I’ve noticed that this program is. to quote from Wikipedia
“The Tudors is an Irish historical fiction television series filmed in Ireland, created by Michael Hirst and produced for the American premium cable television channel Showtime.
The series, named after the Tudor dynasty, is loosely based upon the reign of King Henry VIII of England“
I must admit to watching perhaps 2 or 3 episodes before my disgust at such a complete load of codswallop; made me stop following it further. I considered that enough was enough.
Snob that I am.
How loose is loose is beyond me, this series is a complete travesty; I realize that many of our Yankee & Irish cousins hold us in contempt for our past misdeeds and endeavours to subjugate them but really, do they have to do this to us and our history?
There is a problem here, with the less well educated, in that they will believe that what they are watching is true.
For the better educated of our American chums, it has been the means to a great deal of fun, especially on Twitter. Several Tweeters play out different rolls obviously with tongue in cheek; and I find it highly amusing I must admit to being a bit of a “Peeping Tom” into their activities, to the point where I’ve made a few comments here and there.
It’s all rather jolly and completely harmless .
With this I can find no fault; but I must admit to worrying about the ignorant, and ill informed, who accept the rubbish as gospel, and judge we English accordingly.
That is disturbing!
Here endeth todays lesson in “Grumpy” 🙂
2 thoughts on ““The Tudors””
But they all have to be pretty! All the time – other wise the audience won’t think it’s real! HAHA
Have to admit I did watch the series – but before you throw things, I’ve also read lots and lots of actual history as well as all sorts of novels of English history – it’s fun to sit there and go “oh, they got that right – and that is sooo ridiculous”…which is probably genetic from maternal side as my mom and grandmother(a university research librarian) did the same thing.
Once we worried kids only knew literature/history from the summaries they bought like Cliff Notes (which English teachers hated) – now the concern is people only know and believe what Hollywood serves up…and of course they are only after box office not presenting the facts.
Well that’s pretty good after 7 years and 6 days this post got a response. To say I’m flabbergasted wouldn’t be right this time; I’m actually quite delighted and thrilled 😛 Thank you phil;
I’ve always been a lover of our history, and hate to see it ridiculed for the sake of a quick buck, what troubles me now though is that the people now living in England are just as bad, they have no respect for their heritage, that TV program “Victoria” a case in point; a complete and utter load of rubbish.
Yesterday i came upon something that brought back happy memories to me of the England and English that I knew, it was a series of photographs that made me feel very proud.
You may like to have a look at them, Here’s a link, What I noticed most was the faces of the Londoners, if you do look at these you might let me know what impression you get from them. Thank you again phil. I’m tickeld pink 🙂