Ifeel, slightly, that anything put before us based in or around Arthurian times is faintly but surely trolling us. Because the big thing about Arthur is he’s supposed to come back. In Britain’s hour of need, he’s supposed to be nailed on for a messianic return and some top-notch practical saviour-aid all round. Well, I don’t know what you’d call this – you’ll have to picture me gesturing at … everything – but I feel pretty bloody hour-of-needy right now. And yet somehow, the Isle of Avalon has not yet called and told us to expect a visitor. No hill or mountain has rumbled and split to reveal a sixth-century warrior-king dusting off his mail and tunic, ready to knock some heads together. King Arthur, in short, is conspicuous by his absence, and pale imitations appearing on our screens in 10-part dramas just rub salt into the wound.Cursed Seasons 1 Download.
Netflix abrades us, in more ways than one, with Cursed. This is the expensively made, atrociously written, chaotic, borderline-barmy tale – adapted from a 2019 book by Tom Wheeler and Frank Miller – of Nimue (13 Reasons Why’s Katherine Langford). She is a child of the fae who will – if the script doesn’t kill her first – grow up to be the Lady of the Lake, the enchantress with cameo-to-main roles throughout the Matter of Britain.
In this version of her story, she has survived a traumatic childhood – everything from demonic-bear attacks, glowing scars and cautious surveillance by those who believe she is the Chosen One through to orchestrated bullying by others who reckon she is a witch because she successfully called on the Hidden to save her during her ursine bebotherment. Witches are different from faery folk, I guess. Or maybe they are human and only one element of the villagers is fae? I am not quite clear on this point, nor on who or what the Hidden are. Neither, perhaps, are the writers. The glens in which much of the early action takes place are too misty to make much out.