omg caroline i swear to God i was about to ask you if you ever watched reign and i saw u reblogged that pothoset lol i was thinking about watching it!! should i?? is it a waste of time?????? please i need your toughts
honestly? i don’t even know anymore. i loved the first season, 1b was a mess but i loved it anyway. francis/mary will always be one my favourite ships ever and they were so well written, my royal super couple who’s struggling between between their love for each other & their country.
but after 2x04 everything went to shit and no i WOULDN’T recommend watching. they raped their main heroine mary and i’m still fucking upset about it. i’m just gonna copy&paste here what i wrote after i finished the episode.
'the rape scene happened even though the fans heard of it as rumour before and begged the writers not do, we got thousands of signatures before they even filmed it and they did it anyway.but the worst part is how AND WHY THEY DID IT. the writers responses upset me the most bc they’re saying it’s ‘empowering to women’ and ‘raising awareness’ bla bla. it’s the opposite. mary is keeping it to herself and the show is sending the wrong message aka true strength means to suffer in silence. this is not helping women, this is acutally feeding rape culture. and second of all the reason for the rape was to punish mary’s husband (the showrunner literally said so) so you could say they let mary get raped to cause more manpain for her husband, to cause more drama and for shock value.#rapeisnotaplotdevice'
and what’s happening now on the show is even worse. mary gets treated like shit, she’s acting ooc and blaming francis her husband for her rape and pushes him away, even though he only means to support her. INSTEAD OF LETTING HER HEAL PROPERLY THEY’RE SETTING UP ANOTHER LOVE TRIANGLE. mary, who used to had such strong morals is now cheating on her husband with a guy who’s a threat to her own country, to the crown and who’s a traitor (she doesn’t know but still..) he’s not a good man in my eyes, he’s pursuing a married woman (who is his queen) and is literally risking her to be beheaded to get into her pants. i respect that mary needs space from francis & time to heal (goddamn she should), but in reign logic the only way to deal with a trauma like this is to have an affair. okay then.
they sort of copied the love triangle of s1 (francis/mary/bash which was even better in my eyes) and used A RAPE STORYLINE TO PUT ANOTHER IN MOTION. do yourself a favor and don’t watch it.