Tuesday, December 26, 2017



An HBO (3-part) mini-series. Guy Fawkes. The time of the Protestant oppression of Catholics. England's relationship with Spain. I could do without parts of the soundtrack...I find repetitive music to build suspense or horror distracting. The interiors of the buildings are beautiful! I appreciated that multiple locations were featured. A time when family was obviously very important. Perhaps a few too many scenes in the largely unrelieved dark of night...that can make it hard to concentrate. Surprisingly, not much betrayal until the end.
My rating: 4.5-5/5 stars

"God alone disposes of kings...good or bad."

---The body of Queen Elizabeth the 1st at the beginning was somewhat creepy.
(Painting done sometime after 1620. Surrounded by Time, Death and angels.)

---Lost in Drama has a largely unfavorable review.
---What if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded?


---Sir William Wade, the man who doggedly chases alleged conspirators, was a shareholder in the Virginia company. There are still people in The States who are descended from Wade's father.


---As you can see, Kit Harrington from "Game of Thrones" is the star. As with with "Lost" and "Mad Men," I have never seen an episode of GofT. From my understanding, Harrington is actually playing his distant ancestor.
---I wonder what Catesby's son grew up to be like. I haven't been able to find a clue. A quick glance at Wikipedia will tell you Catesby the elder's fate. This article tells much of how Robert Catesby was the actual ringleader of the Gunpowder Plot (vs. Guy Fawkes).



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