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Magic fails Camelot

by on Jun.30, 2011, under Television

Starz has reportedly canceled a second season of it’s freshman Arthurian fantasy drama Camelot after disappointing ratings (averaging a little better than 900,000 viewers, steady by not good). It did have the unfortunate luck of debuting against the heavily buzzed Game of Thrones), which enjoyed closer to 3 times the audience.

Although I liked the series, it seemed like I was always waiting for Merlin (Joseph Fiennes) to finally whip up some magic, or something a little more profound from Arthur (Jamie Campbell Bower), and occasionally getting confused between Igraine (Claire Forlani) and Morgan (Eva Green) even without Morgan’s disguises.

Update: Hearing that scheduling conflicts may have also played a part in the decision, and that ratings had actually risen towards the end, with 1.5 million viewers in the finale.


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1 Comment for this entry

  • ddreese

    That’s a shame, I thought it was finally improving beyond it’s mid-season wandering.
    Morgan was hot, calculating and seriously perverted, evidenced by her scene with Arthur in the season finale.

    I will miss the titillation.

    I won’t miss Joseph Fiennes’ labored, straining performance as a thoroughly unmagical Merlin.