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Some thoughts on The Tudors...
November 2, 2010
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I am watching The Tudors through Netflix, and I'm currently working my way through season 2.  Here are some thoughts thus far:

1)  While I realize that sex was a frequent pasttime in the Tudor Court, I can't help but be amazed at the convincing nature of the lovemaking scenes.  That's some serious acting!

2)  Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn is simply amazing.  

3)  I have a growing respect for Jonathan Rhys Meyers.  Taking on the character of Henry VIII is a daunting task for any actor, and I am continually impressed by his portrayal.  The subtleness of his facial expressions is fantastic.

4)  All the blond-headed minor female characters look the same to me.  I couldn't tell you who is portraying Jane Parker anymore than I could tell you who is portraying Jane Seymour.  And I'm a blond!  I just wish that casting would have attempted to find some blond women who didn't look so much alike!

5)  Going back to Natalie Dormer and Jonathan Rhys Meyers:  Their chemistry is just phenomenal–especially towards the end of season 2 when Anne is falling out of favor and being replaced by Jane Seymour.  There are times when I feel like I am watching the demise of a true marriage and not just two actors.

6)  While I realize how inaccurate this part of the portrayal is, I do appreciate how the producers affected Henry's aging between seasons 1 and 2 by having Jonathan Rhys Meyers either grow or wear a beard and mustache.  Leaving him clean-shaven in season 2 would have been completely unconvincing. 

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