📺 “Reign” Pilot | CW via Netflix

Watched "Reign" Pilot from CW
Directed by Brad Silberling. With Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo. After spending a childhood safely hidden away in a monastery, a teenage Mary Stuart arrives in France where she has been sent to secure Scotland's strategic alliance by formalizing her arranged engagement to the French King's dashing son, Prince Francis. Further complicating things is Bash, Francis' handsome, roguish half-brother and Francis' mother, Queen Catherine.

Went into this totally blind after watching North & South last night. It’s a completely different sort of presentation, that’s for sure. It’s certainly not based in the sort of reality that North & South reached for. Instead, I’d put it up as a CW-esque production for teenagers and 20-somethings (which apparently it turned out to be once I’d looked up up after watching it.)

I was a bit impressed to recognize and correctly place the name of Megan Follows in the opening credits from having watched Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea in my youth.

I’ll give this a second episode, but I don’t know if I’ll have the stomach for any more.

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