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This time, Jamie Campbell Bower takes the role of Arthur, with Eva Green faring well as his half-sister, Morgan. The cast is rounded out by the likes of Tamsin Egerton and Joseph Fiennes, and the show is billed as the Camelot story “that has never been told before”. That’s a bit of dubious claim, really, although it does try a few things with the legend that give it some distinction. But not as much as you’d hope.
The problem, though, is that Camelot never sparks consistently into life. There’s a lot to like here, from the quality of the production design, some of the direction, and the terrific turn from Eva Green that sits at the heart of many of the show’s best moments. But the acting performances are up and down, while the writing, too, lets the side down a little too often. Common sense doesn’t always prevail where this Camelot is concerned.
Camelot remains an enjoyable show, and one that’s certainly worth checking out. It’s not too hard, though, to work out the reasons why its light flickered out after only one season run. Eva Green, though, is really rather special here. --Jon Foster
a short lived telly series which retold the arthur legend in a different light. it is worth watching though it started to get interesting when it got cancelledPublished 7 days ago by ian forsyth
An epic adaptation of the legend of King Arthur and his struggle against Morgan Le Fay. I'm really impressed and found the show most enjoyablePublished 4 months ago by Victoria Clark
I really enjoyed this series, shame starz never renewed for a season 2!Published 6 months ago by smallhall01
There are loads of reasons why Camelot should work. The production team, Starz, had a track record of previous success (and subsequent hits) - with many of the crew having worked... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Richard Marriott
Absolutely loved the series on TV and had to get the DVD's to enjoy it all over again.Published 6 months ago by Yvonne Jones
Like others have said wasted potential, it starts off not half bad but the arthur character is cringe worthy and the story is far fetched, whilst not the most far fetched version,... Read morePublished 7 months ago by t
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