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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Wed March 23rd, 2011, 7:06 pm

Finished watching it. I liked seasons 1 and 2 better.

They tried to age him a lot in a couple episodes.
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Madeleine
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Postby Madeleine » Thu March 24th, 2011, 7:51 pm

And he still only looks about 35!
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Postby Madeleine » Mon March 28th, 2011, 9:28 am

Ah well, onto the penultimate episode now (halfway through it) and it just gets dafter - now they're showing Henry as being older by making JRM deepen his voice, so he sounds like he has a very bad cold, and the scene where he and the Spanish chap (can never remember his name) are hobbling around each other as if they were competing with each other was priceless. It's becoming more like a Monty Python sketch every week.
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Postby Madeleine » Sat April 9th, 2011, 11:12 am

Watched the last ep last night, it became increasingly surreal and plodded a bit. In a weird way, I shall miss it, often it was the funniest show of the week!
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Postby fljustice » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:35 pm

I know I'm late to this discussion, but avoided "The Tudors" like the plague for a couple of years and finally succumbed. Liked the first two seasons, but yawned through the third. The best part was the Tudor timeline on the DVD where a historian (too) briefly described what was going on during the various episodes and put it in context. I was thinking about not doing the final season, but might, after all, for the laughs.
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Postby sweetpotatoboy » Thu June 30th, 2011, 4:07 pm

Jonathan Rhys Meyers has just been hospitalised after an apparent suicide bid....

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Postby SonjaMarie » Thu June 30th, 2011, 6:01 pm

"sweetpotatoboy" wrote:Jonathan Rhys Meyers has just been hospitalised after an apparent suicide bid....


I read about that, some spokesperson is saying that it wasn't a suicide attempt, but regardless, I hope he gets better!

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Postby fljustice » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 3:32 pm

Finally got around to watching the final season on Netflix streaming. The aging process was absurd. Wished I'd gotten the DVD's so I could check out the timeline again. Now I'll have to look it up my self. BTW, Joely Richardson is still a stunning woman!
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Postby rebecca » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 3:31 am

I watched this show ages ago and was rather surprised that I did like 'The Tudors' but I watched it for purely entertainment reasons(which was just as well-The producers messed around with the facts). What I did find disappointing was that the Duke of Norfolk simply disappeared from the show entirely!

What makes the show work was the great casting...Sam Neil as Wosley, Jeremy Northam(played a brilliant Thomas More)The actor who played Thomas Boleyn also did a marvelous job and Natalie Dormer played Anne beautifully-I would say that it is Natalie's portrayal of Anne Boleyn that will be remembered by many, she did a magnificent job. I also liked JRM's portrayal of Henry VIII and the scene which really sticks in my memory was when Henry is arguing with God about the execution of Thomas More. The reason why I think JRM did a good job was that he does not have Henry's bulk or height not even his colouring and yet the actor was able to convey an atmosphere of menace with just a simple look from his cold eyes.

The weakest part of the show was the fourth season. It may be my own interpretation but I had the feeling that JRM was simply tired of playing Henry and I got fed up with Catherine Howards incessant giggling which got on my nerves no end.

I also thought the actor who played Thomas Cromwell was also very good(forget his name?) and Joss Stone did very well as Anne of Cleves as did Joely Richardson as Catherine Parr.

I bought seasons 1-3 but I didn't buy the fourth as I simply can't endure Catherine's giggling ackkk.

All in all I'd rate it ****1/2 stars out of five.

Bec :)

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Postby Divia » Sat September 3rd, 2011, 5:38 am

Catherine did giggle a lot. I made it through it once but I doubt I could watch it again.
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