The Tudors > The Tudors Review: Series Finale > Comments Page 2
I agree with Patti at the top....I wish they would continue the series until the actual end of the Tudor line. I was deeply disappointed by the finaly I do have to admit. I have dvr'd the finale, so I will be re-watching it tonight to critique it properly. I would have loved to have the series gone on until 1603 when the "rose without a thorn" ended it, but as they say....all good things must come to an end. I look forward to starting the series at episode 1 and re-watching to the end to get anything I missed. I LOVED THE SHOW!!! Now I don't know what to do with myself! haha! I have like many others bought every book known to man about Henry VII, his wives, children and Tudor Era...and I still can't get enough....
was the series entirely accurate? no. even someone who never studied tudor history in depth knew that. But it's entertainment, not documentary. AND it got me so interested and inspired, i went out and bought a bunch of books on Tudor History to find out what really happened. I'm sure many others did too.
I still think they should continue the series showing King Edward, Queen Jane of 9 Days, Queen (Bloody)Mary, and Queen Elizabeth I.
Actually watching the film Elizabeth (1998) after The Tudors has a nice continuity to the Tudor dynasty. It doesnt show much of Mary's reign but Elizabeth's story is well worth the watch. Its also written by Michael Hirst, same writer as The Tudors. If you need more Tudors, check it out.
Loved the season finale! I have to say, I get really into shows like this... I feel like I lost a part of my life ( pathetic I know, LOL) I watch from Netflix, so I get to watch the shows one after another, and I really got into it. I loved that they brought back the wives... but wish they would have showed more. Maybe to show all of the wives, and maybe some more feeling or emotion from the queens. Especially Anne B. I loved that part of the series! They were young the series was new, and it was so intense! It really put reason into why he did it... kind of, lol. I cried when Brandon died... especially when his mistress was treated so bad, his wife hated him so why did she care of he had a mistress?! Anyway... loved it! really wished they would add on, and tell the story of the kids from the same point of view. I loved the way they really put reason into why he did the things he did, I would love to see the same point of view on Marys reign!
There's no excuse for revising or altering history. The real story was fascinating enough without changing it. We 'snobs' know the real thing when we see it. BTW, even history tells us that the very young Catherine Howard found the obese Henry to be repugnant, prompting her to seek other sexual liasons, to her regretable demise. He may have been 'hot' when he was very young, but with his rather slovenly habit of eating everything placed before him, it didn't last long. I don't remember ever seeing mention that this wasn't intended to be 'accurate' or that it was only an 'interpretation'... This production is what it is, a misrepresentation of the key character, Henry VIII. To change history is unacceptable. So, peel open another twinkie and enjoy!!! I'd rather be a snob than a boob.
Listen "professional actors" stage or otherwise. You don't get it. It isn't about what they looked like. The point of the show was to modernize how the people looked to society back then. Young King Henry was hot in his time period, however in our current time not so much. It's an interpretation. It never claimed to be the EXACT history. Actually, they claimed the opposite. SO knowing this, you and your snobby friends still watched it and complain about it.
How do I begin? Sorry folks, I'm not part of the trend here. Historical facts actually mean something to me. Are we all forgeting that Henry the VIII weighed nearly 400 pounds and had a full dark beard? Remember the textbooks from high school English? Making matters worse, JRM can't seem to play anything other than a sex-obsessed tyrant. His portrayl of the older Henry was grossly lacking. He sounded as if he had throat cancer (which he did not) and the grunting was ape-like. There was no inflection or intonation whatsoever. Every line sounded the same. Our entire living room full of people (some of whom have acted professionally on stage), alternated between fits of laughter and fits of disgust. Too bad... everyone else was spectacular! It's a shame how one lame actor can bring down an entire production. By the way, JRM, screen acting and stage acting are completely different and I've seen better stage acting at a secondary school Christmas concert.
Why wasn't JRM made to look like
Overall it was a truely EPIC series finale. Here's my list of what I didn't like :). Catherine Howard didn't make an appearence and neither did Anne of Cleves. The goodbye between Mary/Henry (HUGE Princess Mary fan) was weak. Anne felt too passive in the dream sequence and I believe Henry should have said something like 'sorry for everything' to KOA. Also, the children should have spoken in the dream sequence as well. Plus, like many I thought it was rushed and should have continued, at least into Edward/Mary's reign. I still LOVED it though :)
I must say I cried. The finale was beautiful. I am a guy but I've always loved the story of King Henry The Eighth and His "Great Matter". Although I would have loved for them to continue on to Elizabeths rule, I think they were smart to end it with henry. The tudors would be nothing without JRM and Henry Cavill. This is like the "Charmed" series finale. So sad! There will never be a better show with wonderful actors Like JRM, Henry, All six of his wives and his daughter mary. I feel A piece of my life has been stolen from me.
June 25th, 2010 3:23 AM
Read your history, Surrey survived. only his son was executed...
