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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 16/4/2007 11:22:19 PM   
Timon


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Showtime in the States so you may to erm...download it........not that i'm condoning such actions. Oh no, not me.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/4/2007 1:53:25 PM   
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Just watched ep 2 - brilliant.  Well acted.  JRM is gr8 has Henty VIII, can't w8 2c ep3.

Does anyone have a link where i can watch ep 1 online?  I can't seem to find ep 1 online. Found a link but it freezes every two or 3 seconds GRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!

 
I have read in The Times and the Daily Mail that the BBC have just bought the Tudors.  The articles didn't say when they would be showing it.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 23/4/2007 1:54:26 PM   
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Did anyone read the article in the Sunday Times about the show?

It's coming to BBC2 in a few months, will have 10 episodes this season and has already been commissioned for a second.

Woohoo.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 25/4/2007 9:25:41 AM   
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Just watched the fourth episode and it's as good as the rest. James Frain has not joined the cast as Thomas Cromwell who the more historically minded among you will note as an important character in the Henry VIII's future.

One actor who is really impressing me is Henry Cavil - he's come a long way since The Count Of Monte Cristo and now looks completely different. The man is far too good looking and rugged for his own good but watching him in The Tudors, I can see how he got down to the final 2 for being the new James Bond. His subplot is Princess Margaret is interesting and passionate although Margaret's final actions in the episode are blatant artistic licence.

Also wasn't to sure about Henry VIII's wake up call to his mortality....I too was laughing at the king being stuck head first in a bog. Despite this only being the fourth episode, the series is in full swing.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 26/4/2007 4:08:36 PM   
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I've seen the first 3 and not impressed.  It has a cheap Hallmark feel to it. Rhys Myers is badly mis cast.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 1/5/2007 9:41:56 AM   
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Another good episode but they're playing merry hell with the chronology.

I understand the dramatic undertones of having Henry Fitzroy die but he was around 15-16 when he kicked the bucket and die almost a decade before Henry VIII did. He also died a good 8-9 years (i think) after the Sack of Rome, not the same day.

Again, I understand that by having him die this young gives Henry more of a reason to want to divorce Catherine and marry Anne but it's a bit all over the place.

Also I have no idea why the writers have put Thomas Tallis in this series seeing as he's merely a composer that was around for most the Tudor period. Seems a bit pointless.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 2/5/2007 12:48:49 AM   
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Really enjoying this series, all the more so because I don't know a great deal about the Tudors. I think the castings have been pretty spot on, any word on when this season will go to, timeline wise? I would imagine the producers would want to show all of Henrys wives and their resulting fates, but will Meyers stick around as the much fatter much uglier older Henry? Maybe gettin ahead of myself, were there any major battles fought during the reign of Henry? I can't think of any, and its the only downside I have of this show when comparing it to Rome, otherwise the first half of the season has been fantastic!

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 8/5/2007 1:34:53 PM   
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The latest episode was good.

Nice to see they're setting up George Bolyen and Wyatt for their inevitable fall from graces come Bolyen's demise.

Brandon and Henry's reconcile was well handled but once more it's Neil and Northam that are really showing these young actors how it should be done. They're both great in their roles as Wolsey and More.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 8/5/2007 4:53:18 PM   
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Loving the series, just seen episode 4.  But they are pissing me off with some of the historical inaccuracies!!!!

The whole thing with Princess Margaret and Charles Brandon ***(SPOILERS)*** they didn't get together until after she was widowed.  Why have her marry the King of Portugal when it was the King of France she married?  Blah!!!!

For more historical inaccuracies, they're on Wiki:

***WARNING*** might contain spoilers!!!!!!

Click here Historical inaccuracies

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 14/5/2007 10:15:33 PM   
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Is there not an ep this week, nothing has been ahem "uploaded"

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 16/5/2007 12:26:16 PM   
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Finally caught ep7, couldn't help but feel it had a bit of a filler feel to it, didn't seem to have the feel of earlier episodes. That said I liked SPOILERS......



the scenes with Henry and his "demons" over whether God was punishing him for his relations with Anne Bolyn.



SPOILERS END......Meyers is brilliant as Tudor, and it will be interesting to see how the relationship with Wolsey and the chruch will heat up come the final episodes.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 23/5/2007 3:11:45 PM   
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Eps 7 & 8

What is with various characters seeing dead people? First Henry sees his 'demons' which was quite creepy but now one of the two court hussies is seeing her dead sister? Why?

The whole Tom Tallis storyline seems really superflorous and pointless compared to the rest of the show which is top notch.

Wolsey is worried about his position, More about the threat and spread of Lutheranism, Henry about his legacy and Brandon...well Brandon's just a dog. Watching him getting put in his place by the Queen of France was great.

Really getting entranced by Natalie Dormer's Boleyn. At first, I didn't think she was that appealling but like Henry I've fallen under her spell.

