Watch The Tudors 2007–2010 123movies, Full TV Series Online – This costume drama features England’s splendid Renaissance dynasty under King Henry VIII. Beginning in Season 1 when Henry VIII was growing desperate for an heir and growing distant from his first wife, the series moves quickly to the period when Anne Boleyn became his obsession. During this time Cardinal Wolsey rose to become the power behind his throne, ruling ruthlessly and nearly absolutely while Henry (played by Johnathon Rhys Meyers) for the most part followed the Cardinal’s advice, maneuvering through a series of betrayals and plots against him. When Anne Boleyn plays much harder to get than any woman ever has, Henry begins to search for a way out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon, so that he can make Anne his wife. Needing a divorce, Henry turns to Wolsey, who promises to help him create waves of backlash from the church, as well as the Spanish Habsburg dynasty and its overseas empire. Against this background gyrate the private lives and political intrigues of several members of the royal court and chancery. This includes Henry’s friend and his sister Margaret’s true love Charles Brandon, the Habsburg ambassadors, greedy and power-hungry schemers, their incidental victims and composer Thomas Tallis….
Plot: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
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Exciting, but founders on miscast Henry & historical inaccuracy
I’m glad to see Showtime taking on the Tudor era, even if they are doing it because Henry’s life is a tabloid-seller’s dream come true, and our culture is tabloid-obsessed.
I love the casting of Jeremy Northam (Sir Thomas More) and Sam Neill (Cardinal Wolsey).
I read an earlier comment after I had already expressed the following thought elsewhere, and I completely agree — Steven Waddington (Buckingham) would have been a better Henry VIII – he’s bigger (he properly fills the screen, which in various shots J R-M painfully cannot, either in height or breadth); red-haired (as Henry was); and a POWERFUL, mesmerizing actor who’s a better age for the part. (J R-M’s eyes are riveting, but that’s not enough for the part b/c at this stage of Henry’s life, his fame was largely due to his physical dominance, learning & musical skill.) Showtime seems to be trying to appeal to a VERY young, VH-1 audience with the J R-M casting. Or, as they suggest, to people who don’t know the story.
That’s my second issue – don’t suggest in the ads that you’re going to tell the REAL story when you’re not. Some dramatic license is expected (like flipping France for Portgual b/c they introduced Francis I early on) but there is no GOOD excuse for making a composite of Henry’s sisters by telling Princess Mary Rose Tudor’s story, but calling the character Princess Margaret, which was her older sister’s name.
The real Margaret had a dramatic story, too — and she’s got the line to the current royal family through her great-granddaughter, Mary, Queen of Scots — but they lost the chance to tell that by combining the sisters. Presumably they did it b/c they thought the audience was so dumb that we couldn’t handle Henry’s daughter and sister both being named Mary. Too bad.
The Tudors is about as close to perfection as a show of its genre can get. I understand people may argue that there are many historical inaccuracies but these become irrelevant when you realise the quality of the sets, scripts and not to forget the incredible acting.
I also think that the costume department also deserve an enormous amount of credit for designing royal attire that would have been fit for any Tudor King or Queen. As soon as you see the women walk out in their gorgeous dresses and the men in their traditional Tudor dress you are pulled into the world of Henry V111’s court, a world, which thanks to this beautifully made show, I would never want to leave.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr (60 min)
Genre Drama, History, Romance
Writer Michael Hirst
Actors Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy
Country Ireland, Canada, United States, United Kingdom
Awards Won 6 Primetime Emmys. 49 wins & 82 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.78 : 1
Camera Sony HDW-F900 (modified by Panavision)
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Cinematographic Process HDTV (1080p/24)
Printed Film Format N/A