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I'm catching up with Camelot

Just finished "Three Journeys."

Unfortunately, so far this show is incredibly slow-moving - there's about five minutes of plot in every forty-something minute episode. What keeps me going are the truly engrossing performances, particularly by Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green (who is magnificent - I wish they had an actual plot for her). I'm also enjoying Clive Standen as Gawain and Chipo Chung as Vivian, although Vivian reminds me painfully of Fringe's Astrid, in that she's a woman of color who has amazing onscreen chemistry and yet they can't figure out what to do with her except have her serve the white lady.

It's a pity that the supporting cast so obviously, embarrassingly outshines Jamie Campbell Bower's King Arthur. He's the most boring, lifeless person in the cast.

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What keeps me going are the truly engrossing performances, particularly by Joseph Fiennes and Eva Green

They're really wonderful in this.
I haven't got past Three Journeys, of course, but so far I can't help feeling they're wasted. They're marvelously evocative but they don't have real stories - Merlin has moments, but Morgan really feels like she's treading water. Sigh.
As much as I love stuff about the Arthurian legend... I can't get into this show. I agree, Arthur is like a dead piece of wood. Dead boring.
He's awful. It should really just be the Merlin & Morgan show.