CWs “Reign” Rains Stupidity on Mary Queen of Scots
Leave it to the CW to take a fascinating lady like Mary Queen of Scots and turn her into a lovesick teenage girl running her court like a high school lunch table. The CW has spit out a “Princess Diaries” version of the story of Mary Queen of Scots called “Reign.” Which started a conversation between Mike and I:
Mike: Did you see that “Reign?”
Me: Did it?
Mike: What the hell are you talking about?
Me: What? I thought it was pretty sunny all day.
Mke: No “REIGN.”
Me: — If you say so, I’m just saying I didn’t see it.
Mike: Oh. It looks awful.
Me: Well, the plants like it.
Note to Mike, saying homonyms louder doesn’t clear up confusion.
Well, at least Mary Queen of Scots gets beheaded in the end. I hope “Reign” gets that part right.
So while you’re waiting for that happy eneding, enjoy Monty Python’s “Mary Queen of Scots” which I believe is more historically accurate.
I had this on a Monty Python cassette tape when I was young, and to this day I still randomly say “I think she’s dead…No I’m not.”