The Tudors season 3 series watch online for freeThe television series is based on real events that took place in the history of England. The period when Britain was ruled by the Tudor dynasty was quite difficult and controversial for the country. It was very difficult for the king, because he must be fair and wise while conflicts, conspiracies, scandals flare up around him, and there are more than enough personal problems. Besides, he still has to rule in the interests of the people. The main characters of the series are Henry VII, Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I. As well as many other personalities who really existed and made a significant contribution to the history of England. In the life of the members of this famous dynasty, there was everything - love and hate, betrayal and lies, intrigue, revenge, affection. Anyone who loves historical pictures will love this series.
I watched The Tudors twice to get a better look at the truth. As a result, I came to the conclusion that King Henry was just a pawn in the hands of his subjects: ministers, chancellors, favorites, which led him to the status of a victim of palace intrigues and intrigues. In reality, Heinrich was destroyed by vanity and a thirst for unshakable superiority over the Lord, over the church, over the souls of people. That is why he bought so cruelly on the cunning of the Boleyn family, in particular Queen Anne and her father, as well as their incitement regarding the betrayal of Thomas More and Cardinal Wolsey. In my opinion, More and Wolsey were the only true friends and subjects of the king, the ones who were completely honest with him, with the exception, perhaps, of Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk. With all my heart, I was fascinated by the personality of Catherine of Aragon. In history and in the life of King Henry, she was the most worthy candidate for the role of wife and queen. Anna is a banal traitor, an upstart, content with all the blessings brought up without measure, wasteful and arrogant. Jane Seymour was not for nothing that she was Henry's most beloved wife, and it was not for nothing that he bequeathed to bury himself with her. Yes, she was a true peacemaker! Anna Klevskaya is an unremarkable, innocent girl who was very lucky to receive such an outcome of events: the respect of the king, a successful divorce and a generous dowry. As for Queen Catherine, Howard is just a young woman who does not deserve to be a queen. I wondered at all how the king could pay attention to her? He's always picking up some unequal, unattractive youngsters! I can't really say anything about his last wife. I don't remember her in any particular way. The personality of Thomas Cromwell is very impressive as a person of modern times, the founder of Anglicanism and a vivid supporter of the Reformation. This man, who rose from the very bottom to the level of the first minister, was too brutally overthrown, not without the participation of, of course, "Saint" Brandon and others. In general, it seems to me that the king in vain departed from Rome and the pope, because the new interpretation of the Catholic religion caused huge riots of "true Catholics", although, if you look at this, Anna Boleyn is to blame. It all started with her, with this almost seven-year red tape with divorce and release from Queen Catherine of Aragon. Although the king here himself gave a blunder, so to speak, allowed himself to be "twisted". My impression of the show is very positive. The reliability of historical facts, even quotes, is amazing! I am very pleased with the production, costumes, actors' play; an intriguing plot is intriguing. I am very pleased with the creators of the series, the actors and the film itself!
The Tudors was the first historical series that I was not only interested in, but consumed me for two whole weeks. It just so happened that we often divide the characters of TV shows into "good" and "bad". With the heroes of "The Tudors" I did not manage to divide into "friends" and "aliens". Only by the end of the fifth episode, I gave up this thankless job. I realized that they are too "alive", with their merits, with their weaknesses and shortcomings, sins and holiness, they are so similar to ordinary people that they defy any division. They have goals in life, they have priorities, following them, the characters of the series perform actions. Two main characters, two friends remain in the series throughout the film - Henry himself, and the Duke of Suffolk, his friend. It was extremely interesting to follow the development of this storyline. At the beginning of the film, these are boys, playful and restless, and by the end of the film we see two old men, frail and powerless. The hero of Meyers (he played the role of Henry) and the hero of Cavill (the role of Suffolk) seem to sincerely regret the past years. They regret lost lives, lost loved ones, and other mistakes they have made. The play of the actors is generally impossible not to mention.All character lines can be traced very clearly, Henry is a despot and tyrant, Catherine is a meek and devoted wife, Cardinal Wolsey, of course, secretive and resourceful, Thomas More, as he should be, thoughtful and judicious. Henry's mistress, Anne Boleyn, is a calculating and persistent seductress, well, and children, Mary and Elizabeth, who have never been able to forgive their father for the death of their mothers. All these characters are drawn quite clearly, although rather unobtrusively. The costumes and scenery in the film delighted us. I always drew myself a rather gloomy England of the 16th century, only stone castles, iron bars and chairs, some kind of dark robes came to mind. Perhaps the reality was slightly embellished by the filmmakers, but, to be honest, I did not disappoint at all, but I really liked it. I looked at the wonderful costumes with pleasure and just admired them. It is impossible not to say nothing about the soundtrack for the series, since, in my opinion, it is the best of all that I have ever listened to. He did not just fit perfectly into the atmosphere of the film, he emphasized the spirit of that era, aristocracy, I was ready to listen to him again and again, without missing, as I usually do, the credits before the film. The series not only left a very pleasant aftertaste in the soul, but also prompted to learn more about the reign of this extraordinary monarch, as well as about his daughters, Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor. My most sincere recommendations to everyone who is not indifferent to history and simply high-quality series.
