I love history. I loved period pieces. I love The Tudors. But this was not a great start to the show's 4th and final season. Too many new characters were introduced and none of them did a particularly good job of getting us to care about them. And the storylines with the characters we are accustomed to were not great either.
It was just so slow-moving and uneventful, and it really felt like the writers said, "Alright, let's just get this over with," as opposed to really trying to create riveting television. Jonathan Rhys Myers is still fantastic in the role, but I hope the rest of the season is an improvement over this.