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Old 07-11-2017, 02:23 AM
Status: "Trapped but not by Minnesota" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Somwhere
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I just saw the first episode.
I found the punk-rock music and costuming quite distracting. All those naked arms were so NOT period! But the kid was very dirty, which felt authentic.

I could have done without the torture and executions scenes. I'm confused as to who the victims were, exactly, and how they related to the story.

Was Shakespeare involved in Catholic vs Protestant issues? I thought those were later, during Cromwell's time.

I think they may be playing a little too fast and loose with the story and setting.
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Old 07-12-2017, 01:52 PM
Status: "Trapped but not by Minnesota" (set 6 days ago)
 
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If I'm the only one who saw this, I'm glad I don't much like it!
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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I watched both episodes. They were O.K.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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I just saw the first episode.
I found the punk-rock music and costuming quite distracting. All those naked arms were so NOT period! But the kid was very dirty, which felt authentic.
Sounds like the Marie Antoinette movie with Kirsten Dunst, I recall them doing something similar with the punk-rock music.

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Was Shakespeare involved in Catholic vs Protestant issues? I thought those were later, during Cromwell's time.
Catholic vs Protestant had been going on since Henry VIII's rule/Martin Luther's influence.
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Old 07-12-2017, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I didn't make it past the first 15 minutes. The music was dreadful, the costumes & makeup absurd, and the sex & violence screamed 'we wish we were Game of Thrones'.


Pass.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:39 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I have been watching it on demand. I think Shakespear did live in the time when there was a lot of Catholics persecuted. Queen Elizabeth the first, would have been ineligible to be Queen under Catholic laws, so it was a big issue. (Her greedy Pa, Henry VIII, divorced his first wife, in order to found the Church of England ) However, I think the "Catholic Will" is a plot decoy. I am enjoying it. But the tattoos annoy me, I really doubt modern day abdomen scrawls would be popular in those times. I shall keep watching, but I mute the torture scenes.
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