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I kept idly toying with the idea of watching The Tudors, for years, off and on.

But I believe I just might have to because I found out they did the story between Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, Henry's sister (well, they renamed her Margaret even though the real Margaret was Mary's older sis and married to King of Scotland, but it's showtime...).

Ever since I was a much much younger Mousie and read the huge turn-of-the-20th-century bestseller When Knighthood Was in Flower - about Mary and Charles - I have had the world's hugest soft spot for that story. I am actually rather surprised it isn't more popular/well-known/subject of fiction. King's favorite sister, recently Queen of France, marrying the man she wanted against her brother's wishes, is what I'd normally consider a pretty good subject for a romantic tale. But I suppose "and then she died shortly after and he remarried" lacks the true R&J gloss.

But anyway, I've had a huge soft spot for the story for years and years and years and finding out Tudors did address it makes me want to check it out. Someone made a pretty nifty MV about it:



I have to say, I am pretty entertained by all the Tudors MVs, especially the Henry/Anne ones. None of them end with the whole 'he beheaded her' bit.
dangermousie: (Default)
I kept idly toying with the idea of watching The Tudors, for years, off and on.

But I believe I just might have to because I found out they did the story between Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, Henry's sister (well, they renamed her Margaret even though the real Margaret was Mary's older sis and married to King of Scotland, but it's showtime...).

Ever since I was a much much younger Mousie and read the huge turn-of-the-20th-century bestseller When Knighthood Was in Flower - about Mary and Charles - I have had the world's hugest soft spot for that story. I am actually rather surprised it isn't more popular/well-known/subject of fiction. King's favorite sister, recently Queen of France, marrying the man she wanted against her brother's wishes, is what I'd normally consider a pretty good subject for a romantic tale. But I suppose "and then she died shortly after and he remarried" lacks the true R&J gloss.

But anyway, I've had a huge soft spot for the story for years and years and years and finding out Tudors did address it makes me want to check it out. Someone made a pretty nifty MV about it:



I have to say, I am pretty entertained by all the Tudors MVs, especially the Henry/Anne ones. None of them end with the whole 'he beheaded her' bit.
dangermousie: (Default)
I kept idly toying with the idea of watching The Tudors, for years, off and on.

But I believe I just might have to because I found out they did the story between Charles Brandon and Mary Tudor, Henry's sister (well, they renamed her Margaret even though the real Margaret was Mary's older sis and married to King of Scotland, but it's showtime...).

Ever since I was a much much younger Mousie and read the huge turn-of-the-20th-century bestseller When Knighthood Was in Flower - about Mary and Charles - I have had the world's hugest soft spot for that story. I am actually rather surprised it isn't more popular/well-known/subject of fiction. King's favorite sister, recently Queen of France, marrying the man she wanted against her brother's wishes, is what I'd normally consider a pretty good subject for a romantic tale. But I suppose "and then she died shortly after and he remarried" lacks the true R&J gloss.

But anyway, I've had a huge soft spot for the story for years and years and years and finding out Tudors did address it makes me want to check it out. Someone made a pretty nifty MV about it:



I have to say, I am pretty entertained by all the Tudors MVs, especially the Henry/Anne ones. None of them end with the whole 'he beheaded her' bit.
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA almost kiss by icequeen3101)
Oh, God. People at TWOP, just SHUT UP!

Yes, yes, JRM is not over six feet tall and Henry VIII was. OMG! Ohnoez. Horrors. OMG, not historically accurate. BLAH. I am one of ten people who didn’t love Rome (it was good but didn’t grab me) and am one of ten people loving The Tudors. Anyway, nothing wrong with thinking it’s boring, slow-moving, whatever. Lay off historical accuracy. The sainted movie Elizabeth (which I hate. Pretentious. Ugh. Hate pretension. Maybe that is why I don’t mind The Tudors, it doesn’t try to be ‘aaaaart’) was really inaccurate. So was Rome (which was also a bit on the pretentious side. The hilarious sex scenes, put in there just to show how edgy they were, turned me off because…LOL. No, not really edgy. This isn’t what sex looks like. Get it right, or even better, don’t try to be fake-explicit). The day I see a truly historically accurate movie/show, I’ll keel over in shock. There is a reason I prefer most of my history reading to be non-fiction.

