TV Club: Reign throws Mary and her dirtbag boyfriends into “Uncharted Waters”

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Sometimes Reign is a history-adjacent show that pays lip service to the era it’s portraying. Sometimes it’s mostly interested in having an episode about the dangers of hanging on to a dirtbag boyfriend after things have already started to fall apart. Don’t be like Mary Queen of Scots, kids at home: If your boyfriend is being a jerk, cut and run as soon as possible. The downward spiral will just get more embarrassing, and you’ll end up negotiating a land deal/trapped in a boat/getting into a petticoat situation with a guy …

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