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Looks like the advertising of "Heads will rolls" was true.

This season is much better than the 1st and with one episode left, I want to see how it goes down.

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The entire series has been entertaining to me. I'm in no way a historian and never had much interest in the history of England, but this show has definitely piqued my curiosity. And after watching "The Other Boleyn Girl" I was amazed at the contrast between the 2. Then after reading up on the facts am even more amazed at the similarities between fact and fiction (6 wives, an affair that changed the shape of a nation, the traditions of arranged marriages and poitical overtones, etc.) As stated earlier in this thread, I find myself trying to imagine how things may have played out differently if (Catherine had a son, Anne had a son, the church blessing the annulment, etc.)

Great show, just have to realize Showtime has taken some creative license.
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Great show, just have to realize HBO has taken some creative license.

Ummm, it's SHOWTIME not HBO, fyi.

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Not sure if this has been covered but what happened the the Duke of Norfolk played by Henry Czerny? He has not been seen at all in this season but was a key character in the first. History says that he oversaw the investigation and eventual decision to execute Anne, his niece.
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Not sure if this has been covered but what happened the the Duke of Norfolk played by Henry Czerny? He has not been seen at all in this season but was a key character in the first. History says that he oversaw the investigation and eventual decision to execute Anne, his niece.

Good question. He disappeared and I forgot all about him.
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The entire series has been entertaining to me. I'm in no way a historian and never had much interest in the history of England, but this show has definitely piqued my curiosity. And after watching "The Other Boleyn Girl" I was amazed at the contrast between the 2. Then after reading up on the facts am even more amazed at the similarities between fact and fiction (8 wives, an affair that changed the shape of a nation, the traditions of arranged marriages and poitical overtones, etc.) As stated earlier in this thread, I find myself trying to imagine how things may have played out differently if (Catherine had a son, Anne had a son, the church blessing the annulment, etc.)

Great show, just have to realize HBO has taken some creative license.

Based on your "research", am curious whether Anne's "adultery" charges were trumped up (as portrayed in the Tudors) or actually considered true historically...
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Not sure if this has been covered but what happened the the Duke of Norfolk played by Henry Czerny? He has not been seen at all in this season but was a key character in the first. History says that he oversaw the investigation and eventual decision to execute Anne, his niece.

He was executed by Elizabeth I for treason (attempting to marry Mary Queen of Scots and working with King Philip of Spain to put her on the throne). You should watch "Elizabeth - The Golden Age".
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Ummm, it's SHOWTIME not HBO, fyi.

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Based on your "research", am curious whether Anne's "adultery" charges were trumped up (as portrayed in the Tudors) or actually considered true historically...

Most of what I've read alluded to the convenience of the charges after she was unable to produce a son. Nothing I've read so far flat out disclaims the accusations.

Then again... http://englishhistory.net/tudor/monarchs/boleyn.html

Henry's decision to thoroughly destroy Anne baffled even her enemies. There was a possible way out which would spare Anne's life. Henry had admitted an affair with her sister,an 18th century portrait of Anne Boleyn Mary. He could have argued that was as damning as Katharine's marriage to his brother. But he chose a more direct route. He had her arrested, charged with adultery, witchcraft, and incest; the charges were ludicrous even to her enemies. Her brother George was arrested as well. His despised wife, Jane Rochford, testified about an incestuous love affair. Whether anyone believed her was irrelevant.
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He was executed by Elizabeth I for treason (attempting to marry Mary Queen of Scots and working with King Philip of Spain to put her on the throne). You should watch "Elizabeth - The Golden Age".

I have seen Elizabeth - The Golden Age and enjoy period pieces. I was more curious about the Duke of Norfolk in The Tudors during the events they are depicting. He was historically a key character in what is now happening but seems to have been written out of this series.

Did the actor have some type of falling out after season 1?
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Wow the finale was amazing and very tense. The execution was very well done (tastefully). I can't wait for season 3.
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Then after reading up on the facts am even more amazed at the similarities between fact and fiction (8 wives, an affair that changed the shape of a nation, the traditions of arranged marriages and poitical overtones, etc.)

8 wives ?????


