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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #390 on: April 03, 2008, 03:58:13 PM »

Aloha from Kaua'i!

"Being historically accurate isn't the point of the show." -- - I think this sums the ideology of this show up perfectly!  Truer words were never spoken!   ;D

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #391 on: April 04, 2008, 09:14:25 AM »
"Being historically accurate isn't the point of the show."

They certainly made their point very well! lol

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #392 on: April 04, 2008, 03:44:59 PM »


And here is another one from the NYT, but not the one I read in the actual paper: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/28/arts/television/28tudo.html?n=Top/Reference/Times%20Topics/People/B/Bellafante,%20Ginia

Thanks for posting the article! :) I enjoyed it very much.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #393 on: April 07, 2008, 04:23:18 AM »
Just another thing that really shits me about the people who complain about the inaccuracies. WHO CARES what eye or hair colour they have? So Katherine has dark hair, Henry has brown hair, or whatever when they really has brown hair streak purple with yellow dotes.

Stop complaining please. I'm sure that the producers and casting directors know that Henry really had ranger hair. They make no claim that the show is some kind of documentary depicting the events as though they are being filmed or whatever. They cast actors for their skill NOT their hair colour. I don't imagine any other actress no matter what her hair colour was could depict the Katherine nearly as well as Maria Doyle Kennedy does. Have you seen that woman act?


Sorry, I just wanted to say that. I've been watching this show a lot lately. Sure it has it's faults, but the hair colour of the actors is not one of them.


I also really loved the Thomas Tallis sub-plot of the show. He and his lover (can't remember his name right now) were so cute. A lot of people don't like them, but I think those side plots make the show much more compelling, instead of focusing just on the divorce plot. It gave a sense of a bigger world than just the main characters. It's called The Tudors after all, not Henry and Anne.
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #394 on: April 13, 2008, 04:52:35 AM »
Anna 11 I am rather shocked about a word you used in the above post....."SKILL"... are you joking. :-)
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #395 on: April 13, 2008, 01:14:52 PM »
     
" A real HBO misfire in JOHN ADAMS, March 18, 2008
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HBO should have really taken a long look at SHOWTIME'S The Tudors - The Complete First Season before they released this really dull 7-part miniseries on John Adams."

This may be my favorite review of all time. Why, oh, why didn't HBO screen The Tudors for tips? Instead of Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, we could have had John and Abigail played by Chris Evans and Pamela Anderson? Adams could have been depicted as poisoning George Washington to seize the Presidency for himself, embittered by Abigail's torrid affair with Jefferson (Keanu Reeves).

Oh, the missed opportunities!

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #396 on: April 13, 2008, 01:23:38 PM »
     
" A real HBO misfire in JOHN ADAMS, March 18, 2008
By    KerrLines ""Movies,Music,Theatre"" (Baltimore,MD) - See all my reviews
HBO should have really taken a long look at SHOWTIME'S The Tudors - The Complete First Season before they released this really dull 7-part miniseries on John Adams."

Why am I not surprised? ....    Next year, The Tudors just HAS to win several Golden Globe Awards!

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #397 on: April 13, 2008, 01:30:02 PM »
Have you seen the fake trailer for The Tudors on Youtube? Best Tag Line Ever.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #398 on: April 17, 2008, 03:20:26 PM »
Do you have the link to it? I searched but couldn't find it...

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #399 on: April 17, 2008, 08:39:35 PM »
http://youtube.com/watch?v=tdgy1J7cKJU

I think this should do it. My particular favorite is Queen Victoria. Don't drink coffee while it plays, though. I learned the hard way.

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #400 on: April 18, 2008, 01:33:24 AM »
Mmmmm ....looking forward to the Winston Churchill one :-)
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #402 on: April 23, 2008, 05:19:13 PM »
The Tudors has been renewed for a third season.  At this rate, we'll be seeing a fat, balding JRM soon!

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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #403 on: April 23, 2008, 09:45:25 PM »
Oh I doubt it. It looks to me like 'aging' JRM only includes making him have a goatee, they're not going to make him ugly. Which personally, is fine with me :p


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Re: New Showtime series about the Tudors
« Reply #404 on: April 25, 2008, 01:15:00 PM »
Oh I doubt it. It looks to me like 'aging' JRM only includes making him have a goatee, they're not going to make him ugly. Which personally, is fine with me :p

Yep, yep, yep.  Don't want to see those abs gone for any reason.