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1.0 out of 5 stars Another dull, boring and uninspiring offering from the BBC, 11 July 2013
This review is from: The White Queen [DVD] (DVD)
On paper the White Queen should have been good, a drama based on Philippa Gregory's best-seller about one of the most turbulent times in English history; The War of The Roses.

What we are presented with though is a medieval soap opera. The lack of historical accuracy I can live with, the anachronisms I can live with. What I can't live with is the poor acting, even worse scripting, the complete lack of chemistry between the leads and the general dullness of the entire production. This really does border on the wrong side of boredom.

I look across the ocean with envy and wonder what the likes of HBO could have made with the source material on offer. In the hands of the BBC they have given us - like the title says - a dull and uninspiring drama.
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Initial post: 6 Aug 2013 15:04:47 BDT
Ben Dragon says:
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Posted on 12 Aug 2013 15:00:23 BDT
Weatherbear says:
I must have been watching a different series. Dull and uninspiring, it was not. With heavyweight actors such as James Frain (The Tudors), Janet McTeer, Amanda Hale leading the cast and new, young talented actors such as Rebecca Ferguson, Max Irons, Faye Marsay, David Oakes, Aneurin Barnard, I find it a well balanced production. This is NOT a documentary, it does not pretend to be but it is a good "period drama". If you want soap, watch "Downton Abbey".

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2013 07:37:33 BDT
Well known actors do not necessarily make for a good production, and considering how many people are likely to 'learn' their history from this series the old cliche that 'its not a documentary' doesn't hold much water. Neither was the Da Vinci Code, but how many people took that as Gospel?

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Aug 2013 13:47:03 BDT
Weatherbear says:
Why on Earth would you think that people "are likely to learn their history from this series"? Are we not capable of making up our own minds as to whether we should take it seriously or not? The Series was entertainment that happened to be a "period drama", whether or not factually correct but I for one, have had my interest rekindled in that period of history!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2013 19:52:32 BDT
So did I. I was amazed at how much I enjoyed this series, especially as I am NOT a big fan of Ms Gregory.
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