Being a Tudor/Renaissance scholar, I am thrilled with this boxed set of Tudors Season 1. Faces to go with names in a book. Voices to go with dialog on a page. The visionary aspects the mind imagines and the soul wishes it could travel back in time to experience. While some characters are amalgams of several people, and others are omitted entirely, and perhaps not every event is portrayed precisely as it occurred, we overlook such discrepancies as irrelevant. The grandeur, the story, the magic of the time...Jonathan Rhys Meyers IS Henry the Eighth. Forever. The acting is natural, the actors comfortable in their roles as a second skin. The settings are fantastic. And, being from Showtime and without the constraints of network censors, this is one of the most realistic portrayals we could ever ask for.
It is, in short...perfection.