Camelot: Season 1 (2011)

Season 1

Critics Consensus

A racy take on an oft-told tale, Camelot boasts high production values and decent action scenes but gets bogged down by jarring tonal shifts and silly dialogue.



Critic Ratings: 27


Audience Score

User Ratings: 45
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Air date: Feb 25, 2011
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Tv Season Info

A dark, brawling, lusty saga set during the dark days of 6th-century Britain. There's treachery, adultery, savagery, chicanery, derring-do and political intrigue. Jamie Campbell Bower is the dashing monarch, King Arthur, and Joseph Fiennes is his Machiavellian mentor, the magician Merlin. Eva Green (Morgan Pendragon) and Tasmin Egerton (Lady Guinevere) round out the top line cast.

Critic Reviews for Camelot Season 1

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

Nice looking, but not nearly enough action.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Here's the problem: uneven casting.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

There's a fair amount of jolly good fun, and rarely a dull moment.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Camelot's out-of-body tricks and turns at best will provide a subdued but tasty appetizer for the rampaging media feast to come

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

Most people excited to tune in a Starz version of Camelot won't be disappointed by this unique take on the legend.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

No expense has been spared bringing Camelot to the small screen and the high production values do a great service to the story that is being told.

Feb 27, 2011 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Camelot faces an uphill struggle because the Arthurian legend's so overexposed there's no excitement about its existence as a continuing adult drama

Jun 11, 2011 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Camelot plays just fine as escapist fantasy fare for willing adults whose only expectations are to be entertained.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

More often than not, this is an adaptation that feels torn between approaches, between reverence and entertainment, and that leaves the series somewhat lumpy and inert.

Apr 1, 2011 | Rating: C | Full Review…

About the only thing I enjoyed here was a new twist on the extracting of the fabled Excalibur sword from the stone.

Apr 1, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Camelot: Season 1

  • Jun 20, 2014
    What really hurt Camelot was timing. Had it come out a year before, it probably would've lasted a couple seasons. However, the looming shadow of Game of Thrones was it's downfall.

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