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Enjoyable Series on Charles II
Reviewed in the United States on July 2, 2018
I quite enjoyed this little mini-series about the life and loves of Charles II. It's not entirely historically accurate and it can be overly sexualized but it was still fun. Rufus Sewell does a great job bringing Charles II alive and making the viewer sympathetic to him. In my opinion, Charles II isn't easy to love from a more modern perspective but Rufus did an amazing job making me understand him. Charles II was, in many ways, a head of his time with religious tolerance and it was nice to see that included in this series when it could have chosen to just focus on the salacious. Don't get me wrong, this series covers most of the more salacious aspects of his reign but it also includes some more serious issues that were faces during his time. I would recommend this series to anyone who enjoyed the Tudors. It doesn't get everything right by any means but I think you'll find yourself wanting to pick up a good biography on Charles II after watching this series because you'll want to learn more.