The Musketeers: Season 1 Reviews

November 20, 2019
What gives this new and notably updated British version of the classic tale its best kick, though, is the characterization of the four swashbucklers at the heart of it.
November 20, 2019
Old-fashioned it may be in spirit, but this adventure tale is nothing if not exciting.
November 20, 2019
The first episode is a bit overstuffed and murky, but "The Musketeers" gets better as it goes along, with charismatic performances and lively adventures.
November 20, 2019
The fights were good, the women were comely and the production values high.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 20, 2019
It's a hoot but also a bit hortatory.
October 18, 2018
Without a strong kinetic bond between these men, The Musketeers wouldn't work. Thankfully, for all of our sakes, Adrian Hodges has the foundation for what could be a compelling story for a 10-episode season.
October 18, 2018
It's a pleaser, but a basic one. It's not quite color-by-numbers but it's also not challenging. It's good ol' summertime escapism for those looking for some musket fire and swashbuckling.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
October 18, 2018
It's fun, it's tongue-in-cheek, it's cosy - the perfect show to watch on a chilly Sunday evening with a mug of hot tea.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2018
Cleavage, firearms, swordplay, leather jerkins, grubby hostelries, chickens flapping around in streets - and more cleavage... Well, you need a plot for one thing, in which... The Musketeers (BBC One) wasn't at all bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2018
This swashbuckling romp will appeal to teenagers dreaming of adventure -- and forty-something TV critics too
October 18, 2018
Overall the series has given us enough thrills and excitement that getting to the end has been an enjoyable and at times fun journey rather than a chore.
February 26, 2015
While the sword-fighting is not exactly imaginatively staged, it is violently convincing, and so is the The Musketeers. With solid production values, it has set itself up to tell an old tale in a fun, entertaining way.
June 24, 2014
Refreshingly realistic in some ways (there is much jumping out of high windows, but the jumper is often actually injured) and soothingly romantic in others, The Musketeers is a captivating balance of spectacle and story
June 23, 2014
The adventure is good, the characters are better than good, and the playful, often insulting repartee is someting you might hear from college buddies on holiday in Cabo. These Musketeers are worth a bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
June 20, 2014
It's a little cheesy, but never takes itself very seriously.
June 19, 2014
This positively gleeful adaptation of the inseparable trio and brash newcomer D'Artagnan lives in the sweet spot between the original figures and what, over time, their legacy has become.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 19, 2014
The Musketeers may not be either the greatest treatment of the Dumas tale or the most revolutionary, but it is fun for all, and all for fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4