It is a documentary series that offers a realistic view of the brutality and power exercised by six tyrants, from Mussolini to Saddam Hussein, that they shaped the 20th century. Maybe it can be very exciting when we know how they took power and lost it? And what are the forces against them? It is a series of documentaries that offer more answers in these six hours of intense talk about power and brutality at the same time.
It's an absorbing, richly documented work. If the series has a flaw, it's the frequency of the academic commentaries -- messages that expend a good deal of time in emphatic explanations of the obvious.