Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Royals: Episode 1

Episode #1
Title: Sand and Unfold Yourself
Aired: 3/15/2015
Creator: Mark Schwahn

Written by: Julia Cohen, Johnny Richardson, Michelle Ray
Directed by: Arlene Sandford, Mark Schwahn, Jean de Sesonzac

Following the death of their older brother, Prince Liam and Princess Eleanor struggle to adapt, Queen Helena works to maintain the family’s image and King Simon questions the monarchy’s future.

Alright, so episode one was a whirlwind of emotions, action, drinks and well a princess who showed a bit more than she really meant too.  But all in all this episode was a great beginning to what is becoming my new favorite show on TV. 

When I first heard about this show, my first thoughts were oh great another show depicting royalty as high and mighty and wearing those ridiculous cloths. This show is nothing like that!  Yes, there are some ridiculous hats, but the cloths are more normal in the designer look.  I really don't want to give too much away in my reviews of each episode, but I am going to summarize it a bit in my own words. 

We start off with the princess, who I love by the way, drunk and giving the world a great show from down under.  It also starts off by the showing the prince drunk and going at it with someone he doesn't realize he knows. The one Ophelia whose dad is the head of security at the palace. Yep, told you this show is a roller coaster.  Then something tragic happens and it sets the course for the whole episode.  

Like I said I don't want to give everything away that happened, but I really love how normal this show is.  Yes they are royal and have money, but it doesn't show them all prim and proper.  The princesses is drunk and high most of the time, the king is beside himself with grief and the Queen, let's just say she's evil and I love to hate her.

Even though I've already said this in another post, I adore this cast.  They are perfect in their portrayal of each character.  Let's talk about the script, whoever the writers are, these people are brilliant.  I love the one liners in this show just as much as I enjoy the cast.  There was one point where the princesses goes down the wine cellar and is taking some of the wine. She looks over at her guard and says "I'm the princesses, my house, my wine." then there is this one, "The Queen knows everything," 

My favorite line though, came from the beginning of the show after they found out the bad news.  The line came from Ophelia.  

"I'll never forget the look on his face, the bewildered boy who had just lost his brother and in the same moment had become the future King of England."

There is also a huge announcement in this episode, one made by the king.  It's made during dinner and he mentions the future of the monarchy.

All in all this show and episode has me on the edge of my seat on Sunday's dying to know what's going to happen next.  If you haven't taken to the time to watch this one, it's a must see!

For episode one I'm going to give it an Ali's Bookshelf...

Here at Ali's Bookshelf I'm not paid to review TV Shows. This is my honest opinion and I just wanted to share it with my readers.

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