Don’t you hate it when someone wakes you up just as you’re about to conquer a country and become a princess? Yes well, that is where my dreams led me after being introduced to a new series that has filled the void “The Tudors” left me when it wrapped. “The White Queen” is just as dramatically wonderful a period series—it’s got all the good sex, politics, religion, even a bit of witchcraft in this one, costumes, and actors too good looking to play the people they’re playing. While Elizabeth Woodville was known to be very beautiful, I somehow doubt Edward IV was as handsome as Max Irons is. Damn he’s charming.
The show is now being aired in The States on Starz, and comparing it to “The Tudors,” which was such a great show, I would say that it’s much tamer—not as much gore, and the sex scenes are less graphic—but just as thrilling. Of course, I’ve only seen two episodes, so we’ll see where it goes. Also, Max Irons is less scary than Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Meyers is just a beast, who is intimidating but intriguing; whereas Irons…Irons you kind of want to immediately cuddle and have lots of beautiful babies with. Moreover, this new series is centered around a female lead, rather than the male lead, but it’s all the same madness. In fact, it almost feels like a prequel, because it takes place during the Wars of the Roses, right before the Tudor dynasty.
I am just so excited that I discovered it, because I’ve been desiring a show to fill the void of “The Tudors.” And voila. Merci to our cousins across the pond for fulfilling mt television needs.. Hopefully it continues to impress.