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post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

If you look at Starz listing, it shows it as new but lists the original air date as some time ago.

Looks like DirecTV season passes need to be set to record repeats. Same thing happening with Broadchurch.
post #32 of 61
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I thought those original air dates was for the BBC airing .. ??
post #33 of 61
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Personally I thought the first episode of The White Queen was beautifully done, with excellent production values.

It's had quite a bit of criticism for poor period detail this side of the pond, particularly with regards to costumes. (Modern tailoring techniques and fastenings etc.)
post #34 of 61
Looked pretty good to me. Of course I'm not the historical fashion expert that most American viewers are.
post #35 of 61
For this we have to lose MAGIC CITY????
post #36 of 61
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Originally Posted by cwilson View Post

Looked pretty good to me. Of course I'm not the historical fashion expert that most American viewers are.
Sneals is British. I doubt that many American viewers would have any idea of the accuracy (or lack of) of any of the period details of The White Queen.
post #37 of 61
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For this we have to lose MAGIC CITY????
I did not like losing Magic City either, but I would not blame The White Queen for that. The White Queen is a limited series, total of 10 episodes I beleive, so it's not like they had to clear space in the schedule for next season.
post #38 of 61
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If you're willing to spend the time and effort to examine costume construction and such minutia as well as whether it was worn within 10 years plus or minus of the timeframe of the show, then you are likely not watching the show itself .. either that or you're going for King of Nothing ..

Anything can picked apart .. if that's your thing, enjoy yourself I say .. myself, I'll watch the show and ignore the minutia ..

Now someone can chime in and gripe about "sloppy wardrobe" ..
post #39 of 61
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Originally Posted by mgkdragn View Post

If you're willing to spend the time and effort to examine costume construction and such minutia as well as whether it was worn within 10 years plus or minus of the timeframe of the show, then you are likely not watching the show itself .. either that or you're going for King of Nothing ..

Anything can picked apart .. if that's your thing, enjoy yourself I say .. myself, I'll watch the show and ignore the minutia ..

Now someone can chime in and gripe about "sloppy wardrobe" ..

It wasn't +/- 10 years, it was +/- centuries though. There are always a few people who complain about a couple of years, and write in to complain (and their letters are published in our equivalent of TV Guide, quaintly still called "The Radio Times") However there were quite a few more than usual when things like press-studs were visible...

It is a "thing" in the UK though - as historically, BBC costume drama productions have been pretty painstaking in getting period details pretty accurate (c.f. productions like Pride and Prejudice, Middlemarch etc.) - so when a drama shown on the BBC, and co-produced/commissioned by them isn't as "on it" people notice.
post #40 of 61
Not a fan of covering so many years in one episode, but I guess we have to live with it since this is a limited run mini-series and not a full series.
post #41 of 61
I have been enjoying The White Queen. I guess I'm a sucker for these kind of things and to be honest, I'm not familiar enough with the period to be much bothered by whatever historical inaccuricies there may be with the show. Typical ignorant American viewer, I guess. smile.gif
post #42 of 61
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However there were quite a few more than usual when things like press-studs were visible....

I saw that and it bothered me for ~ 3 seconds ... OTOH, the show did inspire me to pull out my "History of England" textbook to try and make sense of who's who. I'm still trying to figure out which "Richard" in the show grows up to be "the" Richard. wink.gif
post #43 of 61
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

I'm still trying to figure out which "Richard" in the show grows up to be "the" Richard. wink.gif

Nevermind ... It's all clear now.
post #44 of 61
I was ignoring the historical links to the various names until Lady Margaret Beaufort mentioned her young sons name, Henry Tudor.
post #45 of 61
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Originally Posted by Garrett Adams View Post

I was ignoring the historical links to the various names until Lady Margaret Beaufort mentioned her young sons name, Henry Tudor.

