Drama on TV has become edgier and more absorbing by the minute these days. They're pushing the envelope every year in terms of storylines, and once you move beyond the big four Mom & Pop networks, anything goes in terms of content. That's not to say it's gratuitous, but production companies use the lack of
The Tudor period, and King Henry's wives have been the focus of a lot of novels, movies and TV lately -- some of it terrific stuff indeed. The Tudors was compulsive viewing, not just because of the costuming, in-your-face sex and titillation and the knife-edge lives those who dared played politics led in those days.