Stupid Things I Do

I’m upstairs now, because Bitter started watching season three of The Tudors.  I am only on season two.  But it just occurred to me, it’s not like I don’t know how all this ends up.  What will become of Anne Boleyn?  Will she ever bear Henry a son?  Will Henry succeed in bringing about an English reformation?  Who is his Jane Seymour character, and why is the King looking at her like that?  Stay tuned for the next exciting episode!

I mean, you know they aren’t going to change it so the Pope sails to England, throws a few holy hand grenades, and restores the Catholic Church, but for some reason I still don’t want to watch ahead.

14 thoughts on “Stupid Things I Do”

  1. I know this is high drama, but it’s historic in nature, and we don’t study history because we know how it ends (with us) we study it because we want to know what’s gonna happen next!

  2. Their portrayal is pretty entertaining and doesn’t take too many liberties with the principle historical events, but let’s not forget it’s a high-brow soap opera. The title credits include a sex scene, for instance.

    That said, I’d be watching season three right now if my girlfriend weren’t three episodes into season two.

  3. Never said anything was wrong with it, just a little silly. Reminds me of the chimps trading banana chips for pictures of other chimps butts.

    Also, it’s just like Rome. Rome was excellent in the first season, but then Rome sucked ass in the second season… they were using the sex as a crutch to support lame story lines.

  4. Wait, you mean they aren’t already using sex as a crutch in the first season of Rome? (We’re still on Season 1.)

    As for the liberties in The Tudors, I have to say I’m generally impressed. They have definitely taken a few, but I can see where they made sense in order to keep people from getting confused or having to add in lots of new episodes that wouldn’t really advance the story much.

    The only problem I have with Tudors is that I don’t think they are doing a very good job at aging Henry. The facial hair is a start, but I’d like to see a little more padding in his clothes so you can see he’s starting down the path to being overweight and a little more makeup to age him. I mean after the end of Season 2/beginning of Season 3, he’s only got 3 wives left before he dies!

    I hate the idea that they might be hurrying the third season along based on what I’ve read of characters they are introducing. If it continues to pull in ratings, they could easily extend the show to the point that Mary or Elizabeth takes over without it ever turning boring. I mean Henry’s son and his death, Lady Jane Grey’s rise to power, her fall 9 days later…beyond Henry, that whole period was a soap opera in real life. (Except they didn’t show Charles Brandon reproducing with Henry’s sister, so that might be a problem.)

  5. Right, but then if they pad his clothes, he’ll have to wear some sort of awful padded fat suit while he’s scrogging all those filthy strumpets. Blech.

  6. Sebastian –

    You could always get Medieval II Total War, and then the Pope *can* take over England – although it might take a while.

    But, yea, I know what you mean – I know people that worked in a movie theater when _Titanic_ came out – you’d be surprised to find out that some people that went to see it did NOT know that the ship went down!

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