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Television Review

‘Reign’ gets the history — and a lot more — wrong

The CW, that fount of TV youth, beauty, and sometimes addictive preposterousness, would not be the first place you’d expect to find a historical costume drama about Mary, Queen of Scots. Showtime, Starz, maybe even History, but the home of pouting vampires and fatuous gossip girls?

And, yet, inexplicably here is “Reign,” which feels like a tween-targeted, TL;DR ( “too long; didn’t read”) version of 16th-century European history.

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