Reign is a really good show.
It's like a pg-rated Game of Thrones without the fantasy elements. It's historical fiction so even though they would like to be a "girl power" tv show, it can't. It's not misandrist garbage like Cristela, but lately this one annoying character has been revealing some red pill truths. Take this conversation from S02E12 Banished:
Bash: You're my wife. You should tell me the truth without being asked. Did you tell Catherine that my mother was talking to Rome about getting me legitimized? I could have been executed, Kenna.
Kenna: I wasn't thinking about that. (groans in frustration) I just wanted your mother out of the way. I was scared. I couldn't go back to Scotland, and I couldn't find a husband here. I thought I might lose everything.
And which did you fear losing the most? The gifts and privileges of sharing a bed with the king? Or his love?
Both. Is that what you want to hear? Is that what I should have said when we married? That, yes, I loved him. Before he went mad.
You never told me that.
Why would I? You asked me to give us a chance, so I did. Bash, you have no idea what it's like to be a girl in this world. Owning nothing, having no power except the effect that you have on men. The king noticed me, and for the first time, I mattered. What was I supposed to do? Throw it away? Did you throw away Mary's love when you had it? Besides, why are we even fighting about this? Everybody makes mistakes. It's in the past.
Some things can't stay in the past. Some things are too unforgivable. When a person is willing to sacrifice lives for their own petty interests... that is one of those things.
Even a Beta Male like Bash has his limits. He could have been executed but she whines because her actions have consequences. It's an interesting bit of dialogue because there are so many typical lines that every girl utters in just this 1 conversation.
"I wasn't thinking about that."Girls don't want there to be any consequences for their actions. They usually don't think about the consequences which is how many of them end up post-wall without kids scrambling to get married living with 2 cats. Or how they put themselves in dangerous situations like drinking until they pass out.
"Everybody makes mistakes. It's in the past." Girls say this one when you find out something bad they did. They don't want there to be any consequences for their actions so they pretend it doesn't matter. They also don't want to be judged. Men shouldn't accept this as some kind of magic phrase that gives them a clean slate. You should never ignore or forget someone's past. The past makes us who we are.
"Owning nothing, having no power except the effect that you have on men." In other words, tremendous power. She could have leveraged that power to get married to a great man, in fact that what she was supposed to do, but girls would rather share an alpha than marry a beta. Which is what she did so she became the King's mistress for awhile until the king forced her to marry beta Bash.
What's funny is that these lines from a whining victim were spoken by the actress who claims to be a feminist. You can check out her website where she rambles on about feminism without wearing any clothes. (I would like to thank the man who tricked girls into thinking that nudity is empowering. Good job, sir!)
She has another conversation with her beta husband in S02E15 Forbidden, when she let herself be dressed by a foreign king who wanted to anger her husband & she drops more Red Pill:
I'm wondering why it is so hard for you to trust me.
Look at yourself... he's all over you. The gown, those jewels. You may not have strayed explicitly, but clearly you want more than you have.
I do... I want a good life, and a husband to share it with. And I'm sick of being judged for it just because you want less.
Girls don't want to be judged. Because they know what they are doing is wrong. They just don't want to admit it. They want to pretend that they are all innocent little flowers that would never do anything wrong & never hurt anyone. But that is a lie.
She openly admits to wanting more. Her open hypergamy is right there and the telling lie "a husband," because it doesn't matter to girls who the husband is, just that there is "a husband" providing that good easy life for them.
Later on she has a secret conversation with a Foreign King after angering her husband:
Foreign King: I want you.
You think that because I was the king's mistress that I'm easy prey?
I don't want you to be revenge. I don't want you to be my mistress. I want you to be my wife. I'm a man who knows what he wants. And I have never wanted anyone as much as I want you.
Jeanne is dying. They say she won't live another month. And it should tell you something about the state of our union that she doesn't want me by her side. When she's gone, I'll take another wife.
It was an act of a mad king, which even your Church would overturn. Forgive me, but I know the facts. I also know that your husband occupies a station that no woman of your upbringing could be happy with.
And now you insult me. You don't know what makes me happy.
I saw you happy yesterday. And... if you are less than happy in your every day, I wonder if you might entertain a way out. A life with me. A chance to be a queen.
Kenna doesn't protest this time because her Hypergamy has been activated. She went from "Lady" to "King's Mistress" to "Baroness," but that is not enough. Now she has the chance to be a Queen. She entertains the idea because Hypergamy doesn't care.