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So that new Atlantis show on BBC premiered yesterday? Totally missed that.

Anyways, I just watched the first ep and it was better than I imagined. The lead came across as much more likeable and alive than in the promos. Yes, it is a Merlin clone and you can expect from these people the same tropes and failures with which they butchered Arthurian legends. However, I believe this will work better because a) to be forewarned is to be forearmed and b) I don`t foresee getting emotionally attached to the characters.

Because that is what was the problem on Merlin. Caring too much meant it hurt what they were doing to those poor characters. You got angry and disappointed. Whereas this should just work as a light, fun-hearted romp, mindless popcorn entertainment. Never really going deeper. Yes, there is obvious slash bait but while the Merlin Pilot was goofy and campy, the Merthur was the one aspect that was instantly on point for me. On Atlantis, I see where they`re going and I`m not getting off at that station.

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( 1 comment — Dazzle me )
leelust
Sep. 29th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
Heh, this one was easy for me. I watched the first ep and had the solution - won't watch again. Too childish, too cartoon-ish. Didn't feel for the lead at all.
Ooff, don't need to be afraid of getting closer to the characters and then suffer from OOC :)
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