Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pilot Review: The White Queen


The White Queen (Saturdays at 8:00 on Starz; Premieres August 10)

I will start by admitting that The White Queen isn't really in my wheelhouse. I may be in the minority, but I don't get into shows like The Tudors, The Borgias, or even Game of Thrones. Costume heavy period dramas just aren't my thing. So I was probably predestined to not like Starz's latest offering, a co-production with the BBC, though that didn't stop me from sitting through the first episode of the series, set during the Wars of the Roses in pre-Tudor England. The good news for you: if you like the shows mentioned above, particularly the first two, then you can stop reading now and trust that you will also enjoy The White Queen. But I didn't, so I don't.