Summertime Binge – “The Tudors”

If you liked binging “Reign” here is another great binge watch, “The Tudors”.  I did this binge last week as it only had 4 season and most were 10 episodes.  I believe one season only had 8 episodes.  It tells the story of King Henry VIII and his 6 wives.  Yes, 6 wives.  I must say, watching “Reign” and then “The Tudors” has really educated me quite a bit as I said in my “Reign” blog.  I honestly didn’t realize the extent to which religion was such a key factor in life.  I mean, I knew it was but to the extent I wasn’t.  I have done some research since watching both of these shows and I do realize there are quite a few inaccuracies in terms of the history however, it was such a good story that it led me to do more research on the era.  Too bad they didn’t let us watch something like this in high school to get us interested enough to learn more. I loved the story line and each episode was engaging.  The series was on Showtime starting in 2007 and ending in 2010.  It was directed by Michael Hirst and starred Jonathan Ryes Myers as King George (my husband says, “Oh, he is the father from August Moon” and sure enough, he was correct.  There were some other surprises for me as his 2nd wife, Anne Boelyn, was played by Natalie Dormer who also starred in “Game of Thrones” as Margaery Tyrell and Cressida on “The Hunger Games”.  The other surprise for me was Torrance Coombs as Culpepper as I had just seen him in “Reign” as Sebastain!!  Henry Cavill plays the handsome Charles Brandon and Peter O’Toole even starred in the show as the Pope!!!  The series is, as I stated, based on King Henry the VIII reign from the early 1500’s until his death in 1547 at the age of 55.  The costumes and sets on this series are remarkable. The acting, in my opinion, was very well done!!  I will tThell you though, I honestly preferred “Reign” over “The Tudors” but I think that is because I loved what they did with the costumes on “Reign”.

 

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  1. Kerry September 22, 2017 Reply

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