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Old January 20 2014, 09:17 PM   #16
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Re: The Musketeers - BBC 2014 Adaptation.

So is this a series, a movie, or ????
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Old January 20 2014, 09:26 PM   #17
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10 episodes in season one.

Already renewed.

10 episodes in season 2.

Peter Capaldi will not be in season 2.
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Old January 20 2014, 09:56 PM   #18
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I liked it unlike Robin Hood and Merlin, after those two I never bothered with Atlantis.
Nothing beats Errol Flynn's Adventures of Robin Hood, Excalibur and Michael York, Oliver Reed etc Musketeers. However the BBC Musketeers was miles better than their usual naff stuff.
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Old January 20 2014, 10:45 PM   #19
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10 episodes in season one.

Already renewed.

10 episodes in season 2.

Peter Capaldi will not be in season 2.
Thanks, I saw a mention looking at the thread again but I missed that the first time.
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Old January 20 2014, 11:52 PM   #20
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Re: The Musketeers - BBC 2014 Adaptation.

Of course a cross over would be superb.

There was a Hartnell look-a-like roaming around France in 1572.

http://tardis.wikia.com/wiki/Abbot_of_Amboise

But classically the story is set in 1625.

Cast David Bradley as Abbott?

The real Abbot died in 1516, unless there was a less historically significant person with the same title that followed him.
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Old January 21 2014, 12:25 AM   #21
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after the disappointment of shows like Merlin and Atlantis I was worried about this one but ended up loving it. certainly better than the film version with fat Kiefer Sutherland
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Old January 21 2014, 03:57 PM   #22
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Thought it was passably bland rather than offensively so like Atlantis. Felt a little homogenised to me, like they were aping American TV with the random sex and meaningless action (or maybe that should be the other way around). Though to be fair it was the first episode with a lot of setting up to be done.
I gave Atlantis the full series, I can probably do the same for this.
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Old January 21 2014, 05:49 PM   #23
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"but with way less swearing, nudity, and ***" God it must suck then!

JK, recorded it but haven't watched it yet.
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Old January 27 2014, 10:18 AM   #24
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Well I thought the second episode was again very good, although it seemed a bit of a stretch for d'Artagnan to be involved in such a plan so early on. It almost felt like there needed to be another episode where he’s involved with the Musketeers first. Also it seemed like they were shoehorning Richelieu and Milady being nefarious into the episode when there was no good reason for them to be acting so, aside from reminding us that they’re bad guys.

Liked the villain's real plan, a lot of good action and the interaction between all four male leads continues to be excellent. And Aramis scoring with the Queen of France…that’s gonna end badly
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Old January 27 2014, 11:03 AM   #25
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Re: The Musketeers - BBC 2014 Adaptation.

Yeah I thought there was a lot of good stuff, it looks like there's going to be a lot of romantic angst. I was a little disappointed that the bad guy died, I thought he was interesting and would have liked to have seen more of him. I thought with all the mention of tricks he was going to just disappear at the end. I also thought the Musketeers were a little slow.

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Old January 27 2014, 11:24 AM   #26
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Yes, although they caught on eventually and Athos realising it was actually a robbery was something I hadn't considered.
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Old January 27 2014, 11:38 AM   #27
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Liked the villain's real plan, a lot of good action and the interaction between all four male leads continues to be excellent. And Aramis scoring with the Queen of France…that’s gonna end badly
Surely the difference between just badly and really super badly, all rests on whether if she's also romantically entwined with Buckingham?
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Old January 27 2014, 01:06 PM   #28
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Well it kept me entertained for an hour. So looks like I'll be tuning in for episode 3. Though given that this first season are independant stories for the most part, perhaps season 2, will be more arc based around Buckingham.
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Old January 27 2014, 01:55 PM   #29
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With Capaldi out of season 2, I wonder if they'll go with Buckingham as the main antagonist in his place, or just introduce Mazarin way too early?

Of course it'll never happen, but it'd be hilarious in the context, if they cast Matt Smith as Buckingham.
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Old January 27 2014, 07:34 PM   #30
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The can cast Matt Smith as the Cardinal.

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