For some of us who have SHOWTIME VIP we were able to see The Tudors episode 1 of season 3. WOW!
CAUTION This may contain spoilers if you have not seen season 3 episode 1 read at own risk!
Jonathan Rhys Meyers was absolute brilliance! I have predicted for a long time that this young Irish Actor had the makings of one of the best actors of this generation. He has had mixed reviews for his role as Henry VIII in The Tudors, mainly because he does not look like the "fat Henry".
JRM as he is known by his fans really made you think in Season 3 this year. Henry VII was known to have had an ulcer on his thigh from a jousting accident. We never really wonder how severe pain Henry VIII must have been in. No medications and for years day and night, no wonder he was a little 'off'. JRM in one scene really gives us a glimpse of how Henry VII must have felt during bouts of severe pain and how it affected his mind. JRM also issues threats this season that will give you chills it is perfection! I cannot wait to see him in the movie "Mary, Mother of Christ" where he will be playing both Lucifer and Gabriel.
The additions to the cast this season are amazing. I was wondering how Micheal Hirst and Co would fill in the gaps with Henry 'beheading' so many castmates last season. Annabelle Wallis who is playing Jane Seymour is also showing promise she seems to be playing a stronger Jane than in actual History but this show is Historical Fiction anyway so it is a nice suprise. Also Henry VII is treating her pretty bad from the start. He makes it clear what he expects of her...an heir!
James Frain who plays Thomas Cromwell and Henry Cavill who plays Charles Brandon are going to have a big war for Henry's affections. It makes one wonder just WHO will lose their heads this year along with Cromwell.
Alan Van Sprang, cast as Sir Francis Bryan is delicious as the resident "bad guy" Anyone should watch just to see how naughty he will be. he will be Henry VIII's 'mafia' all on his own.
Max Von Sydow as Cardinal von Waldberg had a small part in episode 1 but He looks to be very promising and very evil as Henry VIII's tormentor this season.
I fear to tell you more Lords and ladies I do not wish to ruin it for those who have not been able to see Season 3 episode 1 yet. But I will tease you with this there is a new bad girl in town and she shows promise of being a very naughty Lady.