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Becoming Elizabeth (2022)

Rayting:   6.4/10 329 votes
Country: UK
Language: English

Elizabeth Tudor, an orphaned teenager who becomes embroiled in the political and sexual politics of the English court on her journey to secure the crown.

Episode Guide

Best Becoming Elizabeth Episodes

Top 20 (Ranked)

June 12, 2022star7.6 87 votesS1E1 Keep Your Knife Bright
June 26, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E3 Either Learn or Be Silent
July 3, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E4 Lighten Our Darkness
July 17, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E6 What Cannot Be Cured
August 7, 2022star0.0 0 votesS1E8 To Death We Must Stoop

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User Reviews

biddyhen 14 June 2022

Watchseries; Interesting time period, seems historically accurate. Actors look like the historical characters, lovely sets, lighting and costumes. I hate the music.

biddyhen 14 June 2022

Interesting time period, seems historically accurate. Actors look like the historical characters, lovely sets, lighting and costumes. I hate the music.

andrewcl-31356 20 June 2022

Becoming Elizabeth watchseries. So far (ep 2) this might be the best medieval drama I have seen. That would be maybe a dozen, including ones with this series' setting, 1572 England.

The young king Edward VI is well cast & acted, and written, given his father was Henry VIII, whose death starts this. All the dialogue is succint and dramatic, and generally not so accented as to be muddled. That and the solid logic are not assured in English productions, but B. E. comes through for this American.

The faces of the romantic leads are quite expressive but still believable. This might be the major difference in this version of the events depicted. The actors do not get that many words to work with, so must emote.

The suggestion is made that Mary queen of Scots could/should have been prevented from fleeing to France. That makes a big what-if. She's not in this though. In general, the world the characters inhabit is fairly small, and the Elizabeth character bemoans this. As do I as the show's biggest flaw. Politics & such are present only as they affect the given characters. There was one not-bad war scene.

Modern sensabilities exist in such as 1.5 characters made black and Eliz. Killing a deer. This is amusingly almost addressed in the dialogue though, so is easily forgivable.

There is an edgy tone throughout that might annoy smoe. The music is simple but uses modern instruments.

Very promising.

tmichelet 15 June 2022

I didn't really have expectations for this series but was thoroughly impressed by the first episode. The costumes and scenery were beautiful. The lighting was beautiful and one scene in particular looked like a Vermeer painting although that would be anachronistic. Perhaps the director was shooting for Holbein?. The chemistry between Elizabeth and Thomas was excellent and her expressions conveyed so much emotion. I look forward to the next episode. Will have to brush up a lot on my history to see how accurate the story is. But I will watch either way because it is so visually appealing and the period is fascinating.

ragnarflokithor 21 June 2022

Same old thing again.

Re-write the woke-themed story. The Tudor court with black people. All the Spaniards, even their black ambassador (?). Woman... victims, the white men... idiots or bad guys, of course. Stop it, please.

mike_p_allen 20 June 2022

Such a poor attempt at a historical drama.. all characters and dialogue written as they would be in modern day. Not a single likeable character, with oh so wooden acting to go with. Have quit half way through episode two....

flanamom 19 June 2022

The acting, the scenery and costumes, the story itself, I'm really loving this series! I don't mind some of the "artistic license" taken in this story, it's done subtley and, as someone who has studied the Tudor period for the past 20 years, can imagine certain behaviors displayed by the respective character(s) to be believable. For those of you who enjoy historical fiction, you might not even notice. It's not a documentary after all, but it does stay very close to the history of Elizabeth's life according to what I've read (and yes, I've read much more than Allison Weir, whose books I find entertaining just the same). The actor who plays Edward VI looks so much like the real-life portrait of this young King that it's startling. All the roles were filled with good, notable actors, a few of whom you'll recognize right off the bat. Well done to the creators of Becoming Elizabeth!

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