S3 has been difficult at times for myself and others, from what i have read,however the fact the The Musketeers ends on Monday 1st August for the very last time is something i will find terribly emotional.
Ep 2 series 1 was when i first realised how much i enjoyed watching this Sunday night experience and the BBC had done an excellent job of advertising the show, both through their great trailers and the interviews carried out by the 4 in particular. Remember watching Sunday Brunch/Kitchen (not sure which one it was) with Tom and Santi sitting on the sofa looking as though they would rather be anywhere else!!
Of course i had briefly seen Santi in Merlin (although i gave up on the show very early on - i found it rather boring) the other 3 Musketeers i had no recognition of. So i thought Santi was a starting point, but as the first two weeks rolled round i realised how much i enjoyed the portrayal of Athos (i was a fan of the Oliver Reed portrayal) and this led me to Tom Burke, fandoms and appreciating Twitter as part of the fandom.
Each series has enjoyed episodes that have lit the imagination and had the heart racing. Episode 3 S1 was really the first, through ep8 and 9 and then the final showdown with Athos and Milady, together with the comeuppance of the Cardinal - played with brilliant machiavelli by Peter Capaldi.
S2 had its highs and lows as well - episode 3 being one to forget (imho) and the much too involved story of Aramis, Anne and the baby. However, there were gems within this series, especially episode 5 - because it gave the 4 and Treville a break from the palace and a chance to embrace the brotherhood again as well as 6 - which was much enjoyed by many (for differing reasons) and certainly 9 (still my favourite all time episode). By the end of 10 we were all set fair for S3 - the actors well embedded in their roles and, as a fan, the fandom looking forward….
S3 has seen much change - from the showrunners, producer and some cast members. The one great disappointment from my point of view was the absence (for wonderful personal reasons) of Milady for much of S3. Some would disagree and have never liked the character, but to me and to my much loved Athos - she has been greatly missed. So alternative stories were written and different characters were introduced and i guess that brings me full circle.
Whatever i may have disliked about S3 - i’m afraid there were too many episodes that didn’t drive the story anywhere and too little in-depth characterisation of the long established characters, together with the complete destruction in character of my much loved favourite - i still couldn’t miss an episode and would have glady written the bits in i thought were missing!!
I have loved Ryan Gage and Hugo Speer (standouts this series for me along with Rupert Everett), Queen Anne (although i confess to feeling she has been written holier than though at times) and Constance in S1 before she became more like D’Artagnan’s mother than his wife!
Most of all i have loved Santi, Howard and Luke - with my special place always going to Tom and Maimie - who brought to life the most bloomin brilliant relationship i’ve seen on screen for a while, with a special chemistry that can never be defined - Athos and Milady.
So on Saturday and Monday night i will be sitting in front of the TV, hanky in hand, along with many others watching the very last episodes. I will miss the programme and the fandom greatly.
Most will agree that Idris Elba’s bit in Macklemore’s “Dance Off” is reminiscent of Vincent Price’s
part in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, but I cannot stop thinking of
something else inspired by Vincent Price…
…Anybody else? Or should I just go ahead provide the appropriate own reaction gif reply…
Title: It’s Going to be Okay Author/Artist Name: kanarek13 Prompt Number and/or Title:If you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe Fandom: White Collar Pairing: Peter Burke/Neal Caffrey Rating: PG-13 Medium: Art (1550x2000px / 300dpi) Genre(s): Smut Warnings/Content: safe
Summary: Peter wasn’t the first man to see Neal cry, but he was the first one who always stayed to make it all better.
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Written by Gregory Burke, the story is based on the true events surrounding Operation Entebbe and the hijacking of an airplane headed for Paris by Palestinian terrorists in 1976. That summer, an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells.
Bruhl (Inglourious Basterds) and Pike (a best actress nominee for Gone Girl) will portray the two German hijackers.