My last review for this series told about the stormy youth of Henry VIII, in this I will try to tell the viewer what he was like in his more mature years, who he became for his state. He has already lived the most wonderful years of his life, now it would seem only to reap the fruits of his stormy activity, but now many new events await him - good and not so. After Henry lost his beloved wife, he, although reluctantly, would still have to marry again - the king is not supposed to be alone, without a queen. It is at this moment that many events happen that can unsettle even the most persistent person. This is the fall of Cromwell, and Edward Seymour finally strengthened his position in power and much more. Right now, a certain Anna of Cleves appears in the life of the monarch. This is a sweet young girl who still could not conquer Heinrich. This character generally has very little time in the series, she appeared in some snippets, although, in my opinion, this character deserved more attention from the writers. Anna tried very hard to please her husband, but the king was very selfish in relation to her, and attributed all his mistakes to her. He saw Anna as a "beloved younger sister" rather than an equal queen. The next chosen one of the king is Catherine Howard, whose image for some reason the screenwriters distorted the most. Yes, she did not shine with her mind in life, and perhaps she was not the most reasonable ruler, but in the series she was made a real fool who does not understand what she is doing at all. It is known from history that, despite her narrow-minded mind, she was still kind and sweet. Also in the series, the moment of Catherine's death was distorted, although it is known that before her death she nevertheless admitted her guilt and asked all those present to pray with her for the king. If we analyze all this, then we can say that this image is the most unfortunate of all of Henry's wives. After the death of Catherine Howard, the king, wanting at least some peace of mind, chooses Catherine Parr as his wife, who has already been a widow twice. Choosing her, Heinrich thought that this woman was the very calmness that he now so wanted. But she turned out to be by no means such a simple person who could not express her own opinion, as Henry thought about her. She was very actively involved in matters of religion, for which she was almost recognized as a heretic.In general, this is an intelligent woman who was a worthy wife of the king. Now in the life of the court, perhaps, the brightest period is coming - right now all intrigues are being woven almost openly. It is now, when the king is over fifty, viewers become involuntary witnesses of how complete chaos is going on at court - wives, openly hate their husbands, and, it seems, in spite of them, they give birth to children from their own brothers. Now the king's power is no longer what it used to be, he is even more selfish and dissolute, and this is a great reason for the courtiers to weave their intrigues. Perhaps it is the third and fourth seasons that reveal the essence of the royal court. Yes, before, there were intrigues too, but this was done with a light royal hand, now they are weaving rather against the king himself. He has become less vigilant than before, and this allows the courtiers to pursue only their own interests, everyone worries only about their future. People are divided, they do not have a single goal - some support Lady Mary, others want to seize power over Prince Edward, and no one is putting Elizabeth at anything, as it turned out later, in vain. The viewer becomes a witness of how the characters and their characters change. The brothers of the late Jane, Thomas and Edward, appear in the Arena, Mary Tudor, Elizabeth and many others emerge from the shadows. Edward Seymour is a pretty smart and calculating person. He always achieves what he wants, he goes ahead to his goal, sometimes at the cost of the well-being of his own wife. Edward's brother Thomas is also distinguished by intelligence, but unlike his brother, he sincerely knows how to love. He later marries Catherine Parr, and they will talk about his affair with young Elizabeth. The viewer also witnesses the reign of Lady Mary. The years of this woman's reign will forever go down in history, stained with blood. In the first seasons of the series, Mary is a minor character - she is still very young and inexperienced, but even then we saw her iron grip, stubbornness and uncompromisingness. She is all mother - the same zealous Catholic, ready to head for Spain. But only an attentive viewer notices what is happening in the soul of this woman - since childhood, not knowing paternal love and affection, she does her best to prove to him that she is worthy of him, but without receiving paternal love and support, she turns into a real tyrant when authorities. This is a desperate woman, angry with the whole world, bitter and even cruel. She resigned herself to the fact that she was not destined to get married and know female happiness. Elizabeth does not yet occupy the proper place