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post #61 of 281
I don't know, isn't checking into rehab a rite of passage for every Hollywood actor/celebrity? Seems fairly ordinary these days.
post #62 of 281
i have read that a few people get amazing PQ but I actually get TERRIBLE PQ for this show and SHOWTIME IN GENERAL. I get a lot of BLURINESS AND CLAYFACE when there is a lot of motion. I have a HDMI connection to my SA8300HD cablebox with CABLEVISION and SHOWTIME comes out HORRIBLE. does anyone else experience the same thing?
post #63 of 281
Crystal clear, here.
post #64 of 281
I subscribed to Showtime for this show and I am really enjoying it, but I also started recording the Dexter repeats as well and that show is just incredible. My PQ is outstanding (much better than my HOB channel).
post #65 of 281
PQ for The Tudors and Showtime in general via Comcast is excellent (as is Dexter, one of my favorite shows).
post #66 of 281
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Here's a thread comparing Tudors to Rome, and yet there are complaints about "history". Have you guys seen Rome and read up the history? For one, the whole Atia persona is completely made-up. The only thing right about her is that she's Caesar's neice and mother to Octivian.

I'm actually surprised at how much of the Tudors actually is real, like with his illegitimate son and Mary Bolyen.

You think embellishing Atia's personality is on the same level as marrying off Princess Margaret to the King of Portugal and having her kill him with a pillow? This is only episode 4. They couldn't come up with any other story to tell? I just hope there's a good payoff for this.
post #67 of 281
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How in the world did they keep the grass that short and perfect back then? All these shots of the castle and ground show perfectly mowed grass. Did they event that old fashioned push mower back then (with the spinning blades). What did they use? I know its because they are showing castle grounds that exist today and they are maintained but did they keep them like this back then?
post #68 of 281
This show is a bit annoying. The only likable character is Queen Katerhine. The rest I can't stand. If that is the writers intent, he's doing a great job.

The actress who plays Anne, Natalie Dormer is she normally a blonde? I live in NYC and I swear I saw her saturday afternoon on union square. I got a really good look at her and it popped in my head that's the woman from Showtime.
post #69 of 281
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Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post

This show is a bit annoying. The only likable character is Queen Katerhine. The rest I can't stand. If that is the writers intent, he's doing a great job.

The actress who plays Anne, Natalie Dormer is she normally a blonde? I live in NYC and I swear I saw her saturday afternoon on union square. I got a really good look at her and it popped in my head that's the woman from Showtime.


I believe so:

post #70 of 281
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I believe so:


Well if any of you feel like stalking her I'll let you know where she lives. lol
post #71 of 281
Anyone still watching?
post #72 of 281
I'm still watching. I have my Tivo set with a season pass.
post #73 of 281
I never miss an episode. I have all of them recorded in HD. Seeing Natalie in glorious HD is a must see every time for me. Some of the other ladies aren't bad either. So much plotting going on. I love it.
post #74 of 281
Still watching. It's on a slower pace than Rome and the characters aren't as compelling, but it's not bad.
post #75 of 281
Haven't missed an episode yet. This show has some fantastic PQ.
post #76 of 281
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Still watching. It's on a slower pace than Rome and the characters aren't as compelling, but it's not bad.

Agree. The show at times moves at a snail's pace. I find myself FF through some of it.
post #77 of 281
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Oh heck yeah. Love the show. Loved the sweating episode. Had to go on-line and look that up. That is some serious f-ed up crap there. They never knew what caused it, they still don't, and it killed thousands. You died within hours. WOW.
post #78 of 281
Sure, there are some slow parts, but it seems to be getting even stronger. I really like it.

I too have to go to Wikipedia frequently. Heck, I just watched "Man for All Seasons" to see a different perspective and figure out what was going to happen. (Roughly).
post #79 of 281
Wikipedia for the show mentioned that there will be a second season. When will it be broadcast?

