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I have all episodes of Wolf Hall, I started watching episode 1 but turned it off after the first episode. The storyline is not clear and the characters did not get a grip on me. Maybe because of an overdose in Tudor series and films. I will try it once again after a couple of months.
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So isn't it worth seeing?
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Everyone is hallelujah! about it. So maybe I have to give it a new try.
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The first episode is a little confusing, since there are many personalities to 'meet' and [of necessity] there are jumps back,and forward in time.
But if you stick with it your perseverance is well rewarded in subsequent episodes and IMO it beats other 'Tudor' series into a cocked hat in every respect - in acting most especially.
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The first episode is a little confusing, since there are many personalities to 'meet' and [of necessity] there are jumps back,and forward in time.
But if you stick with it your perseverance is well rewarded in subsequent episodes and IMO it beats other 'Tudor' series into a cocked hat in every respect - in acting most especially.
I agree with you,after the first episode I was hooked and it has been by far the best historical production by the BBC in a long time!
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Damian Lewis on playing Henry VIII in PBS' 'Wolf Hall': He 'was a Renaissance rock star'


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Old 03-30-2015, 04:14 PM
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This show will air on my local PBS channel at the end of April and I'm so excited! I read the book so I'm curious to see if they did a good job at adapting it for the small screen. From all your reviews it seems like it's a resounding yes!
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:15 PM
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I watched the entire show last week. I liked the fact that it wasn't a bunch of smutty trash glammed up to pander to a certain type of audience like The Tudors was. I refuse to watch shows like that any longer. I have nothing against taking some sort of creative license with history but not to the point that it becomes completely meaningless. Clair Foy did a really good job as Anne Boleyn. Damian Lewis was okay, I wasn't blown away by him. He's not my favourite Henry VIII. Mark Rylance was really good though. His Cromwell is so different from any of the others I've seen in the past, so much more human.
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The character of Anne Boleyn was portrayed as a pretty despicable and conniving in this series,Claire Foy did a wonderful job as Anne.

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I think Cromwell saw his sleeping wife on the staircase when he was leaving the house. I think that should have told him something was wrong. I picked up on that as soon as the scene occurred.
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I enjoyed this series so much that I bought the dvd boxset over the Easter Holiday weekend!
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It's about to start in Australia but I've ordered the box set anyway, based on the superb reviews which I've read. And this, too, is one of my 'special periods' so I'm eagerly awaiting it. If it's half as good as the novel then I will find it outstanding, I'm sure: nothing like as slipshod and inaccurate, for example, as The White Queen, which I stopped watching as I found it immensely irritating.
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‘Wolf Hall’ Recap: Cromwell Shows Us His Two Sides

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The character of Anne Boleyn was portrayed as a pretty despicable and conniving in this series,Claire Foy did a wonderful job as Anne.

As I watched last night it occurred to me that in our times employers would have a hard time attracting talented people to the court. Henry's rule was dominated by conniving, back stabbing, sycophancy, elitism, etc. Imagine that in a corporate values statement!

I agree that Claire Foy was spectacularly unattractive in the role.
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The Gruesome Ways Every Character in Wolf Hall Died in Real Life

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I keep hearing that the historical accuracy and depiction of the characters is 'off' so I haven't had much interest in watching it.


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Old 04-21-2015, 09:32 PM
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This programme is historically accurate in environment and timeline but it is fiction and is therefore one writers take on history

It is not a documentary.

So please, don't let that type of criticism turn you off.

The first episode is dark (literally) and slow - but hang in there. The series builds as the characters develop (particularly obvious with Henry and Anne, more subtle with Cromwell)

Cannot praise it highly enough. Look on it as fiction and enjoy superb acting and production.
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