versailles ep5 - louise and philippe3

Versailles, social attitudes and the one with ‘that’ scene in Episode 5

Which scene is that, I hear you ask? Ohhhh, this one: I have read a few articles and comments now about this scene. Some say it is rape and without consent, others say it is a forced seduction, others see absolutely nothing wrong with it. Others have analysed it from Read More…

Screen Shot 2016-06-01 at 9.39.32 AM

A rant about the UK press and their Versailles reviews….

So with Versailles about to hit the British screens in a few hours, Twitter has been inundated with articles, reviews and think pieces about the show…. and as you can imagine, they have pretty much been focusing on the sex aspect. So I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon and Read More…

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 4.55.50 PM

The one with a Sick Louis, the King’s Circle and NOOO not the Chevalier! – Versailles episode 7

Read my previous reviews in order – One, Two, Three, Four, Five and Six. And remember, every one of these has major spoilers, so if you haven’t watched them yet (or deeply care about having story details revealed), consider this a warning. I have to premise this review with a Read More…

CRg_Dj3WoAAaMSk.jpg_large

The one with the builder problems, the baby surprise and peasant spittle – Versailles Episode 6

Need an earlier episode fix? See my reviews here of One, Two, Three, Four and Five. EPISODE SIX So now the nobles are flooding to Versailles and we open with a magnificent view of the palace under construction (excellent CGI!) and Louis, Philippe and an entourage taking in the building. Read More…

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 5.07.04 PM

The one with the glorious return, the victory party and Philippe going off the rails – Versailles episode 5

After earlier reviews of Versailles? Read them in order, they’ll make more sense: Episode One, Two, Three and Four. EPISODE FIVE The scene opens on a bloody battlefield, Philippe cradling his dead horse. Everyone slain. He is clearly shellshocked, with dead eyes and a blank expression, staring off into space. Interspersed with this Read More…

Screen Shot 2015-11-28 at 1.09.49 AM

The one with the massive war, the porridge and more dead people – Versailles episode 4

If you haven’t already, read my reviews of Episode One, Two and Three. EPISODE FOUR Enter Louis (with a cut on his forehead – “from a hunting accident” we learn later.  Very curious but we never actually find out how/why this happened).  He is absolutely livid with the news that Read More…

Screen Shot 2015-11-24 at 10.53.26 AM

The one with the baby, the punch up in a dress and hey, ‘Let’s GO TO WAR!” – Versailles Episode 2

Read all about my review of Episode 1 here. EPISODE TWO So now we have the worst possible outcome for King Louis  – his Queen not only slept with another man, but the resulting child is black.  Let that sink in….. The King of France, the man who fancies himself Read More…

versailles wallpaper

The One Where I Talk Versailles (the series) and Writing

What better way to start my new blog than to talk about Canal+ new series spectacle, Versailles?  And as I do this I will discuss certain aspects that are within my realms of experience – mainly, the writing. So let’s get the major issue aside right now – the history. Read More…