The Tudors

The Tudors

The Complete First Season

DVD - 2008 | Widescreen.
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King Henry VIII: young, sexy and the most powerful man in the world. The throne and the entire world became his at age 19. This television series reveals the early years of the passionate, vibrant and scandalous man who forever changed the course of history.

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patch666
Apr 24, 2017

I love you Melisa ~

AL_TIEGAN Dec 15, 2016

As a huge fanatic for Tudor history, I love this show! While King Henry VIII looked nothing like Jonathon Rhys-Meyers, and in fact in some of the later seasons he really should be getting heavier and looking just generally unhealthy because the injury to his leg, I still think this show did a great job sticking to a lot of historical facts. Though I do hate that it is called The Tudors and only covers King Henry VIII's life. After he dies, three of his children sat the throne. There are three more Tudors to follow, but the show just ends.. so it really should have been called King Henry VIII. Rant over, this show is really good. =)

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SiouxieQ
Nov 15, 2016

Do you love English history? No? You will after watching this series.
Get ready to love the most hated English monarch (possibly) of all time.

AL_RIMA Aug 26, 2016

Very entertaining show on the younger years of King Henry VIII. Once you start you can't stop wanting to dive into the other seasons. Love it!

DBRL_JulieC Aug 22, 2016

I have been infatuated with the Tudor court for a long time and this series made it more so. The actors do a fantastic job portraying these complex people, especially Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn. It's not completely historically accurate, but it stays true to the story of Henry, his court, and his queens.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

This kind of reminds me of a soap opera at times for one thing because it's not historically accurate, but it's still very enjoyable to watch. I loved Maria Doyle Kennedy as Katherine of Aragon and Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn. Jonathan Rhys Meyers was, in my opinion, a bit of a hit or miss during this season. He and Natalie act great together, though. I would watch this again.

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nichellemarie
Jun 11, 2015

Someone commented that there were too many sex scenes in the series, which caused them to stop watching it.

But that was how courtiers were. Many foreign ambassadors commented on the debauchery and lewdness of the English court at that time, as well as the hypocrisy of many courtiers and nobles for being pious and loose with their morals at the same time, in regards to sex and adultery. And Henry, as well as Charles Brandon, were notorious for their animalistic appetites and behavior when it came to sex. So the series was actually fairly true to life in that respect.

I'm a huge fan of the Tudor dynasty. Henry VIII and his reign and court are fascinating. This series is amazing. Although I have to admit that the actor that portrays the Duke of Buckingham would have made a much better Henry, since he was not only redheaded, but was also large in stature like Henry.

If you are looking for a Tudor series that is 100% accurate, this isn't it. But so what!? Don't be so picky! It's an extremely entertaining show! I was hooked after 1 episode and couldn't stop telling friends and family about it! DEFINITELY check it out!

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catclark87
Oct 29, 2012

I'm infatuated with trying to decipher the character of Henry. He's such a brat, yet complex. For example, his best friend marries his sister without asking for his permission first. Henry banishes him from royal court then accepts him back in after losing in an arm wrestling match. This plot line is complex yet readily able to follow. The romance scenes are very tastefully done and, contrary to many other comments I've seen, I think the acting is very good.

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TheMissFemale
May 30, 2012

It took a couple episodes for me to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked. Love The Tudors!!!

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Buddy_Garriott60
Nov 09, 2011

I have started watching this and maybe will see the whole series through to the end. This must have been made strictly for entertainment value, what there is of it. I feel that they make these people out to be loafers, nothing to do all day but sit around and plot and scheme. Meyers comes across as not my choice for the main character, he acts like a little child through most of the scenes, pouty, preening,cross, rude, duplicit. The scene where he tries to polevault across a (tiny) stream makes everyone in the scene look very stupid. Why not cross on the other side where the water is not running, guess the director didn't see that or at the least hoped no one else would notice. Made Henry look very stupid. How the hell did he even run his kingdom if all the time he was lusting after some poor stupid wench? I'm not familiar with the history of this time but I somehow can't help but wonder how acurate any of this actually is. I would like to think that going from wife to wife was to have a male heir to the throne and not just some excuse to fornicate at will, at anytime. You somehow can't help but feel for Katherine and what she had to be going through. I guess in this case it must be "good to be King."

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

Violence: Violent scenes

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Sexual Content: Sex scenes

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Mar 31, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

King Henry VIII: You think you know a story, but you only know how it ends. To get to the heart of the story, you have to go back to the beginning.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

Thomas Wyatt (about Anne Boleyn): If she gets her way, she will set our whole country in a roar...

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

Queen Katherine of Aragon: Lady Anne. I know what you are doing. But do not think to take the King away from me. Let him play with you. Let him give you gifts. He cannot give you his true heart... for I have that. In. my. keeping.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 13, 2015

Thomas More: You should tell the King what he ought to do, not what he can do. For if the lion knows his own strength...no man could control him.

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bdls206
Mar 31, 2011

King Henry VIII: You are my wife. You are not my minister, you are not my chancellor, but my wife!

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A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

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