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Old January 19 2014, 10:39 PM   #1
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The Musketeers - BBC 2014 Adaptation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00sxqkb

So did anyone else catch this new version of it. I'm watching it at the moment and so far it's not that bad. It of course stars the current Doctor from DW - Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu
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Old January 20 2014, 12:17 AM   #2
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Re: The Musketeers - BBC 2014 Adaptation.

For me the definite version is the one from the 70s starring Michael York, Olver Reed, Richard Chamberlain, Raquel Welch (damn! ) and Charlton Heston.

Unfotunately i'm in Germany so i can't see it.. can't be worse than the Matrix type remake two years ago or the Disney version from the 90s.
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Old January 20 2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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Agreed, for me as well the definitive is the 70's (1974) one starring who you mentioned. But whilst it wasn't as good as that version I did enjoy it more than some of the more recent versions. In some respects it felt more in keeping with the style of the 70's version. But then again being a BBC adaptation I would expect nothing less as costume drama's for lack of a better term is one thing the BBC is supposidly good at.
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Old January 20 2014, 01:03 AM   #4
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The 70s movie is the best, but...

The Musketeers was great for a Sunday night TV show. I didn't know how it'd be, based on the ads and Radio Times articles - looked like a couple of male models and a couple of guys who looked like the belonged more in a sitcom, so I didn't expect much acting - but it turned out great. Nice grimy historical fun, good performances all round (Capaldi and Hugo Speer stealing it), great fights, good music score... I'd put it on a par with Ripper Street for Sunday night viewing, so let's hope it doesn't suffer the same fate.
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Old January 20 2014, 08:21 AM   #5
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Very enjoyable.

I spaced for a second and thought that FPAlpha was talking about the Disney Animated Three Musketeers staring Mickey, Donald and Goofy.

Mini series or Onging?

Although the BBC has a habit of producing three episode seasons from time to ####ing time.

I wonder how many series Capaldi can headline before Cardiff gets off it's ####ing bum?
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Old January 20 2014, 09:46 AM   #6
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I thought it was really enjoable, full of character and wit and excitement. Really puts Atlantis into perspective! I thought all four Musketeers were exceptionally well cast, although the fact Porthos seems to have Idris Elba's voice is a little jarring
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Old January 20 2014, 10:45 AM   #7
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I've recorded it but not watched it yet. I was afraid it was going to be another Robin Hood/Merlin/Atlantis affair, none of which I've liked. I was hoping the 9PM Sunday slot would mean otherwise and the above comments look promising.

I'll post again once I've seen it !
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Old January 20 2014, 11:09 AM   #8
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Mini series or Onging?

Although the BBC has a habit of producing three episode seasons from time to ####ing time.
Ten episodes, and a further ten commissioned for next season.

I wonder how many series Capaldi can headline before Cardiff gets off it's ####ing bum?
One - the writers said they had to get a new villain for season 2 cos Capaldi has a better job now that they're about to start shooting!
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Old January 20 2014, 03:39 PM   #9
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Haven't they already started to film DW as well. But the BBC must be fairly con fident to have commisioned a secon series. As for the first episode overnight figures give it 7.4m

http://www.theguardian.com/media/201...e-midwife-bbc1

I suspect once the final figure is in it'll be around the 8-8.2m mark.
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I've recorded it but not watched it yet. I was afraid it was going to be another Robin Hood/Merlin/Atlantis affair, none of which I've liked. I was hoping the 9PM Sunday slot would mean otherwise and the above comments look promising.

I'll post again once I've seen it !
It beats the shit out of all of those. It's more in the Da Vinci's Demons vein, but with way less swearing, nudity, and outrageous anachronisms.

TBH it'd get away with an 8pm slot, same as Atlantis would get away with a 6pm one.
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Old January 20 2014, 04:55 PM   #11
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It was great fun. The cast was entirely enjoyable and all were used to good effect. I have hope for this show.
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Old January 20 2014, 05:09 PM   #12
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I've recorded it but not watched it yet. I was afraid it was going to be another Robin Hood/Merlin/Atlantis affair, none of which I've liked. I was hoping the 9PM Sunday slot would mean otherwise and the above comments look promising.

I'll post again once I've seen it !
It beats the shit out of all of those. It's more in the Da Vinci's Demons vein, but with way less swearing, nudity, and outrageous anachronisms.

TBH it'd get away with an 8pm slot, same as Atlantis would get away with a 6pm one.
Not sure about Merlin, sure it was in a similar vein to Robin Hood and Atlantis but somehow it rose above both of them (a lot of which was down to the cast I know).

I still haven't been bothered to watch the last two episodes of Atlantis...and I'm not sure I will now.
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I just watched it, I thought it was really enjoyable.
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Old January 20 2014, 07:46 PM   #14
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I thought it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed all three of the Musketeers, and d'Artagnan as well. Excellent casting. Though it's a shame that Peter Capaldi won't be able to return as Richelieu (for obvious reasons). Looking forward to the next episode.
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Starkers is right! #### Atlantis!
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