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Old 02-23-2009, 09:26 AM
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when does the third season start?
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:48 PM
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From what I hear, it's supposed to start on April 5.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:17 AM
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Well, I make no bones about it. It is glorious, inaccurate, addictive. And yes, Henry (or should we call him Harry I) is sexy, smouldering and definitely not obese and objectionable.

When you are watching a program like this you check your intellect at the door and prepare to be enthralled. The Tudors do this well. It is, after all, entertainment, and it makes no claims to be historically accurate. However, if Henry were young hansome and virile it would explain a lot about his rampant sex appeal. I mean, not everyone wanted to bed him for political reasons, and if he didn't look (or act) like the back end of a bus the lady's would be queing up.

My money is on love, intrigue, romance and good old garden variety lust!
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:55 AM
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I saw the 1st and 2nd seasons and I love it. I think Jonathan Rhys Meyers was perfect for the role of Henry VIII. I'm looking forward to its 3rd season...
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:16 AM
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They are already in the 3rd season with the same young Henry? I wonder how much longer they can stretch it. I stopped watching it in the 2nd or 3rd episode of the first season when his sister killed the king of Portugal. There are limits to the amount of fictional crap you can add to historical series IMO, and this was 20 times over the top (or more) and as I am a historian (in training) myself I would say it borders vandalism at the very least.
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:37 AM
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Yes, that was a little over the top. And didn't they show only one sister. Like the Gabrielle Anwar character was a mix between Mary and Margaret? And by the third wife, I believe Henry was starting to pick up a little weight. And Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves....that's there verison of unattractive?

Its too bad they felt the need to sacrifice history for the sake of the story. Its a well down show othewise. THe acting is good IMO.
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:03 AM
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The costumes are fantastic too. If this was a movie, I'd expect it to win Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards. Historically inacurate...but that Jonathan Rhys Davis....yummy.
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Yes, quite agree, historically incorrect but the costumes were fantastic.. I read in wikipedia that they named Henry's sister as Margaret to avoid confusion with her daughter Mary....Yep, Joss Stone will be Anne of Cleves...she's way prettier to be her... 3rd season will start this April. I'm a big fan of royalty so no matter how historically incorrect the movie/story is I'm bound to watch it anyway.. hahaha!
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"The Tudors" is pretty fictionalized, as was "The Other Boleyn Girl." Don't know the other book. IMO.
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True enough, iowabelle. Isn't "The Tudors" the one that made Henry VIII's two sisters into one composite character?
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I'm not sure, haven't seen it but I've heard a lot of complaints about it from other people who have studied the Tudors extensively. Mostly, it's sort of like Sex and the City, just featuring our favorite king...
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I know its historical inaccurate, and I usually make a big fuss when something doesn't follow history at all. But I guess the soap opera take on Henry VIII's wives, plus Jonathan Rhys Meyers, I can't stop watching it!
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Sonjapearl, I have to admit that I've been tempted to get the DVDs, because I've got a big fat celebrity crush on Henry Cavill, who I think plays Henry's best friend...
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I second the thought about Henry Cavill, he is just too cute. Especially in the third season, they show him as matured guy trying to do the king's bidding against his own express wishes. He looks amazing in the third season title track.

Btw, fourth season will be the last season for the Tudors. Showtime is pulling the plug.
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No way! Why? The ratings are very good. Maybe they dont want to age the character? It would be interesting to see JRD try to pull of the padding and aging. Too bad, this is one of my favorite shows, along with Big Love and Nip/Tuck.
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Btw, fourth season will be the last season for the Tudors. Showtime is pulling the plug.
Seriously?! Well, it's bound to happen anyway. I think once he died the story will die too. His marriage to his 6 wives was the whole point of the story that is why his lineage is very interesting.
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I can't opened the first trailer so that's what I found on you tube
YouTube - the tudors

Finally I watch the trailer and JRM still does't convince to me as Henry. But he is good actor.

and here you go Richard Burton as HVIII and Genevive Bujold as Anne in "Anne of the thousan days"
YouTube - anne of the thousand days

And quite good site about Tudors
The Tudors
thank you:)
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Seriously?! Well, it's bound to happen anyway. I think once he died the story will die too. His marriage to his 6 wives was the whole point of the story that is why his lineage is very interesting.
Season 4 will be the last season for The Tudors. But, according to E! Online, executive producer Michael Hirst feels that since the show is named The Tudors, they can continue the series with either Mary or Edward or even Henry's father. He doesn't want to do Elizabeth, because he feel "its been done to death." Other news I have read is that The Tudors will definitely end and Michael Hirst will spend the time to begin a new series for Showtime based on Camelot.

In either case, it will be the end of JRM and Henry Cavill, which for me made the show worth watching.
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Now, how much sex can you bring into Edward VI and Mary? Or maybe they'll depict Mary as some sort of sadomasochist?
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Now, how much sex can you bring into Edward VI and Mary? Or maybe they'll depict Mary as some sort of sadomasochist?
HAHA! They would really have to take liberties with historical facts to keep the show entertaining. Mary is one thing (I guess you can have Philip of Spain chasing skirts), but Edward was too young to do anything sexy. But there could some interesting intrigue with Elizabeth, Catherine Parr, and Thomas Seymour.
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