Except for Richard III novels that is. GUUUH.

In other news, I finally bought Veronica Mars season 2 set. Despite my utter dislike of how S3 went down and complete annoyance at the waste, I adored S1 and liked S2 a lot, and will just prefer to think that the show ended in S2. I remember I started a rewatch/blogging about S1 but stopped somewhere around 1.16. I should restart.

In other news!!! EEEEE! Thank you [livejournal.com profile] booknerd714! Apparently Rain is coming to North America to do concerts in June!!!!! I am so going this time, even if I’ll be probably one of the few non-Asian girls. I got experience in that from Bollywood shows anyway and I am not missing my chance to see Rain rip off his shirt in person. [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian, I checked and he is coming to New York, so we are definitely on ;)

Oh, and speaking of events! Nathan Fillion’s upcoming romantic comedy Waitress is doing previews all over. Check out here for whether there are show times round you and (if interested) get free preview tickets from there.
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA almost kiss by icequeen3101)
Oh, God. People at TWOP, just SHUT UP!

Yes, yes, JRM is not over six feet tall and Henry VIII was. OMG! Ohnoez. Horrors. OMG, not historically accurate. BLAH. I am one of ten people who didn’t love Rome (it was good but didn’t grab me) and am one of ten people loving The Tudors. Anyway, nothing wrong with thinking it’s boring, slow-moving, whatever. Lay off historical accuracy. The sainted movie Elizabeth (which I hate. Pretentious. Ugh. Hate pretension. Maybe that is why I don’t mind The Tudors, it doesn’t try to be ‘aaaaart’) was really inaccurate. So was Rome (which was also a bit on the pretentious side. The hilarious sex scenes, put in there just to show how edgy they were, turned me off because…LOL. No, not really edgy. This isn’t what sex looks like. Get it right, or even better, don’t try to be fake-explicit). The day I see a truly historically accurate movie/show, I’ll keel over in shock. There is a reason I prefer most of my history reading to be non-fiction.

Except for Richard III novels that is. GUUUH.

In other news, I finally bought Veronica Mars season 2 set. Despite my utter dislike of how S3 went down and complete annoyance at the waste, I adored S1 and liked S2 a lot, and will just prefer to think that the show ended in S2. I remember I started a rewatch/blogging about S1 but stopped somewhere around 1.16. I should restart.

In other news!!! EEEEE! Thank you [livejournal.com profile] booknerd714! Apparently Rain is coming to North America to do concerts in June!!!!! I am so going this time, even if I’ll be probably one of the few non-Asian girls. I got experience in that from Bollywood shows anyway and I am not missing my chance to see Rain rip off his shirt in person. [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian, I checked and he is coming to New York, so we are definitely on ;)

Oh, and speaking of events! Nathan Fillion’s upcoming romantic comedy Waitress is doing previews all over. Check out here for whether there are show times round you and (if interested) get free preview tickets from there.
dangermousie: (Farscape: JA almost kiss by icequeen3101)
Oh, God. People at TWOP, just SHUT UP!

Yes, yes, JRM is not over six feet tall and Henry VIII was. OMG! Ohnoez. Horrors. OMG, not historically accurate. BLAH. I am one of ten people who didn’t love Rome (it was good but didn’t grab me) and am one of ten people loving The Tudors. Anyway, nothing wrong with thinking it’s boring, slow-moving, whatever. Lay off historical accuracy. The sainted movie Elizabeth (which I hate. Pretentious. Ugh. Hate pretension. Maybe that is why I don’t mind The Tudors, it doesn’t try to be ‘aaaaart’) was really inaccurate. So was Rome (which was also a bit on the pretentious side. The hilarious sex scenes, put in there just to show how edgy they were, turned me off because…LOL. No, not really edgy. This isn’t what sex looks like. Get it right, or even better, don’t try to be fake-explicit). The day I see a truly historically accurate movie/show, I’ll keel over in shock. There is a reason I prefer most of my history reading to be non-fiction.

