The violence so far as been tame in comparison to other shows. We are in a courtyard and it has drawn a crowd. Who ever heard of stopping the French from drinking wine. However, the king remains haunted by nightmares, his paranoia increases, while his brother, Philippe, refuses to set foot in Versailles. I, like you, struggle sometimes with the historical inaccuracies to say the least , but I am in love with the writing, the costumes, and character development.
And Louis did have quite a few other women after Montespan but before Maintenon, including she of the fashionable hairstyle, Fontange. Do you really want to see how brave I can be? She serves him, helps him drink and it is clear she is quite upset about it. Its tragedy is that it lacks any credible historical atmosphere and shows no comprehension of that balance of similar and different through which we understand distant ages. Sophie steps to the bed, asking what he will have her do. Philippe gets caught up in the game, spurred on by Montespan, and disobeys the Queen's orders by organising a decadent evening in his quarters.
The great halls with the largest canvases I have ever seen, show Napoleon, in battles astride a great horse prolly to make him look taller. And of course, Montespan is weirded out and wondering what he is up to. I always read them after watching the relevant episode. In a game of cat and mouse, they size each other up, study, and challenge one another. He scans the faces… then he sees her, tears in her eyes and gasping. Excellent series, for lovers of historical dramas, this is well worth watching! Agathe is expressionless… until the smoke drifts up and her feet feel the heat.
Stay tuned for , plus what we can expect and what I would love to see! Letting episodes build up, unwatched. She seems to me someone who would proudly claim all the deeds she is charged with. I must leave tonight and I want you to come with me. I binge watched both series on Netflix this month. Louis has everything to be satisfied: his palace grows and arouses the admiration of the whole world; His troops were preparing to invade Holland and to crush William of Orange, after Fabien had saved the dauphin from the clutches of Rohan.
Unfortunately the resulting child has inherited only the unattractive qualities of each of its parents. Louis looks back at Maintenon. Agathe is the source of the poisons. To ensure Cassel is kept under constant surveillance, Louis decides that he must marry Sophie. He looks up from the book, across the gathered nobles, and watches Montespan in a subdued gown, standing on the edges as if already an outcast, looking from the outside in at all the favoured ones.
Sophie screams, Thomas collapses, the horses rear, and the smoke wisps around the Chevalier like some awesome metaphor for dark vigilante justice and badassery. Builds on season one and in my opinion just keeps getting better and better. If that is what you wish. Napoleon was the last King to reside at Versailles and so much of the artwork reflects that. Versailles is not formally unwatchable, it is just dull.
Well, it is obvious from the start that, unlike Blackadder, the budget has not been reduced. The Chevalier had thought that by killing Thomas whom he did not believe was a spy even though Philippe told him so: we see his surprise when Louis confirms it would mean punishment from Louis? Unfortunately this does not help the production overall. That you are a Protestant and that your mother conspired against the king for William of Orange. Fabien continues to investigate the poisonings with the help of Sophie, who is spying for him in the parlours. Tired of Paris, he wishes to remove himself and build his kingdom palace at Versailles, which was once a hunting lodge. Marchal stands behind him and it really looks like Gaston is about to wet himself. They mean nothing to me.
Like Monty Python said, What did the bloody Romans ever do for us? Louis: casually Well, if I came upon information incriminating someone I trusted…. After news of the death of his father, he is now the new King of Assine; Aniaba signs a treaty with Louis on his visit to Versailles. I saw your brother in pain… My anger was too strong for me. I loved his sarcasm and put downs and his world weary looks. But it does affect him. The costumes are lavish, the settings rich with grandeur, and the story believable though probably not one hundred percent historically accurate. And merci beaucoup for reading along and your comments.
The wine is poured in slo-mo, and then the camera pans to the crowd — we see Louvois, Bontemps — and the wine just keeps going. He turns to the only person who can bring him internal peace: Madame Scarron, now Madame de Maintenon. Please keep them coming through all the seasons of this incredible series. The series introduces you into the maturing young king as he attempts to control the nobility who are against him and establish his power in France. Philippe slashes forward but Thomas leaps back every time.
But his paranoia prevails, and so, to assure his own glory, and to escape the palace that oppresses him, Louis eventually decides to go into battle himself. Then Louis and the queen kneel and the sermon begins. Thomas hurls Philippe from the bed and the knife slices through a window covering. Both she and Louis are strong and passionate characters and, if this episode is anything to go by, these traits will act both as an attraction and a repellent, leading to more fights in the future. I was pretty pissed off when the poor gardener got killed too, especially by that rat faced writer bloke.