The Tudors

Season 3 Episode 5

Problems in the Reformation

Aired Sunday 9:00 PM May 03, 2009 on Showtime

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  • King Henry VII mourns (for a little while at least).

    I love The Tudors, but lately you get the sense that there is a definitive bias toward the Pope and Christianity with this show. I understand that divorce was frowned upon at the time (there are many who disapprove of it to this day) but back then it was also necessary for the King to have a male heir, and when his wife could not give him one he needed to find one that could. Although, that doesn't quite justify killing them either.

    This was a good episode at times, but the sob scenes with King Henry VIII really bored me. This is an exciting show, and when he finally went back to what we've been accustomed to by ripping off the woman's shirt and having his way with her things certainly picked up.

    If The Tudors can focus on the action and not the emotional struggles of the characters this show can truly be great.