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Camelot 

TV-MA | | Drama, Fantasy, History | TV Series (2011)
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When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.
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Series cast summary:
Joseph Fiennes ...  Merlin 10 episodes, 2011
Jamie Campbell Bower ...  King Arthur 10 episodes, 2011
Tamsin Egerton ...  Guinevere 10 episodes, 2011
Peter Mooney ...  Kay 10 episodes, 2011
Philip Winchester ...  Leontes 10 episodes, 2011
Eva Green ...  Morgan 10 episodes, 2011
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  Brastias 10 episodes, 2011
Clive Standen ...  Gawain 10 episodes, 2011
Claire Forlani ...  Queen Igraine 9 episodes, 2011
Jamie Downey Jamie Downey ...  Ulfius 9 episodes, 2011
Chipo Chung ...  Vivian 8 episodes, 2011
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sybil 7 episodes, 2011
Lara Jean Chorostecki ...  Bridget 7 episodes, 2011
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King Uther dies suddenly and Britain faces chaos when Merlin appoints Arthur, the unknown king's son and heir, as new king by birthright against his half-sister's ambitious plans. Written by Filipe Manuel Neto

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25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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Camelot See more »

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16:9 HD
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This wasn't the first time that Tamsin Edgerton played in an adaptation of The Arthurian Legend : she played young Morgana in The Mists of Avalon. See more »

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Camelot for wimps
22 April 2011 | by dan_zrSee all my reviews

The biggest problem Camelot has is the lead Actor Jamie Bower, he looks like a feminine underwear model, he has no muscle tone at all and looks like a complete wimp. The only reason I can see casting him is to attract girls who are 14-17 (due to his roles in Potter and Twilight), the problem is, this is not a show for that age group.

Jame Bower brings no charisma or charm to the character Arthur, I find myself rooting for Morgana then I do Arthur. Mr. Bower has such a feminine look to him you can't even tell him apart from Guenevere when they do there sex scene.

He was a major miscast for the role. If the producers wanted to show Arthur as a spoiled self-centered 16 year old then they should of gotten an appropriate actor. The script for Arthur is definitely written for a 16 year old so I'm not sure why they would get someone who doesn't even look the right age, so basically you have someone who looks like there in there 20's but acts like someone who is 16. It all comes off as very annoying.

Other issues the show has is sloppy writing, they don't setup a foundation for the new lore and there scripts are kind of all over the place story wise, they leave a lot of plot holes that never get explained and it seems there trying to cram to much into each episode.

The show would probably be a hit on the CW Network for a much younger audience (remove the nudity), but with Spartacus and Game of Thrones setting the bar very high for premium cable shows, Camelot falls short.


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