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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2020, 03:17:18 AM »
Mmmh whoa ok... To me this comes off as angsty YA fantasy. I'll be happy to be proved wrong, but I'll let others review it first. Not convinced at all. Production value seems ok though, which is a plus. I bet after the success of the Witcher it'll be easier to get a spunky fantasy with lots of bloody swords financed.

I'm much more excited for this horror take on an arthurian myth :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJc2tH3WBw
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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2020, 04:07:13 AM »
I'm pretty tired of all these rehashes of the same myths/ legends. King Author mythos have been done to the death in almost every form/ version available to mankind, couldn't they come up with something more original?

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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2020, 04:25:48 AM »
S.K. Inkslinger, I was happy to read your opinion.  I think that you expect a little too much from Netflix.  Netflix is not the place for seminal, groundbreaking shows.  Netflix is old-fashioned comfort food

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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2020, 08:07:36 AM »
I'm pretty tired of all these rehashes of the same myths/ legends. King Author mythos have been done to the death in almost every form/ version available to mankind, couldn't they come up with something more original?
You know a King Arthur nearly beat GoT into production. It found a home on Starz and was awful.
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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2020, 06:49:42 PM »
I'm pretty tired of all these rehashes of the same myths/ legends. King Author mythos have been done to the death in almost every form/ version available to mankind, couldn't they come up with something more original?

I don't know. I'm more optimistic, I guess. Every time something Arthurian is released I watch it because, hey!, its quintessential fantasy. Granted I keep my expectations low, but sometimes I'm pleasantly surprised. Aside from the horrible costuming, Knight's Tale wasn't such a bad movie.

I just watched the trailer for this yesterday, and I'm actually pretty hyped. My favorite Skarsgard brother is definitely Gustaf... I love you Floki..., he will make a perfect Merlin, and Katherine Langford looked stunning in the trailer. With this cast, I'm looking forward to a new take on the old theme.

I think a lot people get stuck in visualizing the T.H. White interpretation, so it can be challenging to see or read different interpretations. I would like to see a more feminist perspective, as long as it doesn't speak louder than the story. The Lady of the Lake, man! How cool is that!? Hopefully it's as well written as the production seems to be.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2020, 06:59:21 PM »

I'm much more excited for this horror take on an arthurian myth :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJc2tH3WBw

OK. That looks incredible!

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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 10:38:32 PM »
I read a little bit about Cursed, it probably will turn into a teen soap opera ala Merlin, but the premise of making Nimueh (The Lady of the Lake) the focus of it is a different approach.

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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2020, 12:09:06 PM »

I'm much more excited for this horror take on an arthurian myth :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoJc2tH3WBw

OK. That looks incredible!

Right??? Fantasy horror that looks amazing!!
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Re: first trailer for Netflix's King Arthur show
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2020, 12:37:21 PM »
I read a little bit about Cursed, it probably will turn into a teen soap opera ala Merlin...

Was Merlin BBC or CW? Judging from the quality of the cast and production we have seen so far, I don't think (or rather hope) this will not be the case.

That being said, at least Merlin introduced my daughter to the Arthurian Legends.
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