Friday, January 7, 2022

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON MARIA THERESIA: THE PINNACLE OF POWER, FINAL PART OF THE HISTORICAL SAGA FOLLOWING THE LAST 20 YEARS OF 18TH CENTURY EMPRESS OF AUSTRIA'S RULE

 MARIA THERESIA SEASON 3 
THE PINNACLE OF POWER
Legendary Sisi was not the only of the Austrian empresses to find her way into the holiday programmes this year as the final installment on the historical series on MARIA THERESIA aired on national televisions in
Maria Theresa aired during Christmas holidays in Central Europe
Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary around Christmas and will air tonight on Austrian broadcaster ORF and should air also on French Arte. After the first two short seasons (you can view the whole series as five TV films), Oscar
The final season is a two hour film or a two part mini series
nominated director Robert Dornhelm stages the last 20 years of the legendary Empress at the zenith of her power. Let us hope the last, two hour series is better than the first two which did not really know whether they want
Ursula Strauss takes the role of old Maria Theresa
to be a period set costume drama or comedy, but I have a feeling the hilariously bad wigs and rather atrocious acting and casting were not actually intentional. MARIA THERESIA: THE PINNACLE OF POWER stars
The series was shot last year in Czech Republic
Ursula Strauss, Vojtěch Kotek, Aaron Friesz, Tatiana Pauhofová, David Švehlík and comes from Beta Film, Austrian ORF, Slovakian, Czech,
The series airs tonight in Austria
Hungarian broadcasters and Arte in France. The shooting of this lavishly produced historical melodrama took place in April and May 2021 in the Czech Republic.
 
 THE FINAL CHAPTER
Around the year 1760, Francis Stephen (Vojtech Kotek) is Roman-German Emperor and co-ruler to Maria Theresa (Ursula Strauss). But she runs the affairs of state largely alone, and with a strong hand. Political marriages are meant to secure the Habsburg Empire. Love plays no role in this: Her many children have to submit to her will. Disappointed, Francis Stephen increasingly retreats to Hof Palace. While
Hundreds of costumes were prepared for the series
he turns to profitable business, Maria Theresa has her heir to the throne, Archduke Joseph (Aaron Friesz), educated to the highest level. He grows up
The series will also air on Arte over in France
to be his mother’s liberal rival and a bitter opponent of his often-absent father. His marriage to Isabella of Parma (Jana Kvantikova) will be both, his great
This is the finale of the series that started in 2017
happiness and his deepest misfortune. When Francis Stephen unexpectedly dies, Joseph becomes co-regent to his mother. But Maria Theresa has no intentions of sharing power with him!

18 comments:

  1. And I'm still waiting for PBS Masterpiece to show it. They promised it!

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    1. It did not air on their Amazon channel or on MHZ Choice? I saw the first season on YouTube and then never wanted to see the second one when I saw the casting LOL This lady in the third season looks even more ridiculous than the fat miss in the second one LOL

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    2. I agree with Theresa, those wigs are embarrassing. PBS masterpiece (in Amazon) offered it in 2019, but it never got to its menu, and MHz does not carry it in its archives. Perhaps it is for the best.

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    3. You will get to see it one day, hopefully. I'm itching to see Sisi and cannot find it anywhere, there are just French torrents without subs :(

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    4. You are magical, I swear! I went to check the 'recently added"(only this week) in PBS Masterpiece and there was The Empress. Only the first season, though

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    5. 'tis because PBS probably reads Hollywood Spy, world's leading place for all things period set, and plans their programme accordingly LOOOL I know that Beta Film reads me often and also Epic Drama Channel, beside the occasional celeb :) Just last night we had retweets from a number of British actors and the director of that comedy I wrote about with Russell Tovey.

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    6. Oh, Oh! I am honored to be a Spyling. Are they actually reading? Ohhh, I want to write them a Santa-like letter. Dear PBS Masterpiece, could you please bring (soon, soon) Ku ’Damm 63 and Madame K’s second season… Honest, I have been reading Hollywood Spy for a long time, but making it my permanent abode was one of 2021 ‘s highlights.

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    7. And we thank you for becoming our regular visitor, supporter and for leaving meaningful comments. They do read us often, I should transfer the blog onto a separate website instead of Blogger and that would increase number of visitors drastically, but I've no time, energy nor enough cyber knowledge for that. And being small probably saves us from unwanted trolls. They wouldn't like me being opinionated....

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    8. Thank You, but I don’t think this blog is “small.” And you manage its publicity like a pro. Don’t move away from Blogger. It is still the one platform that ‘s almost impossible to hack. I run a small place, and like Blogger because it is friendly (although sometimes it comes up with weird s—t) and it lets me be independent and chat in an almost private atmosphere. And yes, it's perfect for opinionated cats like us.

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    9. Yes, I imagine if we had a www.address all kinds of people would not like our opinions LOL

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  2. Oh, boy. Those wigs are atrocious! Whoever was in charge of wardrobe should be fired.

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    1. I've no idea whatsoever what they were thinking, it all looks so freaking cheap. But it does look a bit better in the trailer. The leading lady, however, looks like she could use a lifetime of good food and spa. I think I'd look better in that costume of hers than she does LOOL

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    2. I didn't think it looked too much better in the trailer. Like Malena said, embarrassing! I feel like my kids have had better Halloween wigs before than what they're trying to pass off here.

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    3. Like them old judges in courts with them fugly wigs LOL similar to dead rats. But even if they got better wigs I don't think Ursula has the imperial air to pull them off, she just looks like German Olivia Coleman = like a washed out cleaning lady.

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  3. I starting literally laughing out loud when I saw the wigs and then laughed even harder when I read your comments. Guess I'm not the only one that couldn't see past them!

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    1. You would have to be blind and drunk not to notice it first lol She had monies for castles and palaces but wore a dead weasel on her head obviously LOL

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  4. I just loved Roman Holiday. Everything about the movie was perfect (and it being in B&W added to the appeal)

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    1. It was one of the beloved movies of our childhoods.

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