The Pillars of the Earth debuted on The Movie Network and Movie Central last week in Canada, and on Starz in the US.
Hooray! says I, who loves everything medieval. This series, based on the book by Ken Follett, has everything I love: life-or-death royal power mongering, salt-of-the-earth good guys, slippery Gray Character bad guys, several young male characters all trying to find their places in the world, strong and resourceful female characters who push the boundaries of what society allows them to be without zigzagging into anachronistic territory.
There's swords, horses, battles, kings, monks, a wise woman, castles, cathedrals, sins, secrets, and backstory waiting to change everything.
Not only that - there is:
Naquillity says I don't get Starz but it appears the episodes are online so I can watch them there perhaps.
Jennie Marsland says Sounds great, Julia! I'll have to try to find it.
Travis Cody says Ian McShane and Rufus Sewell eh? That recommends it very well right there.