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Masada in CBS' 'The Dovekeepers': Bad storytelling in every way

Masada in CBS' 'The Dovekeepers': Bad storytelling in every way

The CBS two-part miniseries "The Dovekeepers," which begins Tuesday, is so bad it is virtually impossible to believe it exists in the current landscape of American television. It is so bad that a person could write books about its badness. It is so bad that it should be seen by anyone involved in television in any way, so as to ensure that this level of badness does not occur ever again. It is so bad it's almost good — who knew there was so much adulterous kissing in the days leading up to the mass suicide at Masada? But as "The Dovekeepers" is produced by Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, I think we can rule out intentional camp. Which leaves bafflement....

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