Camelot

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  • TV-MA
  • 1982
  • 1 Season
  • 6.5  (24,688)

Camelot is an epic fantasy television series that first aired in 2011, and is now available for streaming on Acorn Media. It is set in the mythical city of Camelot, and tell the story of King Arthur and his rise to power. The show stars Clive Standen as Gawain, Jamie Campbell Bower as King Arthur, Philip Winchester as Leontes, Joseph Fiennes as Merlin, James Purefoy as King Lot, Eva Green as Morgan, Claire Forlani as Igraine, Tamsin Egerton as Guinevere, Chipo Chung as Vivien and Sin as Kay.

The plot of the series is centered on the quest of King Arthur to unite the kingdom of Camelot, which is surrounded by enemies on all sides. He is aided in this journey by his trusted friend, the wizard Merlin. Together, they must navigate treacherous political alliances, betrayals and subterfuge, all while attempting to maintain peace in their kingdom.

At the beginning of the show, King Uther has been killed by his own daughter, Morgan, who is seeking revenge for his killing of her mother. With Uther dead, Arthur is the only legitimate heir to the throne, but he is initially reluctant to accept his responsibility. However, when Merlin reveals that he is destined to be the king of Camelot and the savior of the kingdom, Arthur takes up the challenge.

Throughout the series, Arthur is beset by enemies from all sides. Of particular note is his half-sister Morgan, who is a powerful sorceress and constantly plotting against him. There is also King Lot, who has eyes on the throne of Camelot and is willing to do whatever it takes to gain power. Other threats come from Saxon invaders from the north and the treacherous Duke of Cornwall.

One of the major strengths of Camelot is the way it explores the development of its characters. Over the course of the show, the audience sees Arthur grow from a boy who is initially reluctant to take up the mantle of king, to a wise and just leader who is willing to make difficult decisions for the good of his people. His relationship with Merlin is also a highlight of the series, with the young king depending on the wizard for guidance and support.

Another highlight of the show is the strong performances of the cast. Jamie Campbell Bower is excellent as King Arthur, perfectly capturing both the vulnerability and the strength of the character. Joseph Fiennes is also notable for his portrayal of Merlin, skilfully balancing the character's wisdom with his occasional mischievousness.

The production values of Camelot are also impressive. The show was filmed in Ireland, and the stunning landscape provides a beautiful backdrop for the story. The costumes and set design are also top-notch, adding to the overall sense of immersion in the world of Camelot.

In terms of themes, Camelot is an exploration of power, responsibility and the consequences of one's actions. As Arthur struggles to unite his kingdom under his rule, he is forced to make difficult choices and face the consequences of those decisions. The show also touches on the dangers of temptation and the importance of remaining true to one's principles.

Overall, Camelot is a gripping and entertaining series that is sure to appeal to fans of the fantasy genre. The strong cast, compelling storyline and beautiful production values make it well worth a watch. Whether you are a longtime admirer of King Arthur and his knights, or simply looking for a well-crafted epic tale, Camelot is sure to satisfy.

Camelot is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 26, 1982.

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Reckoning
10. Reckoning
June 10, 2011
Arthur struggles to defend himself against the mercenaries on Bardon Pass. Morgan leads Sybil and her followers to Camelot where she receives information that leads her to believe the throne is within her grasp.
The Battle of Bardon Pass
9. The Battle of Bardon Pass
June 3, 2011
Arthur and his men learn of an attack at Bardon Pass and ride out to defend it. Merlin realizes he's been seduced by a shape-shifting Morgan. The men begin to lose faith in Arthur after learning of his betrayal.
Igraine
8. Igraine
May 20, 2011
Pursuing the power of her dark magic, Morgan hides in plain sight at Camelot where she begins her plan to drive a wedge between Arthur and his men. Igraine tries to find a way out of Castle Pendragon.
The Long Night
7. The Long Night
May 13, 2011
Morgan puts on a feast for King Arthur and his Knights at Castle Pendragon, which turns to panic as the castle comes under attack. As Arthur and Morgan's men join forces to fight, Merlin believes a plan is afoot.
Three Journeys
6. Three Journeys
May 6, 2011
The men of Camelot discover the territory beyond the castle is filled with danger and disorder. Arthur hears Guinevere has ridden out alone to see her father and goes after her to protect her on the journey.
Justice
5. Justice
April 29, 2011
Arthur creates Camelot's first tribunal of justice which takes shape through a battle of wills, not blood. Aided by Sybil's cunning, Morgan reaches out to the townspeople in her pursuit to take back the throne.
Lady of the Lake
4. Lady of the Lake
April 15, 2011
Merlin sets off on a journey to find a sword suitable for a king by seeking out a legendary sword maker. A conversation with Guinevere changes Arthur and he begins to assert his power by sparring with Leontes.
Guinevere
3. Guinevere
April 8, 2011
Kay and Leontes seek out a trusted new warrior to join them. Arthur and Merlin accept an invitation to join Morgan at her castle for dinner. Arthur is forced to concede defeat in his pursuit of Guinevere.
Part 3 of 3
3. Part 3 of 3
September 26, 1982
Part 3 of this magical production, recorded at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in 1982.
The Sword and the Crowd
2. The Sword and the Crowd
April 1, 2011
Arthur meets Guinevere, the woman of his dreams. Morgan and King Lot conspire to attack Camelot and take the throne. Merlin has Arthur reclaim the legacy sword in the stone to prove his worthiness as king.
Part 2 of 3
2. Part 2 of 3
September 26, 1982
Part 2 of this magical production, recorded at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in 1982.
Homecoming
1. Homecoming
February 25, 2011
When King Uther dies, the sorcerer Merlin travels to collect Arthur, a young man he believes can bring an end to the darkness of the land. But Uther's daughter Morgan sees the crown as her birthright.
Part 1 of 3
1. Part 1 of 3
September 26, 1982
Part 1 of this magical production, recorded at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre in 1982.
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Where to Watch Camelot
Camelot is available for streaming on the Acorn Media website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Camelot on demand at Amazon, Hoopla and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    September 26, 1982
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (24,688)