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Philippa Gregory & New TV Series

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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 4:49 pm

[quote=""Mythica""]Why does it have to be based on any books? It's history - surely just base it off of history... The Tudors (Showtime) wasn't based off any books, was it? Neither is The Borgias.[/quote]

The TV adaptation is based on her Cousins' War books, I think.
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Post by Vanessa » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 4:51 pm

[quote=""wendy""]And what have they done to Sean Bean???[/quote]

LOL. Yes, Sean Bean is playing a transsexual in a UK TV programme. It doesn't suit him as he's too much of a man's man in my opinion.
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Post by Nefret » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 6:25 pm

[quote=""wendy""]And what have they done to Sean Bean???[/quote]

Does not suit him at all. "We aren't putting you in the historical series, now wear a dress instead".
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Post by LoveHistory » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 6:46 pm

Yes, but that's a lovely color he's wearing.

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Post by princess garnet » Wed February 22nd, 2012, 8:58 pm

I remember seeing PG post this news bit on her forum last month.

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Post by rebecca » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 1:37 am

I watched both versions of TOBG and what spoilt the British version was the on camera dialogue, why? Were they hoping to replicate House of Cards? It didn't work.

I know I am probably in the minority but PG's book TOBG I rather enjoyed, but I favour a good gripping story line above absolulte correctness and accuracy.

The strange thing is I have enjoyed most of PG's books except the ones on the Cousins War, so go figure. :rolleyes:

I can see why the producers would choose PG but I just thought SKP did such a good job in her books which are accurate as well as gripping.(Dreams that one day they will make a TV drama from her Welsh Trilogy *sigh*)

LOL Wendy I had a senior moment when I glanced at the pic and thought...'wow that woman looks just like Sean Bean' heehee! :D :p

Misfit that's a great idea...Who is for picking actors who they would like to see portray the revelent personalities....For isntance I would choose either Mark Strong or Dominic West for Warwick the Kingmaker. I would also LOVE to see the gorgeous Richard Armitage portray Richard III but he is probably too old now *sigh*

I did enjoy the Tudors irrespective that they did not think accuracy was important, I watched it for pure entertainment.

So who would you all like to see star in The Cousins War?

Bec :)

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Post by Veronica » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 4:29 am

The books were no good so hoepfully the TV adaption will be better.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 9:26 am

[quote=""rebecca""]LOL Wendy I had a senior moment when I glanced at the pic and thought...'wow that woman looks just like Sean Bean' heehee! :D :p

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Bec :) [/quote]

That made me smile! :D

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Post by Mythica » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 9:47 am

[quote=""rebecca""]
I know I am probably in the minority but PG's book TOBG I rather enjoyed, but I favour a good gripping story line above absolulte correctness and accuracy.[/quote]

Accuracy isn't my issue with PG, it's the one-dimensional characters... I seem to be in the minority in that regard.

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu February 23rd, 2012, 12:42 pm

I've only read one PG book (The Queen's Fool, I think) and I was underwhelmed - just didn't find it particularly plausible or convincing. But I have a couple of others and might try them.

I saw the BBC version of The Other Boleyn Girl, when it was first screened several years ago now. To be honest, I found it so boringly done that I didn't watch it all. And for someone who loves The Tudors that's saying something.

But if done in the right way, this new one could be fun. If it's done in the fluffy soap-opera way of The Tudors and The Borgias, it could be great entertainment at least. How accurate it'll be is another matter, of course.

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