Versailles (2015) - Biography, Drama, History

Hohum Score

6

Engaging

In 1667, 28-year-old all-powerful king of France, Louis XIV, decides to build the greatest palace in the world - Versailles. But drained budget, affairs and political intrigues complicate things.

IMDB: 7.9
Director:
Stars: George Blagden, Alexander Vlahos
Length: 52 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 7 out of 68 found boring (10.29%)

One-line Reviews (32)

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning settings, costumes and sets.

There may be some historical inaccuracies in the show, as there are in all these kinds of show, but with the wonderful cinematography, costumes and overall good acting, it gives a fascinating insight into the Court of Louis XIV and I hope the show inspires more people to learn about history.

That saves the series, which is worth watching for that reason alone.

The characters are so intriguing and the acting performances are 100% convincing.

That said, this really is an intriguing and exciting series full of pageantry and wonderful costuming and sets.

Some scenes are a bit confusing.

With all of that said, this is still a TV series worth watching and it's been renewed for a second season so here's hoping they make some tweaks to take it all to another level.

Definitely worth the watch and also gives you an insight to how life use to be in that era.

Slightly Flawed History Yet Exciting .

Sexually Exploitive and Boring .

A competent and engaging work.

Dreadfully Boring and Horribly Acted .

Boring and disappointing.

It is almost insulting to me that the show adds so much explicit sex because it makes me feel as though the producers feel I am a mindless consumer who will get bored without it.

all very conceivable and convincing, as well as entertaining and full of decadence; often showing adjacent ways disgusting human race treated each other, then...

To him the only crime was to be a bore.

It's way more engaging and much more fun.

Blagden conveys more in one scene than Rylance did in a whole series, from a demure tilt of the head to a melancholy glance, a forgiving smile to a sudden rousing of rage.

Let's be fair, they do need to make it flow and be entertaining enough to keep our attention!

' The dynamic between him and Philippe is complex and intriguing.

Truly worth the watch from beginning to end.

Dull dialogue.

It was entertaining and interesting.

The actors are fascinating.

This is a series worth watching, especially for lovers of historical pieces.

Special credit goes to George Blagden, Tygh Runyan, and Pip Torrens for their gripping performances and the intriguing and complicated characters they portray!

Don't waste your time watching it on a commercial channel, get the entire series uninterrupted.

Unwatchable!

Its whole ambiance was drab and dark and I was left thinking that there was no budget for anything but obscure interiors, whereas Versailles is like a glitter-ball, its many bright facets attracting my attention: its undeniably pretty cast, the sumptuous costumes, magnificent settings and the stunning, beautifully crafted opening credit sequence, which has deservedly won awards, with its perfect marriage of images, music, typeface (just the way the title comes together makes my heart beat a little faster) - every time it comes on I have to turn the volume up.

He sought to eliminate the remnants of feudalism persisting in parts of France and , by compelling many members of the nobility to inhabit his lavish Palace of Versailles -formerly a hunting lodge belonging to Louis's father- , succeeded in pacifying the aristocracy , many members of which had participated in the Fronde rebellion during Louis's minority .

A lovely entertaining period drama.

The writers kill off the most likable characters ( which has become the most predictable and annoying action of all today's writers, How about letting us have a few people we can "pull for" that actually live...