• Network: Showtime
  • Series Premiere Date: Apr 1, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 100
    The Tudors, Showtime's all-of-the-above series, comes roaring back Sunday night as fresh as its first season.
  2. Reviewed by: Aubry D'Arminio
    83
    Despite taking place during the king's historically yucky later life (sexing up an ulcerated leg is hard), season 3 stays hot.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd R. Ramlow
    70
    This relationship between king and subjects is the driving concern of Season Three, and marks a welcome departure from the show’s previous focus on the personal drives and desires of Henry VIII.
  4. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    Even those whose historical knowledge goes no further than the whole "six wives" thing can ascertain that the future doesn't bode well for poor Jane, but the particulars remain fascinating amid all the bodice ripping, torture and jockeying for the king's favor.
  5. It makes for lively drama, and, given what was at stake for religion and royalty, its historical significance remains legitimate. It just gets hard to watch sometimes, because even though most drama is fueled by its villains, The Tudors needs a few more characters we could actually like.
  6. The Tudors remains lush and bejeweled, so much so that at times one fears it will simply collapse under its own weight, and, you know, we still have a few wives to go.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AdamW
    Nov 28, 2009
    3
    Its just not The Tudors anymore, Anne Boleyn brought such life to the show that is now lost after her death at the end of Season Two.
  2. mm
    Dec 21, 2009
    9
    The liberties taken with the true history are surprising, its a good story without any 'editing'.
  3. [anonymous]
    Dec 3, 2009
    10
    I agree wuth the New York Daily News :Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Henry superbly.