Why You Should Be Watching Reign

Okay, so I know I've only really just mentioned some of the TV shows I've watched, but never did a full post on one. I haven't seen too much positive buzz on the internet surrounding this new show, so I figured I'd put my opinion out there, because it's just that awesome! Maybe I'll do a few other television/ movie posts in the future too!

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!
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Anyway...
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?





10 comments

  1. This show is so fun. I was just talking about it yesterday with a couple of bloggers. I can't take it seriously with the real historical figures... I wish they had just made up characters if they were going to stray so far from actual historical fact. So basically I've ignored that, and just taken it on the pure fun and plot, and in that way I totally love it. It's fluffy in a lot of ways, but I do love how Mary is trying her best to be a strong ruler -- she's making decisions on behalf of her country, even though she has all the typical teen girl feelings as well, and I love that.

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    1. Hi Ashley!
      I definitely agree! I wish they would have just made up characters instead of using historical figures and deciding to not follow history. Love that you're enjoying it! :)
      Thanks!

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  2. Yes, I actually had been wanting to watch ever since I browsed the upcoming new CW shows back in the summer. I've been wanting to watch a show with a historical setting and Reign definitely has that. So I decided to watch it and I liked it. It's weird to see the modern gowns and there must be inaccuracies but in no way is Mary a love-crazed teenager. Mary does want love in her life but her priority is Scotland. I can see that very well. It's been made clear.

    But you're right about the buzz not being much positive. However I hope that Reign goes beyond its first season. I'm really enjoying the historical, mysterious creepy feel to it.

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    1. Hey Sana!
      Totally agree! Seeing inaccurate gowns is a bit weird, but they are oh so pretty!
      Definitely hoping Reign will survive too! :)
      Thank you!

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  3. Sounds interesting! First time I heard about this series but I might give it a chance :)

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    1. Hey Gaby! Ooo I hope you do end up watching it and loving it! :)
      Thanks!

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  4. I enjoy watching the show with its gorgeous albeit in no way historically accurate gowns and the friendships between the girls as well as all the intrigue. I am excited for more!

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  5. This show is something different for me, out of everything i have watched in the past 10 years I havent seen something quite like this, I Love This Show and hope it gets renewed, at least for a second season...

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    1. Agreed! I'm definitely hoping for a second season too! I can't wait until the next episode, it just keeps getting even more awesome! :)
      Thanks!

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