to make it like GoT and gratuitous at best ! .Total Garbage and a waste of time !

  21. MJohnson says:

    luv it. I wish that more 3 day series come on. It’s more entertaining. Tut I am going to record and keep it. Please do more of people of color. It’s a great change of paste

  22. Anne says:

    While everyone else is arguing about race…I have to say last nights premiere was more than I expected! The costumes are excellent! Not to mention the script, and personally I believe the cast was picked just fine. Both Avan Jogia and Ben Kingsley are great actors in my humble opinion. Looking forward to tonight’s 2nd episode for sure.

  23. Kim says:

    Watch the editing…. I saw the bottom of Tut’s sneakers during the prison breakout when they jumped over the wall… very distracting

  24. george says:

    I was amazed at how much I liked this first episode . I will watch them all now, I’m hooked. Excellent casting and acting with high production value as well. Thoroughly enjoyed…….thank you Spike TV for running such a good tv series…..I do get tired of the lousy programming we are stuck with during the summer…..not all, but sparse pickings for sure. I sure hope to see more of Avan Jorgia and more interesting and entertaining series’ like Tut.

  25. Kam says:

    You guys are a joke to compare history to comic book characters.

  26. Dennis Feeney says:

    Ben Kingsy must have been paid a great deal to play the fool in this peice of ttrash fiction the least lnown of any pharaoh.

  27. Char says:

    History it’s not, but if you get past that the show is excellent! Started watching as I’m a Ben Kingsley fan but OMG Avan Jogia is fantastic as Tut. He shows a tremendous range , blending arrogance, brutality and vulnerability into the character of Tut.

  28. Jess says:

    Avan is perfect for the role!! But I don’t like how they casted Kylie aka his twisted co star,out of all people to play his “girlfriend” she just doesn’t seem fit for that part

  29. Kat says:

    Excellent acting, beautiful sets, costumes and the actors look like they could possible be Egyptian. I was pleasantly surprised how well done and entertaining it was. I’m looking forward to the next episode.

  30. Sylvia Welch says:

    The English accents bug me.

  31. Why says:

    Why is king tut portrayed as a white boy when in real life he was black?

  32. DeWayne Guyer says:

    My big question about TUT is why? If you want to make up a story OK, but this is a real person who really lived in a real civilization. He was not a very important person as kings went in that very impressive culture that lasted for 2,500 years. He’s very well known, but we don’t know very much about him. And he died very young. But from the Spike production neither he nor Ancient Egypt are even vaguely recognizable. I could go into considerable detail, but here are just a few things I noticed: 1) The Mitanni were located in northern Syria and Anatolia and were thus not at all negroid; 2) General Horemheb was also not negroid; 3) Ancient Egyptian architecture is very well understood, but as shown in this series is a mess of badly rendered temple stuff with pseudo Minoan palace stuff piled on top; 4) Tut telling the high priest “…it may be time to reconsider what gods we worship.” Shows how little the producers know about the few things that are actually known about Tut, who replaced his father Akenaten, who actually made that speech to all the high priests, who couldn’t wait for Tut to end his father’s heresy. Americans are ignorant enough without filling their heads with 6 more hours of complete, and I do mean complete, rubbish. Oh, and as a work of simple drama it’s also not anything to write home about. This production is a complete mess! The fact that it’s being well received is a poor comment on the viewing public, as well as the production. Since when did theatrical review become a democratic exercise?

    • Sammaa says:

      How do you know General Horemheb was not negroid?? He was an Egyptian. Are you suggesting the Egytpians were not negroid?? Better look up the DNA evidence my friend. Google Ramses 3 DNA and you can see for yourself. E1b1a. Sub Saharan haplogroup.

  33. Heather mcbride says:

    I really ejoyed tut thank you for a great enjoyable evening

  34. Taye says:

    I simply loved it. Too bad there were only three episodes. Well done Spike!!!

