The Tudors

The Tudors

The Complete Third Season

DVD - 2009
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Henry, now forty-five, marries Jane Seymour. Jane helps to reconcile Mary with her father, but only after Mary signs a paper admitting that she is illegitimate. Jane gives birth to a son, but dies shortly thereafter. Devastated by Jane's death, Henry locks himself away, drawing fantasy palaces, with caustic court jester Will Sommers as his sole companion. Henry then marries Anne of Cleves, a plain and unsophisticated German aristrocrat that he soon becomes dissolutioned with and instead beds the seventeen year old Catherine Howard.
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Showtime Entertainment ; Hollywood, Calif. : CBS DVD : Distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, [2009]
Edition: DVD edition Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ℗♭2009
ISBN: 9781415749173
1415749175
Branch Call Number: 791.45/72 22
791.45 TUDORS
Characteristics: 3 videodiscs (413 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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JCLBeckyC Jul 30, 2020

Season 3 is faster-paced and focuses on more likable characters, and is therefore an improvement over season 2. I’m glad I kept watching.

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Patch777
Jul 02, 2020

I love this series used to watch it all night long with my girlfriend, she liked it too , very sexy history ~420

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MartineVK
Mar 07, 2017

This, sadly, is one of the prototypes for drama series these days: find a premise, add a lot of young actors that are easy on the eyes, sex it up and throw in gratuitous nudity. Make a soapy drama and stretch out the storyline - because more episodes equal more money for the show's producers. In this case it takes the better part of ten episodes to see off Anne Boleyn. Seven or eight too many in my opinion.

These shows also play fast and loose with history, so one is left wondering how much of the story you can actually trust. I see a few people comment that it is "okay" to add fictional elements, because it makes for better drama, but when dealing with an already extraordinary story, I don't agree that it is necessary to add unbelievable subplots, as it only serves to water down any degree of verisimilitude.

If you're looking for a really good drama based on Henry VIII, try Wolf Hall. It covers half the plot of the entire Tudors in only six well-acted, beautifully written and subtly directed episodes. The Tudors, on the other hand, is for undiscerning audiences only.

hania4987 Nov 26, 2013

darker themes and actions, choppy storytelling and long boring passages ... not the best season.

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nelll
Aug 20, 2013

Awesome, awesome - glad i wasn't there during those times and if i were i'd be happy being a peasant....

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catclark87
Nov 12, 2012

I enjoy the development of the character Princess Mary. I am also happy to see what happened to Mr. Cromwell. The character Lord Brandon develops in a very sad way. I'm interested to watch and see what happens to him in the final season. I'm afraid he may face the same ending as Cromwell, he's so evil.

lokiboo262 Jul 13, 2012

history has an extra sexy look :-)

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sdforeman
Jun 10, 2012

I'm not sure why I continue to watch this show. I hated it during the 2nd season, and this one was even worse. The actor that plays Henry is horrible, and the pace of the show is ridiculously slow. Unfortunately, I feel like of come too far to stop now. Look forward to my depressing 4th season post soon to come...

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TheMissFemale
May 30, 2012

My least favourite season, but still good.

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docjnsuss
Mar 21, 2011

Season three is a continuation of Henry's rule and his many wives, six by the time he's done. Some comments here have panned the acting, history, etc. However, two points to consider. First, this is supposed to be entertainment not a history lesson. Henry's era was dirty, dingy and disease ridden. The writers added some fictional events to spice up the story. Second, many viewer's comments
are positive so many found it worth watching. It's easy to criticize fiction that incorrectly depicts history, but it's another thing to make a story interesting for the viewer. This is entertainment at its best.

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