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The Tudors: Worth watching? (BBCA marathon airing)

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 18, 2012.

  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Trying to line up some summer viewing...

    BBCA is running all 38 "The Tudors" next weekend, May 21/22, start to finish. Seems like a great chance to grab 'em, if they're worth watching.

    For those that did, was it worth it? Or do you wish you had 38 hours of your life back? For those that started and quit, why?

    Feel free to comment as specifically as you like. Spoilers are probably moot at this point in time, as I heard Henry VIII eventually died.:D


    PS: This appears to be the same show that was originally broadcast on Showtime from April 2007 to November 2010.
     
  2. Crow159

    Crow159 Winter is Coming...

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    My wife and I thought it was great when we watched it on Showtime. I say it's well worth the time to watch. The acting was great and the production values, like costumes and set design, were fantastic. When on Showtime, it had a lot of nudity and sex scenes which I'm sure will be cut out of the BBCA version.
     
  3. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Uggh, I hadn't even thought about it being edited. I refuse to watch edited version of (almost) any show. This would be a deal-killer to me. I'll see if they flash up the "This show has been..." disclaimer at the beginning.
     
  4. TonyD79

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    If you have Netflix streaming, the whole series is available there. It would be uneditted, commercial free and probably in HD (or at least widescreen).

    I found it an enjoyable watch overall. More sex early. More politics and intrique later.

    He got married around 6 times, depending on what you count as a marriage. :)
     
  5. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    No Netflix. I'm an old-fashioned cable/antenna kinda guy.
    Who doesn't know this? :D I can remember a Rick Wakeman neo-prog-rock album from the 70s--The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Great album, btw!
     
  6. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    This was an underrated series IMO. Great acting, great story of course and looked great on Netflix. Did I say it was great?
     
  7. nirisahn

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    Definitely worth watching.
     
  8. TonyD79

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    It was a joke.
     
  9. Magnolia88

    Magnolia88 She likes cheese.

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    I found it worth watching because of Henry Cavill. But of course YMMV. :D

    It could be pretty cheesy and overly melodramatic at times, but overall I found entertaining. But I am a sucker for period pieces in general.
     
  10. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Me too!
     
  11. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I have seen some bits and pieces. It was like watching porn with better acting.
     
  12. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

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    I loved it - bought all the DVD's!

    Great acting, great costumes, sex, intrigue, drama and featuring every hawt English actor on the planet.

    So. Good.
     
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    Definitely worth watching but I would also be reluctant to watch a edited BBC America version...

    I am sure the violence and the sexuality will be cut to shreds.
     
  14. Rob Helmerichs

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    It was kind of an R-rated Tudors 90210, but in a good way.
     
  15. gossamer88

    gossamer88 HDTV Snob

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    I'm sure there's a 30-day free coupon code out there. Then you can watch the unedited version for free. :D
     
  16. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Do we know for sure BBCA edits? I recorded a free-standing episode (ie, not part of the marathon, which is a week away) just to check it out, and it had a violence/language disclaimer at the beginning, but no "edited for..." comment. Which I thought they had to display if it was edited.

    OTOH, there was no nekkid bodies disclaimer either.:(

    So... does BBCA ever show nudity when it's part of a show?


    PS: From what I understand, Netflix thru TiVo doesn't display captions. I'm a 100% captions kinda guy.:)
     
  17. efilippi

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    And the women are gorgeous!
     
  18. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    Do they have to say whether the show is edited? Syndicated shows are usually edited and they don't say they are edited. I thought that was just for movies.
     
  19. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I think you're right . . . :(
     
  20. sieglinde

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    I think I watched the edited version and some of it on Netflix. The difference was more nudity and sex scenes. So your miliage may vary.
     

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