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TV rec: Versailles

Netflixing and enjoying lately: Versailles. I don't know my Louis XIV era history well enough, but I'm suspecting this is rather more historical fanfic than actual history. Even so, it's got all the intrigue and gorgeous costuming and insane sex and dreadful slaughtering you'd expect. So, it's a good time. Kind of like a slightly lighter Game of Thrones. (Just slightly. And with a slightly smaller cast. But that's not saying much, I suppose, since pretty much everything has a smaller cast than GoT.)

Plus, fellow slash fans, you might especially like it, since these two gorgeous guys...

...are often being like this:

That's Alex Vlahos as Philippe, Duke of Orleans, the king's brother, called "Monsieur" at court; and Evan Williams as the Chevalier de Lorraine. Apparently this couple is now #MonChevy in the fandom world. Vlahos was Mordred on BBC's Merlin, which is how I heard of Versailles and got interested. Also, George Blagden (who caught my attention as Grantaire in the recent film version of musical Les Mis) is quite magnetic as King Louis. I'm not through with season 1 yet, so no spoilers!

Then on lighter Netflix days I watch some old eps of Arrested Development, which I never saw that much of when it was actually on, or Galavant (it's like Robin Hood: Men in Tights), or New Girl. All good and silly.


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May. 17th, 2017 11:31 pm (UTC)
I've been watching Versailles since it started. Alex has been great in it.
May. 18th, 2017 12:55 am (UTC)
He really has! Steals scenes practically. :) Good at the whole range, from hilariously insolent to heartbreakingly vulnerable.
May. 18th, 2017 02:22 am (UTC)

I am enjoying it. Yes, probably more fiction than not, but it's so much fun to watch, and Alex makes me smile :-)

May. 18th, 2017 04:40 am (UTC)
I expect a lot of Merlin folk followed him over to this show. :) It turned out really well!
May. 18th, 2017 09:47 am (UTC)
Watching second series now, I love it! Third series now being made... <3
May. 18th, 2017 03:19 pm (UTC)
Hurray! I sometimes see Alex post something about it on Twitter, when I think to check. He's pretty entertaining there too. :D
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