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I loved the first two seasons, despite the historical inaccuracy and occasional cheese typical of CW shows. I enjoy some chick-flick-ness. But what they did in casting Queen Elizabeth I was INSANE. It was just way too much. She acts like a bipolar middle school drug addict who just got a crown put on her head with no idea how to act at all instead of the greatest female monarch who ever lived; if she had REALLY been like that, she never would have held on to the throne. Her hair is always falling down, she's covered in heavy makeup, dressed like a street prostitute, she's constantly acting like a modern stripper trying to seduce everyone instead of the Virgin Queen, and she breaks into hysterical tears or fits of rage or other over-the-top histrionics in every scene. I mean EVERY. SINGLE. SCENE. It's so awful I don't even know if I can keep watching it. The simple fact is that if a queen had acted like that, she would have been deposed, no matter what her "rights". Very frustrating casting and writing. And makeup, hair, and costumes...