Nothing special. Then again, it wasn't too bad. Kin is a bit of side step from what has been consistent this second half of the series, which gives it a new flavor. However, it comes off more as being a one-off episode rather than being anything significant. Unusually for an episode from this series, a lot of things happened, not to mention another game-changing death. Aeson's departure front the series may just be what Jason needed as influence and inspiration to make one last stab at this mother.
Unforunately, Pythagoras, Hercules and Ariadne did squat this episode, with their dialogue resolving around how love is important and how they would do anything for each other and especially for Jason. It's nothing new and it also doesn't change …Read more >
An episode that started badly and just carried on downhill. This is not how Atlantis should be ending, but it seems to be heading in that direction where historical fantasy clashes with with soap opera cliches. A poor show all round to be honest, with lackluster directing, shamefully bad acting and unrealistic moments, derived most probably from the script itself. Last week's looked promising with a very brutal revelation, but that has quickly diminished to reveal this boneless attempt at fantasy adventure. Even Pythagoras couldn't solve this problem.
Just to be nice, I'll give you my pros first. The supporting cast, as per usual, seem to be outshining the main, with John Hannah's reprisal proving how universal he is in his career. His port…Read more >
I was surprised, that was a much better episode than I had expected it to be. The first part was the usual formulaic stuff, but the second half seems to show how it has learnt from its lesson in the past, and gave us quite a rollicking final fifteen minutes. It also benefitted having Pasiphae take a bit more of centre-stage. Her evil ways seem to be worsening still. In the final seconds, as Jason escorts Ariadne out of the city, with that superb soundtrack in the background, I felt a little bit more satisfied.
As usual, there are things which still annoy me. What stood out this week was the acting, which I found bland and toneless from the main cast, especially Jack Donnelly, Aiysha Hart and Jemima Rooper. It was nice to see Robert Lindsay …Read more >
In fairness, nothing much happened this week, except that Jason escaped from prison, only to be replaced by Ariadne. The background stuff could've been ignored and the main meat of the plot would've been just that. However, there was more to the episode, and it certainly made it better. Robert Emms had a surprisingly good performance this week, with his character going through an emotional stage like no other. Not all the acting was top notch, however. Emmett J Scanlan spoke only one tone throughout the episode, which was highly irritating, and Jack Donnelly was surprisingly unemotional, despite his character's precarious situation.
What is true about Atlantis at the moment is that it is fighting a losing battle. There are so many unnecess…Read more >
A somewhat disjointed episode hit our screens tonight, with perhaps too much going on for us to really follow and in such a small time for it to be executed. Nevertheless, it was an admirably written instalment, with an interesting plot and brought not only new characters into the mix, but old ones as well. Perhaps, the biggest revelation of the night was Medusa's emotional return.
To begin, I would like to stumble my way through the things that bugged me this week and then discuss the pros. Firstly, the episode had a lack of coherence. Scenes jumped from one to the other in a matter of seconds across locations we haven't even heard of yet. This was Howard Overman's attempt at fitting a lot of body into a small space of time. The final rev…Read more >
I'm beginning to lose faith that Atlantis will ever be consistent in quality. Series Two started with a bang, but has slowly decreased in my eyes, back to the very depths that Series One fell to. I know Howard Overman to be a good writer, and an original one, but his latest episodes have not matched his A New Dawn: Part Two or Pandora's Box at all. They continue to be cliched, sticking to a format that wouldn't fool a ten year old and unfortunately, they now seem to be going nowhere.
The last episode left a lot to be desired, with an isolated setting and uneven performances, mostly from the main cast. The Grey Sisters has similar problems, with the story revolving around Ariadne's survival and Jason's loyalty to her, which is definitely old…Read more >
It's a typical episode of Atlantis really, where nothing entirely important happens until the final moments. To be absolutely honest though, I was deceived by Medea and had believed that she had turned, but I was as naive as Jason. Other than that, the episode had nothing all that surprising other than killing off its numerous characters, and in addition it left a lot of information hanging.
I've found the new series pace to be quite engaging, linking each episode carefully together, but this is to the detriment of other elements, such as pacing of individual episodes and dragging on different story lines. The cliffhangers seemed to be the only thing keeping viewers in anticipation. Also, isolated in a complex of caves was not a very exciti…Read more >
This felt like an episode with two halves to be absolutely honest. The first concerned Jason and company's distrust for Telemon, before his betrayal was revealed to Ariadne. The second was trying to protect Ariadne from harm from either the Colcheans or Pasiphae. Unfortunately, this provided us with a very disorganised episode that doesn't sit well with me. Telemon's quick departure in particular was a bit disappointing.
