This may be an unpopular opinion but…. I really didn’t like that last episode of TWP. It didn’t feel cohesive, the writing was weak, and we don’t get a firm conclusion. Also the lighting was absolutely abysmal to the point of distraction.
I loved Kings. The direct biblical parallels. It was killed by the writers strike. So sad.
“Kings” is amazing! I was giddy watching the first episode and seeing all the parts of the Bible story translated into modern times. (When Samual anoints David I was so excited.)
It’s not perfect but it’s done very, very well and makes me wish we could have had more of the series and more Biblical adaptations in general. That’s such a shame that it was stopped because of the strike. I can’t help but wonder, too, if it was too gritty for the general Christian demographic, and not gritty enough for non-Christians?—but I love it. I imagine it would be a very hard line to walk. I wonder if it would do better now that these kind of stories seem popular?
I’m half-way through and I can’t wait to watch more and see where they take the story.
(It also reminds me of how much I’d love to write the David story in a late medieval setting a la the “Wars of the Roses”. I think it would be so fun and… I would totally picture Max Irons as David.)
get to know me– [5/10] historical couples – elizabeth woodville and edward of york
“If Edward is alive then I pray God he will find his way to me. And there will always be a candle in the window to light his way home, and my door will never be locked in case one day it is his hand on the latch.” “What remains in my love for you. You are what sustains me in battle. You are my home.”
His passion…carried him at last beyond all bounds of reason; and he offered to share his throne, as well as his heart, with the woman, whose beauty of person, and dignity of character seemed so well to entitle her to both. The marriage was privately celebrated at Grafton [on the 1st of May 1464]. The secret was carefully kept for some time: no one suspected, that so libertine a prince could sacrifice so much to a romantic passion.
“History of England, from The Invasion of Julius Caesar to The Revolution in 1688” in 8 volumes by David Hume, esq, (1807)