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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug, 2013 4:11 pm    Post subject: The white Queen         Reply with quote

Came across this new series, seems to be a medieval/knightly series so some of you here might be interested. Who knows, it could be good.

First episode is today at 8:00pm on Starz

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

Nice sword!

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Oh sweet, seems to be a Lancaster vs York story. I love War of the Roses.
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Roger Hooper




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PostPosted: Sat 10 Aug, 2013 7:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I took a look at the first episode, available on the internet. It isn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I still can't recommend it.

You will need a subscription to STARZ to go beyond that episode.

Elizabeth Woodville is the White Queen. The Grey Mare would be a better title. FWIW, I've always had much distaste for the Woodvilles.
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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2013 1:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's awful.
The acting is awful.
The clothes are awful
The sets are awful
The armour is awful

Awful, awful, awful.

But then the books upon which is it based aren't to be recommended either. Historical chick-lit.

"If a Greek can do it, two Englishman certainly can !"
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Lin Robinson




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2013 6:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Watched it last night. While it was entertaining, I did not see much to recommend it to anyone who cares about authenticity. Will watch one more episode before I pass final judgment but it was not off to a good start.
Lin Robinson

"The best thing in life is to crush your enemies, see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of their women." Conan the Barbarian, 1982
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That was an hour of my life I'll never get back.
"In valor there is hope.".................. Tacitus
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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Sun 11 Aug, 2013 7:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wasn't thrilled either. I'll watch a couple more episodes when they come out and maybe it starts to pick up.

But for an opener it wasn't all that great.
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Greg Ballantyne




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PostPosted: Sat 17 Aug, 2013 4:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unfortunately, while numerous advertisements on television for shows/series/specials/etc.... that catch my eye due to period content never seem to pan out to have much value. I've stopped paying attention.
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Kel Rekuta




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You guys... Razz

1 - Its a "shipper" - what do you expect from it? Laughing Out Loud

2 - Its television - what do you expect from it? Seriously? WTF?!

3 - Its clearly influenced by Ricardian historical spin. He comes off as fairly likable. If nothing else, this is amusing. Being an insomniac, it is a means to pass the time. I liked the Hollow Crown mini series much better, though. Wink
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Christopher B Lellis




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Aug, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Kel Rekuta wrote:
You guys... Razz

1 - Its a "shipper" - what do you expect from it? Laughing Out Loud

2 - Its television - what do you expect from it? Seriously? WTF?!

3 - Its clearly influenced by Ricardian historical spin. He comes off as fairly likable. If nothing else, this is amusing. Being an insomniac, it is a means to pass the time. I liked the Hollow Crown mini series much better, though. Wink


I'll be the first to admit most television is unworthy of watching, but every once in awhile something good does come on. Can't blame a man for hoping something is good especially when it's more or less aligned with their hobby.

Game of thrones was pretty good I thought. The books were better but the T.V series is pretty good too.
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Christian Borglum




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PostPosted: Mon 19 Aug, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Watched the first episode of the The White Queen online just to see if it had any potential. It's bad, really bad. It's just disposable, trashy, bodice-ripping melodrama attempting to masquerade itself as historical fiction.

- The script was terrible. The dialog and behavior of the characters was inconsistent with English nobles in the fifteenth century.
- The armour was awful, and the costuming was just low-budget, medieval-esque, certainly not fifteenth century.
- Sets weren't good either, but they might be marginally more believable than the costuming.

Oh, and my wife loved it.... < groan >
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