Nevertheless, I would like to look at the positive points for this episode, because, believe it or not, there was a lot to enjoy. The acting has taken a step up this week, with Aiysha Hart seemingly showing more of a range for her character emotionally, and the reveal of Ariadne's skill with a bow and arrow was a nice addit…Read more >
I was worried about how predictable and formulaic this episode would be, and I have to say I was proved right and wrong. The gradual build-up of fighting showed the usual development as we've had in The Rules of Engagement last year, and in a number of Merlin episodes. It was always going to be Jason and Telemon in the final battle. Once again Richard McBrien writes an episode that uses a common template for television these days. However, there were some good additions, which allowed our predictions to wane slightly.
The death of Aretto was quite a surprise, and Pythagoras' investigation of Aretto's accusations towards Telemon were intriguing to begin with. Not to mention, this was followed by the reveal that Leonidas was bribed by Telemon…Read more >
Okay now in the last episode, we got a few flashes of Jason's destiny, now while the images are sketchy, there are a few details I would like to pick out, cause I think they might foreshadow the developments of this season and perhaps the next.
Now one of the main shots is of a large boat sailing in choppy waters, now any one familiar with the story of Jason probably can guess what this means, but the writers even went as far as making it clear, cause we can make out the name of the boat. The Argo, the ship Jason sailed in the Greek myths.
As such its clear from this image, at some point the writers intend to have Jason go on the quest for the Golden Fleece. Looking back there have been several hints, he's introduced in the first shot on a b…Read more >
This was definitely a great installment from BBC Atlantis, and yet I'm still a little unsatisfied. This week's had some great character moments, and some wonderful surprises, but it mainly took a back seat to the violence. And what violence it was. The BBC might get a few complaints about the watershed timing for this one!
Of the things that I liked, Lord Sarpedon's change of heart was quite emotional and surprising and brought a new twist to the story, and his terrible death was gut-wrenching, albeit explicit. Also, the deserting Atlanteans appearing in the woods was quite a nice twist too, allowing the viewers to ponder whether or not the deserters would decide to save Atlantis.
The battle scenes were nicely done, I have to say, despite th…Read more >
After almost a year-long wait, postponed slightly by Doctor Who's eight series, Atlantis is back on television with a regenerated second series. From the moment "go" there's a genuine change in its appearance and style and it's nice that the series starts with a bang and also links nicely with the finale last series.
The opening half was far stronger than its second half, mainly because there was a lot of mystery around the story and some intriguing development, such as hidden betrayal and also some interesting additions, such as dragon-like creature flying through the night. The second half was ruined by repetitious fight scenes and an anti-climactic cliffhanger, which left me open-mouthed, and not in a good way. Nevertheless, there's a de…Read more >
Here are a list of hopes that I have for the second series of Atlantis:
There were a number of successful characters who appeared in Series One and I'd love if they returned for their second or maybe third appearance. Here is a list:
- Medusa - An important character in the Atlantis series and one who is extremely important to one of our main protagonists.
- Shabaka - An outsider who's friendship lies our three main characters.
- King Laius - The only "other" royal that we know of, who's power matches King Minos. He could be an intriguing candidate for international treachery.
- Therus - An uncrowned King who could meet back up with his sister one day.
- Philemon and Baucis - Both are now friends with the three main characters and are living in Helios.
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You expect a lot from a finale usually. When you get the end of a series, you expect something big to happen, something that will completely change the way the television series shows itself. I have to say, in all honesty, it wasn't a bad finale at all. I had my doubts, considering the blandness of the first part, but ultimately, Touched by the Gods has been an exciting installment into the series.
Let's start with the negatives. The one problem I've had continuously throughout the series has been Hercules and Pythagoras' contrasting world of comedy. Still, during a time of serious drama, they continue to act like idiots and have jokes. At times, it works, (consider the "cat teeth" moment), but others are far too awkward to be deemed worth…Read more >
You could tell there's been something building up in the series, which has finally lead to this. With last week's trash-worthy episode, however, the success of this finale did not seem likely. But as I joined my family last night to watch it, I was suddenly caught once more. I don't know what it is about Hercules, despite his jokes being so obvious, there's something funny about, perhaps it's Mark Addy's tremendous acting.
