Once in a while a show will come onto my radar and I will be intrigued. Sadly, for the last few years I have not really found a show to totally enjoy. I waited on pins and needles for Dracula, but so far it has had a factor of “meh”. I got excited for Tomorrow People, but again was left with “meh”. I still love Vampire Diaries, but it doesn’t give me goosebumps anymore. (Well except for those scenes with Ian Somerhalder!) So, what is a girl to watch? Enter another show I couldn’t wait to see: Reign.
It’s beautiful to look at, I love Mary, and it’s full of lusty angst! I find myself being engrossed so much in the plot that eventually I became curious as to how “accurate” the show was in a historical sense. I figured it couldn’t be very accurate because who really knows what Mary did day to day as a teenager. I found a lot of the base facts were pretty much spot on and then the rest, as I figured, had liberties taken. Yet, I was rather alarmed that some people, even after just two shows, were bashing the show for not being “historical”. Uhm. Well I am pretty sure it never said it was a “historical” work. I think that may be why I love it so. Truth mixed with fantasy. They have taken something that was very real and turned it into this wonderful show.
I think another reason I am so in love with the show is because my book, Verses of Athine, takes things like historical facts and weaves them into a fantasy world. When I sat down to write the stories of the N’Loron Universe I was trying to fill an entertainment void that Nikita, Buffy, and Xena had left. However, for me, with the addition of Reign to my TV viewing options I think some of that void has been filled.
What do you think of the new show Reign? Does it bother you that it is not 100% “historical”?