You don’t mess with royalty and Reign has surely proven that.
Last week Reign took home the People’s Choice Award for best new TV drama. Maybe not much of an award to some people but for fans, it’s a big deal. After all, the show has only aired eight episodes and this is the very first award the show has ever been nominated for and guess what? it WON!
And it’s all thanks to its growing fanbase who voted their little hearts for this picked-by-the-fans award show.
The show is currently on winter hiatus but lucky for all its lovely fans, will make its return next week (January 22). Coming off of their PCA win and being desperate to return to French Court, we thought we’d show a little appreciation for the new series.
For those of you who haven’t seen the show, here’s the break down:
Mary Stuart (Adelaide Kane), Queen of Scotland goes to France to marry Prince Francis (Toby Regbo), but as she soon will discover, things aren’t so simple at French Court. You’ve got King Henry and his wife Queen Catherine (Francis’ parents), Henry’s mistress Diane de Poitiers and her son Sebastian “Bash” (Torrance Coombs) (Henry’s kid, natch). Sounds complicated enough right? Wrong. Henry is ALSO sleeping with Mary’s friend Kenna, one of four of her ladies-in-waiting Mary brought with her from Scotland.
Between predictions from the psychic Nostradamus about who will die and crazy, and scary Clarissa who may or may not be a ghost, the first eight episodes are jam packed with drama with more only to come. (Except for the fact that last we saw, Mary and Bash ran off together. Let’s just pretend that moment didn’t happen).
Let’s take a look at what happened during season one (so far)…
1. Let’s take a moment to remember what happens to those who cross royals.
Queen Catherine always takes matters into her own hands and punishes those who cross her. Remember what happened when the enemy invaded? She poisoned the gold to save those around her, killing the Italian men who were going to have their way with the ladies.
Let’s not forget Francis protecting Mary by killing her suitor, Prince Tomas of Portugal.
2. The show isn’t all physical violence though; it also destroys our fangirl hearts with a beautiful cast.
If you say you don’t want to be Australian actress Adelaide Kane, you’d be lying. Just look at her! And she gets to be Queen, for goodness sakes.
Having to watch these two handsome leading men for an hour every week doesn’t hurt either … well, actually it does.
3. And let’s just take a moment to recap some of the hottest scenes on television, which may not even be legal in some countries
And if that’s not enough to satisfy you for another week or make you want to watch the show, you can always enjoy the Twitter love between the cast, tumblr photos and GIFS, and interviews on YouTube.
Until then we’ll just have to spend the next week with our hearts as crushed as Francis’. In the words of the Prince, “we have positioned ourselves for the worst kind of pain” by getting into this show.