THE TUDORS (2007 – 2010)

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Creators: Michael Hirst

Cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy

The series tells in a fictional and loosely adapted the story of the life of Henry VIII, his reign and his successive marriages.

Nice one there I do add myself. It is a great series who told the story their way in a fictionalized manner and it might piss off some historian but is it is entertaining as hell. By documenting the early years of his reign, The Tudor is able to catch Henry who at 18 was in power. Everyone knows about the fat, bearded, dangerously misogynistic Henry, but in his youthful years he was not only more physically agile and sexually adventurous so they tell us here  but also a bit more forward thinking. Of course, a lot of events didn’t go his way, and his anger would soon rise to cause woe. The Tudors doesn’t shy away from telling the story. Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, became King Henry VII at age 28 after defeating Richard III and later marrying Elizabeth of York. His rise was complicated and bloody, but his reign led to peace, and he eventually started the transition to his oldest son, Prince Arthur. Nice costume as authentic has it is going to get. The actors stand out in this series as well a job well done. Fun to watch although it does not shy away from the nudity or anything else.

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the tudors

SMALLVILLE (2001 – 2011)

Smallville (2001–2011)

Creators: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar

Cast: Tom Welling, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack

The series of the early adventure of superman. The first season Clark Kent can’t fly he can burn to a crisp anything with is lasers eyes and has the ability to see thought wall. With the pain of puberty, comes enormous power, and huge responsibility. In this series we witness Clark growing up and hitting puberty, we discover him how he evolved with his power and finds out how to use them, his connection with his friends the relationships with his mom and dad, Clark going to high school well you get the point. Later the purest enemy the most evil man on the planet Lex Luther. The show had an enormous success because the creators has done it in a form of Myth-making.

Smallville is not just the birth of a hero but also the birth of a villain Lex Luther. We see him how he got started his friends and the hate he has for superman. Luther has a deep darkness into his soul. The series has a perfect cast here it is flawless. In love the fact that Annette O’Toole is Clark’s mom plus you have John Schneider as Clark’s father. John Glover is Lex father and I do Love this actor I will let you know with this little story. My sister was traveling in the subway in New York when she saw John Clover standing next to her, she sees him in the subway all the time. Of course you have Clark Lana Lang played by Kristin Kreuk which I love. It is brilliantly written by a group of terrific writers.  A Great  series now on DVD.

Smallville (2001–2011)

Smallville (2001–2011)

EMMMA (2009)

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Cast: Romola Garai, Michael Gambon, Jonny Lee Miller

Emma Woodhouse (Romola Garai) is happy she lives in a house with her father that she cares for. But Emma has a hobbit which is matchmaking. She can not resist playing matchmaker for her friends especially Harriet Smith (Louise Dylan). It does not seems to work because the suitors are attracted to Emma instead of Harriet (who is a simple girl does not come from a noble family). Emma is so focused on finding a mate for Harriet that she forget that she is not considered her own happiness.

It seems to me that the British are doing a lot of period piece and that is cool because I love period piece. You can see how people were dressed and how they lived, it was a simple time back then. Romola Garai plays Emma with precision and it is not easy because Emma is smart and Naive and for an actress it is not easy to portrait but Romola pull it off very well, and what a beautiful actress she is , she remains me go someone I used to know. Emma has a way to manipulate her friends into matchmaking. She is so focus on it that she forgets her own need for love and to fall in love. In that regard she is naive. Emma is like a teenager / adult you can sense it with the facial expression that she does Romola brought that to life very well. Michael Gambon is perfect for the role of Emma’s father and at times is funny. The production design is gorgeous, breath-taking, the costume are perfect and beautiful. The music by Samuel Sim could not be more right for thee series. Overall it is worth looking at this Mini-Series of 4 episodes.

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OUTLANDER (2014 – )

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Cast: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Graham McTavish

Claire Randall, a  combat nurse in World War II. Claire returns home to England in the arm of her lovely husband Frank (Tobias Menzies) .The two have seen little of each other over the past few years. But one day suddenly she finds herself mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world where her life is threaten. The couples end up in a scotty village on Halloween where they stubble on a group of Viccans Performing a moonlight ceremony at the ancient circle of stones Gee you would think they’d know better not to mess with those ceremony. The next thing Claire wakes up at the circle of stones in 1743 she got transported to that period of time.

there is a good series the story, the writing, the costumes, the sets , the period of which are heroin is going to be transported, is perfect. Sam Heughan is perfect as Jamie Fraser he has the rugged look about him. Caitriona Balfe also seemed plays  Claire she is beautiful, strong , intelligent. From the 1st episode I think they producers were not shy to include the sexual aspects of the Outlander books, as they do have this erotic element that actually makes the love between Claire and Jamie the driving force of their relationship which allows it to go on for centuries, even when they are no longer together. It is that love, passion that comes alive plus the sparks flies. The scenery are breath-taking so is the cinematography of course. There are right element in this there is mystery, adventure, Danger, villain, passion, sex, mystery. Over all a nice little series if you like the book you are going to love the series but I will say that it is an adaptation of the book.

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Outlander (2014– )

ONCE UPON A TIME (2011 – )

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Creators: Edwrda Kitsis, Adam Horowitz.

Cast: Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla

Jennifer Morrison (Emma) swan a loner who on her birthday is visited by her son Henry (Jared Gilmore) whom she had given up for adoption a decade ago. While trying to get him home ,Henry tries to convince her that she is a part of the “Fairy Tale” world. She has a hard time in swallowing that one but she is determined to get this kid to her mother. After meeting his teacher Mary (Ginnifer Goodwin) she can see that the love is nit there and that Henry is looking for love and attention. There is a series of flashback  what happen in the fairy tale world and you come back to today ‘s world where the kid says every body in town is a fairy tale character and they don’t even know it. Emma decided to stay in town to see what gives with the kid and do a little investigation herself.

Here is a cool little series where the writers like I say used theirs imagination and put together as I call it a modern fairy tale. A curse as fallen on the town that makes everybody forget who they were really. Emma carries a lot of anger toward her parents hand has not time for kids. Of course Henry lives in Maine Storybook A long time ago the evil stepmother of snow white has cast a cursed on the young couple forever she casts a spell to end all spells, trapping herself and her kind in  21st century town of Storybrooke, Maine. Everyone — creatures, dwarves, fairies, talking crickets and ex-marionettes, and they don’t even know who they were before they have no memory of it even the evil queen herself. She is the power hungry mayor  of the town. Mary Margaret Blanchard was snow white is now the teacher.The Hunstman (Jamie Dornan) is  Storybrooke lawman Sheriff Graham.Tiny Jiminy Cricket (Raphael Sbarge) is the  psychotherapist Archie Hopper and so on you get the point. Snow white at the time was pregnant before that the queen thrown the spell. Without knowing it the queen has adopted it. Emma was pregnant at one time and gave the kid fore adoption, now the kid tell her about the story of the town and the evil queen that is his mother now. He has this book that tell him the story of snow white. He his trying to convince Emma that in his town nobody seems who they are and don’t even know it for Emma that is too much too swallow. The story goes from there. Nice series and it is going to be addictive for some of you.

Josh Dallas as Prince Charming on Once Upon A Time S01E06 3

Once Upon a Time