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Executive producer: Mark Vander Berg Produced by M.J. Cogburn Music by Jeffrey Gage Written and directed by Jerry Robbins Royall House contains mild adult language. Parental discretion is advised. Cover illustration by Jeff Hayes
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By Warren2013 on 12-14-15
Disliked the foul language that was intertwined throughout the story.
The story was captivating for the full duration.
It ended with you hanging... Didn't have a complete ending - we were in hopes for a part 2.
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By Lanna S. Seuret on 04-14-16
GREAT HISTORY; MAXI-DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY!
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I have and love almost all of the historical dramas by CRP. Royall House offers excellent insight into the prejudice, secrets and tensions during the lead up to our REVOLUTIONARY WAR through the personages of Royall House: Tobias Royall, barrister or attorney, the elder, more balanced in viewpoint, though taking the conservative, Tory, support the King even if he's wrong line versus Alexander Royall, an intelligent but fierce very successful ship's captain who detests the lack of courtesy by the King in imposing taxes on the India tea import without getting the Colonial's feedback first. He himself is
dodging the now unpopular India tea by smuggling Dutch tea; however he knows the danger of this, and has taken steps. This part of the story is fine, fun and insightful. You know all families have differences of opinion and choices in life to make. This can even be interesting if people have love and acceptance, and don't force expectations or standards on one another. However, this part of the story for me is just too vicious: one of the elder boys is actually sociopathic, others of the children of both families are loving, innocent and judicious, the mothers are both living lives of repression and unhappiness and end up taking out their frustrations on everyone. High drama it is that accompanies this otherwise interesting story, the ending of which has a positive note, but, with all the anger, accusation and active, blaming frustration, you just don't feel happy at the end. I would have liked less viciousness, less anger and accusation, and still have kept the revelations and differences, but worked them out with responsibility, transformation and maybe a bit