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Versailles 2015 - S01 E03

History . Drama . Biography
 

Louis has one thing in mind: Versailles. For the nobles to come to Versailles, the king demanded the representatives of high society bring him their noble titles, only guarantors of their privileges. First to be stripped of his title, Montcourt seeking the support of the Duke of Cassel, one of the North's most powerful nobles, who bears the king in high esteem. Louis asks the queen to leave the mourning to welcome his guest: Prince of Assini, able to open his trade routes in West Africa.

 
Episode Title: Episode 3
Airs: 2015-11-23 at 22:55
  • Keith Uhlich

    The series looks astoundingly cheap. ... The anachronistic electronic score by Eduardo Noya Schreus, aka NOIA, gives a galvanizing jolt to what is otherwise an irritatingly unoriginal production.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • David Wiegand

    The first four episodes of the series are rather talky, although heaven knows there are moments of eye-opening action of the carnal variety. ... But the talk, at least, is revealing and sophisticated, not to mention often filled with intrigue.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Rob Lowman

    Versailles has glamor and spectacle, but it’s hardly an epic drama. It dreamily drifts along for the first few episodes, introducing the characters and concentrating on outrageous behavior. All the military-strategy sessions blur together.

    Los Angeles Daily News Full Review
  • Sonia Saraiya

    It is frequently lovely to behold. The real Versailles is of course gorgeous, and the series renders the palace through expensive sets and substantial on-location filming. But like the plot, the prettiness is a little superficial; this is more the CW’s “Reign” than Starz’s “Outlander.”

    Variety Full Review
  • Ray Rahman

    Not quite as smart as the recent Wolf Hall or as deliciously decadent as the bygone The Tudors, Versailles fails to live up to its regal potential. [30 Sep 2016, p.54]

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Allison Keene

    The sprawling story is definitely more concerned with soapy plots than the realities of court and the battle for power between the Protestant and Roman Catholic Church, a la Wolf Hall, but like Versailles itself the results are charmingly ostentatious.

    Collider Full Review
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