Mmm. No. Perhaps you should read your history. Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, the renowned Tudor-era poet was in fact executed for treason. HIS Father, Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk, was spared due to the King dying before his execution could be carried out. But since Norfolk hasn't been around since Season one, they just cut that bit out.
I agree with everything in the review. The flash scenes of Henry and Charles as young men were a nice touch and actually made me teary! I loved this show. I've been addicted to it since season 1, and am very very sad to see it end. I also agree with the idea that it would have been nice for them to continue it with the daughters' reign as well. After all, THEY were also Tudors and the Tudors reign isn't the most famous just because of Henry. Just saying, give credit where credit is due. I loved that they brought back all the queens, I do wish Henry had begged a little for each of their forgiveness, though. And secretly, I must admit, I loved Anne the best. I loved their torrent love affair and how beautiful she was, although I realize that the real Anne wasn't that pretty. I also liked Jane very much and the hopeless romantic in me liked that Henry had atleast one wife he didn't behead.. (probably didn't have enough time to find a reason) Anyway, great finale, although I don't think it
"made his life suck"
Who wrote this review, a 6th grader in 1991?
This series is one of a kind if you ask me. The sets and costumes are incredible. While some of the plot and acting gets sluggish at times, I feel like the main characters (especially Henry) are played extremely well. I was literally bawling at the finale. It really touched me how much I still felt that Henry was a "good" king at his death, despite his many atrocities. I think JRM really captured Henry's personal struggles with the choices he made. I love that he reflects on his life and that we get to see his memories. Oh man that really gets my tears flowing just typing about it! I also kind of appreciate that they did not show King Henry's actual death. Not only do I feel it would be an emotional overload (as by the time they showed the giant painting I was sobbing) I also like that they left us with a living image of Henry. Almost like they were respecting that infamous act of imagining the death of the king. However I would have liked to see a little bit of a depiction of how the
Read your history, Surrey survived. only his son was executed...
I think that the queens past segment was to tell the viewers what WOULD happen to the kids once he was gone.
I would have loved to see the series continue with Edward then Mary and Elizabeth. Then it would have truly been 'The Tudors' and not just about Henry VIII
I could have imagined what the next season would have looked like if they continued...King Henry hanging around as a ghost giving advise to his children.
Henry gets busted by Chris Hansen!!
The calling off of the arrest of the queen is historically accurate, even down to the "knave" calling. The queen got out of it by whipping out the female card, also historically accurate.
The comments from Kathryn of Hebron are majestically accurate. She is the Queen of Hebron. JRM and Henry Cavill are fantastic actors who excelled in their respective roles. Showtime would have been wise to continue the series to depict the chaos after Henry's death and the reign of Elizabeth.
So, that was the SERIES finale??? How lame. I thought it was only the season finale.
I thought they were going to show King Edward's reign next season, Mary and Elizabeth's, too, eventually.
They should have called it The Tudor, not The Tudors.
it was sad to see the finale.... I LOVED this show from the moment I came to know about it and watched it religiously online....it was really so sad...I felt like I grew up watching this show and now its over and I feel so..."alone" in a way. I liked how bada** the dead queens were to henry.. he really deserved it, especially the third one warning henry of edwards short reign... that was scary. and alos seeignt hat dream montage of the grim reaper was stunning. Charles dying broke my heart because he was good looking and I hated how his estanged wife came and totally ignored the woman who made Charles happy in the end. Gardenier deserved waht he got. This overall was THE BEST tudors depiction ever and JRM did absolute justice to Henry. I still am realing over it and feel like someone broke my heart. nice to know others too are sad.
The finale overwhelmed me. JRM is an incredible actor and will go far. He was the perfect actor for this role. All the actors were splendid. The costumes, the jewels, the sets were the most incredible I have ever seen on TV ... and the music throughout fit every scene perfectly. Jonathan and Henry ... you are fabulous! Thank you for two remarkable performances. And thank you to the creator of this fabulous series. It will never be equalled.
Farewell-to the infamous Tudors...
I have to agree with a lot of the comments that I just read, the finale was emotional yet a bit rushed towards the end. Overall it was a great finale to an epic show! I never thought that in a million years that a TV show would be a window to the past of one of the most famous monarchy in history. I weeped during to major scenes during the last episode....when Charles died and when Henry was reminiscing on his life as he stared at his portrait towards his end. The show had it all- and it will missed. Best wishes to all of the actor/actress who appeared on the Tudors especially, JRM who did an excellent job as Henry the VIII. I hope he is part of Michael Hirst (the writer of The Tudors) Camelot which is being filmed in Ireland this summer!
It was... Underwhelming. The "Ghosts of Wives Past" segment felt silly- it would have been better for Henry to revisit them through (new)memory scenes and cut out the goofy "foretelling of future events" nonsense. And trying to superimpose JRM's facsimile over copies of well known paintings is... Cheesy. Points for some pretty sound imagery overall, and overall props to a pretty solid series.
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