Monday, December 12, 2011
The Tudors - Final Thoughts
First, I wonder if the creators knew going into the project that it would only be four seasons. With the show Lost, the creators met with the TV execs and laid out a plan for how many seasons the show would be so they knew how to pace the story. It seemed the finally season of the Tudors really started jumping through things. Ok, I do realize most of the drama came earlier anyway but it just seemed to start flying through things, touching on things here and there, and suddenly it was done. It seemed like in the third and fourth season characters were disappearing without explanations. (Or maybe their absences were mentioned briefly in conversations and I missed them.) I'm just curious about it now.
So was Henry going mad by the end of his days? They were rushing through things so much it was hard to tell what was really going on. I know he was supposed to be this evil tyrant but I found myself feeling bad for him many times. I want to know more about him now. I want to know what HIS father was like. I need to get some history books. Ooohhhhh Santa . . .
Overall, I really liked this whole series and am glad I have finally watched it. I think the second season was probably the best because of all the Anne Boleyn drama. The third season was boring by comparison, and the fourth season seemed so rushed. If you're a total history geek maybe you'll not enjoy this as much because you might be picking it apart for it's historical accuracies/inaccuracies . . . I don't know. Remember, I'm an English history noob. If you're not a history geek you can just enjoy the show for it's beauty and it's soap opera type storylines. I say at least give it a try!