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The Musketeers-BBC America

Has this really slipped past everyone's radar on here, or am I completely dense and missing the obvious thread?

Either way...two episodes in and it is pretty decent for a Freshman show. The underlying themes and long-term story lines are pretty solid and tie relatively well (on the surface) to the original stories. I am not necessarily who demands absolute adherence to original material, but they are doing pretty well with this updated take on the stories.

Granted it's a little Disney-ish compared to most other series on TV these days (i.e. light on gore, language, sex, etc.). But to be honest, I don't think it is lacking in story-telling capability without those elements.

Anyways, thought I would throw this out there and see if anyone else had given it a shot yet or not.

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Has this really slipped past everyone's radar on here, or am I completely dense and missing the obvious thread?

Either way...two episodes in and it is pretty decent for a Freshman show. The underlying themes and long-term story lines are pretty solid and tie relatively well (on the surface) to the original stories. I am not necessarily who demands absolute adherence to original material, but they are doing pretty well with this updated take on the stories.

Granted it's a little Disney-ish compared to most other series on TV these days (i.e. light on gore, language, sex, etc.). But to be honest, I don't think it is lacking in story-telling capability without those elements.

Anyways, thought I would throw this out there and see if anyone else had given it a shot yet or not.
It's a really good series. It gets better and better as the season progresses. It's definitely a fun series to watch!
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I have it on my queue but haven't gotten to it yet. Thanks for the feedback.

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Didn't think it had started yet. Guess it's time to check the old VOD cues.
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I already watched the whole season thru vpn when it aired in the UK. I enjoyed it and look forward to the 2nd series next year.
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Another happy camper here. It is vastly better than I expected.
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Three episodes in and keeping a steady course it seems.

For whatever reason, and I hope to not get flamed for this, but I had this feeling I couldn't figure out after the first couple of episodes. The third one finally hit me...this show almost has a "Firefly" feeling to it right now. Something about the pace, cinematography, dialog, etc., just leaves me with that similar feeling from back in the day.

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Not quite Firefly for me but does have a "feel good' quality.
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Not quite Firefly for me but does have a "feel good' quality.
I always enjoy shows that look like the actors are having a good time playing their parts and enjoy working together!
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Been watching from Ep 1 & like it. Not as much as Ripper St & Copper but liking it.

I do like the touches of sarcastic humor which, now that you guys mention it, is a bit like Firefly. Nothing negative to say about the show (for a change )

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Really like the show Hope it's not just a 1 season fill in.

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The entire series will be reprised next weekend.
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I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion of this show. I think the writing and acting has been superior. Especially, Richelieu.
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. . . and acting has been superior. Especially, Richelieu.

. . . played by Peter Capaldi.


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Really like the show Hope it's not just a 1 season fill in.
It was already renewed for a 2nd Series by BBC for next year. Only change is availability of Peter Capaldi as Richelieu. He wasn't available for filming because of Doctor Who filming at the same time, so they are supposedly just going to ignore the Richelieu character onscreen in the 2nd Series. Rochefort will be the main antagonist in the 2nd Series.
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It was already renewed for a 2nd Series by BBC for next year. Only change is availability of Peter Capaldi as Richelieu. He wasn't available for filming because of Doctor Who filming at the same time, so they are supposedly just going to ignore the Richelieu character onscreen in the 2nd Series. Rochefort will be the main antagonist in the 2nd Series.
Not having Richelieu would be a major negative in my view. He and the King are so connected that I don't see how they can manage the overall show dynamics without him. Regarding the last episode, I didn't find it believable that the love affair with D'artagnan and Constance could so easily get derailed just by her trying to end it the way she did. Overall, a good episode though.
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