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Camelot 

TV-MA | | Drama, Fantasy, History | TV Series (2011)
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When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.
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Series cast summary:
Joseph Fiennes ...  Merlin 10 episodes, 2011
Jamie Campbell Bower ...  King Arthur 10 episodes, 2011
Tamsin Egerton ...  Guinevere 10 episodes, 2011
Peter Mooney ...  Kay 10 episodes, 2011
Philip Winchester ...  Leontes 10 episodes, 2011
Eva Green ...  Morgan 10 episodes, 2011
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  Brastias 10 episodes, 2011
Clive Standen ...  Gawain 10 episodes, 2011
Claire Forlani ...  Queen Igraine 9 episodes, 2011
Jamie Downey Jamie Downey ...  Ulfius 9 episodes, 2011
Chipo Chung ...  Vivian 8 episodes, 2011
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sybil 7 episodes, 2011
Lara Jean Chorostecki ...  Bridget 7 episodes, 2011
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King Uther dies suddenly and Britain faces chaos when Merlin appoints Arthur, the unknown king's son and heir, as new king by birthright against his half-sister's ambitious plans. Written by Filipe Manuel Neto

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25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Camelot See more »

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Daragh O'Malley and James Purefoy had previously worked together in Sharpe's Sword (1995). See more »

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Derivative drivel
5 June 2011 | by paul_bibbySee all my reviews

This gets 4 stars simply because there are a number of notable cameo performances from a variety of top draw actors as well as charismatic performances from Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green. As for the rest of the cast one can only describe many performances as wooden as the forests in which Britons of the Dark Ages inhabited. Most obvious miscast character is that of Arthur, who not only doesn't look the part but acts as unkingly as is humanly possible, which to be fair is more a consequence of the lamentable screenplays as it is a measure of his inability to pull off a convincing performance.

And this brings me to the script. God forbid the producers of this execrable pile of horse droppings might have deigned it worthwhile to peruse the various medieval writings, or even contemporary re-workings, of the Arthurian Legend for suitable source material but how on earth could they imagine that seemingly making it up as they go along would in any way convince the viewers that the tale is in anyway believable or inspiring.

I have read a few excellent contemporary novels set in the Dark Ages, the best of which is most definitely Bernard Cornwell's Warlord Chronicles series, so it isn't true that there is nothing new to say about Arthur et al. It is a continual disappointment that there are still producers out there who think throwing in a few breasts and pretty faces is all it needs to make a winning production. It does not. We know it so why don't the producers? It takes the sort of source material that is winning fans of Game of Thrones, which though not without it's flaws has a great story, great scripts and great believable performances.

Sadly another missed opportunity.


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