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Period drama, 22 episodes aired
Returns to The CW for a second season in the fall
Of all the new offerings from The CW in the 2013-14 season, Reign outclasses its competition by delving totally and unashamedly into its melodrama. Historical accuracy be damned, this series ranks among the best of its genre (including Downton Abbey) by being ridiculous and ridiculously fun. Not since the first season of The O.C. have I seen a debut that has burned through story so quickly without faltering much along the way. Of course, that series couldn’t quite match the creative energy of its first season for the rest of its run, but Reign is poised for a solid second season after smartly turning its attention to a show-wide conflict in its first finale. »
- Sean Colletti
Oh Reign, how I love thee. I mean, how could I not when it has been a season full of ridiculous sexcapades, a crazy (and often pantsless) king, a conniving queen, and a beautifully complicated teenage love story? I simply cannot get enough.
But now that the season has come to an end with a life-threatening birth, and an even more life-threatening plague, it’s time we look back on what worked for the show’s freshman season and what could use a bit of tweaking moving forward.
First things first, bring Julien back! And furthermore …
High: Royal politics: Whether Catherine was poisoning visitors, »
- Samantha Highfill
King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) is willing to pay any price for England. Even his own son's life! Will Francis (Toby Regbo) really die at the hand of his own father on Reign? Hey, crazier things have happened on the series...including Henry screwing a girl out of window. Literally. (Have we mentioned how much we love this show?!) In an exclusive sneak peek from the CW hit's season one finale, titled "Slaughter of the Innocence," King Henry oh-so-casually plots his son's death. And you thought your relationship with your father was messed up! And not only is King Henry planning on hosting a funeral for his heir soon, he's also planning another royal wedding—his own, to »
Mary, Queen of Scots, isn't the only one dealing with serious ruling dilemmas on "Reign."
Although he's only a prince, Toby Regbo's character Francis has been forced to take on great responsibility to circumvent the actions of his mad father, King Henry (Alan van Sprang), on The CW's Thursday night drama. Heroics at Calais saved the day for his country last week, but taking the army Francis promised his wife, Mary, put cracks in their still fresh-forged marital union.
It's been an intriguing journey watching Francis' path to his own reign, as he tries to balances love, country ...
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Game of Thrones might not be the only TV drama with a kingslayer soon! Leading up to its sure-to-be epic finale on Thursday, May 15, no one is safe on Reign. Not even the King of France! As the CW hit's King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) descends further into madness, the rest of the royals will be forced to make some difficult decisions, especially our resident queens, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Catherine (Megan Follows). Yes, you know things are bad when these two enemies are forced to team up. We've got an exclusive sneak peek at tonight's episode of Reign, fittingly titled "Long Live the King," which finds Mary plotting against her husband, Francis (Toby Regbo)! Will Mary really be »
"Battles rage, kingdoms rise leading to the finale royale." Everyone, stop what you are doing because we have an exclusive sneak peek at what the rest of Reign's freshman season holds and trust us when we say you are going to want to watch it Asap. The CW hit is pulling out all the stops as its first season comes to a close, including King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) waging a major war against England, Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Francis (Toby Regbo) sharing a tearful goodbye and Bash (Torrance Coombs) and Kenna (Caitlin Stasey) getting hot and heavy! Yeah, you're going to want to press play on that exclusive video above right about now. Oh, and you'll also notice a certain fan favorite »
King Henry is going nuts, y'all. France's monarch has become increasingly unsettled on "Reign" as of late -- that "accidentally pushing a girl out the window while having sex" thing was pretty noteworthy -- but in "Monsters," Alan Van Sprang says that Henry's madness will really come out.
"He's found himself," Van Sprang tells Zap2it. "He's found clarity -- for him, anyway, everything's crystal clear. He knows exactly what he needs to do, how he's going to go about doing it. He doesn't really care about anyone close to him right now -- [he's willing to take] whatever steps he needs to take to satisfy his sudden clarity."
That's what King Henry thinks, anyway. "For everybody else around him he's sort of bat nuts. Everybody else he's stepping on along his way doesn't appreciate his clarity whatsoever," Van Sprang says.
He continues: "Obviously Catherine, since she's his wife and knows him very well, »
At this point, there are two big threats in the world of Reign: The Darkness and King Henry. One is a pagan creature we’ve yet to really see; the other is the handsome man who sits on the throne by day and partakes in life-or-death sexcapades by night. But what’s in store now that Bash has had his first experience with The Darkness — and Henry has explained his feelings of divine entitlement?
We talked with Alan Van Sprang about Henry’s future, the newest woman in his life, and of course, that one time he humped a woman out of a window. »
- Samantha Highfill
King Henry II (Alan van Sprang), you so crazy. He takes a kinky turn on Thursday's episode of The CW's “Reign.” We already knew Henry was an 11 on the freak meter, but we learned on last week's episode that sometimes he just wants the attention of his alpha queen. Catherine's (Megan Follows) hand in his face and a “Don't ruin it” shut that down quickly. So on Thursday's episode, he's back to tapping the ladies-in-waiting of the castle — extra emphasis on the plural “ladies.” Also read: CW Renews ‘Supernatural,’ ‘Vampire Diaries,’ ‘Arrow,’ ‘Originals’ & ‘Reign’ for 2014-15 Seasons In TheWrap's exclusive photo. »
- Jethro Nededog
The truth can be a death sentence. Reign's King Henry (Alan Van Sprang) has had it with his scheming wife Catherine (Megan Follows), one of the most delicious characters currently on TV, and is taking drastic measures to show her who really wears the crown in this castle. We've got an exclusive sneak peek at tonight's episode of the CW breakout hit that will literally make you gasp as Catherine attempts to turn Henry against his son Bash (Torrance Coombs), only to end up with blood on her face. Literally. So just how much danger has Queen Catherine gotten herself into? After rumors of Bash's connection to the pagans are planted, Catherine is accused of spreading the damaging »
10 items from 2014
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