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24 October 2012 @ 09:17 am
...wow.  
So the CW is developing a show about the teenage Mary, Queen of Scots:
http://m.cinemablend.com/television/Teenage-Mary-Queen-Scots-Drama-Development-CW-48517.html

This is the sort of thing that I'd love to be excited about, only the potential for horror is really high.
 
 
 
La Reine Noire: Elizabethlareinenoire on October 24th, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC)
The words "fantastical re-imagining" worry me deeply...
tempestsarekind: princess elizabethtempestsarekind on October 24th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Snap!

Well, there's that one episode with Mary and the unicorn... (Although, quite frankly, I would be inclined to be more generous if they went in that direction - the sixteenth century has plenty of wonder tales and suchlike - than in the boring old "let's add (more) sex" direction!)
La Reine Noire: Wimminz!lareinenoire on October 25th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
See, my worry is that "fantastical" means "add vampires," which is just another way to add more sex.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on October 25th, 2012 05:31 am (UTC)
Aw man, I hadn't even thought of that! That seems horribly possible, though.
viomisehuntviomisehunt on October 24th, 2012 01:35 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she had pretty horrendous life.
litlover12: Sc P2litlover12 on October 24th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
I think (correct me if I'm wrong, tempests!) that the implication was that the CW itself is pretty horrendous. :-) The mind reels at all the ways they could mess this up.

It is pretty fascinating, though: First "Great Expectations" and now this. Wonder who told the CW it was time to class up the joint.
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on October 24th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Yes, that was what I meant. If the horror were actually appropriate to her life, that would be fine! But I keep imagining some studio exec's idea of what a teen-oriented show about Mary, Queen of Scots should look like, and it scares me.
ramblin' girlbarefoottomboy on October 24th, 2012 04:40 pm (UTC)
o_O
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on October 24th, 2012 10:35 pm (UTC)
Exactly!
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on October 24th, 2012 06:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, my.

I'd like it as an isurrendered show?
tempestsarekindtempestsarekind on October 24th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
Hee! Yes, I suspect that community would do a much better job with that prompt than the CW...
La Reine Noire: Elizabethlareinenoire on October 25th, 2012 01:27 am (UTC)
I kind of want to write it as an isurrendered show.
the most saint-obsessed Jew you'll ever meetrymenhild on October 25th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
You absolutely should, because I don't have time.