5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Charles II: The Power and the Passion [DVD]  (DVD)
I liked the series. Well done. Actors play in an amazing way, and indeed Rufus Sewell did an amazing job impersonating Charles II in a magnificent way, much better than he probably was.
The opening episode is great. The execution of Charles I is produced quite well!
The costumes and the whole design, staging were fantastic.
The only reservation that I have is the over-reliance on Antonia Fraser's work which is toooo royalist, too much inclined to idealize the Royalist cause. Henrietta Maria did not live up to what I had read about her. Here she was too nervous and hysterical. I never thought she was. I think it would have been better to take into account other sources when preparing the plot.
But all in all, a good movie!!!