Anyway, there was a lot I liked in this episode, and something which I disliked. First, what I liked about the first part of the finale was the love story between Jason and Ariadne. It has been an on and off session throughout the series, which hasn't really reached a climax or anything near it. But, I believe it was wel…Read more >
I'm guessing this one wasn't a favourite of everyone's, solely because it was made as a filler. Hunger Pangs for me, was very weak and didn't have that much substance at all. And personally, I found it an amalgamation of all the show's faults. I decided to watch it again, in order to get a better overview, but I'm staying adamant.
First all, the title prompted a dreary episode. If the three of them are hungry, how can Hercules afford wine and not food? Why don't they ask Ariadne as they did for the silver and avoid their whole problem. I realise there wouldn't have been an episode because of that, but I'm just showing the obvious escape route.
The story of the man in the sacrificial house was unexplained, and that made the ending very sour f…Read more >
Last night's episode was quite exciting, I must admit, but it didn't reach the standard of last week's masterpiece. Perhaps it was a little more peaceful and concentrated on the emotional side of Medusa and Hercules' relationship. But I think because there were a few clumsy moments that could not be compensated.
To start with the flaws, I believe the scenes with Crios were unnecessary and too humorous to be in-keeping with the tone of the episode. Especially when Jason and Pythagoras were being beaten up by Dodos. Also, the script was very lazy and despite Robert Lindsay's wonderful acting, the script just made him look stupid and far too obvious.
By the end of the episode, there was far too much talking and little change from the content of…Read more >
Howard Overman's writing, to say the least, has been a bit topsy-turvy. There's no doubt that he's a skilled writer with ample masterpieces in his name, but sometimes he doesn't push himself hard enough or work hard enough to make an episode absolutely perfect. Fortunately, this episode like a previous episode, The Death Song of Uther Pendragon was a eerily brilliant episode with visual success and straightforward acting to back it up.
Let's look at the negatives first, where there is barely anything. But with every episode, there's always a flaw somewhere, even with the Rains of Castamere!
The crow business is a little flimsy and perhaps only exists in order for Pythagoras to fall flat on his face, lose the bodies and find himself racing ac…Read more >
Atlantis has been struggling for a while now and it pains me to say, that I've also been struggling to watch it enthusiastically. In comparison, Merlin's first series was up-beat, unstoppable and very, very creative. Atlantis has a lot of opportunities to shine and a vast world for them to explore, and yet they don't seem confident enough to do that.
Saying that, the Furies was a visually and emotionally effective episode. Despite a few stupid mistakes and some cheesy lines, it was a clever story to follow. Plus, the most important plus was, that we received some character development from Pythagoras at last - and I must say, some delicate development. Let's look at what didn't work first then.
Arcas was a good character to include, but I d…Read more >
The Rules of Engagement was such a predictable episodes for me, right until the end. The plot-line in terms of the Pankration was obviously similar to that of Merlin's many competitions that it hosted. This has led me to believe that Richard McBrien is only recycling scripts, but jut changing the character names to make it link to the series. While it does have some good moments, the episode is predominantly made up of faults.
To begin with, I'd like to look at the highs of the episode (there are a few). I'm very glad Jason and Ariadne's relationship is considered for an episode, because it was very stunted before. Aiysha Hart plays a rather vulnerable Princess at the beginning, but through wonderful portrayal, she brings herself into a new…Read more >
Finally - a plot I can really get into! The Song of the Sirens is a relief, I can tell you. Thanks to some fast-paced action and some interesting new additions into the Atlantis world, this episode gains some respect from me. There are still a number of issues of course, which stem across all episodes, but ultimately this episode defeats the rest plot-wise. Perhaps the arrival of a new writer, Lucy Watkins, has allowed the world to grow into new areas.
Mark Addy is dynamite in this episode. Previously, he has been the joker, but in this episode, he grows a seriousness that we haven't seen before. His determination is easily spotted in Hercules' discussion with Circe. And later, when he returns to the cave, his anger can be easily surmised f…Read more >
Another week gone by and I struggle to latch on to where the story is going. The inclusion of another plot-line might help to expand the Atlantis world, but it only makes the viewer confused. Thankfully, however, this plot-line is strong and believable and we can easily picture the predicament in our heads. Therus is the lost King who was banished from his kingdom.
Let's start with the weaknesses. First of all, the involvement of both Pythagoras and Hercules in this episode is purely lost to me, not to mention Medusa. Their overall involvement in the episode consists of looking after a prize-winning Dung beetle and that's pretty much it. The comedy may have its merits at times, but ultimately, this is a mistake by Howard Overman. Second of …Read more >
This episode annoyed me slightly, because yes it succeeded in plot, but pushing that plot forward was very messy and confusing. I enjoyed the plot and the fact that nothing was revealed until the final ten minutes when Jocasta explained her predicament.
