If you’ve been reading us, you know that we have an obsession with Becoming Elizabeth. The show, which airs on Starz, is a Tudor drama and is definitely one of the best Tudor dramas that we’ve ever seen.
The show was created and written by award-winning playwright and television screenwriter Anya Reiss. If you’re watching the show, you know that she took such care with every word that went into the scripts and every scene that was chosen.
She’s managed to capture the Tudor drama, but also make us feel for the young children of Henry VIII and the drama that surrounded their lives. We feel for these characters, we’re emotionally invested in the characters, even though we know the history.
We’ve got an exclusive clip from this weeks episode, Necessity Compels Me To Plague You. In the clip, Elizabeth is called into a meeting with the Lord Protector (who we just have to state is only interested in protecting himself). See the clip below –
Okay, we’re hoping that we all noticed those paintings and whom they are expecting Elizabeth to choose from. Hard pass. Nope.
We do love though that she’s not about to take his crap and she’s not about to allow him to marry her off. We’re suspecting that her brother may know nothing about this (could be wrong) because it seems that the Lord Protector is isolating him from everyone.
For as young as Elizabeth is, she’s definitely finding her inner strength and her resilience. She’s going to find a way to navigate court politics and gain control over her life.
Or she’s going to manipulate what she has to in order to get what she wants. We can get behind that.
If you are aren’t familiar with Becoming Elizabeth is it tells the story of a, ” young Elizabeth Tudor, played by Alicia von Rittberg, was an orphaned teenager who became embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court. The death of King Henry VIII sees his nine-year-old son Edward, played by Oliver Zetterström, take the throne and sets into motion a dangerous scramble for power when Elizabeth, Edward and their sister Mary, played by Romola Garai find themselves pawns in a game between the great families of England and the powers of Europe who vie for control of the country.”
Have you watched? Becoming Elizabeth airs Sundays on Starz.