Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fare Thee Well, Showtime

Today, I cancelled Showtime. It's an annual occurrence. I order it for the lifespan of one of my favorite shows and usually cancel it after the last episode of the season. Which was many weeks ago. I was guiltily keeping it and watching movies and getting re-hooked on The Tudors. I love period pieces. And I adore Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He is definitely on my "Yes Please!" list.

It was just getting juicy, too. I was torn between saving money and seeing Anne Boleyn reap what she sows when her husband starts wooing Jane Seymour, one of her own ladies in waiting.

But in all honesty, all the cheating this king did (and most of them did). And tearing his own country apart just to satisfy his own selfish desires. Yah, a bit too close to home. My heart will ever go out to poor Queen Katherine of Aragon. I mean A) what a killer name. And B) she was the rightful queen, exiled and dethroned by the woman her husband left her for. Gah.

Although it's beautifully produced and has the most mesmerizing ensemble cast (Peter O'Toole as Pope Paul III? Genius, I tell you. Genius!), I had to bag it to save the pennies. I'll just have to get it when it's out on DVD. HA!


Carol Beth said...

We bagged cable a couple of years ago. We use a digital tuner so we get the free channels, but in great, digital quality (HD when available). Then we use Netflix to watch the series we really want to see from cable. But sometimes I miss my cable! All the makeover and baby shows on TLC? My life is just a little incomplete without them. ;)

It's really amazing how much TV we still watch even without cable. Amazing and, well...sad.

ellesappelle said...

Woooow... just from those pictures it looked beeauuutiful.

Mary Ann said...

I hope the withdrawal pains aren't too great. Hang in there!