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Topic: The Serpent Queen [Drama, History]

Season 1
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Considered an immigrant, common and plain, Catherine de Medici is married into the 16th century French court as an orphaned teenager expected to bring a fortune in dowry and produce many heirs, only to discover that her husband is in love with an older woman, her dowry is unpaid and she is unable to concieve. Yet, with her intelligence and determination, she manages to keep her marriage alive and masters the bloodsport of the monarchy better than anyone else, ruling France for 50 years.

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The trailer looks great, Cunk on Britain vibes big_smile

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checklist
1) we have "done" Catherine the Great ( The Great with elle Fanning)
2) Now its Catherine De Medici's turn
3) Next? Lucrezia Borgia?

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I like it. I can watch pretty much anything in the genre but this is definitely toward the top end so far.

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Am I the only one I am finding it all a bit confusing after eps 4, very little seems to stand out.  They have done the age switch thing here also.  by the way the forum has not been added to the entry

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Confusing how? Like as in you don't know who the council people and various court folks are? Or something about the plot? I kinda feel like the side characters are mostly just placeholders.

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mrverene wrote:

Confusing how? Like as in you don't know who the council people and various court folks are? Or something about the plot? I kinda feel like the side characters are mostly just placeholders.

well take away all those placeholders and you dont have much left? I get the impression they were added as the show lacks any real things happening. The maid todos not enough to sustain the show?
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I meant placeholders in that they're just expressions of political positions and not really particularly developed characters. The story's how Catherine deals with all the various factions. I find it interesting enough so far, and it should get more interesting as Francis and Mary get older given the added tensions there.

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eps 6 was the first one that made any sense and was enjoyable.

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The last eps of the series eps 8 was a good one made it all worth while pulled it all together. Mary of Scotland was a great character as were the Bourbon brothers

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Just started with ep1, its gonna be a long time till the apex since its kind of told by the protagonist.
Also common, plain and orphan is so wrong, the name actually made history tongue
To be in those circumstances in that time was almost unique

"Au naturel maybe, thats the way i like it. Swing low, sweet chariots." Creed Bratton