Except for Richard III novels that is. GUUUH.

In other news, I finally bought Veronica Mars season 2 set. Despite my utter dislike of how S3 went down and complete annoyance at the waste, I adored S1 and liked S2 a lot, and will just prefer to think that the show ended in S2. I remember I started a rewatch/blogging about S1 but stopped somewhere around 1.16. I should restart.

In other news!!! EEEEE! Thank you [livejournal.com profile] booknerd714! Apparently Rain is coming to North America to do concerts in June!!!!! I am so going this time, even if I’ll be probably one of the few non-Asian girls. I got experience in that from Bollywood shows anyway and I am not missing my chance to see Rain rip off his shirt in person. [livejournal.com profile] smartylibrarian, I checked and he is coming to New York, so we are definitely on ;)

Oh, and speaking of events! Nathan Fillion’s upcoming romantic comedy Waitress is doing previews all over. Check out here for whether there are show times round you and (if interested) get free preview tickets from there.
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
Am officially dead now. See why I don’t care about how correct the history in The Tudors is:



While accessing my email, I scrolled by some news site that was discussing that Angelina Jolie plans to adopt again, from yet another different country. Good Lord, this is making me think of a menagerie, or maybe instead that one episode of Family Guy where Stewie got temporarily taken into a family of hippie, rainbow-children-collecting freaks. :P Well, I suppose there are worse ways for Brad Pitt to have a midlife crisis than to hook up with a botoxed Mother Teresa wannabe. After all, Tom Cruise is a warning and a fearsome example to us all.

Argh. I just read an article on manga that made me see red. It was saying how it’s disturbing and bad that a lot of manga features really submissive girls and pushy men. Fine, whatever, though personally I think people should read what they want (‘what are we teaching our young’ arguments annoy me in general), and if you don’t like, don’t read manga, or find one of the many many titles that have strong heroines. That’s not what pissed me off. They listed Hana Yori Dango as one of them. WTF!!!! Makino is one of the strongest manga girls out there. And yeah, Domyouji is rude etc etc but the whole freaking point is that Makino is every bit a match for him and dishes out as much as he does. He loves her because she is strong-willed and capable. It’s hardly a ‘poor weak woman putting up with an aggressive guy’ scenario. Also, one of the main Hanadan points is about Domyouji growing up and learning to be human and becoming a person. And he certainly pays for any transgressions tenfold with what Makino puts him through. Anyway. RANT. I get the feeling the stupid article author just read the first three volumes (though how she got opressed weakling Tsukushi out of it I still have no idea). Fine. But don’t write a freaking article about it, then!!!

P.S. Signs the Apocalypse is near: when on the train home you are puzzling over whether the man and woman next to you are a couple or father and daughter and at the end of almost twenty minutes are still unsure. Ugh.
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
Am officially dead now. See why I don’t care about how correct the history in The Tudors is:



While accessing my email, I scrolled by some news site that was discussing that Angelina Jolie plans to adopt again, from yet another different country. Good Lord, this is making me think of a menagerie, or maybe instead that one episode of Family Guy where Stewie got temporarily taken into a family of hippie, rainbow-children-collecting freaks. :P Well, I suppose there are worse ways for Brad Pitt to have a midlife crisis than to hook up with a botoxed Mother Teresa wannabe. After all, Tom Cruise is a warning and a fearsome example to us all.

