May 28, 2016

For Love. For Honor. For Adventure. Show N' Read Saturday: THE MUSKETEERS

Title: The Musketeers
TV Station: BBC
Genre: Historical Action/Adventure
No. of Seasons: 3
My Favorite Character: D'Artagnan (Damn, he fine.)
Can kids watch? Nope. Definitely not.

In 1630 Paris, Athos, Aramis and Porthos are a group of highly trained musketeers commanded by Captain Treville who meet D'Artagnan, a skillful farm boy with hopes of becoming a musketeer. The series follows them as they fight to protect King and country. (Wikipedia)

First thing you should know about this show: The men are sexy as hell. Let's just get that out of the way.

As for the the show itself, BRILLIANT. I've seen the many Musketeer movies and enjoyed them (all except that latest one that was supposed to be 3D. Total horseshit). But this show is on another level. It's fantastic. Not only is it exciting and full of action and adventure, but the acting is really good. Sometimes talent is sacrificed for good looking actors or their ability to fake kicking ass. But we get everything in this show and I absolutely love it.

The guys who play the Musketeers have such chemistry and really use one another to bring their roles to life. I love how each of them has an engaging storyline and history, and we get to see it play out in all of its sometimes horrifying glory. My favorite is D'Artagnan 😍😍😍  not just because the actor who plays him (Luke Pasqualino) is gorgeous, but because he is just a damn convincing D'Artagnan. He embodies every bit of D'Artagnan's hard headed yet determined nature. I love him! And can we not act like three of the Musketeers being men of color isn't awesome??? I think that was brave and intriguing and I commend the BBC for doing it. My second fave has got to be Aramis and then Porthos who I find absolutely hilarious at times. I like Athos for his brooding nature which is a lot like me in real life, lol. So overall, the characters are just everything in this show.

The action and fight scenes are awesome though hardly realistic. Who cares!? They're still great. And for the ladies, there's plenty of romance. D'Artagnan and Constance are just torture to watch on screen, but I love it. Definitely not complaining.

So as far as exciting and intriguing shows go, this is one you must check out. I was a little late to the party, but that's nothing new taking into consideration all of the shows I watch. So The Musketeers is another show on my must watch list. You'll love every second of it. Promise!


Originally Published in 1844

Dumas' swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long, he finds treachery and court intrigue,and also three boon companions, the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together, the four strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady.

After reading the Count of Monte Cristo and enjoying it, I have no doubt that I would enjoy this one. I'm really ashamed that I haven't read it yet, but that's okay. One day soon, it's happening!

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