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Offline Taren

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #345 on: October 16, 2007, 11:00:05 PM »
Looks like Season 2 is not until some time in 2008. Darn!
But they have to give JRM time to pack on the pounds in order for his portrayal to be more realistic since that's the producers' number one objective here, right? Yeah.....I didn't think so....

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #346 on: October 27, 2007, 10:17:37 AM »
Ughhh. I totally hate how they portray Katherine of Aragon. I mean, I know Anne Boleyn and Henry are the protaginists but they shouldn't change the facts to be biased! A good example is how Katherine iis 15 years older than Henry when it was only 6.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #347 on: October 27, 2007, 10:44:21 AM »
I know Anne Boleyn and Henry are the protaginists but they shouldn't change the facts to be biased! A good example is how Katherine iis 15 years older than Henry when it was only 6.

This, alas, is the least of this show's problems...

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #348 on: October 27, 2007, 05:40:29 PM »
True, true, true.... ;)

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #349 on: November 02, 2007, 08:43:32 PM »
Apparently Peter O'Toole will be playing Pope Paul III in 7 episodes next season. The important question is: just what are the producers using to blackmail him with to get him on that show?

LOL..............Bodacious Babes? Well-stocked dressing room? ;) Whoops,these are more bribes than blackmail.

Seriously, great actor, but what a series. :(

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #350 on: November 05, 2007, 04:26:30 PM »
We've now had five episodes screened in the UK and...hmmm.

I thought the first episode was terrible.  It seemed that every five minutes we had to have a completely unneccessary sex scene.  However it has improved.  Sam Neill is watchable as Wolsey, as is Jeremy Northam as Thomas More and Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon.

I also thought Gabrielle Anwar was quite good as Henry's sister, but talk about playing around with historical facts!  First she marries the King of Portugal (!!!) and then she murders him (!!!!!!!!!!!!!).

My two biggest problems are with JRM as Henry and Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn.  JRM is a good looking guy, but, as others have said, he's too pretty for Henry.  Stephen Waddington (who played Buckingham) would have been a much better choice physically but I guess he was a couple of years too old and also not a big enough name to lead the series.  Also, every now and then, JRM's Irish accent keeps appearing which isn't really appropriate for a King of England!  I think Natalie's a good actress, but in my opinion just doesn't have the necessary allure to play so fascinating a character as Anne Boleyn.  Years ago I saw a film called "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and in that Charlotte Rampling played Anne and was excellent.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #352 on: December 26, 2007, 05:26:07 PM »
Stephen Waddington (who played Buckingham) would have been a much better choice physically

I agree... Not one of the characters on this show has been appropriately cast, IMO...

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #353 on: December 26, 2007, 06:01:38 PM »
There should be no surprise as to the historical inaccuracies that abound in this series, seeing as it was written by the pinheads who did Elizabeth I with Cate Blanchett.  From the first scene of the murder of Henry's uncle the ambassador (his only uncles were the Princes in the Tower, either who would have been the King had they survived...), I knew it would not be any better.  The history is abysmal (his sisters combined into some type of hybrid character marrying the king of Portugal ?!?!?) Yeesh!

Instead of banging my head against the wall in frustration, I'm enjoying this series as a guilty pleasure.   Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a favorite of mine, so I'll enjoy every minute of him.  No, he doesn't physically resemble young Henry, but he's such a good actor he has the charm, swagger and conceit down pat.  Making any of this swill ridden script believable should earn him a Golden Globe nomination.

(And "Charles Brandon" isn't hard on the eyes either.)
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #354 on: December 26, 2007, 06:06:26 PM »
Instead of banging my head against the wall in frustration, I'm enjoying this series as a guilty pleasure.   Jonathan Rhys Meyers is a favorite of mine, so I'll enjoy every minute of him.  No, he doesn't physically resemble young Henry, but he's such a good actor he has the charm, swagger and conceit down pat.  (And "Charles Brandon" isn't hard on the eyes either.)

That's a great attitude and it's the one I take too. I can't wait for Season 2 ;-)

Making any of this swill ridden script believable should earn him a Golden Globe nomination.

Good point! LOL.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #355 on: December 26, 2007, 06:10:41 PM »
There should be no surprise as to the historical inaccuracies that abound in this series, seeing as it was written by the pinheads who did Elizabeth I with Cate Blanchett. 

Yes, but they have reached new heights with The Tudors :-)

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #356 on: December 27, 2007, 05:10:15 PM »
Dunno if 'heights' is quite the right word there Helen! :D
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #357 on: December 28, 2007, 05:26:44 AM »
maybe it is they have sunk to new depths .. I can't work out why they have an actor with dark hair playing Henry VIII? all accounts suggest he had red or auburn hair

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #358 on: December 28, 2007, 12:45:54 PM »
I'm trying to be positive, upbeat and non-judgmental ;-)

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #359 on: December 28, 2007, 12:47:50 PM »
I can't work out why they have an actor with dark hair playing Henry VIII?

Because it's JRM.