The Pillars of the Earth miniseries

  • TrentGrad

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    Mar 31, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    Have any of you watched this miniseries?

    I must admit, I think it's of the best things I've seen on TV in a long time.

    The story itself centers on the building of a cathedral during a period of war between two claimants to the English throne during the period known as "The Anarchy."

    I don't want to ruin the storyline for those of you who haven't seen it, but I will say it's chock full of intrigue, political plot twists, and quite a few hunky actors. Eddie Redmayne (who plays Jack Jackson) in particular is very sexy...though I also found David Oakes (who plays William Hamleigh) quite sexy as well. And of course, can't ignore Sam Claflin (who plays Richard) either...although he's pretty young, he's very pretty, in a twink sort of way. ;)

    As I watched it however, I found the contrast between Jack's mother and William's mother to be very interesting: I'm convinced they were both witches in the series...though of course one uses her ways for revenge, and the other uses hers for opportunity! One is clandestine, the other is overt.

    Before anyone asks, no...I haven't read Ken Follett's original book.
  • unjaded

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    Mar 31, 2011 12:54 PM GMT
    it was very well done . thanks to dish for my free one yr of starz . Camelot series looks to be good , also on starz
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 31, 2011 12:59 PM GMT
    When and where did you see the series?
  • Aquanerd

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    Mar 31, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    You can Stream it on Netflix. It's in my queue. Thanks for the info, I've move it up to the top, after Bones.
  • wander2340

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    Mar 31, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    The story is excellent. I would recommend the movie or, better yet, the book.
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    Mar 31, 2011 4:00 PM GMT
    I read the books, the series lives up to it. there are others in that set.
    Wndering if they're going to do the second rape scene in the film.
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    Mar 31, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    I thought it was a great adaption; usually movie/tv versions tend to be sub-par but this was just as good, if not better than the novel. And I've always had a thing for Rufus Sewell (Tom Builder).
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    Apr 01, 2011 12:34 AM GMT
    I read the book before I saw the miniseries and i thought it was a really good adaptation. There weren't any detrimental changes in the story or anything, anything they had to change or alter was mostly to fit a long-ass book into a pretty set time-frame for the miniseries.