King Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) seems to have a good life now with his new wife Jane Seymour (not the actress) who
will have his son. During the times when he reigned, he now has to contend with an uprising against the religious
reforms (the Pilgrimage of Grace) that he let Cormwell push through that results in the seizure of religious lands (churches)
and destruction of religious art. Season three is a trying time for Henry VIII as he loses someone and goes into
a dark depression only to be forced into an unhappy marriage by Cromwell.
I enjoyed season three of THE TUDORS. Just my problems with this season are that the female characters aren't
as strong as Catherine or Anne Boleyn. Ann of Cleaves is a snooze. Cromwell is made sympathetic too late
into the show for me to care about him. Again Cromwell wasn't a compelling character like Wolsey or Anne Boleyn's
father. Jonathan Rhys Meyers does carry the season more this time around and new characters like Sir
Francie Bryan help make the season still somewhat good. It still isn't up to the high standards of the first two seasons.
The only extra that really has some meat to it is THE TUDORS Timeline featurete which has Executive Producer/ Writer
Michael Hirst talk about the history and events in the tiems of King Henry VIII with clips from the show included. I
do wish the timeline had a Play All option. Other than that, the only extra that relates to the show are cast bios and
DVD-ROM link to interviews with the cast on the internet. I raise my ire to having DVD-ROM internet linked content.
I rather have the cast interviews on the DVD. Also I rather have an episode of DEXTER on disc 3 instead of the
first two episodes of UNITED STATES OF TARA. Also I don't really want to bother with the contest ad to win a trip.
FINAL ANALYSIS: THE TUDORS Season 3 has it's moments, but it is below par compared to the first two seasons.
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