This is a enthralling series, once you get past the predominantly English accents that one might have assumed would be French. Tbh I’m here for the costumes and set design
Versailles, 1667. Haunted by the trauma of the Fronde as the nobles of his court begin to rebel against the monarchy, Louis XIV(George Blagden) in his 28th year in a Machiavellian political move decides to make the nobility submit by imposing a definite move of the court from Paris to Versailles, his father's former hunting lodge. Trapped by their king's "invitation", the nobles of Paris gradually come to see the castle as a gilded prison and soon even the most humble courtiers of the king begin to show their viciousness as the alcoves of secrets, politics and war are maneuvered through, revealing Versailles in all its glory and brutality.
This show is dazzling! George Blagdon and Alexander Vlahos are passionate and mesmerising as The Sun King and his younger brother Phillipe. The love hate relationship between the two brothers is the backbone of the show and the onscreen chemistry between the two is electric.
From the lavish sets, to the costumes and wigs, the show is a feast for the eyes. It will have you hooked from the first episode. I can't wait for series two!
A truely epic show, in every sense of the word.
Everything about this show is beautiful, from the costumes to the setting to the actors themselves and their sheer skill at portraying this characters.
Absolutely a must watch for anyone who loves period dramas like myself.
Alexander Vlahos with long hair is not something I expected to love but really, really do.
Very well done👍🏻