Argh. I just read an article on manga that made me see red. It was saying how it’s disturbing and bad that a lot of manga features really submissive girls and pushy men. Fine, whatever, though personally I think people should read what they want (‘what are we teaching our young’ arguments annoy me in general), and if you don’t like, don’t read manga, or find one of the many many titles that have strong heroines. That’s not what pissed me off. They listed Hana Yori Dango as one of them. WTF!!!! Makino is one of the strongest manga girls out there. And yeah, Domyouji is rude etc etc but the whole freaking point is that Makino is every bit a match for him and dishes out as much as he does. He loves her because she is strong-willed and capable. It’s hardly a ‘poor weak woman putting up with an aggressive guy’ scenario. Also, one of the main Hanadan points is about Domyouji growing up and learning to be human and becoming a person. And he certainly pays for any transgressions tenfold with what Makino puts him through. Anyway. RANT. I get the feeling the stupid article author just read the first three volumes (though how she got opressed weakling Tsukushi out of it I still have no idea). Fine. But don’t write a freaking article about it, then!!!

P.S. Signs the Apocalypse is near: when on the train home you are puzzling over whether the man and woman next to you are a couple or father and daughter and at the end of almost twenty minutes are still unsure. Ugh.
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
Am officially dead now. See why I don’t care about how correct the history in The Tudors is:



While accessing my email, I scrolled by some news site that was discussing that Angelina Jolie plans to adopt again, from yet another different country. Good Lord, this is making me think of a menagerie, or maybe instead that one episode of Family Guy where Stewie got temporarily taken into a family of hippie, rainbow-children-collecting freaks. :P Well, I suppose there are worse ways for Brad Pitt to have a midlife crisis than to hook up with a botoxed Mother Teresa wannabe. After all, Tom Cruise is a warning and a fearsome example to us all.

Argh. I just read an article on manga that made me see red. It was saying how it’s disturbing and bad that a lot of manga features really submissive girls and pushy men. Fine, whatever, though personally I think people should read what they want (‘what are we teaching our young’ arguments annoy me in general), and if you don’t like, don’t read manga, or find one of the many many titles that have strong heroines. That’s not what pissed me off. They listed Hana Yori Dango as one of them. WTF!!!! Makino is one of the strongest manga girls out there. And yeah, Domyouji is rude etc etc but the whole freaking point is that Makino is every bit a match for him and dishes out as much as he does. He loves her because she is strong-willed and capable. It’s hardly a ‘poor weak woman putting up with an aggressive guy’ scenario. Also, one of the main Hanadan points is about Domyouji growing up and learning to be human and becoming a person. And he certainly pays for any transgressions tenfold with what Makino puts him through. Anyway. RANT. I get the feeling the stupid article author just read the first three volumes (though how she got opressed weakling Tsukushi out of it I still have no idea). Fine. But don’t write a freaking article about it, then!!!

P.S. Signs the Apocalypse is near: when on the train home you are puzzling over whether the man and woman next to you are a couple or father and daughter and at the end of almost twenty minutes are still unsure. Ugh.
dangermousie: (Default)
Watched more of The Tudors and really. How can people object to it when there is so much hot male (and female if that's your thing) flesh about, either in period clothes or verrrrry naked? Seriously. I know I sound shallow but oh well. Plus, all that carping about JRM not looking like Henry. I find myself not caring when I stare at the cheekbones. The history is screwy but I have no problem just viewing it as some AU fantasy type stuff. Sexy fun fantasy, that is. I know this will brand me a total heretic on my flist, but I like it so much better than Rome, which was also pretty ahistorical but also had characters I wasn't very interested in and no sex appeal :) The Tudors otoh, has no redeeming brain value but it way way too fun.