at court, she is still too young and not experienced, but already now we see that she is smart and independent. Already now she knows that she will never depend on a man, she is not going to get married at all. Elizabeth does not need her father's love as much as her older sister Mary did, because she is smart and independent. The next character is also changing in a way. We are talking about the Duke of Suffolk, who now remains aloof from the palace intrigues, he is now happy as never before, and right now we see the "former Charles". But he is still interested in the affairs of the king, Henry still trusts his advisor very much, and Suffolk is also loyal to the king, even on his deathbed he hears such a delusional tirade of Henry. Heinrich, in his old age, changes quite a bit and even then not for the better - he becomes more narcissistic than he was before. He becomes a terribly petty person. Even realizing that his finest hour had passed, he still did not manage to understand all the values of life, he did not understand what he had achieved. With his terrible character, his arbitrariness, he brought England to financial ruin. Was that why he ruled for so many years? For me, "The Tudors" is a truly unique piece that perfectly reveals the essence of this royal family.
That way, it is allowed to find the genre of this serial film (the tongue does not turn to call it a television series, because this word causes me certain, to a greater extent, bad associations). I was not immediately involved in him, at first he seemed to me somehow frivolous, but the finale of the main season forced me to shake up my original worldview. And then it grows vulgarly. The creators of historical cinema often make one mistake - they get carried away with external details to the detriment of the depth of the content, forgetting that deeds are not so much tournaments, fights, banquets and beautiful costumes, but before that only the fate of people. And these destinies are so dramatic that our innovative difficulties seem small and pitiful against their background. So that the material for a good drama, and not elementary costumed cranberry deeds of any country gives enough, you just have to live. I do not want to say that The Tudors is a masterpiece of all times and peoples, but this movie definitely rises above the general level. What attracted me as a contemplator was not the content, which I know very well (I will note in parentheses that the filmmakers often observed punctuality in details, for example, they quoted real expressions of characters, excerpts from letters), but noteworthy morals and amazing acting fun. And as in any good creation, there is a lack of undoubtedly positive or negative heroes, everyone shows different boundaries of their own personality. Lord Henry (Jonathan Rhys-Myers). The most well-known British monarch among filmmakers, what is the latest about him allowed to say? But the genre chosen by the creators allows you to present this character in development. At first, this is a young man who adores life and all its pleasures, not particularly burdened with worries about the state, which he successfully shifts onto outside shoulders. Then - the monarch, who realized his native occupation and set himself a huge political target. Still later - ruthless, losing from real and presented threats and in the end - moral and socio-political bankruptcy. His main scratch is not heartlessness (in the annals there were despots and more terrible), but selfishness and indulgence of their whims. It is difficult to honor him both as a man and as a king. Catherine of Aragon (Maria Doyle Kennedy). It fully answers the idea of a real queen. Proud, important, respectable. However, she is also persistent, one of those who "do not have every chance to compromise principles." He will form an incomprehensible pair with Heinrich, so that a divorce for them is an impeccable conclusion. Anna Boleyn (Natalie Dormer). A wonderful image, owns all 2 seasons. This is not an innocent injured party, like the heroine Bonham Carter ("Henry VIII"), and not a ridiculous bitch, like Natalie Portman ("Another Boleyn"), but an active person. He opens up various boundaries of his own nature: a sly intriguing seductress, a tormented lady, a loving mother, and at the end - an important queen, who takes her own lot with a plus. Jane Seymour (Anabella Wallis). Too exemplary for one to look real. She lacks not only shortcomings, but even weaknesses. Such people do not live on earth. So that her death seems completely natural, even if you don't know the chronicle. Anna Clevskaya (Jos Stone). One thing is allowed to be stated - lost abilities. Extremely captivating image, not enough screen time. Ekaterina Howard (Tamzin Merchant). Acts about a girl-schoolgirl from a number of not particularly gifted, who unexpectedly ascended to the very highest, and what came of it. She brought a comic stream to the film, which he lacked that way. Maria Tudor (Sarah Bolger). The real daughter of her own mother, beautiful, proud, persistent. Beneath the good looks and polite