The Complete First Season

DVD - 2014
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Ever since Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland, was a little girl, the English have wanted her country and her crown. As a teenager, Mary is sent to France to wed its next king to save herself and her people. Waiting at the French Court is the gorgeous Prince Francis, his illegitimate half-brother Sebastian, a king on the brink of madness, a scheming queen, and the seer Nostradamus with a devastating prophecy.


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Apr 11, 2015

i have watched the first disc. It's okay. Probably will appeal to high school and maybe college girls more thanks someone like me. It is based on fact, but they are taking a lot of liberties. I find the modern background music jarring and distracting. I am also already tired of the teen-age crushes. But anything that makes history more interesting for young people is probably a good thing! I also enjoyed seeing Megan Fellows (Anne of Green Gables) again!

Feb 23, 2015

Don't bother looking for historical accuracy in this series about the early years of Mary Queen of Scots while being brought up at the French court. But do look for lots of fun, some witty dialogue and one fine performance by Megan Fellows as Catherine de Medici! So just sit back and enjoy the ride.

Jan 05, 2015

Great series. Every episode kept my attention with me wanting to see more. My husband could not get into it though so I would say more of a women's watch. I now can't wait to see season 2

Oct 12, 2014

Looking for something fun to watch while “A Game Of Thrones” is on hiatus? Have no fear; “Reign” is here. This suspenseful soap opera series is loosely based on the early life of Mary, Queen of Scots. It doesn’t have much historical fact, but it does have a lot of thrills, chills, fabulous costumes, snarky dialogue and romantic intrigue. (Apparently, if you wanted to be accepted at the French Court in the 1500’s, you had to be wealthy, well bred and really, really good-looking).

There’s a surprise in every episode; probably too many surprises for historical purists who would be shocked to see sixteenth century royals dressed like twentieth century rock stars, and twice as shocked to hear the soundtrack filled with contemporary pop songs instead of medieval lutes and flutes. However, the writers have successfully avoided making Mary Stuart into the usual Mary Sue (so far, anyway), and even the most villainous characters show surprising depth. If you like “A Knight’s Tale” and Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette”, then this is the drama for you.

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