Camelot 1 Season 2011

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Season 1
(281) IMDb 6.6/10
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Arthur creates Camelot's first tribunal of justice which takes shape through a battle of wills, not blood. Aided by Sybil's cunning, Morgan reaches out to the townspeople in her pursuit to take back the throne.

Starring:
Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower
Runtime:
51 minutes
Original air date:
April 29, 2011

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Season 1

Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama
Starring Joseph Fiennes, Jamie Campbell Bower
Supporting actors Tamsin Egerton, Peter Mooney, Philip Winchester, Eva Green, Diarmaid Murtagh, Clive Standen, Claire Forlani, Jamie Downey, Chipo Chung, Sinéad Cusack, Lara Jean Chorostecki, Ed Cosgrove, Sean Pertwee, James Purefoy, Dara Devaney, George McMahon, Caoimhe O'Malley, Sebastian Koch
Season year 2011
Network Starz
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Check out the Merlin TV Series, it is much better than this Camelot!
karl29
I had hard time liking him and when you're actually rooting for his sister to take the kingdom that shows something is wrong.
Charity Bishop
It was very well done, acting was great and the the casting was great.
DavidHodges

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238 of 274 people found the following review helpful By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on May 19, 2011
Format: DVD
There are some classic tales that have been so oft told, I could probably go my whole life without revisiting the topic. The legend of King Arthur is certainly one of those stories which has been covered from every angle possible. And I've seen them all--from classical interpretations (Boorman's Excalibur), musical productions (Lerner and Loewe's Camelot), modern day variations (Romero's Knightriders), introspective art house pieces (Bresson's Lancelot du Lac), and countless other incarnations. Yet the story is so vivid and enthralling, it's hard to resist its allure. When I heard that the Starz network was planning to reinvent the legend of "Camelot," I was somewhat apathetic, somewhat worried, but also strangely hopeful. The network is coming off a huge success with its over-the-top bloody sword and sandals epic "Spartacus." So it makes sense they wanted to tackle another period adventure. Love it or hate it, though, "Spartacus" is a graphic spectacle that will assault your senses and leave you reeling. "Camelot" doesn't attempt the same type of visceral in-your-face aggression, but it seems to want to have it both ways. This version is completely sanitized for modern viewers (I'll speak to that later) but still wants to be edgy and provocative (oh look, there's Guinevere topless).

I'm not going to recount the plot of the boy King, other than to say that this version sticks to the primary elements of the tale while trying some creative sleight of hand to reimagine peripheral aspects. When King Uther dies under mysterious circumstances, his sorceress daughter Morgan (Eva Green) seems the likely heir. But cunning Merlin (Joseph Fiennes), who is having visions of foreboding, has a big secret to reveal.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Mena P. on December 5, 2012
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*Two very mild spoilers below*

You must understand, I am a big history buff. So when a friend and I went to the theater some time ago and I saw the trailer for this, I was both elated and saddened (as I don't have Starz.) When I learned that the brilliant mind that helped craft The Tudors, another of my favorite (albeit historically innacurate) series, I was on board, one hundred percent. And while I may have had to wait for streams to go up online to see it, you better believe I was waiting eagerly in front of my computer screen every weekend.

The basic tale of King Arthur is known by all, so no need to repeat that. Here, King Uther has recently died, and his quick witted daughter Morgan sees this as her perfect opportunity to claim the throne she has so long coveted. Merlin, however, has something else in mind. Arthur, having been raised in the countryside unaware of his parentage, is quite surprised to find the sorcerer in his home spewing tales of being the son of a king. Merlin sees a future in this boy, a way to mend a country torn apart by warlord kings, and it will all start in one place, a crumbling stronghold that will stand as a beacon for a new era: Camelot.

It's pretty much common knowledge that a lot of peopele don't like this series. Even as a fan, I admit there is some to be desired, and certain things could have gone better. But there is still a lot to appreciate.

A big sore spot for a lot of people is the casting of Jamie Campbell Bower as the well known king. While yes, I'm sure someone out there could have carried the role better, this choice wasn't a horrible one. This Arthur is not the one we tend to immediately think of.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Laura A. Bove on February 16, 2013
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I wish they never made season one of this series as there will be no more seasons to come. According to IMDB a number of the actors are scheduled for other projects & that is why production has stopped. I love Arthurian themed tv and movies and the castles & village sets seemed so much more authentic to the era.

Arthur starts off as this skinny kid with no regard for Guenevere's relationship and the actor seemed positively wrong for the roll. He started evolving into a man and king and a 2nd season would have developed his character much further, stronger and better. Merlin was magnificent. An entirely different yet fully workable & fascinating spin on the man. I was sorry to see a few of the characters killed off in the first season, I think they were rich for more storytelling.

I truly am extremely disappointed that this has come to an end. I really am. I find myself waiting for whispers of a second season with the original cast even though there is no evidence to support my wish.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joan on May 5, 2013
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There have been so many movies, and series made, surrounding King Arthur and his kingdom of Camelot, and each has its own merit. But I've only bought this version to keep. From my own perspective, this gritty rendition of the story of the young king who must prove his mettle to take the seat of power, has a greater substance to it. The two characters surrounding Arthur (played well enough by Jamie Campbell Bower), Morgan, the half sister who wants to usurp the throne from the young king, is believably dark, and cunning (played very well by Eva Green) and Merlin, the counselor to the boy-king, who is plagued by his own demons, and strives to equally serve his Master and a psychosis which threatens to devour him (a stunning performance of the chaos in which he resides, given by Joseph Fiennes), create a perfect balance at the center of this legend. No other filming of this story has brought with it a sense of how things were when this tale was evolving. It is a brash, non-nonsense telling.
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