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Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court.
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Series cast summary:
...  Queen Mary Stuart 78 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Queen Catherine de' Medici / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Greer Castleroy / ... 78 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Sebastian 'Bash' de Poitiers / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Lady Lola / ... 62 episodes, 2013-2016
...  Lord Stéphane Narcisse / ... 56 episodes, 2014-2017
...  King Francis II / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Leith Bayard 51 episodes, 2013-2017
...  Princess Claude 50 episodes, 2014-2017
...  Kenna / ... 44 episodes, 2013-2015
...  Queen Elizabeth I 35 episodes, 2015-2017


Chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis, and with her four best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. Written by CW

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Francis mentions that many think he is weak and sickly because of a portrait that was painted of himself and his sister. The artist had Francis sit while his sister stood, making him appear very small in comparison. In real life, King Francis was very sick for much of his life. See more »


Charles was just 10 years old when he became king of France. See more »


Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Adelaide Kane (2015) See more »


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Just plain bad
20 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Really? I watched this hoping that it would be a class show. Instead, it's pure drivel. The characters are lifeless and I question its accuracy. Based upon others' reviews, other than the names, there is nothing historical about this show; not the wardrobe, not the music, and apparently according to what I've read, not even some of the intrigue.

The music should be Renaissance for the period of Mary, Queen of Scots, but instead, I'm hearing music akin to Mumford & Son with the odd bodhran thrown in for a "Scots" feel (though the bodhran is really Irish in origin). And sometimes, it's just Emo British folk rock.

The wardrobe department seems to have taken contemporary prom dresses and tries to pass them off as period attire. Seriously, sleeveless dresses in the 1500's? What happened to the high necks, tapestry clothing, bustles? The girls in their dresses look more like they are ready to go clubbing rather than rule countries or be ladies-in-waiting. The men look more like they're straight out of Robin Hood and Nottingham Forest rather than France. Wrong time period.

I found the actors shallow, unsure as to what accent they are to be using, and have no presence or substance. It's more like watching wet cardboard than actors portraying real people.

This was a great opportunity to help us Americans understand a very significant person of UK history, glean some insight into UK/France royal lineages, and see historical intrigues of our cousins across the pond. Opportunity blown. I saw the pilot episode. That was about all I could take. I gave it the full hour to be fair, but couldn't wait for this to be over. The producers either should have made this a true period TV show focusing on Mary, Queen of Scots, or if they were so keen on keeping the rambling lavishness and contemporary music, omit any correlation to real history and focus on making this a quasi-historic-esque fun-run. If this wasn't supposed to be based upon historical reference, I'd have enjoyed this much more. As is, it's asinine and insults my intelligence as well as anyone that cares about facts.

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