I love Charles II, and read and watch anything and everything I can about the Stuart Reign. This is a very prettily made production, and I like that things are a bit on the drab side, everyone is a little bedraggled, even the King.
I think they got the look right, it was a time without modern conveniences, running water good soap, stuff like that, so it seems to me everyone might be a little less well groomed and clean looking, even the king.
The story is pretty accurate from the stuff I have read, and of course, it's a Drama, so there is a bit of poetic license
OK, having said some nice things, whose idea was it to cast that ugly woman as Barbara Palmer? On top of that she is an absolute shrew, with not one ounce of charm. She's hard to watch. I cringe when she appears on the screen, and that's a problem because she is an integral part of the early reign of Charles. It ruins part of the story for me. There are portraits of Barbara Palmer, and she looks like she was pretty good looking. It's hard to believe there wasn't a more attractive actor available.
Although Monarchs are not always known for having good taste in the woman (Henry VIII). I think Charles did have an eye and appreciation for beautiful women,.
In any event, overall I found it a good series.