Honestly, I haven't read much of Catherine the great... so I don't know how to judge this program. The point of the program seems to be to show how she slept with the right men at the right time. .. how very enlightened of her. The program almost totally ignored the reforms she made in Russia and concentrated on her "relationships" with different men.
I just don't know how accurate the history is, but I do know that the focus was not on her accomplishments/failings as ruler of Russia, but on her affairs instead.
I didn't feel like I learned much about her or about Russia.. so.. take it or leave it... ehhh..
Can anyone recommend a better book or film?