Sunday, October 17, 2010

I will get to keep my head. Yay!

I don't watch a ton of television live. No, I don't have one of those fancy DVR or Tivo things. Nope. (P.S. I don't even have cable. I cancelled it when I moved over three years ago and have enjoyed not paying for it ever since.) However, I would be a big fat liar if I said I did not love television. Because of my sans-cable existence, I watch a lot of television through Netflix. Furthermore, I tend to go overboard watching these shows. Given a free span of several hours and a few Netflix discs (or access to a season via online streaming), odds are good I can waste away watching a show in a rather obsessive fashion.

P.I.C. and I have been watching The Tudors. Seriously, if you haven't watched this show, I highly recommend it. I love so much about it. The historical aspect is fascinating and quite sensational. The actors are brilliant and completely compelling as 16th century royalty. The costumes are absolutely incredible. The scenery is gorgeous. The filming is beautiful. It is my current obsession.


Seriously, don't read if you haven't seen the series. While you might know the history, I don't want to ruin the experience of watching it on the screen.

We just finished Season Two. In very dramatic fashion, Anne Boleyn is beheaded. (And Henry VIII eats from a beautiful swan which actually was quiet dramatic.) It was quite sad, because despite hating her at some points, she really got screwed by Henry. Well, face it, all women who get involved with Henry get screwed. His first wife was divorced (and a new religion was born). His second wife was essentially set up to be executed. His third wife dies in childbirth (but he actually mourns her because she finally gave him a son.)

In any event, the season finale episode was very compelling. It was clear in the episodes leading up to the finale that Anne Boleyn would meet her demise. The execution scene was shot beautifully and acted brilliantly. I shed a tear for the late Queen. And afterwards, as I was getting a drink of water in the kitchen, P.I.C. walked up to me, and hugged me. He looked me into the eyes and said very seriously, "Don't worry, honey. I promise I will never have you beheaded."

He's a keeper, right?

1 comment:

  1. LOVED the Tudors. Wait until you get to the LAST season. You will not feel bad for Catherine Howard. I promise.