Revisionist Historical Drama ‘Reign’ Season 2 now on DVD

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Pictured (L-R): Toby Regbo as King Francis II and Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scotland and France -- Photo: Ben Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW -- © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Pictured (L-R): Toby Regbo as King Francis II and Adelaide Kane as Mary, Queen of Scotland and France — Photo: Ben Ben Mark Holzberg/The CW — © 2014 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

When Reign first hit the CW Network, I was not interested-in-the-least. I’ve never really been a fan of European period films or shows. That was mostly my Anglophile friends’ scene. Then I asked if I was willing to review season two and I must say, I was impressed. For a show that isn’t in my genre wheelhouse, this one can easily turn into a guilty pleasure.

The 22-episode, five disc set made the production look like a cable show rather than just regular HD tv. The costumes, the set designs and the acting far exceeded what I would have expected for a network budget.

Queen Mary (Adelaide Kane) and Prince Francis (Toby Regbo) are ruling country in turmoil as France is trying to regroup from the plague and now a disease is creeping through the castle walls, where no one is safe.

When you’re the king or queen, no one is really your friend, not even other monarchs. do you really think Queen Catherine (Megan Follows) is interested in afternoon tea with Queen Mary?

Reign is one of those CW shows that you initially question, thinking, “Eh, this will be gone in three weeks,” and like almost everything else they do, BAM! It’s a hit and the audience is there. This show has legs and we can see it running well past five seasons, easy. I mean come on, there are monsters, sorcery and all sorts of demonic creepy crawlies that can turn anyone into a fan.

 

Reign airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on the CW Network and season two is out on DVD now, online, or at your local retailer.

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