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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The one with the African prince, the shooting and mucho sass – Versailles Episode 3

You can read my reviews of Episodes One and Two here.  *WARNING – all of these are major spoiler-y. EPISODE THREE We open with Louis talking of reflections and a rather substandard mirror in which he dresses. This is the first mention of what is called the Power of Three, which Read More…

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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…

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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…