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How ‘sexy’ is Versailles?

After all the hand wringing from the British media about Canal Plus’ Versailles being waaaay too sexy (read: bordering-on-porn filthy) and the French being so totally blas√© about the whole thing (there was not much from Australia or the rest of Europe about the nekkidness either – Australia were more fixated on the glorious hair ūüėÄ ) , I got… Read more »

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 culminating for the final ep. We open with Louis taking… Read more »

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 Chevalier in jail as a traitor for conspiring to overthrow… Read more »

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 confession – this ep and the next were the two… Read more »

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. Louis explains that the nobles and their families will be… Read more »

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 desolate scene is another – Louis in his tent, dressed… Read more »

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 his friends, the Parthenays have been brutally murdered on his… Read more »

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 is basically a subliminal way to get something of importance… Read more »

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 the most powerful in all of Europe. Cuckolded by his… Read more »

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. Yes, it is a show about historical figures – ¬†Louis… Read more »