And also, on a shallow note. I have started Sensual Phrase, the manga I mentioned earlier, and heeeeee. I am on page eight or so and the hero is already groping the heroine where people don't unless they are fairly well aquainted (upper leg, if you must know). Heeeee. If The Tudors is my guilty TV pleasure, Sensual Phrase is my guilty manga pleasure. Except I don't feel guilty in the least :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Watched more of The Tudors and really. How can people object to it when there is so much hot male (and female if that's your thing) flesh about, either in period clothes or verrrrry naked? Seriously. I know I sound shallow but oh well. Plus, all that carping about JRM not looking like Henry. I find myself not caring when I stare at the cheekbones. The history is screwy but I have no problem just viewing it as some AU fantasy type stuff. Sexy fun fantasy, that is. I know this will brand me a total heretic on my flist, but I like it so much better than Rome, which was also pretty ahistorical but also had characters I wasn't very interested in and no sex appeal :) The Tudors otoh, has no redeeming brain value but it way way too fun.

And also, on a shallow note. I have started Sensual Phrase, the manga I mentioned earlier, and heeeeee. I am on page eight or so and the hero is already groping the heroine where people don't unless they are fairly well aquainted (upper leg, if you must know). Heeeee. If The Tudors is my guilty TV pleasure, Sensual Phrase is my guilty manga pleasure. Except I don't feel guilty in the least :)
dangermousie: (Default)
Watched more of The Tudors and really. How can people object to it when there is so much hot male (and female if that's your thing) flesh about, either in period clothes or verrrrry naked? Seriously. I know I sound shallow but oh well. Plus, all that carping about JRM not looking like Henry. I find myself not caring when I stare at the cheekbones. The history is screwy but I have no problem just viewing it as some AU fantasy type stuff. Sexy fun fantasy, that is. I know this will brand me a total heretic on my flist, but I like it so much better than Rome, which was also pretty ahistorical but also had characters I wasn't very interested in and no sex appeal :) The Tudors otoh, has no redeeming brain value but it way way too fun.

And also, on a shallow note. I have started Sensual Phrase, the manga I mentioned earlier, and heeeeee. I am on page eight or so and the hero is already groping the heroine where people don't unless they are fairly well aquainted (upper leg, if you must know). Heeeee. If The Tudors is my guilty TV pleasure, Sensual Phrase is my guilty manga pleasure. Except I don't feel guilty in the least :)
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
OMG, the history in The Tudors amuses me mightily. The funny thing? It’s totally ahistorical and I don’t mind at bit.

Cut for Henry's sister and Brandon stuff. Can history be a spoiler? )

So yeah. Ahistorical but I don't care because it doesn't really pretend to be a brainy-serious type of show.

Too much fun!
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
OMG, the history in The Tudors amuses me mightily. The funny thing? It’s totally ahistorical and I don’t mind at bit.

Cut for Henry's sister and Brandon stuff. Can history be a spoiler? )

So yeah. Ahistorical but I don't care because it doesn't really pretend to be a brainy-serious type of show.

Too much fun!
dangermousie: (BSG: Lee by syliasyliasylia)
OMG, the history in The Tudors amuses me mightily. The funny thing? It’s totally ahistorical and I don’t mind at bit.

Cut for Henry's sister and Brandon stuff. Can history be a spoiler? )

So yeah. Ahistorical but I don't care because it doesn't really pretend to be a brainy-serious type of show.

Too much fun!
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
I started watching Tudors.

I have no idea whether it is good, but it is certainly AWESOME. Also, it's the first time in movie history that Henry VIII has been hot. Jonathan Rhys-Myers is sex on legs. And he gets the scarily dangerous vibe down too.

Various Tudors youtube vids )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
I started watching Tudors.

I have no idea whether it is good, but it is certainly AWESOME. Also, it's the first time in movie history that Henry VIII has been hot. Jonathan Rhys-Myers is sex on legs. And he gets the scarily dangerous vibe down too.

Various Tudors youtube vids )
dangermousie: (Bond by svilleficrecs)
I started watching Tudors.

I have no idea whether it is good, but it is certainly AWESOME. Also, it's the first time in movie history that Henry VIII has been hot. Jonathan Rhys-Myers is sex on legs. And he gets the scarily dangerous vibe down too.

Various Tudors youtube vids )

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