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Watch a Preview of Starz's Latest Sex-and-Violence Saga, Camelot

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Post by Madeleine » Mon July 18th, 2011, 11:13 am

Read over the weekend that this won't be getting another series.
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Post by Mythica » Mon July 18th, 2011, 4:00 pm

Yeah I heard it was cancelled - not surprised, I'm not really enjoying it. Don't like the actors for Arthur or Gwen and I just find a lot of the character behavior to be unrealistic. I know the Arthurian Legend is just that - a legend, myth, folklore, etc. But it's based in history and to have Gwen talking about "what if he's not 'the one'?" just seems unrealistically modern.

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Post by lauragill » Mon July 25th, 2011, 5:03 pm

I only watched the series for Morgan and Merlin, and now that Merlin's gone...

Mythica: OMG!! I, too, found that whole "what if he's not the one" thing annoying. Gwenevere, you stupid git, Leontes is the one because your family SAY he's the one! Don't act like you have some choice about it.

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Post by Divia » Mon July 25th, 2011, 8:16 pm

i'll be honest I remember this coming up in a thread and then I totally forgot about the series. :o I saw no ads for it and it just out of my mind as quickly as it went in.

I heard from a lot of people that it just sucked. It dragged and wasnt very interesting.
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Post by LCW » Wed August 31st, 2011, 8:38 pm

I watched this on Netflix. I liked it enough to watch the whole first season and I would have watched a second but apparently there is not going to be one. I really liked the different take on the Author/Gwen/Leontes love triangle. But yeah, the "is he the one" thing annoyed me. I loved the Morgan story line and thought Eva Green was really good. Both the writing and Green's portrayal gave Morgan a lot of depth and complexity.

It wasn't as good as Spartacus for me (LOVED that show!!) but still good!
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Post by rebecca » Thu September 1st, 2011, 1:37 am

I usually love all things Camelot but I did not like this version at all and was totally bored by it. Jamie Campbell Bower as Arthur was dismal(any more wooden & you could hang your coat on him)and the same for the actress who played Gwen. Eva Green did ok as Morgana and Joseph Fiennes was a passable Merlin. I also did not like the actress who played Igraine(they really need to stop with the face lifts and botox). The best acting came from Sinead Cusack(sp?). So I am not surprised that it was cancelled.

Plus side...There is still to come Merlin with Colin Morgan and Katie McGrath as Morgana and James Bradley plays a pretty good Arthur although I don't like the actress who plays Gwen(she doesnt seem to have much emotional range)...oh and ofcourse Anthony Head as Uther.

Right now I am enjoying Game of Thrones and can't wait for that to come out in DVD.

Bec :)

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Post by Madeleine » Thu September 1st, 2011, 9:12 am

I only watched the first two progs of the Camelot series and was bored - I think Game of Thrones has really raised the bar in historical fantasy; although it had a few boring bits - the Dothraki, Arya - the rest of it worked so well that it didn't matter that much, plus it had a freshness to it which frankly, Camelot, having been done so many times, didn't really have.

I do like the Merlin series; it's more family orientated and doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Post by rebecca » Fri September 2nd, 2011, 2:21 am

Madeleine--"I think Game of Thrones has really raised the bar in historical fantasy"

I agree with your comments on GOT and I find it is the fastest hour I watch on TV which means it's doing it's job...I just wish I could get the DVD so I could watch 2 hourly episodes over consecutive nights, but till then I must make do with 1 hour episodes every Sunday night. *sigh* :rolleyes:

But though I keep my eyes open on Amazon I do wonder just when are they going to release GOT to DVD? The show is so good that I do intend re-watching it and plus I can FF the boring bits(dany scenes :rolleyes: )and many of the sex scenes I find tedious...but the story on whole is fabulous.

Bec :)

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