" is a bit of a mixed bag. It has its good points, to be sure . So let's break this down.
The cinematography first.
Money has been poured into this production and you can really see it here. Sweeping vistas, use of CGI, even the title credits look slick and are thematically and artistically very similar to "The Tudors" and "The Borgias" (not too much of a surprise as some of the same people also worked on "
" and apparently the show was aiming to follow in that vein).
The cast is brilliant.
Again, one can sense the big spending here. You've got Eva Green as Morgan Pendragon, Joseph Fiennes as
, Sean Pertwee as Sir Ector, and James Purefoy as King Lot. All bring a lot to their roles, putting in layered performances that bring the characters to life. Some of the lesser known, younger members of the cast such as Peter Mooney also succeed in pulling out some good, solid acting here.