Square Eyes posted:
Henry VIII was an outstanding lavish production. ITV are pushing the envelope with their dramas this year, and there has been something for everyone, New Frosts, Boudica, Henry VIII, Margery & Gladys, Trial & Retribution. You can see why they continue to dominate in this field.
Why shouldn't ITV make historical dramas ? Whilst many complain of soaps and dumbing down, it's nice to see that they are prepared to take risks and tackle other genres.
Just for a change, I must agree with Square Eyes...
Whilst I don't like the direction ITV have taken in most areas over the last 5-10 years, I have to concede that this programme was a thoroughly enjoyable piece of historical drama, with very high production standards. It did gloss over some of the details (and I think it would have been better served as a three- or even four-parter) but generally, well done ITV.
Did I just say that??