Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Telly Tuesday: Reign

Historical fiction! Who doesn't love that?!

First aired: 17th October 2013
Number of episodes: 21
Number of series: 1
Status: Current (next episode 1x22 airs on 15th May)

Reign follows the story of Mary, Queen of Scots and is set in 16th century France. Though it is based on historical facts, it is highly fictionalised, but not in a way that takes away from the story.

I would probably say that this show appeals more to women than to men, as its main focus is on love and lust, but it does have some very intriguing plot details and a few brilliant action scenes as well. Side plots like pagans, Nostradamus, Clarissa and the Darkness makes the show feel more like a proper Hollywood film rather than a history lesson.

The show already won a People's Choice Award for Favourite New TV Drama, and if that doesn't make you want to watch it, then I don't know what will!

1 comment :

  1. Have seen the beginning of the first season, but I felt it was just too much drama. I do not like the love triangle and especially not when it is between two brothers and a girl. But by all means a great series, but too much teen series for my part :)