Okay, Henry VIII rocking to Queen’s “I Want It All” is a bit of a cultural leap. But Showtime’s The Tudors is known for embracing the historically accurate and inaccurate and getting away with it. Fans have enjoyed the mix with fine cinematography, haute-costumes and sexy stars that leave us…wanting it all.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers as an indulgent king -even if it doesn’t show in terms of fat cells- works. And though it was depressing that Natalie Dormer* as Anne Boleyn was destined to lose her head, we have a (possibly nekkid?) Joss Stone as Anne of Cleves and Anita Briem returning (’til her impending death) as Jane Seymour.
Sadly, news is this season -starting April 5th- is only slated for eight episodes! Why?!?!
* Natalie Dormer fans needing a fix – check her in at least two movies slated for release this year: Fencewalker, The City of Life and on UK TV in Agatha Christie’s Marple: Why Didn’t They Ask Evans? There are also rumors of her starring in the film Flying Lessons (not to be confused with the 2007 film of the same name) with Sissy Spacek which is to start filming this March.