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The Musketeers

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Genre: Adventure, Drama Country: UK
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 Released Date: 22 Jun 2014
Runtime: 55 min Language: English
Stars: Tom Burke, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera, Howard Charles,

Summary: Set on the streets of 17th century Paris, series gives a contemporary take on the classic story about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country.

Review:

The initial British airing of the series earlier this year built enough buzz to suggest that the early hints of deeper conflict will eventually help ground the slow-burn arcs. That undercuts any tedium when facing down the seemingly inevitable case of the week, and though there’s a certain magic to the current swashbuckling shenanigans, a little more dramatic tension wouldn’t go astray. But in fairness, sometimes a show doesn’t need to be more than it is. For The Musketeers to aspire to self-seriousness would be to upset the careful balance of summer popcorn cheese and earnest character-centric adventure. A well-acted romp that carries just enough weight to justify tuning in, The Musketeers is a campy delight; no one ever hands over a blade when tossing one with a flourish will do, and this time, that’s just as it should be.

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