TV Series: The Liberator

Author: Sonic

Netflix's War Story That's a Technical Achievement

With an adult character and well-designed animation, "Liberator" tells the true story of a very special company of the American army, which lands in Sicily and through fierce fighting makes its way to central Europe, during the last year of the war. It is staffed by a motley mix of soldiers: Mexicans from Florida, cowboys from Texas, and Indians from the Great Plains of the Midwest, who have come to coexist as the training center's "disobedients."

The Liberator series is a neat war story, but also a technical achievement. Not only because of its animation, but because it manages to comprehensively capture the essence of war. It manages to capture feelings and thoughts, which are interpreted either expressively or silently.


The mini- series is based on Alex Kershaw's book, " The Liberator : One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey" and is about Petty Officer Felix Sparks who belongs to the 157th Infantry Regiment who fought for 500 consecutive days from Sicily to the heart of Nazi Germany in World War II.

This hero, unknown to many, is played by the talented actor Bradley James.  Each episode shows a different time in the timeline during World War II , as the Americans entered the War and aided the Allied forces.



The Liberator series wants to give something innovative, as it combines animation and live-action , in a war effort on the small screen, completely different.The animation of the series is based on a new technology called Trioscope, which is essentially a hybrid between live action filming techniques and animation style.

From the first impressive shots it tries to combine suspense with tension. Even has several subplots and tries to escape from the clich├ęs of the subject in addition to the visual. We can't say that it always succeeds (the second episode is a little more flat than it needs to be), but the production is amazing and it covers even these weaknesses. It leaves you speechless at how great a job it has been.

It wants to explain some things, the episodes being as they should be, mostly suspenseful and of course offering interesting aspects to a subject that could definitely get away with it, but as it moves towards the finale it's more and more tied up.

At the same time, it tries not to reveal much more than it should before his time. Each episode is well written, it gives a very interesting series as a whole, with the visual part making the difference of course.


One of the serious issues that immediately emerges is the discrimination of American minorities. World War II occurred during a tumultuous time for the U.S. in terms of minorities. There was intense discrimination, to the extent that public mixing of minorities and whites was frowned upon. "The Liberator " shows how, in the darkest and most violent times, people work together, regardless of their race or beliefs. Ironically, this particular series was released at the right time . Although we live in less violent times, the race issue and related concerns remain relevant.

The production is generally taken care of and many things are neat, taking the genre and the series in general to another dimension. Yes, at some points you feel that it might be repeating itself, but things quickly come back. However, Liberator makes us want to know about the continuation, in every episode you feel that it has offered good moments, with scenes that really captivate you and especially with the finale having suspense and tension, giving what we expect.


"The Liberator " reminds the audience of the hell of War and that in battles there are no real survivors. Even those heroes who returned from the war, were psychologically devastated by their experiences. So the series is another timely reminder and a fine tribute to the soldiers who served under the Thunderbird insignia. If you're looking for a miniseries with original animation and a human-centered story, then this is worth checking out.