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The Tudors - Season 1

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Amusing, but not history

People need to realize that TV is entertainment. It is not meant to be historically accurate. That is what dry history books are for. I enjoy historical TV shows like this one because it brings history alive. So what if it doesn't follow the way events really happened.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

This series is VERY historically inacurate!

As far as the costumes and overall look to it. I've only watched three episodes and was VERY disappointed! First of all, Henry VIII fell into the 'big and tall' category. He also had red hair and beard, which every knows him by. History lovers or not. Jonathan Rhys-...
As far as the costumes and overall look to it. I've only watched three episodes and was VERY disappointed! First of all, Henry VIII fell into the 'big and tall' category. He also had red hair and beard, which every knows him by. History lovers or not. Jonathan Rhys-Myers, although a very good actor, has not the right physical features to play Henry VIII. The one guy the king executed "Lord Chamberlain, was it????" would have been a much better actor to play the king, because he actually looked like the king. "Big, tall, red hair and beard." Also, the costumes in this series are HIDEOUS!!!! The men's costumes were so-so, but a lot of the female costumes where really bad. Semi accurate for that period, not fully. If you're going to do a period show of any time period, do your homework/research. Which, apparently the costume people for this show did not. There were laws called Sumptuary Laws, that dictated what class was allowed to wear what. And back then class was a HUGE, MAJOR deal. People were executed if they didn't follow those laws. Although, the acting was good. The dates, people, etc. were accurate, but I was very disappointed with the costumes and of the casting director's choice to play Henry. Soooo, yeah. If you want good, historicaly accurate (at least in costumes and over all appearance) Renaissance entertainment. Go to you state's/town's Renaissance Faires/Fests. The people there are sticklers for accuracy and the costumes are AMAZING! And, you get to interact with your favorite people from that time period!

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing

    I love Henry VIII and the whole situation surrounding him. I watched this and fell in love with King Henry again! I can't wait to buy it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    God save the King

    Great Show, Cant wait to buy the DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing!!!

    I absolutely love this show! It's very well done. I'm a big fan of Michael Hirst, although I have yet to see the Golden Age. Words cannot describe how excited I am to buy the complete 1st season! The actors' portrayal of their characters is incredible! Jonny Rhys Meyers & Henry Cavill... that's all I have to say! There is absolutely nothing bad to report from this end!

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