manners, there is a heartlessness and intolerance that will later sprout into a lush color. Charles Brandon (Henry Cavill).A snob and intriguer who successfully manages to look good little. To start with your own friend-king, only without power and its responsibility. He uses his own influence on Heinrich to annul those who had grief he did not like. Making excuses to Cavill's fans, I found his character the least convincing of all. And, in the end - 3 Henry's ministers. The only ones who are shown at work, which already arouses enthusiasm for them. Cardinal Wolsey (Sam Neal) is the real leader of the kingdom, an experienced diplomat who is not particularly prudent in means. As often happens, he fell victim to mediocrity. My message to him has changed from rejection at the source to sympathy and respect at the end. Thomas More (Jeremy Northam) is a well-known humanist and frenzied Catholic (as it turned out, such an intricacy can be). Unlike Woolsey, my message to him changed in the opposite direction. I liked him for the whole first season and partly for the second, but in accordance with the measure of such as his deeds came to an end, I began to see that in his steadfastness and adherence to principles there was a large dacha of narcissism. Such exquisite selfishness. Thomas Cromwell (James Frain). The real governor of Wolsey, however, unlike him, a reformer who changed the face of the country. The intricacies of elegance, equanimity and reason. Absolute antagonism to the king, despite the similarity of goals. One of the few characters (perhaps even the only one!) Who is able to feel sorry for his own rivals. He turned out to be my most adored hero. So, the joint conclusion: everyone who is curious about historical cinema in general and the given era in particular, look, you will not regret it.
I decided to watch this TV series solely for those reasons that it seemed interesting to me to look at the acting of the actor G. Cavill. By the way, for reference, it was he who became the first and main contender for the famous role of Edward in the movie "Twilight". I had never seen Cavill's work before. Now I had a great opportunity to make up for this small deficiency. When I started watching the show, I immediately realized that it was good. From the very first frames I liked everything that I saw. Perfectly selected sets, beautiful costumes, an intriguing plot, wonderful actors - what else is needed to make a good film. Of course, Jonathan Rhys-Myers was the one who caught my eye. He is very charming. By the way, I thought for a long time in what picture I could see him before, and I remembered that he starred in Woody Allen's film Match Point. He's great everywhere. As for the storyline, it is no less attractive than Jonathan Rhys-Myers. The whole idea of the film is based on an abundance of intrigues, exciting moments, majestic knightly battles and romantic intimate scenes. Sometimes it even seemed that the filmmakers had gone too far with the latter. If we close our eyes to all the historical inaccuracies, then the series came out stunning. I especially wanted to note the moment that the authors fully reveal the image of each hero. Nobody remains in the shadows, even the most minor, it would seem, characters. They do not focus only on the main character. Attention is paid equally to everyone: the king and the servants. In general, the series came out very good. It's really high quality. Watching it is just a pleasure.
Needless to say, everything that happens in this film was in the distant past, and no one can vouch for the reliability of everything shown. Everything is hidden in the centuries. Therefore, do not judge strictly, do not pay attention to the many historical inaccuracies. After all, this is not the main thing in The Tudors. This is not a history book. This is a good series about the life of a king. A separate standing ovation is the work of the artists who came up with all the sets and costumes for the heroes of the film. Every detail of the wardrobe was thought out as fully as possible. Everything was perfect here. The acting was also great. Of course, not everyone played great. However, all those who played the main roles were distinguished by high professionalism. Jonathan Rhys Meyer captivated me completely. His whole game is sheer pleasure. And this look ... mmm! He was good at his role. Henry Kevil also delighted. This is my first time seeing this actor, but hopefully not the last time. Maria Doyle Kennedy made me worry with her. I was completely imbued with her image. The film also abounded in bed scenes. Frankly, they were great. No vulgarity. Everything is as romantic, passionate, and emotional as possible. They fit perfectly into the plot. Despite the fact that the screen age of the characters differed from their real one, and this was very noticeable, he did not spoil the picture. After all, it is doubtful that someone will be interested in looking at elderly people in the frame who are making love. Not quite aesthetically pleasing. Watch this wonderful story about the life of great people!