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Potential new television! This has probably been trailered to death, so I apologise to any British people, who will undoubtedly know all about it already. I don't watch TV though, so I only just found out about it. Looks like a fun show, and it's beginning this Saturday. And it has Alexander Siddig in it! He has a grey beard. When did he go grey? Probably a stupid question. I'm trying hard not to think about how long ago Deep Space 9 was. Still, Alexander Siddig and monsters! And some pretty, young things who will undoubtedly be in it much more than either Sid or the monsters, but whatever. I hated Merlin, so I won't get too optimstic, but the trailer does look quite good fun.




Although admittedly it does look kind of like a Merlin rip-off. Still, we'll see. Or I will, if I remember to watch it. In the meantime, Alexander Siddig and monsters!

He's just going to be a glorified cameo, isn't he. Ah well.

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elenopa
Sep. 22nd, 2013 10:13 pm (UTC)
It probably will be like 'Merlin', so don't expect it to stick to the Greek myths too closely. I'm waiting for the first mention of sandwiches.

It gives us something to watch on Saturdays until November 23rd I suppose.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 23rd, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Yes, I am rather looking at it as filler until the Doctor comes back. Hopefully it will be more than that, but I'm not terribly hopeful.
liadtbunny
Sep. 23rd, 2013 02:31 pm (UTC)
I thought it was a Merlin replacement when I saw the trailers. I am worried about the lack of female characters. There looks to be an older wise woman & an evil Queen and a younger one who doesn't seem to have much to do. It appears the three men will have all the fun. Mind you the women in Merlin did little, like they were in an old TV show!

I will be watching though. Mainly for mad scientists. And Time Lords with evil beards. Can't be any worse than the Cop Hustle, last night.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 23rd, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. I haven't seen the new cop thing yet, as I was catching up with "Orphan Black" last night. It's not much good then?! Andrew Lee Potts used to bug me in "Primeval", and the synopsis didn't sound brilliant, so I wasn't getting my hopes up too high.

Lack of women doesn't bother me, as I'm evil that way, but I do like there to be a decent plot.
liadtbunny
Sep. 24th, 2013 05:37 pm (UTC)
It is very Hustle, unsurprisingly as it's made by the same people, but more childish and looks cheaper. I'll give it another go though. ALP isn't the lead, he mostly messes about with computers. His character's name is irritating: Tom Tom, argh.

I don't know about plots but scholars of the classics should stay away. Mark Addy is Heracles & is living with Pythagoras!
swordznsorcery
Sep. 24th, 2013 07:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I've watched it now. Or sort of - I didn't manage to make it through the whole episode. It's terrible! Jokey to the point of inanity; how can a show hope to generate any real drama when every scene looks like it's taking the mick? Plus the high speed cutting, and the messing about with the slo-mo button, drove me to distraction.

Atlantis clearly has magical powers! Still, it can't be worse than the new cop show, surely...
liadtbunny
Sep. 25th, 2013 03:31 pm (UTC)
The cutting & montages reminded me of Hotel Babylon and how it used them to try to make the show more exciting.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 25th, 2013 05:57 pm (UTC)
"Hotel Babylon" never made me turn off in irritation though! Mostly because it starred Martin Marquez, but still. And it was a comedy at least; or it mostly was. I think. I couldn't decide what New Cop Show wanted to be.
liadtbunny
Sep. 26th, 2013 02:43 pm (UTC)
I'm getting all nostalgic for 'Hotel Babylon'! And it looked better. I think Cop Show wants to be a comedy but nah.
emeraldarrows
Sep. 23rd, 2013 07:53 pm (UTC)
Looks fun. And I'm a sucker for anything even vaugely mythology so I'll definitely have to try it. Way too much of a Merlin vibe, though, which makes me assume I'll start out loving it, grow to hate it, and still be unable to stop watching even when they kill off my favorite character. -sighs-
swordznsorcery
Sep. 24th, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
I gave up on "Merlin" after series one. Who did they kill?
emeraldarrows
Sep. 24th, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
Lancelot (he was my favorite), but also Morgana, Elyan, Arthur, Gwaine, Mordred, Uther, and nearly every guest star that appeared in the last couple seasons. It was a bloody, cringe-inducing mess but for some reason I couldn't seem to stop watching it. *rolleyes*
swordznsorcery
Sep. 24th, 2013 02:12 am (UTC)
Interesting take on the legend. So Arthur was less "Greatest king ever", and more "Bumbling young fool", then?!
emeraldarrows
Sep. 24th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC)
At first, yeah. He definitely matured the most of all the characters (and toward the end I really was impressed by how Bradley James portrayed him) but the writers never really let him do anything other than be king a couple seasons, have Merlin take all the credit, and then have Arthur die terribly. Worst finale ever, really, since the writers completely forgot the point of the legends and turned it all into some weird tribute to Merlin who I don't care for. *rolleyes*

Idk..I still like it for how much fun it was at the beginning, but I stick with Camelot or The Mists Of Avalon if I want something Arthurian.
swordznsorcery
Sep. 24th, 2013 07:45 pm (UTC)
Or Doug and Tony battling Vikings with improbable helmets. :)
emeraldarrows
Sep. 24th, 2013 07:56 pm (UTC)
LOL, yeah, there's always that. ;)
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