The White Queen
Written by StephenB
(6/23/2013 4:24 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, The White Queen, penned by Golda
I watched the first episode last weekend and will be watching the next tonight. As I know much less about this period than the Tudors there will be less concern about accuracy or otherwise (not that I believe drama should necessarily be accurate - look at Shakespeare - but I do object to changes made for no dramatic reason). I suspect that the sources are far less detailed for this period anyway. I have read 'The White Queen' which is the first book of the trilogy on which the TV series, and it was reasonably good.
As to the TV series itself, the first episode was necessarily a bit plodding in scene setting. I agree that although she is not the lead, Janet McTeer is a dominant figure. So far the men are shadowy, especially Warwick, who was known as the Kingmaker and was the most significant person of the day (played by James Frain, who was Cromwell in The Tudors, where accuracy was a very secondary consideration - I have yet to recover from the merging of Henry VII's sisters).
Anyway the second episode is likley to show more clearly how good this is.