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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Reign: Season 1 DVD Review

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Reign: Season 1 DVD Review

Synopsis: Ever since Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, was a little girl, the English have wanted her country and her crown. As a teenager, Mary is sent to France to wed its next king to save herself and her people. Waiting at the French Court is the gorgeous Prince Francis, his illegitimate half-brother Sebastian, a king on the brink of madness, a scheming queen, and the seer Nostradamus with a devastating prophecy. While royal conspiracies, sexual intrigue and mysterious dark forces lurk around every castle corner, Mary struggles to rule her heart's conflicting passions and make the right decisions as she prepares to become queen. Politics, passion and duty make for thrilling drama in all 22 royally scandalous episodes of the powerful new series, "Reign".

Review:  The CW rarely has a show that I feel is worth watching.  Amongst that shortlist is the new period drama Reign.  This show, while not necessarily historically accurate, is wildly entertaining.   One nice thing about this series being on network instead of cable is that we get a whopping 22 episodes in this first season.  The show focuses around  Mary Queen of Scots and the drama surrounding her young life.  Though the show takes place many centuries ago, there are still themes and situations that ring true today.   It has the quality of the Tudors with perhaps a little more accessibility.  The themes of love, betrayl, politics all find their way inside of this series.  I really enjoyed watching this new series and I look forward to season 2.  Get caught up with this great new DVD.

Special features: "'Reign': The Making of a Queen" - In this featurette, we'll talk with executive producers Laurie McCarthy and Brad Silberling and the cast to uncover the story of how the show came to be, why it was such an exciting story to tell, and how its makers re-shaped history to thrill a modern audience; "The Authenticity of 'Reign': Recreating the 16th Century" - From costumes to castles, an inside look at the design and style of "Reign"; Deleted Scenes.

Interest Range: TV Shows