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Henry's shrewd alliance with the king of Spain is also testament to his desire to have more influence over European affairs. But his even greater desire for another woman proves an obstacle there, too. Over the course of the ten episodes on The Complete First Season, Henry's confidence grows as a monarch while his self-interest undercuts his better judgement about making a difference to Europe's progress. While the series makes the historical events rich and captivating, it also makes Henry's love life a voyeuristic delight, full of candlelit flesh and romps in the royal bed. Some of the most fascinating characters in the show are those who figure out the link between Henry's libido and his exercise of power--including Boleyn's own father (Nick Dunning), who encourages Ann to keep up the good work. Sheesh. --Tom Keogh
The Second Season
Power, sex, delusion and tragedy were hallmarks of The Tudors: The Complete First Season, and they are all the more so in The Complete Second Season. The story of Britain's King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), The Tudors is a dynamic history of a kingdom whose role on the 16th century world stage seems largely defined by Henry's narcissistic whims. Season two is very much taken up with Henry's determination to break free of papal authority in Rome and establish himself as head of England's church--all because he seeks to divorce Queen Catherine (Maria Doyle Kennedy) and marry Anne Boleyn (Natalie Dormer). Meanwhile, poor Catherine is kept locked away from court, unable to see her daughter Mary (Sarah Bolger) but refusing to relinquish her throne despite such punishment. As for Anne, she enjoys Henry's passion and commitment, but only to a point. When Henry marries her (in a union not recognized by Rome nor many British subjects) and she does not produce a male heir, his fickle attentions begin to wander, and a grand power play by Anne's father, Thomas Boleyn (Nick Dunning) begins to unravel. In time, Henry's focus shifts to soon-to-be third wife Jane Seymour (Anita Briem), whom the king sees as a symbol of his own redemption after the complications of his love life to date. Toward the end of The Complete Second Season, all the hints that Henry's lack of scruples is leading to a full-scale psychological breakdown begin to show, manifest in his many cruelties and--at the last minute--a clear sign of his notorious gluttony to come. Other stories woven into the colorful, lustful, intrigue-driven season two concern the fate of Henry's one-time mentor Sir Thomas More (Jeremy Northam), who refuses to cooperate with Henry's attempted separation from the Catholic faith and pays dearly for it. The pope himself (Peter O'Toole) turns up in sometimes near-comical responses to the king's intransigence, and the untimely fate of many interesting characters during Henry's wrathful sweep of his court proves a shocking development mid-season. All the actors are first-rate, even down to the smallest roles, and the show's spare but compelling use of nudity and sex scenes makes The Tudors powerful adult entertainment. --Tom Keogh
Great Show The watch then went to England for three weeksPublished 16 days ago by Carl Earl Ostiguy
FANTASTIC series!!!!! The filming, the locations, the sets, the costumes, the actors - it has it all and is done better than any series before or after. Read morePublished 22 days ago by deborah l. weisberg
Excellent production, fabulous costumes, good acting and runs fairly close to the actual history. Kudos to Showtime, I loved it!!! Binge watched :)Published 1 month ago by gretty#1
multiple discs in this set will not play half way through the disc. I have tried them on multiple DVD players and the result is the same!!!Published 1 month ago by Ammie Boggs
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy a good historical drama so we borrowed this with great anticipation. Given the run-time of 31 ½ hours there was every chance that the production... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Willy Eckerslike
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I just bought all four seasons on DVD and then read about lack of closed captions and/or subtitles in reviews here on Amazon. I checked the package and only Closed Captions is mentioned for the DVDs.
But, I have seen listings for Blu Ray versions that say subtitles are included.
I've... Read More
Jan 4, 2013 by Itzamia | See all 7 posts
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Well I don't know about you, Tonya babes, but I picked it up for $47 :)
Nov 24, 2011 by Dr. D | See all 6 posts
Wondering the same thing. Thinking of purchasing The Tudors for a holiday gift but hesitate if the discs are defective. Is this still a problem?
Dec 17, 2013 by Rose | See all 11 posts
Anne Boleyn, then Anne of Cleves.
I loved Natalie Dormer as Anne, but thought Genevieve Bujold was fantastic as Anne.
Jun 16, 2012 by M. J. Hart | See all 4 posts
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