I'm not supposed to like it, but I do.
Even though it is a highly fictionalized account, it's interesting to watch - it reminds me of the state of church and politics today - and the interaction of some of the more popular characters within the Catholic blogosterium. I never ever imagined Thomas Cromwell as a sympathetic character before this.
Last night's episode was a bit slow, but the acting is very good and the sets and costumes are excellent. I'm always interested in looking at history from the bigoted, anti-Catholic POV. Cromwell's criticism of the monasteries and his suggestion to a cleric that surely he must have a woman on the side is contemptuous. The same invective is spread today as well. I dislike the way St. Thomas More is portrayed, although the depiction seems to fit the profiles of a few of the staunch Catholics one encounters online.
Somehow, none of it matters to me right now.