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Versailles S2, episode 2 – the one in French (still) and with Liselotte

Yes, I am still watching the French version. *sigh* but I have been helped along by some discussion on our Versailles Fan Group and via my lovely Twitter followers ūüôā CanalPlus in their wisdom, decided to screen two eps on the one night and I didn’t realise until Aurora told Read More…

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Versailles Series 2, episode 1 – The one where it’s all in French

Oui. As I watched the first two eps of Versailles in the early hours of 28th March and cursed my 13yo self for not paying attention in French class, I suddenly realised I¬†could still write the review because a) I kind of know the story and a few words of Read More…

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The one where Versailles comes to Australia

I’d been anticipating it for months, and finally, December had rolled around and it was finally here! YAY! I am talking about the National Gallery of Australia‘s Versailles Exhibit, a joint event run by the NGA and the chateau de Versailles. From December until April, we Aussies get to experience Read More…

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the one where I am in a brand new year

As I watch ¬†and live-tweet really really bad TV (the Village People’s Can’t Stop the Music) after the 12-minute spectacle of fireworks on Sydney Harbour, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year, and I hope you all stay safe, laugh lots and have joy in your lives. Read More…

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The one with the theory about Philippe d’Orleans’ baby fatalities

Anyone familiar with the TV show Who Do You Think You Are?¬†knows the drill – featured celebrities go on the hunt for their history, diving into the past and discovering really interesting things about relatives long gone. I recently watched the Martin Freeman ep (he of Sherlock and The Hobbit) Read More…

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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…

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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…

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The finale…. poison, death and departures – Versailles episode 10

Here it is, mes amis! The final review of the finale¬†of Versailles. My sources tell me that sadly, we will have to wait until March 2017 (Yes, NEXT YEAR!!!) for Season 2. I am sobbing. In between re-watching S1, of course. So anyways, off we go. ¬†And remember you can Read More…

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The one with Henriette’s return, the rules of etiquette and the beheading – Versailles episode 9

For reviews of previous eps, you can read them here: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven¬†and Eight. ¬†SPOILER ALERT!!!! ¬†So don’t read if you don’t like that kind of thing. Not that there’s anything wrong with it. EPISODE NINE Nearly finished, mes amis! ¬†Get reading for loads of stuff Read More…

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The one with Henriette’s mission, bad guys are revealed and major Chevalier/Philippe feels OMG – Versailles episode 8

For reviews of previous eps, you can read them here: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven. And yes, they are major spoiler-y plus I also talk about the characters and plot and dialogue from a writer’s point of view. EPISODE EIGHT We left the last episode with the Read More…