Thursday, September 30, 2010

Of Monarchy and Modern World


Definitely my latest addiction

I've been hooked with The Tudors lately because of Karch. At first, I thought it was boring and educational but it really is interesting to watch. The story has so many cast of characters but everyone made a great impact on the series.


King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is high and mighty

The Tudors revolve around the lives of King Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and Catherine of Aragon. King Henry married Catherine, wife of his deceased brother, Arthur, from which he replaced the throne. But when Henry met Lady Anne Boleyn, he made it sure to dissolute his marriage with Catherine because he loves Lady Anne so much. Anne on the other hand, did not give herself to Henry unless she is sure that he will end his previous marriage.


Lady Anne and Henry during their courtship days

Honestly, I find Henry quite a romantic. Although his ways are quite conniving and unfair for Queen Catherine, I still believe in the power of their love. I mean, why force a marriage when there aren't any feelings anymore? What if that someone was forced into something he didn't want in the first place? He screwed up, but its always up to a person to make things right again, with the right person, at the right time.



Maria Doyle Kennedy in her royal highness, Catherine of Aragon role

Catherine on the other hand, really should have given up the crown in the first place. Her hunger for power and pride ate her up and destroyed her into pieces. And you know what happens when people are far more superior than their PRIDE and GREED? They end up miserable and the Superior Being called God gives what is due to them.


Anne Boleyn (played by Natalie Dormer) is a manupulative bitch with a heart

Lady Anne was loved because she loved with all her heart. She may be a manipulative little bitch, but she definitely knows what she wants. To heck with everyone! She loves Henry. Maybe at first she's just obeying her father's wishes, but her heart definitely belonged to the King of England.

And you know what, I don't know a single game of chess, but I definitely know that the Queen will do everything to protect her King. And that is why Anne deserved her crown. :) Thinking of it, there are still manipulative and greedy kings and queens in our modern world. Take Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl) as an example. She's so into ruling the Upper East Side by her wretched ways, but if you look at her doe-eyed persona, you just couldn't bear hate her. I have that feeling with Anne Boleyn. Or maybe its just that I can relate with the two.

I'm still watching the Season 1 and I so can't wait to finish the series. Eventhough Ive already seen "The Other Boleyn Girl", The Tudors is a rave, even if I think I know the story by heart.

2 comments:

  1. I was hooked with The Tudors too! But when I started watching Season 3, things got a little boring for me. HAven't finished that season yet.

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  2. Grabe diba? Anne Boleyn has a classic beauty. Sobrang nakakahook kung paano niya makukuha si Henry. :)

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