TV Review: Season 2 of ‘The Musketeers’ Starts Strong

“The Musketeers” are back on BBC America for a second season. The title is “Keep Your Friends Close” and I suppose, by implication, enemies closer as the saying goes. Noticeably missing is Peter Capaldi as Cardinal Richelieu, due to the actor’s prudent switch to the BBC hit, “Doctor Who.” Richelieu is far from everyone’s minds however, as the premiere opens with his funeral and the question of a suitable replacement on both the King’s Council and the helm of the Red Guard. He even speaks from the grave with an ominous warning to Aramis at the end of the episode. One wonders why, if the Cardinal knew everyone’s secrets, he didn’t put them to good use. Continue reading “TV Review: Season 2 of ‘The Musketeers’ Starts Strong”

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TV Recap: ‘Musketeers,’ Mothers and French Diplomacy in ‘The Exiles’

Caution: This review contains spoilers on “The Exiles.”

The latest episode of “The Musketeers” onĀ BBC America focuses on two different types of mothers, with a nice twist. Aramis (Santiago Cabrera) and D’artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) are charged with retrieving Agnes and her infant son from the country. However, the baby Henry is kidnapped before the men arrive, making the routine assignment anything but ordinary. Continue reading “TV Recap: ‘Musketeers,’ Mothers and French Diplomacy in ‘The Exiles’”