  35. Dismal. The handsome, dashing Avan Jogia does not resemble the original diminutive Egyptian youngster in any manner. Egyptian men shaved their head and went about in wigs. The long braids are totally unEgyptian. As for the costumes, just compare them with existing sculptures and paintings of ancient Egypt XVIIIth dynasty. The long, flowing, silky robes are worthy of a Metropolitan Opera production of Aida. Now the actress who portrays Ankshenamun does bear a resemblance to the young queen, who eventually married the old vizier Ay then disappeared into oblivion. Horemheb was in no way a giant of a black warrior. Again, consult the ancient paintings. As for the Mittanni, why make them black? They were an Asiatic ethnic group, not black Africans. There is no evidence that an Egyptian lady was sent to marry a Mittannian during the time, although it is known that the daughter of Mittannian king Tushratta did marry Akhenaton. And to have Herit killed in that unspeakable manner is merely for shock value, nothing historical there. Speaking of Akhenaton, who might or might not have been Tut’s father, why is he shown in Thebes at the beginning of the film? He had founded a new capital in Amarna in honour of his one god, Aton. Then he disappeared as troubles caused by his heretical religion began to disturb the security of the empire. For a time, Nefertiti ruled but she also disappeared from history. We know that little Tut was crowned at Amarna and was called Tutankhaten before the worship of Amon was restored and he was transferred to Thebes, where his name became Tutankhamon. The whole miserable farce is just gut-wrenchingly awful. The Spike crew might have been better off filming a version of Mika Waltari’s novel “The Egyptian,” where a rather intelligent historical reconstruction makes for great reading.

  36. L aShaundra says:

    Tut is ah-mazing even though it’s 3 episodes really wish it was more.

    • Lynn says:

      Exactly something that tells the young minds of today of the past should be more than three episodes even though king tut did not live a very long very long life. This should be something that stay on tv. My niece has not missed a single moment and she’s only 13.

  37. mike says:

    I need more episodes!!!!!

  38. David Decker says:

    As Ron Weasley says ‘Brilliant!’ Awesome like ‘Ben Hur.’

  39. Liz says:

    The wild, historical inaccuracies are distracting from the movie itself.
    Perhaps the best description of how deplorable the writing is, would be to compare it to what HBO has done to the GOT books.

  40. Amy says:

    It’s just ok. I know it’s historical fiction and many rights are taken but immediately akenaten calls his daughter by the wrong name. He would not have called her ankenseamun. And pitting her against tut seems odd.

  41. I loved it so much….really sad it ended. The actors were amazing. Really great 3 day series event. Thanks

  42. Dale says:

    There seemed to be a problem in the depiction of ethnicity. It also appeared, the ancient Egyptians; or the writers of the script lacked a good since of morality. Their was no honor for the young king, no love. “…trust no one..”, he was more like Adolph Hitler, than a beloved young king.
    Yet, the movie ends with a fake burial of high honor.

  43. We Know the Truth says:

    IsraeLIES, IsraeLIES, IsraeLIES……….

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  45. Marie says:

    I was just enthralled with Tut u couldn’t have found a better actor for the role of tut. If u ever watch the history channel this story was real close to how things happened. Iam a big fan of all things in that time period. The Egyptian s just fasanate me. So for me this was AWESOME. Wish there was more.

    • No says:

      The History channel is not an accurate resource. Try again. This is not historically correct. Enjoy it but please educate yourself.

  46. divina p says:

    Love Avan Jogia he was beautiful exquisite acting.

  47. Gloria mayer says:

    I really enjoyed all 3 movies. I watch it over and over plus recorded. It was amazing to me,watching it over and over. It’s a lot that they had to go through. To know that his half sister killed the one he loved and his unborn child. To see how people to make sure that they don’t lose their position at any cost.The young man playing the pharaoh, I love his acting. He was excellent. The sister was something else and the man playing Ay was something else too. I hated he died at a early age. I am going to buy the movie. All the actor and actress did a fantastic job. I have been looking it on my phone. Excellent

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    Also plz let me know will i be capable to consume chicken and tilapia
    as apart of my diet regime.

  50. Although the sets and costumes were excellent, there was, over all, something flat about the program. The costumes were historically accurate, but what was missing was the fact that Egyptians shaved their heads, and the women wore elaborate wigs. There was no such thing as beautiful long flowing locks of hair. Shaving the head was a method to eliminate lice. Perhaps things could have been more interesting by depicting life a court with its many feasts. There are many depictions of court feasts with musical entertainment. Unless I am wrong, Tut did not die from a broken leg, but from a blow to his head which he received either in battle, or from an attempt to murder him. When his mummy was examined the skull revealed two holes from a blunt instrument. His burial site was not the architectural fantasy we saw, that would have been an invitation to grave robbers. As for the famous gold face mask, it was placed on his head in the mummy case, and was not just another work of art, the program did not make this clear. The conclusion was a complete let down.