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The Musketeers 3x10 + Shades Of Blue 1x03 + Madam Secretary 1x04 Reviewed

We Are The Garrison
The curtain falls. Treville is dead and Athos doesn’t take his hat off in church. This was confected history and there is no outer sense of time passing. There is a reality chasm. Refugee woman and Constance make viewers dismissive, impatient and uninterested. Gaston is the TRUE heir because Louis XIV is a bastard. Social decay sets in. Athos isn’t drinking, it’s like a ‘Titus’ ep. Grief is tacked on. Treville had no cognitive ability. Street urchins couldn’t be musketeers, they had to be noble. The baddie is endlessly elusive. Milady is back in the opening credits.

The musketeers don’t seem to like each other very much. Their dispute with the baddie is foully bad tempered. The garrison is blown up. Sadly Constance doesn’t die. Cultural values foreign to the time are shown. D’artagnan calls Constance a musketeer, no she damn well isn’t. There is a concealing of interest and added aggression. There are no innate facts or despair. The acting is markedly unconvincing. The baddie is roundly, deeply and rightly loathed for his stupid plan. There is no moral purpose.

There is death and this was not a stylish study. Athos does a growling delivery. Refugee woman is knocked up. The baddie's motives cannot withstand scrutiny. Since when does Constance have medical skills? No genuine feelings are invoked. D’artagnan is untroubled by the crap he caused. Ex-Red Guard guy is outraged by the affronts he suffered. This was not as defining as it thinks it is. D’artagnan murders someone. Porthos gets a woman. Constance is the stupidest bint who ever lived. The baddie is entirely friendless. Male threat responses kick in. There is emotional over-thinking.

The Queens of France wore WHITE as mourning. Anne of Austria wears a huge tacky crown. The Bourbons did not care about their subjects. A nice cathedral is visited. Louis XIV wears a gaudy crown. There is another gunpowder plot. Athos is a moron. Why is there a lake inside a cathedral? Athos murders a guy. Slowly and inexorably they’ve become awful people.

The Revolution is coming. Anne of Austria is an approval seeker and does dumb things. Sense is badly served. Louis XIV speaks. The foursome get new paths: Porthos is a General, the war grinds on, Aramis is first minister, Milady is hired by Anne of Austria to kill Gaston aka the true King of France, Anne of Austria plots and Gaston is murdered. D’artagan is made captain and finally gets a hat to sit on top of his blow-dry. Athos heads off. Constance will not shut up. This was okay.

Best Lines:
“You are indeed alone now.”

“Are you my new servant Aramis?”

“Turn. Lift.”

“We need no authority.”

“You are no longer the King’s Guard.”

“Will. He. Come?”

“What made you so cruel?”

“No honour.”

“Not without use.”

“Few speak well of her.”

False Face, False Heart
Woz had a daughter who killed herself. The FBI annoys. Tess is trashy and borderline psychotic. Harlee has a motive to help Woz. Harlee keeps taking her clothes off. A dead NYU student is found. Stahl is overzealous. Harlee has malleability. A hooker yells. Harlee is not necessarily proud of herself or is she? The gang are disarmingly straightforward with their badness

The fallout from the shooting in 1x01 goes on. Woz grows more and more suspicious of Harlee. A 3D printed gun is involved in a mysterious death. Woz has a major secret. Whoa - did not see that coming. Stahl is an egocentric little creep. Stahl has custody issues with an evil ex. Stahl is a creepy abuser type. Woz waves a gun and screeches in full on crazy Ray Liotta fashion. Harlee sloppy kisses the new DA. Mediocre.

Best Lines:
“You ain’t got to sweet-talk a ho.”

“King panty dropper.”

“You asked a whore how to woo?”
“Who says woo? What are you, Amish?”

“Innovative technology major.”

“You thought coming here was a good idea?”

“You want to hurt me? Do it yourself.”

“How the kid got dead.”

“Finish the sentence.”

“Got hit with ineffective assistance.”

“Feed lips are bent.”

“Dibs on the pimp.”

Just Another Normal Day
A Chinese girl requests political asylum. Elizabeth has inappropriate emotions and international order is threatened. There is widespread bad feeling, plotting and conniving. This was not dramatically complex. Elizabeth has a ruinous creed and has dark concerns. There is exaggeration, falsification and downright lying. Elizabeth’s children are brats. The asylum girl has a sister. There are secrets and Elizabeth is an essential threat to morals. Things get highly emotive. Elizabeth continually ignores sense. The bratty daughter is not an avatar of idealism. Elizabeth is not a gleaming citadel of integrity. There is no icy pragmatism just non-engagement with sense. There is another reveal. Elizabeth rants and makes the world a murkier place. Morally questionable and objectionable practices take place leading to outrage. No.

Best Lines:
“Pit laughter.”

“Now she sounds desperate.”

“They have handshake issues.”

“Things were said. Feelings were hurt.”
Tags: musketeers, review, shades of blue

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