I must admit, I was drawn to the series by all the negativity surrounding it. But I suppose that is how a TV show works.
Watching the episode, it seems to be on the same rung as the 2006 BBC Robin Hood series. It has laughable, almost comical swordfights and somewhat poor script. Peter Capaldi (who plays the latest Doctor Who) is in this adaptation and I think he should stick to his Tardis because his performance was incredibly weak. Luke Pasqualino, who plays the role of D’Artagnan, is certainly promising role and eye-candy wise.
Watching the episode over the space of 2 days, I was left afterwards feeling somewhat empty. The acting was OK. The scenery was OK. Effects and stunts laughable. Women in their multitude are there bursting out of their frocks. If that’s your sort of thing, then that’s OK. But for the time being, the show will be fun bit of escapism. Or fodder for bloggers and journalists.
MY RATING: 3 / 5.