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Post by cronus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:17 pm

Only £15 from HMV for all four seasons. Bargain of the month. Modern classic. Or something.

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Post by Forty Two » Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm

Good series, but as usual too many unnecessary revisions to history. I don't mind revisions to history. I just find them bothersome when they aren't necessary, or when they actually seem to make things less interesting or less exciting than if they stuck to the known facts and events. But overall, they do a good job.
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Post by cronus » Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:01 pm

Forty Two wrote:
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Good series, but as usual too many unnecessary revisions to history. I don't mind revisions to history. I just find them bothersome when they aren't necessary, or when they actually seem to make things less interesting or less exciting than if they stuck to the known facts and events. But overall, they do a good job.
Shakespeare revised history too. No one complains about that. Then did Shakespeare even exist? :?
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Post by laklak » Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:35 pm

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Post by Hermit » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:20 pm

The Tudors is not a classic, unless there's such a thing as "classic soap opera". That is what it was commissioned and designed to be. But yes, £15 for all four series is a damn good price if you enjoy soap operas with a historical backdrop. I actually do, but after watching the first and a couple of later episodes I decided to give this one a miss. I Claudius, the Hornblower series and the first series of Rome are more to my liking. Regrettably, the second series of Rome was actually two series concertinaed into one for financial reasons. It failed to engage me altogether.

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Post by L'Emmerdeur » Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:56 pm

Henry VIII by all accounts was a bear of a man, physically and otherwise. I didn't think the actor chosen to portray him was capable of doing the character justice--he's a pretty boy who relied heavily on his 'brooding good looks'. When the show attempted to depict King Henry's later years it became ridiculous, in my opinion. There were a few moments in the series that weren't too bad but overall I can't say I'd recommend it.

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Post by cronus » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:00 am

It ain't heavy thinking material. Although with a couple of bottles of wine and nothing doing it goes for light entertainment. Know the anal analytica types want more meat with their gravy. Sure the world was always configured thus...after Brexit the entire north will be uprising. There's a subtext in this contemporary piece, on the verge of history, which can easily be missed...and there I will let you dwell, confounded by the language used. And the days before hyper-inflation.
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Post by pErvinalia » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:13 am

The Tudors -> apocalypse. Only our Crump... :hehe:
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Post by Scot Dutchy » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:37 am

Keith Mitchell did a good Henry.

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Post by cronus » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:05 am

With The Tudors the script-writers, displaying the architects intellectual rigor necessary for their craft in its successful upper reaches, and well aware of the end game with Cameron/Osborne and the EU referendum interwove some of the prospects and ideas concerning how things are playing out now, a decade later. Think it is of these times. And a interesting take home story for the days before Brexit....
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