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Old 04-22-2011, 05:18 AM
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Camelot Appreciation #1 ~ The Arthurian legend told like never before!



Welcome to Camelot

In the wake of King Uther’s sudden death, chaos threatens to engulf Britain. When the sorcerer Merlin has visions of a dark future, he installs the young and impetuous Arthur, Uther’s unknown son and heir, who has been raised from birth as a commoner. But Arthur’s cold and ambitious half sister Morgan will fight him to the bitter end, summoning unnatural forces to claim the crown in this epic battle for control. These are dark times indeed for the new king, with Guinevere being the only shining light in Arthur’s harsh world. Faced with profound moral decisions, and the challenge of uniting a kingdom broken by war and steeped in deception, Arthur will be tested beyond imagination. Forget everything you think you know…this is the story of Camelot that has never been told before.


A handsome, carefree young man, Arthur is torn from his home and family upon learning he is the only male heir to the throne as a result
of the king's untimely death. Arthur's intense education in a dark, unruly world inspires him to pursue a kingdom based on justice, hope,
and freedom from tyranny while the lands he oversees are corrupted by violence, greed, and despair.

The beautiful and ruthlessly ambitious Morgan, daughter of King Uther, wishes to claim her right to her father's throne. But she has not counted on Merlin's plans or the existence of Arthur, her newly revealed half brother. In her pursuit of power, Morgan gives herself over to dark forces that allow her to threaten the court of Camelot from within.

The sorcerer is creator and custodian of the legend of Camelot. As Arthur's greatest and most powerful ally, Merlin believes in him even more than Arthur believes in himself. He can foresee the threats to his king more clearly than anyone, but he must fight the dark nature of his power and harness it to bring forth
a new Camelot.

Pure-of-heart Guinevere may be innocent and naive, but her ambition and strong will makes her a source of great support and strength to Arthur as he grows into his role as king. Although she is betrothed to Leontes, one of Arthur’s most loyal knights, she cannot deny the attraction she and Arthur feel for each other.

Fiercely loyal to his brother with whom he has shared everything since childhood, Kay encourages Arthur to take up his destiny as
King of Britain. As the king’s Marshal - the supreme force of law in the Kingdom - Kay has the freedom to become his own man, but will always remain Arthur’s older brother and closest friend.

Arthur’s birth mother and second wife of King Uther, Igraine is estranged from her son and despised by her step-daughter Morgan. She has lived a life of deep pain and agony, but has never lost her faith or her heart. Igraine quickly becomes an ally and figure of strength not only for Arthur but the entire court of Camelot.

One of King Uther’s bravest knights, Leontes pledges his loyalty to the new king after his master’s death and joins Arthur in Camelot. Betrothed to Guinevere, his loyalty and experience are invaluable to the young king as he attempts to secure order in a land beset by violence and threats from rivals to the throne.

Once a great knight, Gawain has become disillusioned and has lost his way in life. Kay and Leontes recruit him to join the court of Camelot as a warrior. Although reluctant at first, he comes to Camelot and realizes Arthur is different and not just another warlord. Inspired, he finds reason to fight and train Arthur’s men.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:53 AM
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Thanks for the thread.

I recently watched all the current eps, and it is good. It's different and its a different tone as Merlin.. but I like it.
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:10 AM
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Thanks for getting this thread started, Andie

Sounds interesting, I shall check this out

Especially given the cast
King Arthur played by Jamie Campbell Bower
Morgan played by Eva Green
Merlin played by Joseph Fiennes
Guinevere played by Tamsin Egerton
Kay played by Peter Mooney
Igraine played by Claire Forlani
Leontes played by Philip Winchester
Gawain played by Clive Standen
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Old 04-22-2011, 06:18 AM
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You're welcome guys

Jen, what are your first thoughts on it?

Nad, agreed about the cast - it seems superb. Must check it out at least
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Its good. It doesn't have the comedy light side that Merlin does... its darker and sexy, but I like it.
I don't really like the Gwen/Arthur relationship, TBH
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Old 04-22-2011, 07:15 AM
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^ What kind of relationship do they have on the show? how is it portrayed?

Haven't really watched Merlin - so i can't compare.
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Ah yeah. They are different, so it's probably better not to compare.. although I did make some connections between Merlin and Camelot.

Well, Arthur had dreams about her before they met.. but within a few eps they met, he fell in love with her.. she lost her virginity to him on the day before her wedding and now Arthur is still trying to get her while she is married, though she told him it was a once off.
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Never got into Merlin, but judging by the trailer Camelot seems a lot darker and grittier than Merlin.
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It definitely is darker and there is more nudity
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It definitely is darker and there is more nudity
Not surprising considering who is airing it
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Not really surprised by that, though, it's airing on a pay TV network after all - they tend to have a lot of nudity there
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That's very true
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I'm so hooked on this show! i love Eva Green as Morgan! So far she is my fave right now!! lol!
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I'm so hooked on this show! i love Eva Green as Morgan! So far she is my fave right now!! lol!
What about the storylines?

How many episodes have aired already?
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episode 5 should have aired last night.
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