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02 April 2014 @ 10:57 am
Dealing with stress?  
I have a possible cure.

You think not? Your issues are too big to be solved by pretty men escapism? I would not dismiss or presume to say otherwise - that this 45 minutes of swashbuckling will make it all go away. But. It does a fine job of setting them aside. And why? Because it's not a show doing anything remarkably different. One can get a fair idea where the plot is going. There might be a surprise or two, but they tend to be interesting ones and not ones that rip out the heart and stomp it into a messy pile goo. There is comfort in that.

If historical accuracy is your warm fuzzy pair of slippers? Ehhh... I wouldn't want anyone grinding teeth. If your history lessons are a muddled murky remembrance from high school and beautiful men with equally beautiful women (who are generally wiser than their male counterparts in spite of choices made) doing awesome and outrageously cool things makes you squeal - omg, grab my hand and I'll watch all 10 eps over again with you.

It can be silly. No denying it. It's an integral part of the show's charm. The Musketeers themselves are so endearing with their do anything to save each other that it hits every single happy making button I have. That they each have their unique kind of appeal is icing on the already fabulous cake.

Watching it makes me gleefully boo at the delicious villainy of the villains. Swoon at the heroics. Heart goes pitty-pat and aaawww at the group hugs. Yes, there be hugging.

This is the comfort food of shows. Heroes win and lose, but not devastatingly so to the point of no hope. It's contentment and pretty wrapped up in the cozy afghan on the couch.

In short - it's a lovely way to shut out whatever chaos is in your world.:)

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dragonfly_sg1dragonfly_sg1 on April 2nd, 2014 06:10 pm (UTC)
Alas, even if I wanted to, I don't have access.
shallowz: AlmostHumanIconshallowz on April 2nd, 2014 06:17 pm (UTC)
Sending you an email.:)
Killakillabeez on April 2nd, 2014 07:10 pm (UTC)
Nothing to say, but, YAY!
shallowz: Movie/Popcornshallowz on April 2nd, 2014 07:24 pm (UTC)

I forgot to mention the music! If there's a perfect score for swashbuckling this show has it.:)
Kelikeli on April 3rd, 2014 01:19 am (UTC)
Another friend of mine is watching the show and loves it. She says it will be on BBC America soon so I will keep an eye out for it!
shallowz: Movie/Popcornshallowz on April 7th, 2014 02:36 pm (UTC)
I'm hoping they don't chop it up too much for American viewing. Happens all too regularly. It's definitely a series I will buy.:)
khek: spn interestingkhek on April 6th, 2014 01:14 pm (UTC)
Ooooh....sounds intriguing!

I'll have to keep my eye out for it online or in DVDs.
shallowz: Movie/Popcornshallowz on April 7th, 2014 02:40 pm (UTC)
It's so enjoyable. I hope it becomes available on iTunes soon so I can buy it since it's definitely worth a rewatch.:)