With both rusty_armour and greenhoodloxley praising The Musketeers, I thought I'd give the series another chance. I decided to leave episode 1 and go straight on to episode 2. I've just watched all the epsiodes in an evening and a morning and enjoyed them. I particularly like Athos and Aramis, the Queen and King Louis. The action is varied and exciting. At times the series comes across as a 17th C Western.