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 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

So, is it as bad as they say?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2346670/This-White-Queen-travesty-Your-Majesty-Why-howlers-like-concrete-steps-metal-railings-rubber-boots-turning-TVs-new-period-drama-laughing-stock.html

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

slaughtered by Ally Ross in the Sun today as well.

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)


If you're referring to the new BBC series "The White Queen", then all I can say is it's very well done, with an excellent cast and is hugely enjoyable.

Anyone who has read Philippa Gregory's books will not be disappointed by it.

The flaws in the art direction are a little annoying, but this seems to be a malaise in most historical dramas today.

It is still light years ahead of the ghastly "The Tudors", who's art direction {and casting) was totally ludicrous !

Tune in and enjoy !



 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

If you're referring to the new BBC series "The White Queen", then all I can say is it's very well done, with an excellent cast and is hugely enjoyable.

Anyone who has read Philippa Gregory's books will not be disappointed by it.

The flaws in the art direction are a little annoying, but this seems to be a malaise in most historical dramas today.

It is still light years ahead of the ghastly "The Tudors", who's art direction {and casting) was totally ludicrous !

Tune in and enjoy !


It'll be months before BBC America screen it, if at all

 
 Posted:   Jun 23, 2013 - 6:09 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

This isn't nearly as embarrassing as all those productions of Hamlet being performed on modern stages.

What are they thinking?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 2:32 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

I bow to your knowledge of it CH - just going on two reviews and one or two comments of pals, it was mostly perceived as slow. I've not seen it so no opinion.
Although my mum likes it!

 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 10:25 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)

I bow to your knowledge of it CH - just going on two reviews and one or two comments of pals, it was mostly perceived as slow. I've not seen it so no opinion.
Although my mum likes it!


Slow...it's NOT.

We're talking The Wars of the Roses here. A period of English history with never a dull moment.

There is so much wheeling, dealing, betraying, back stabbing and general skullduggery going on, that it will barely fit into 10 episodes.

Can't wait for next week.




 
 
 Posted:   Jun 24, 2013 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Sounds like i claudius meets english history!

Could be u cant trust wot u read!

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Premieres Saturday 10th August on Starz.

http://www.starz.com/originals/thewhitequeen

 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2013 - 5:22 PM   
 By:   WILLIAMDMCCRUM   (Member)

We're talking The Wars of the Roses here. A period of English history with never a dull moment.

There is so much wheeling, dealing, betraying, back stabbing and general skullduggery going on, that it will barely fit into 10 episodes.





When Simon Schama produced his History of Britain he was asked why he'd glossed over that period. He found it boring and described it as 'Two bunches of Hooray-Henrys knocking seven bells out of one another'. And he wasn't far wrong.

I tried watching bits of it, but it's too straightlaced. In a strange way, Blackadder I gets more to the truth of it. Those buggers were colourful, not cut-outs in a boardroom drama. But the books deserve much of the blame for that. The actress is pretty I suppose, slightly Ingrid Bergmanish.

I'm surprised no-one here on either side of the Pond started a thread about Dicky III turning up in that car-park.


 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   CH-CD   (Member)



I'm surprised no-one here on either side of the Pond started a thread about Dicky III turning up in that car-park.


I think they did...somewhere ?

Well!...i'm enjoying every minute of "The White Queen". It's very well done, and there is always a big "Awwww!", when the end credits appear.

As for Simon Schama..? Have you ever read his history of the French Revolution ? Now there's boring !

Meanwhile, back in Leicester, this sign has been displayed in all their City car parks....




 
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