BBC is running its 3rd, and final, season of Musketeers. It’s an enjoyable series to watch and it can be found on Hulu and is worth your time if you want a fun diversion and if you like swords and leather. I know I do.
The show quickly moves away from the original book which is good because it allows for more exploration and creativity and it allows one to be surprised.
The female characters are given more agency than their book counterparts (except for the character of Milady who was already a powerful protagonist in Dumas’ version) but it doesn’t get to the point where we lose sight of the core of the story, which is the friendship and travails of 4 close friends.
Supporting actors are all quite good, including Ryan Gage as Louis XIII and Hugo Speer (awesome name!) as Treville.
The settings and filming locations in the Czech Republic are simply beautiful and you can tell that this is a European production. One gets a fine backdrop to an adventure story and I hope there are more like this.
Some images below and closing with an illustration of what actual Musketeers looked like.