Swag Tuesday

Courtesy of Showtime, this week’s Swag Tuesday giveaway is a special advance DVD box set of the full first season of their hit series, The Tudors, starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Henry VIII. In March, I attended a screening of the first two episodes of The Tudors and I was immediately reeled in by the lush photography and uber-hot cast. Steve Waddington? Hello, Steve. I’m Joe.

The release date for The Tudors box set has not yet been set, but Showtime would like you to also check out Meadowlands, their new 8-episode thriller series. Described by critics as a creepy mix of The Waltons and Twin Peaks, Meadowlands debuted on Sunday.

The series picks up as Danny (David Morrissey) and Evelyn Brogan (Lucy Cohu) along with their two kids, Zoe (Felicity Jones) and Mark (Harry Treadaway), enter a witness protection program and are moved to a bucolic neighborhood called Meadowlands to begin a new life. Picturesque and crime-free, Meadowlands appears to be a suburban paradise but the Rogan family quickly realizes that it’s not so easy to escape the past and their safe haven becomes a world of paranoia and intrigue with surprises around every corner.

You can view the first episode of Meadowlands online now. The series continues on Showtime on Sundays at 10pm, nicely scheduled to pick up the audience for that other weird family, The Sopranos. To enter to win the advance box set of The Tudors, you need only comment on this post. Only your first comment counts and please remember to leave your email address. Publicists: if you’d like to take part in Swag Tuesday on JMG, please email me.