Monday, June 22, 2015

Not Quite Rational Reasons Why I Love The Musketeers TV Show

The television show - not the real Musketeers, for whom life was nothing like the television version, I'm sure. Lately I've kind of been obsessed with secret societies. I've got an idea brewing and I'm doing research. And I know, the Musketeers weren't a secret society. I also know I'm not about to get a lot of valid information from a TV show. But it is so delightful in it's cheesiness that I simply can't resist.

The heart wants what the heart wants. And right now it's the crazy antics of Athos, Aramis, Porthos, and D'Artagnan. Oh, and Harvey from Suits, but that's a whole other blog post.

The other lovely thing about this show is the strength of it's female characters. I'm really impressed by that. I love Constance. I admire Queen Anne. Hate Milady de Winter. From the abbey of nuns more than willing and able to defend their ground, to a royal lady saving young girls from arranged marriages and insisting on the importance of education for women. To a female spy. Perhaps not probable, but indeed possible.

It's so delicious.

And there's leather. Lots and lots of leather. And sword fighting. And muskets, of course. Which is somewhat ironic to me because when I think of Musketeers I think sword fighting (and there's plenty of that, thank goodness) but they were in fact soldiers equipped with muskets and largely served in the infantry on the ground, sometimes on horseback, and were the precursor to a rifleman. Let it not be said you don't learn something here at Killer Chicks. Or maybe it's just me who learning. Because even though there is musket in the word musketeers I had no idea.

I know.  Moving on.

So, what television show or book series are you obsessed with right now?


jblynn said...

I'm not obsessed with anything at the moment. (But I was obsessed with Suits for the first season and a half...then they lost me)

I WAS obsessed with JUSTIFIED but that's gone to some great Kentucky coal mine in the sky.

I COULD be obsessed with Doctor Who if they'd get rid of Clara.

And SHERLOCK -- I'm obsessed with SHERLOCK...but that may be because there are so few episodes, it can't wear out its welcome.

Is it any wonder I'm thinking of getting rid of cable?

Karyn Good said...

Oh yes! Sherlock. And I know what you mean. What do they tape, like, 3 episodes a year? It's so clever! Is this a bad time to admit I've not watched one single episode of Doctor Who? Ever. For no particular reason, just haven't checked it out. I think I could live without cable. Think. Luckily I don't have to test out that theory as my husband would never go for it, he's addicted to the sports channels.

Madilyn Quinn said...

I've never seen this show, but it sounds awesome! Right now we're watching the new season of Orange is the New Black. It's great! I've also just now caught up on Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (an anime). Seriously, super cute and things are starting to go down!

Karyn Good said...

Madilyn, I have been saving OITNB for this summer! I haven't watched even one episode, I'm planning an epic marathon on Netflix. Everyone loves this show so much! I can't wait settle in a see what it's all about!

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