Firstly, the lack of Heptarian was a little disappointing, I thought that after last week's massive inclusion that he would continue, but it seems the series has stalled to bring in another story. This story does have it's strengths, but ultimately, is it just an excuse to bring in more characters?
Secondly, the inclusion of a cute baby was clever of the writer because it will obviously draw a lot of new viewers in. But, I found the many toilet jokes deteriorated the flow of the story and was…Read more >
I notice on your Home Page that you had inputted the News manually. If you would like I can input a formula which will bring up the news automatically. An example is on of my own Wikia's, http://mirandabbc.wikia.com/wiki/Miranda_Wiki. If there is any other format's you would like, please say so.
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I think the wiki is going well but there are a few minor points and improvements I want to make.
First of all I strongly recommend that we all start working on the wanted pages list:http://atlantis.wikia.com/wiki/Special:WantedPages?limit=500&offset=0 this alone will keep the wiki up to a high standard and hopefully increase popularity and members. This and pressing the random page button and checking through the page and making any edits will be very helpful.
However these ideas are important but we also need to improve the bigger pages like Pythagoras as Cyruptsaram suggests.Read more >
The third episode of the series - whilst it does start strongly - slowly diminishes by the end. With so many new characters in every episode, it's hard to keep track of everyone. While Overman's series has been quite exciting in the last two episodes, this one is less so.
First off, I must commened the beginning. It is quite unique in style and once again reflects Jason's good will. Whilst his confrontation with King Minos is a little bland, there is definitely an inner strength in the show to surprise the viewers. Lord Heptarian is a typical villain with a rather sterotypical attitude. Perhaps his non-existent relationship with Ariadne is unnecessary to show when the main attraction is bull-leaping. But it soon becomes clear, that their in…Read more >
After last week's fun romp, this week's becomes a little more serious and far darker. The opening scene is tantalising and what a wonderful way to introduce a new main character. Medusa is of course the name for the Greek goddess who's hair was snakes, and to see her as this harmless individual is quite refreshing and also puts more expectation into the series. It could also mean we have a lot to look forward to.
Once again, Hercules was ecstatic with humour! From being licked by a goat and bitten by a Maenad, from running after the wrong girl to dodging Karpos and hunky men, he never really stopped! And with his friends judging him throughout, it just makes this series very watchable.
Unlike last week, the storyline here was direct and to t…Read more >
With the death of the Merlin series, I hoped that the BBC would replace it with a suitable tea-time family drama to follow the popular Strictly Come Dancing. And I can honestly say, Atlantis has served up a wonderful offering of delights.
Specifically, the opening scene was a surprise as many of you realised too. It felt out of place to begin with, but I was able to settle in when the tie-in story was brought to account in the dialogue between Jason and his Uncle. Director, Justin Molotnikov really excels himself in the submarine scene; with ark shadows and flickering camerawork, it adds up to an eerie scene and the unbelievable sound as the glass in front of Jason explodes brings the beginning to an almighty climax.
When we are introduced…Read more >
- BBC America will be bringing upcoming British series Atlantis to U.S. televisions.
- Created by Howard Overman, Julian Murphy and Johnny Capps, Atlantis is set in a time of legendary heroes and mythical creatures. The news comes after the BBC announced the new 13-episode commission in June.
- BBC America will now co-produce Atlantis, which is slated for a fall 2013 premiere in the U.S. and in the U.K. In the States, it will air as part of BBC America's "Supernatural Saturday" block, which counts Orphan Black, Doctor Who and The Nerdist as part of its lineup.
- “Atlantis is the perfect series for our long-running successful Supernatural Saturday programming block. An incredible creative team and exciting cast are in place to deliver ambitious advent…
- CELEBRITIES from the small screen have been retelling epic myths with a little help from the Forest of Dean’s stunning scenery.
- Film crews shooting Atlantis for the BBC have chosen a former supermarket warehouse in Chepstow as their main studio base and have been venturing across the River Wye of late to shoot scenes in the Forest.
- Mark Addy, Juliet Stevenson (pictured) and Sarah Parish are among the cast members starring in the 13-part series, described as a “thrilling fantasy drama" which “brings to life the vast store of Greek myths and legends re-imagined for a new generation".
- Some of them have been spotted by people in the area. Gareth Porter of Quad Bikes Wales, which sells and hires out specialist off-road vehicles, tweeted: “Nice day…