Henry VIII only had six wives. Where did the other two come from ?
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Not wanting to appear too lowbrow, but how was the nudity content during the second season? Equal or superior to the first? (I'm debating whether to get involved with this series...and frankly, that would be a selling point. )
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He was married this season so there was very little.
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He was married this season so there was very little.

Very true - yet still a very funny comment to read.

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Archi - a series well worth watching - probably make my Top 3 when the HOTP thread polls cablenet shows.

Well, looks like I at least need to catch the first season.
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There's also some stuff in the second season to keep you interested.

Just not as much as the first. But nothing like the typical SHO series' that open up the floodgates for the first episode, then edit the rest as if it is already heading to syndication.
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Wow the finale was amazing and very tense. The execution was very well done (tastefully). I can't wait for season 3.

A tasetefully done execution?

Did you see an advance copy of the finale episode? It is set to air this Sunday, June 1st.
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A tasetefully done execution?

Did you see an advance copy of the finale episode? It is set to air this Sunday, June 1st.

Comcast has the series OnDemand, they have the upcoming episode avaialble a week before it airs, have done so all season, I watched the "finale" the other night.
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Comcast has the series OnDemand, they have the upcoming episode avaialble a week before it airs, have done so all season, I watched the "finale" the other night.

Yep I got tired of waiting so I used on demand. I was able to watch it on Thurs. I also saw less macroblocking using On Demand than watching on DVR. Odd...
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Yep I got tired of waiting so I used on demand. I was able to watch it on Thurs. I also saw less macroblocking using On Demand than watching on DVR. Odd...


Very good finale! I actually felt some sympathy for Anne, especially when she was waving to her father from her window just after he was released. Of course the cold bastard didn't even acknowledge her. He has to be the most despicable character on the show.

I was actually expecting this to be the series finale, so I was surprised to see the show will be continuing in 2009. The wait will be long, but worth it!

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I was actually expecting this to be the series finale, so I was surprised to see the show will be continuing in 2009. The wait will be long, but worth it!

2 down 4 to go ... then there's the actual succession to deal with ... This show could go on for years.
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the production has switched from HD acquisition with Panavision's HD-900F camera to the Panavision Genesis
For us in post, using Genesis and going up to 4:4:4 [color sampling] means greater latitude for cleaner mattes and VFX. And Genesis delivers an amazing punch in color and quieter blacks. The move to Genesis also brings a complete selection of Panavision primo lenses to the production for the first time.

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Apparently some changes are coming for Season 3:

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On whether he'll gain weight like Henry VIII: "No. I’m not going to turn into the Holbein painting. . . I played it my way. I could have put on the red hair and gained the weight but it’s already done. I’m not that guy. This is not that show. . . We wanted to make something with the exciting backdrop but it's entertainment, it’s television. . .We have to play with history a little bit. I had to play him my way."

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Season 3 premieres April 5th.
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Just finished Season 2(watching through netflix). I agree with the people who said they started to feel sympathy for Anne. I couldn't stand her for most of the season, then at the end i found myself feeling bad for her. My wife and I are thinking about getting showtime just for this show, I dont know if we can wait for Season 3 to come out on video!

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Seasons 1 and 2 just came out today on Blu-Ray, fyi. Check Amazon for a good price.

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Season 3 start date announced - April 5.
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The new season of the Tudors starts this weekend (the premiere episode has been available on showtime's site for awhile now). I am so pumped this show is finally back. Been waiting for it.

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Looking forward to this on Sunday. I caught up with the show on Blu-ray. I also just switched from HBO to Showtime for this show. Of course, I've been considering dumping HBO for a long time, since as of late, HBO's programming has been really crappy and 'just ain't what it used to be'.

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For those with D*, the first episode is on VOD free to all. Saw it two weeks ago. They have changed Meyer's hairstyle.

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Just finished Season 2(watching through netflix). I agree with the people who said they started to feel sympathy for Anne. I couldn't stand her for most of the season, then at the end i found myself feeling bad for her. My wife and I are thinking about getting showtime just for this show, I dont know if we can wait for Season 3 to come out on video!

Showtime is now clearly riviling HBO in the original programming area. Shows like Weeds, Californication (absolutely hilarious), The United States of Tara and, of course, The Tudors are absolutely first class productions. Some cable companies offer an HBO/Showtime package that is well worth the cost.
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