|CW's new show: Reign|
I hadn't even heard of the show Reign until I saw that the first episode showed up on Hulu's home page. The still from show looked interesting so I went to see what the summary had to say. Once I read that it followed a teen version of Mary Queen of Scots I immediately hit play.
Guys, this show is seriously amazing. I've been waiting for a television show that takes place around this time period. It airs on the CW (same network as Supernatural and Vampire Diaries) and it's full of beautifully ornate clothing, gorgeous accents, breathtaking scenery, royalty and there's even a haunted castle with a creepy dark forest, I love it! The combination of all of that along with this mysterious ghost like girl warning Mary of future misfortune is just insanely awesome! It's the perfect level of scary, well it's more eerie I guess, which is just right for someone like me that scares pretty easily!
|Mary's ladies in waiting.|
I usually don't start watching shows until they've been on for at least a season. I'm always so afraid I'm going to get attached to the characters and story only to have the show end up getting cancelled! I'm totally crossing my fingers on Reign not getting cancelled. I've definitely heard some negative things about it, like how it's not historically accurate and how it's just another 'silly teen show'. Pfft!
|Prince Francis and the King.|
-prepare for rant-
The only thing that really bugged me was how a critic described Mary as a loved crazed teenager who's obsessed with marrying Francis, who she doesn't really know, seriously?! She's trying to secure an alliance with France (which happens to be through marrying the gorgeous Francis) all so Scotland will be safe against England! Sure, Mary kind of has a thing for the attractive prince, but geez look at him! Who wouldn't?! She's pursuing this whole engagement/alliance thing with good intentions for her homeland! I honestly wonder if the critics would be saying the same thing if Mary and Francis were to switch sides of the problem. I highly doubt a male trying to protect his country by marrying would be thought of as a loved crazed teenager!
-end of rant-
I highly recommend you give Reign a try, especially if you're a fan of historical fiction! Each episode just keeps getting better and better. I can't wait to find out more about the mysterious that the castle holds and how Mary will protect Scotland!
CW's website has episodes of Reign up online to watch! Click here to check it out and be sure to let me know what you think!
I got all of these photos from Reign's facebook page, you can check that out here!
Do you watch Reign?
What do you think of it?