THE TUDORS (Wednesdays at 9 p.m., CBC; from September 30)
With 11 Gemini nominations and mixed critical responses, The Tudors returns for a third season. King Henry VIII rebounds from executing his wife Anne Boleyn by marrying Jane Seymour, hoping to finally gain a male heir.
I really enjoyed the first two seasons of this series; but not on the CBC. The BBC version clocks in at about 51 minutes, the CBC version had to be edited down to 44 or so. I found the CBC version to be quite choppy, if you'll pardon the expression, with odd priorities. So I watched Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD.
It may be that the later seasons were edited down more smoothly, or even written so that they could be edited down by cutting a D story. The drama itself is quite well written with lovely performances and characters. Check it out.
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