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CAMELOT - moonspinner
I have so many problems with this show I don't even know where to begin. But when Hector walked through the pike in his belly to stab Lot in the neck, I jumped to my feet and cheered! Crowning Moment of AWESOME!

Of course, not long after that I wanted to bitch-slap Arthur for telling his older, legitimate sister that she didn't need to fight for the throne because he was graciously placing her castle under his protection. Jeez, brat of a baby brother, I won't need to be placed under protection if your Magic Man wasn't pulling strings to usurp my birthright!

So not!Lancelot who saved Arthur's life and is a generally awesome person and is one other person that would make a far better King - is part of the love triangle with Arthur and Guenever. Which means somewhere down the line, I'll have one more reason to hate Arthur. You are doing it wrong, Show.

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ladyaeryn From: ladyaeryn Date: April 3rd, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been trying to give this show a fair shake, but so far both outings have left me with a general "meh" feeling. Merlin is creepy, Arthur is a 12-year old, and the show itself just doesn't strike me as particularly unique in its take on the Arthur legend. About the only "unique" twist so far is that the adultery in the A/G/L triangle is going to be A/G instead of the other way around. Which, as you've already observed, isn't going to make A/G very likable.

Ector's badassery in the face of impending death was about the only moment in the episode that evoked anything but a "meh" response. Wasn't expecting Lot to get offed so soon, either.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: April 3rd, 2011 04:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
'meh' is apt. The gratuitous tits and ass weirded me out in the first episode but I decided to give it a chance. So far... not impressed. The series is based on an extremely problematic and offensive foundation: even if Arthur was a sweet, likable character, we're still banging against the brick wall of Injustice that is Arthur going along with Merlin to cheat his elder sister of her birthright.

I was also surprised that Lot went out so soon. Can't say I'll miss him though. :P
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