To be completely accurate and fair about it, we don’t mean it looks like an amazing TV show. We haven’t seen a full episode yet, so we can’t give a review – although we did watch most of the first episode and found it to be better acted than we would have expected going into it. We enjoyed the predecessor series The White Queen, but we never finished it, because these kinds of historical soap operas aren’t really our bag, for the most part.
No, when we say it looks amazing, we mean it literally is amazing to look at:
You know us. We love ourselves some good period costume porn. We won’t claim to know on sight whether this stuff is particularly accurate, but we honestly wouldn’t think such a thing was entirely necessary in an adaptation such as this one. The whole point to stories like these are to romanticize history and sex it up a bit. If that means the costumes get a bit fanciful, so be it. Especially so long as they look rich, sumptuous, dramatic as hell and gorgeous to look at. Done, done and done, by costume designer Phoebe De Gaye.
Adapted from Philippa Gregory’s best-selling novel of the same name and part of The Cousins’ War book series, “The White Princess” sees England ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York and King Henry VII, but their personal and political rift runs deep and the divide between them threatens to tear the kingdom apart once again. Rumors circulate that Elizabeth’s long-lost brother Prince Richard is alive and planning to take the throne – forcing Elizabeth into an impossible choice between her new Tudor husband and the boy who could be her own blood and the rightful York King. “The White Princess” is a tale of power, family, love, and betrayal, which charts one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the point of view of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne.
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