Originally Posted by maitak
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?
Originally Posted by Carlos_E
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.