As always Tumblr has got me hooked on a show I don’t have time for. That being said I started Reign about two days ago and I just finished episode 10. I guess you could say I’m hooked. I probably would’ve finished it by now if I didn’t remember that I’m still in school and have actual work to do.
Anyway if you don’t watch the show on a regular basis there will be spoilers. You’ve be warned.
First, this show is so much like The Vampire Diaries that I’m surprised the CW took it on. It is a great show so I guess I could see why they would take it but the two shows are just so similar it’s mind boggling.
For starters there’s the whole brothers love triangle thing. Second,one brother is more of a bad boy and the other is really sweet (I’ll let you decide which is which). Third, the main character is a young dark haired girl who’s pretty innocent and gets caught in the middle of a whole bunch of drama. Oh and her life is always threatened.
Vampire Diaries comparison aside, the show is great. Focused on the life of Mary, Queen of Scots, it centers around her life at court in France where she is engaged to Prince Francis but his bastard half brother, Sebastian “Bash”, is also in love with her. In the mist of that Mary’s life is constantly in danger as the English want her throne and she’s not sure who she can trust in French court.
I love Mary. She’s sweet but she’s also a Queen that’s not afraid to do what needs to be done for her country. She’s opinionated, strong willed, and not easily persuaded. In conclusion, she’s awesome.
I’m also in love with both of her love interests even though I already know which one she’s going to end up with (they can only change so much history). Francis is sweet and clearly loves Mary. He’s good to her and wants what’s best for her. He even understands the whole taking away his inheritance so she can marry Bash thing even though he really doesn’t. He just accepts it.
Bash is just as great. He loves Mary too and I think would go to the end of the Earth and make again for her. If I had to choose one of these guys it would be Bash even though I know he can’t win. But that’s partly why I want him to. This is a TV show after all. Let’s break some rules. I’ve already seen spoilers though so I know that’s not how it’s going to go down. Still, it’s something fun to think about it. I want them to be together so bad.
I’m currently at the part where they think they’re going to get married and it’s awesome. I like them together. I love their love. It’s adorable. Not realistic, but adorable.
Besides all the love drama there’s so much other drama going on. There’s really never a dull moment in the castle. Between the killings, the pagan sacrifices, the mysterious Clarissa who lives in the tunnels, all the sex, and all the lies, every episode is entertaining.
I think everyone should watch the show. Obviously it’s not going to stick word for word to the history of the situation. If it did it wouldn’t be a fun show to watch. Even so, I think they do a good job of showing the facts but also showing their own interpretation.
I’m obsessed and I think if you give this show a try you’ll become as hooked as I did.
How Long It’ll Take Me to Catch Up: 24 hours. Tops.
Do I Need to Start From the Beginning: Yes. 100% yes. Of course this show is based on history but like I said it doesn’t stick to the things you would find in a textbook. You must start from the beginning to know exactly what’s going on because things get complicated real fast.
Stars: 5 out of freaking 5. I love it!