The Musketeers (2014– )

Creator: Adrian Hodges

Cast: Tom Burke, Luke Pasqualino, Santiago Cabrera

Here is a British series that is worth looking at here. It is a fresh look at the Musketeers set in Paris in the 17th century A group of highly trained soldier are bodyguard assigned to protect the king and the county.

Here is classic story of adventure with a perfect period details a great fresh cast and a little modern boost. It is a great set up 17 century France in Paris the only beef that I have with it is that this series is set in France but is shot in Prague. The story takes something like that A highly skilled farm boy D’Artagnan, goes to Paris seeking the King’s Musketeers who killed his father. He arrived and seek a duel with one of the Musketeers saying it is him who killed my father. They claim that they are not responsible. In the mix you have the “evil” Cardinal Richelieu, the mysterious and deadly Lady de Winter, and the feisty Constance just to name a few. And yes getting in trouble is that much fun. The first season is streaming on Netflix in Europe now and this series is a little jewel. The British knows how to make those period piece very well here. Most episodes revolve around a scheme either plotted by or against the  ruthless Cardinal Richelieu. Watching the Cardinal and his Red Guards constantly get one upped by the Musketeers you never get tired of it. to top it all you will have stories that deal with betrayal, slavery, women’s rights, infidelity, oppression, and honor. And that is just the first season that has 10 episodes. Of course it has a classic feel to it. You will get some flashback from the Musketeers about their passed lives the trouble they were in before they were Musketeers The ensemble cast is well put together here as well as the costume designer here has done an outstanding job. The cinematography splendid and grippy due to the fact that it is shot in Prague where you can still that kind of Scenery.



Programme Name: The Musketeers - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. 2) - Picture Shows:  Captain Treville (HUGO SPEER), King Louis (RYAN GAGE), Aramis (SANTIAGO CABRERA) - (C) BBC - Photographer: Larry Horricks

Oh boy! here we go again!

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