February 04, 2014

Oh, Yes Indeed. The Musketeers

I wasn't sure if I would enjoy this show as much as all the other wonderful shows produced by our friends across the pond.....and then I watched it.   OH. MY. GOSH.  It's brilliant. 

When I watched the epic THE TEN COMMANDMENTS as a young girl for the first time, and watched Joshua swing down and rescue Lillian.....well, lets just say I named my son Josh years later.  He thinks it was after a prophet....Shhhhh......dont tell him it was greatly in part due to the sight that was burned in my brain as a young girl.  And every springtime when it came on tv again I lovingly stared at the screen and thought....."oh yes....Joshua....."

But I am getting off track.  The point I am trying to make is that within moments of watching episode one of THE MUSKETEERS, I found myself  once again thinking...."Oh yes...."  But I'm much older and wiser now and so as a grown woman instead of a young girl, I say "Oh yes"  to all four.


About the Show

About the Show

BBC AMERICA’s new co-production drama series, The Musketeers, is set on the streets of seventeenth century Paris, where law and order is an idea more than a reality. In addition to being King Louis XIII’s personal bodyguards, Athos, Aramis and Porthos stand resolutely for social justice, honor, valor, love – and for the thrill of it. Luke Pasqualino (Skins, The Borgias) stars as D’Artagnan alongside Tom Burke (Great Expectations, The Hour) as Athos, Santiago Cabrera (Merlin, Heroes) as Aramis and Howard Charles (Royal Shakespeare Company) as Porthos. Peter Capaldi (Doctor Who, The Hour, The Thick Of It), Maimie McCoy (Loving Miss Hatto), Tamla Kari (Cuckoo, The Inbetweeners Movie) and Hugo Speer (Bedlam) also star in the 10-part series created by Adrian Hodges (My Week With Marilyn, Primeval). The Musketeerspremieres Spring 2014 on BBC AMERICA.

D’Artagnan, a skilled fighter from rural Gascony, meets the three Musketeers while on a mission to right the wrong of his father’s death. Although he meets the men in unfortunate circumstances, he finds kindred spirits in the other soldiers. Athos, who has rejected his noble roots to become a Musketeer, quickly befriends D’Artagnan, but has a past which is shrouded in mystery, and is prone to getting in trouble.

Porthos is a larger-than-life character, who has come from humble beginnings to become a soldier in the most elite regiment in the land, finding a family in the other Musketeers. Never short of admirers, Aramis has an effortless charm which leads him in and out of love. Despite this, he is a shrewd pragmatist who is ferocious in battle and commands a key place in the brotherhood.
Constance Bonacieux (Tamla Kari) leads a dull but comfortable life married to a cloth merchant, but her life is turned upside down when D’Artagnan tumbles into her world, and she becomes involved with the Musketeers.

Cardinal Richelieu (Peter Capaldi), while striving to achieve his vision of a thoroughly modern France, is a shadowy character who will stop at nothing to achieve his objectives. Milady (Maimie McCoy) is the Cardinal’s secret weapon, the most mysterious and beautiful of villains whose motives are often concealed.

The King relies on the advice of the Cardinal, his shrewd wife Queen Anne and also Captain Treville (Hugo Speer), the brave and respected commander of the Musketeers who keeps an eye on the soldiers to ensure they stay out of trouble. The series bursts with escapism, adventure and romance and is set to thrill audiences with riveting stories every week.

For more on The Musketeers from BBC ONE click HERE
Read more about the Characters HERE!

for Episode ONE click HERE 

for Episode TWO click HERE 

for Episode THREE click HERE 

for Episode FOUR click HERE


  1. June, I haven't even had a chance to get through Call the Midwife or Sherlock or Paradise or any of the other fun, wonderful shows you have posted. Now, I have to add another? My goodness, girl! Maybe it's a good think I'm unemployed right now. I can catch up on some knitting and BBC watching! Thanks for all you do. Any time I'm looking for a BBC show, whatever it may be, I know I can come to your website and find it because you love us and are so willing to share your time with us!

  2. June, you have seen me through the flu, bronchitis and now three knitting projects with your video posts. Thank you for being such a generous and busy little bee. I appreciate you!

  3. June,
    I am hooked on BBC programs. Call the Midwife has to be one of the best shows out there! I love DA and have enjoyed the new Musketeers. I've watched the first 2 shows of the Musketeers and your blog shows a link to the 3rd episode however the link does not work when I click "here". Thank you for all you do and I love your wit and humor. A huge THANK YOU for your voice about domestic violence. You are a champ!