Television review: 'The White Queen' courts confusion

Some great moments crown this condensed version of three novels and 30 years of complicated history, but medieval murkiness prevails.

"The White Queen," a co-production of the BBC and Starz, debuted in Britain this summer to mostly scathing reviews. Critics objected especially to a few glaring anachronisms — no zippers in the 15th century, nor tourist-friendly castle handrails — and a general lack of the slop-pots-'n'-rotten-teeth realism that has marked period dramas ever since HBO's "John Adams" showcased the horror of early smallpox vaccines. Read More...,0,4139135.story


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