‘The Great’ Is History for These Trump-ed Up Times

The Hulu series wears dark shades of the current U.S. presidency.

Elle Fanning as Catherine and Nicholas Hoult as Peter III in The Great (Photo: Hulu)

is supposed to be a comedic re-imagining of the rise of Russia’s Catherine the Great, but as I watched the 10-part Hulu miniseries, I kept forgetting I wasn’t watching the current U.S. Presidential administration unfold in 18th-century Russia.