Versailles TV series

Princess power? That's fine in Disney dreams, shaky in Versailles


It's time to jump back into the world of Versailles, which has beautiful people in beautiful places ... doing rather ugly things. The series starts its second season at 10 p.m. ET Saturday (Sept. 30) on DirecTV and AT&T U-verse; here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

Fueled by Disney
dreams, the world has plenty of people who want to be European
princesses.

Louis XIV? Fancy, frilly, fussy ... and an iron grip on a nation


You don't hear much these days about King Louis XIV ... or, for that matter, about cable's Ovation network. But now the two have linked for the lush and involving "Versailles" cable series. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes

If you mention King
Louis XIV, all the fanciest notions pop up.