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5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the whingers - this is class, 1 Jan. 2009
This review is from: The Tudors: Complete Season 2 [DVD] [2008] (DVD)
This second season is certainly more sophisticated than the first, and feels more grownup: the sex has been slashed and the tale of Anne's downfall comes to the fore.

Her fall from grace is superbly executed (if you'll pardon the pun) in the heartbreaking penultimate episode: characters we have grown to know and love are broken before our very eyes. The final, horrific scenes of beheading after beheading of innocent men are awful to behold, and made all the more poignant by Thomas Wyatt's sombre poem being read over it. When poor Mark Smeaton's bruised and broken body is dragged to the block, you almost want to weep at the injustice of it all.

Natalie Dormer gives Jonathan Rhys Myers a run for his money this season in the acting stakes, though it's a shame we see less of the lovely Henry Cavill.

The Tudors is gripping, dark, intriguing stuff and beautiful to look at.

Ignore the snobs who slate this as being 'historically inaccurate' People daft enough to tune into a soap opera - as writer Michael Hirst described it - expecting a history lesson would probably berate EastEnders for not reflecting real London life. It's entertainment folks, and that's all. Ultimately if it gets younger people interested in history that can only be a good thing.
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Initial post: 11 Apr 2011 16:56:37 BDT
The Tudors on a whole is an incredible Series. I have just watched the Forth Season and it was Absolutely amazing. especially the final scene with the montage of his life. brilliant
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