It's Katherine of Aragon though who gets all of the viewer's support and sympathy, a woman who is merely doing what she has to to get justice.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 30/5/2007 3:43:56 PM   
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The BBc are definatley showing the first series in the late summer or Autumn along with season 2 of Rome

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 31/5/2007 3:48:25 PM   
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I forgot to watch episode 8! It's all getting a bit tedious, to be honest. Just feels a little cheap and stretched, in terms of story. 

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 6/6/2007 9:04:03 AM   
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I'm now tempted to watch this because Peter O'Toole has joined the cast for Season 2, playing Pope Paul III in 7 episodes! But I don't really want to watch because I thought it was pretty poor...

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 6/6/2007 9:07:10 AM   
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I'm still enjoying it..............

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 8/6/2007 3:37:57 PM   
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Ep was an improvement and things are moving along nicely now. I have nine to watch, hopefully they can keep this semblance of quality for the finale.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 16/6/2007 8:30:11 PM   
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The finale was pretty darn good, I must say. The weak elements are still in there but they can be ironed out in the second season, I think. Rhys Meyers could be replaced - he became very tiresome about halfway through season 1.

Wolsey's suicide was spectacularly handled. The montage preceding it was probably the highlight of the series. The sex scene between Henry and Anne in the forest was almost laughable but just about managed to remain credible. Not quite sure exactly what the significance of the end was - did he "get out" in time!?

Also confused about the significance of all the stuff concerning the singer guy and Anne's brother. Did they just need some secondary characters so as to fill up the nudity quota and have a token gay relationship?! Odd choices. I also think some of the CGI work looked awful and a lot of the show looked rather cheap and tacky.

Saying that, the montage with all the devils and "Wolsey" being sent down to hell was great - very creepy and effective. Not sure if I'm all that bothered about season 2 - I think I'll see what the general reaction to it is first. The fact that Peter O' Toole is going to play a part is great though and is quite a coup for the show.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/6/2007 6:48:30 PM   
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Good finale with Sam Neil doing a sterling job but what the hell was all in that in the forest? I though for a moment I was watching a late night Channel 5 Shannon Tweed film for a moment.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/6/2007 7:01:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: troublemakerashleigh

The BBc are definatley showing the first series in the late summer or Autumn along with season 2 of Rome


Rome starts this Wednesday night and continues on Sunday

I've been waiting for this for ages.

Back on topic: they'll probably show Henry VIII after Rome, won't they?

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/6/2007 7:27:01 PM   
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I think the Tudors is coming after Rome, I think it'll be alongside Heros in the autumn schedule. I love Rome but Its quite weird for me to watch cos I know James Purefoy, never looked at him the same way since series 1! I also worked on the first series of The Tudors, sadly my brother has done the second! Damn him! On a different note UKTV History is re showing series 1 of Rome on a Friday night and Sharpe Monday to Thursday at 9pm...forgot how good it was!

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/6/2007 7:54:51 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: troublemakerashleigh

I think the Tudors is coming after Rome, I think it'll be alongside Heros in the autumn schedule. I love Rome but Its quite weird for me to watch cos I know James Purefoy, never looked at him the same way since series 1! I also worked on the first series of The Tudors, sadly my brother has done the second! Damn him! On a different note UKTV History is re showing series 1 of Rome on a Friday night and Sharpe Monday to Thursday at 9pm...forgot how good it was!


You name dropper you

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 18/6/2007 8:01:01 PM   
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Sorry, but it's true! Was a fundamental part of my old job (not namedropping but working with actors) and is a pretty much central to the new one! LOL

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 19/6/2007 9:32:36 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: troublemakerashleigh

I think the Tudors is coming after Rome, I think it'll be alongside Heros in the autumn schedule. I love Rome but Its quite weird for me to watch cos I know James Purefoy, never looked at him the same way since series 1! I also worked on the first series of The Tudors, sadly my brother has done the second! Damn him! On a different note UKTV History is re showing series 1 of Rome on a Friday night and Sharpe Monday to Thursday at 9pm...forgot how good it was!


Ah Rome, all my mates tell me I should watch this. Is this friday the start of the repeats of series 1 or have I already missed the first few episodes?


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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 19/6/2007 10:46:47 AM   
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It's coming up towards the end of Season 1 but actually if you get into those few episodes you can pretty much work out whats going on and lead into season 2 nicely

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 25/7/2007 11:35:20 PM   
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There was a trailer for The Tudors after Heroes tonight, it looks pretty good.

I don't suppose anyone knows what date BBC 2 will start broadcasting it?

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 25/7/2007 11:39:25 PM   
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I saw that Peppermint. I'm intrigued by it but it hasn't grabbed me yet.

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 23/9/2007 7:30:32 PM   
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I saw a trailer for this when I was awake at a ridiculously early hour this morning and it starts on BBC 2 on Friday the 5th of October

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 23/9/2007 9:49:59 PM   
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I saw the trailer earlier, I can't wait!

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RE: The Tudors - Sex, Violence, Swords And History - 24/9/2007 6:45:36 PM   
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It's very entertaining. I strongly recommend it.

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