Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Ok, it didn't take long for me to vent about "The Tudors." The Showtime series started with great expectations. I've always loved English history and who doesn't mind looking at Jonathan Rhys Myers for an hour? Problem is the series is starting to seem like a movie (and maybe a sequel - starring Cate Blanchett?) stretched into hours and hours, in multiple seasons. My God, we're midway through the 2nd season and KH VIII just married Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth is but a few hours old! I'm starting to get a little bored. Perhaps if they just pick up the pace a little. The cast is terrific, and the quality of the production is top notch. But it's so, so serious. A little humor would go a long way. After all, it is cable TV - we've come to expect a few good laughs (or at least some irony).