Things aren't looking well for Catherine. They may be fine for Anne Boleyn now, but things will definitely get worse for her (no spoilers, that's history).
post #80 of 281
Catherine is the only character on the show I like. The rest are a bunch of selfish low lives.
post #81 of 281
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Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post

Catherine is the only character on the show I like. The rest are a bunch of selfish low lives.

I think that that is the point of the writing...
post #82 of 281
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I think that that is the point of the writing...

I know. They're doing a good job of it because I can't stand them!
post #83 of 281
In real history, or in the show, either one, are you buying that she (Catherine) and her husband never got with it before he died?

I think she inhaled.
post #84 of 281
btw, what's the deal with the court composer? his story line seems unrelated to anything else.
post #85 of 281
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btw, what's the deal with the court composer? his story line seems unrelated to anything else.

Didnt someone write Ann a poem or a song, an old boyfriend?
post #86 of 281
I'm waiting for Ann to be accused of incest with her brother. Or will they leave that part out?
post #87 of 281
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btw, what's the deal with the court composer? his story line seems unrelated to anything else.

Thomas Tallis is a very well known English composer and his music is still a mainstay of the Church of England.

On a cynical note. He may be the token "pleb" with all these ruling class stiffs and his story is to counterpoint theirs. Or he maybe the "necessary" homosexual character that all these shows now MUST have.
post #88 of 281
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I'm waiting for Ann to be accused of incest with her brother. Or will they leave that part out?

That was never proven in history and some say most likely didn't happen. So not sure if they will go there or not. However, he is beheaded along with Ann so hopefully they at least do that part.
post #89 of 281
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I'm waiting for Ann to be accused of incest with her brother. Or will they leave that part out?

I'm pretty sure they've already hinted at the issue (in either the 2nd or 3rd episode.) Perhaps this is a season two topic
post #90 of 281
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subscribed to Showtime for this show and I am really enjoying it, but I also started recording the Dexter repeats as well and that show is just incredible.

Same here. I got my SA 8300 HD-DVR box in mid-March (when I bought a 1080p Olevia LCD) and I wanted an extra premium cable channel to go along with HBO (can't live without "Bill Maher," "HBO Championship Boxing" and "The Sopranos"). So I went with Showtime for the movies but so far "The Tudors" and "Dexter" repeats (which are new to me since I didn't catch it the first time) are worth the subscription price alone. "Dexter" is wicked cool and funny (not just Hall but the entire cast; love Dexter's sister), but the Miami cinematography in HD is just jaw-dropped-in-the-floor gorgeous (even the opening gets me excited). Funny thing about "The Tudors" is that I thought I wouldn't like it because I skipped "Rome" on HBO (both seasons!) after seeing a handul of episodes and realizing I didn't care about anything or anybody on that show. But there's something about the historical accuracy (and the deviations for plot purposes) of the settings, costumes and characters that makes "The Tudors" infinitely more interesting than "Rome." It helps that the women and men cast for these roles are all from a pretty high-end GQ gene pool (equal opportunity eye candy).

In its own twisted way "Tudors" is funny how it alludes to gigantic battles and wars in far away lands that on "Rome" would be shown in detail, but with the Showtime budget limitations it only mentions with an extra bringing in the news (LOL!). That fake castle they built for Episode 2 (for the meeting of Paris and Henry) must have blown a good chunk of the season's budget because they haven't featured another outdoor set that big or colorful. Needless to say, unlike "Rome," "The Tudors" has me hooked and counting the days until the season finale! And does anybody else besides me LOVE the music during the opening credits?

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Originally Posted by Carlos_E View Post

This show is a bit annoying. The only likable character is Queen Katerhine. The rest I can't stand. If that is the writers intent, he's doing a great job.

Actually Jeremy Northam's Sir Tomas More is a pretty sympathetic and likable character (not as much as the queen but come on!). I loved that in a recent episode (the one with the 'sweat' plague) More was shown angry and intolerant about the thought that Lutheranism taking over England. Even More has his negative traits in this "Tudors" series; nobody is spared the overwrought serial treatment in this pay channel adaptation.
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