Yes, he ultimately ended the feud/war between the Yorks and Lancasters. It will be interesting how they position that as the series moves to an end.
post #46 of 61
The BBC have decided not to commission a further series. The UK ratings were not great.
post #47 of 61
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

The BBC have decided not to commission a further series. The UK ratings were not great.

So this season's it? How many eps will there be in all?
post #48 of 61
For folks who watched the BBC version, is it worth to keep watching it? Or will it leave things on the air with the expectation of a S2 that won't happen.
post #49 of 61
I've been under the impression from the beginning that The White Queen was a limited series for a single season. It looks like that has been confirmed.
post #50 of 61
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Originally Posted by sneals2000 View Post

The BBC have decided not to commission a further series. The UK ratings were not great.

They said from the beginning it was a mini-series, not a series. Not sure what they meant by not commissioning a further series. Were they planning on another mini-series based on Henry or something because this MINI-SERIES wraps up and has a conclusion were they could not extend the series as is.
post #51 of 61
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Originally Posted by rkhopkins View Post

I've been under the impression from the beginning that The White Queen was a limited series for a single season. It looks like that has been confirmed.

That was my understanding as well when I posted the thread ..
post #52 of 61
no new Episode this weekend?
post #53 of 61
No, looks like they are taking a holiday break. But they are running a marathon of all episodes so far.
post #54 of 61
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Originally Posted by WilliamR View Post

They said from the beginning it was a mini-series, not a series. Not sure what they meant by not commissioning a further series. Were they planning on another mini-series based on Henry or something because this MINI-SERIES wraps up and has a conclusion were they could not extend the series as is.

Apparently there are further Philippa Gregory adaptations, and she in an earlier UK interview that there may be further series if the first went down well. The UK ratings were underwhelming.
post #55 of 61
My wife likes this more than I do. I confess to being totally confused as to who is who.
post #56 of 61
For those confused, the new king Richard is the same "Richard III" immortalized by Shakespeare.
post #57 of 61
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Originally Posted by jabbathespud View Post

For those confused, the new king Richard is the same "Richard III" immortalized by Shakespeare.

Yes ... I figured that out long ago, by checking out actual history books and the genealogy tables therein ... I was simply confused by the shear number of "Richards" in the first couple of episodes. wink.gif
post #58 of 61
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Originally Posted by HDTVChallenged View Post

Yes ... I figured that out long ago, by checking out actual history books and the genealogy tables therein ... I was simply confused by the shear number of "Richards" in the first couple of episodes. wink.gif

Several of them were Dicks
post #59 of 61
I just saw the Princes in the Tower episode and am somewhat confused. I believe Elizabeth sent an impostor of her son Richard to the Tower to be with his older brother. I can't find any reference to this in actual history so is this creative license? If she did send an impostor, where was the real Richard?
post #60 of 61
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Originally Posted by PMA View Post

I just saw the Princes in the Tower episode and am somewhat confused. I believe Elizabeth sent an impostor of her son Richard to the Tower to be with his older brother. I can't find any reference to this in actual history so is this creative license? If she did send an impostor, where was the real Richard?

They believe this really happened, but there is no hard proof. The bodies were never found so they don't even know if they were actually murdered but they assume since they were never seen again. Historians say that Elizabeth may of sent one away as indicated in the show. An excerpt from history states:

"From 1490 until his capture and execution in 1497 Perkin Warbeck claimed to be Richard, Duke of York, who in this version had supposedly escaped to Flanders. Warbeck's claim was supported by some contemporaries (including the aunt of the princes, Margaret of York), and was later supported by some writers, most notably Horace Walpole.......Perkin Warbeck later claimed to be Richard, appearing in Ireland and calling himself king Richard IV. Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy, formally recognised Warbeck as Richard. Margaret, Richard III's sister, an unrelenting opponent of Henry VII, had previously recognised Simnel as Warwick Warbeck was also accepted as Richard by James IV of Scotland. After a failed attempt to invade England he was captured."
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