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Red Scharlach
Well, it's been a peculiar week for multiple reasons, but in the absence of anything I can do to improve the poor state of the world, I've decided to soldier on regardless and maintain a firm grasp on European literary tradition by grabbing hold of its most muscular and leather-clad protrusions.

In other words, it's time for a belated Musketeers review. Here are some thoughts about Brothers In Arms...Collapse )

Due to the vagaries of a) BBC scheduling and b) me being thrown off my usual routine, the next episode is on Saturday night (i.e. tomorrow, as I write this), so you won't have to wait a whole week for my input. Well, unless I suddenly become seventeen times more confused than I already am...
 
 
Red Scharlach
12 June 2016 @ 09:57 pm
Sting like a butterfly, float like a bee, and give schedule-shifting the red card, because a week later than expected, it's time to rejoin the Musketeers for episode 2 of the third season. Here are some thoughts about The Hunger...Collapse )

Please note: Due to sport-related scheduling shenanigans, the next episode isn't until Monday 20th June. Once I've recovered from the shock of Muskeaction on a school night, I'll see you at some point shortly thereafter...
 
 
Red Scharlach
Greetings, gentle viewers! Unbuckle your swashes, gird your loins and do that weird spit-loading thing with your musket, because the third and final season of The Musketeers has finally reached BBC One. This means that my traditional silly Muskereviews have also returned, and I can reassure you that, in this case, viewers with Netflix Mexico have NOT seen them already.

So without further ado, here are some thoughts on Spoils of War...Collapse )

In other news, in a pleasing piece of scheduling coincidence, the series Versailles starts on BBC Two this week. It's about sexiness and scheming in the court of Louis XIV of France, i.e. who the little Dauphin becomes when he grows up. I've no idea whether the show's any good, but it certainly sounds like little Louis has some strikingly similarities to his fictional bio-dad....
 
 
Red Scharlach
28 March 2015 @ 10:45 pm
Unbuckle your swash, loosen your corsetry and pour yourself a large bowl of relaxing hallucinogenic soup, because season 2 of The Musketeers is drawing to a close. So for the last time this year, here are some thoughts on Trial and Punishment...Collapse )
 
 
Red Scharlach
After a Red Nose hiatus, the Musketeers return for their penultimate swash of the season. So here are some thoughts about The Accused...Collapse )
 
 
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Musketime is here again, so here are some thoughts on The Prodigal Father...Collapse )

Now folks, remember that there are no Musketeers next week due to Comic Relief. I know, it's most distressing that we have to wait two weeks and even America gets to see the next episode before we do. If I were a French monarch I'd slam my bedroom door noisily and yell "OMG IT'S SO UNFAIR!!!" at this point. But since I'm not, I'll see you in a fortnight...
 
 
Red Scharlach
This week I’m coming to you live from the ancestral homelands of the north-east, although you probably can’t tell from this angle. In practical terms, this means that I can’t make silly graphics today and thus am reliant on silly graphics I made from this week’s teaser clip. Fortunately, however, I can still have silly thoughts, so here are some ponderings on A Marriage of Inconvenience…Collapse )
 
 
Red Scharlach
It's eclipse week on The Musketeers, so please put on your protective goggles, switch off that old Heroes DVD and turn around, bright eyes, because it's time for some thoughts on Through A Glass Darkly...Collapse )
 
 
Red Scharlach
It's all for one and one-four February, as the Musketeers make a welcome comeback after a short rugby-related hiatus. Here are my thoughts on the aptly named The Return...Collapse )
 
 
Red Scharlach
After a swashfree week due to the BBC showing men in shorts instead of men in leather, I'm pleased to say that this Friday, buckling was back, back, back. Here are some thoughts on The Musketeers 2.04: Emilie.Collapse )