I've decided to refrain from writing a truly lengthy post about Showtime's upcoming series 'The Tudors'. I figured that if I did, I would become too emotionally involved, and my head would explode our of sheer frustration. And then I'd have to wear a hat for the rest of the year. Not to say that I don't think I could carry it off, but it might become somewhat of a hindrance during the sweaty Summer.
I know that lots of people are looking forward to this series. I wish them well. Enjoy. Besides, I always thought, in sort of an off-handed way, how would MTV interpret the reign of Henry VIII?
But I just received my TV 'Guide' for next week, and I must discuss the back cover. It is an advertisment for 'The Tudors' – premiering on April 1, and if you don't think that doesn't give me a fit of giggles – step back, take a deep breath, remove the steel spike impeding your brain pan and think again.
Anyway, it announces Jonathan Rhys Meyers as 'Henry 8'.
Stop trying to be edgy. Stop trying to be radical. Stop trying to be avant-garde. Stop trying. Stop. It.
Look…I have a sneaking suspicion that the Thames is about to be diverted into Dawson's Creek. I hope I'll be proved wrong.
But the least Showtime can do is get his f**king name right.
(Henry VIII, 1520 – 29 years old)
I need to calm down. I'm going to look at some Mourning Doves.