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5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling viewing, 6 Mar. 2011
This review is from: The Tudors - Season 4 [DVD] [2011] (DVD)
Well, for one thing, the production values are sky high. The costumes, locations and acting are all first rate. It is true that Jonathan Rhys Meyers looks nothing like Henry VIII but he certainly captures the essence of the man: big personality, dangerous to cross but on occassion compassionate (and passionate!), powerful yet in later life prone to mood swings and relatively frail. The writers have taken liberties with some of the events and characters, however, this is entertainment, not a documentary. If you accept the artistic licence for what it is then this series is compelling. It captures the main events of King Henry VIII's reign rather well. The political tensions and brutal reality of life in royal circles in the sixteenth century are never very far away. To my mind the fourth and final series is the best. Savour and enjoy.
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Initial post: 20 Mar 2011 18:34:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Mar 2011 18:47:08 GMT
Alsmuse says:
No argument here. Just finished Series 4 which thanks to Littlewoods was delivered to me yesterday - some 2 weeks before the BBC finale is due for screening - Shame on you BBC.
Totally top notch television despite some questionable historical gaffs but am so gutted that after several years this superb series is finally over. Cannot emphasise enough - first rate telly. One can only hope that the rumours of a sequel featuring Mary Tudor are not mere supposition.

Posted on 12 Apr 2011 17:37:33 BDT
Roxy says:
Well said, I enjoy it more than I can praise!

In reply to an earlier post on 2 Aug 2011 16:53:45 BDT
But why, oh why, did Henry develop a Welsh accent in his old age????

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Nov 2011 20:23:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 6 Nov 2011 20:23:43 GMT
Welsh_Witch says:
It was actually an Irish accent. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is Irish and had, in the first three series' a perfect English accent. It seemed he forgot that he was playing an English king and reverted to his own accent :(

It WAS an excellent series though
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