Netflix’s “Cursed” is the prequel to the Arthurian Legends and follows the enchanted tale of the Lady of the Lake. And if you can get past the slow start, this medieval story is binge-worthy!
I knew nothing of the story of the Lady of the Lake. When I thought of Arthurian Legends – King Arthur, Merlin and the Knights of the Round Table invaded my thoughts.
Cursed shows us the legends are not just about the men. The women are powerful and shouldn’t be cast aside.
The 10-episode season takes us on a wild adventure as our heroine, Nimue, discovers friends and battles foes as she leads the rebellion against the Red Paladin and searches for the wizard, Merlin.
Netflix’s Cursed Review
I’ll admit it took a lot to get through the first couple of episodes. They were confusing and the acting questionable at times. But I am so glad that I pushed through. Because by the end of the season, the cast had found their groove and the story is bursting with potential.
I wasn’t thrilled with the amount of blood and guts. Blood splattering the screen, hands chopped off and heads rolling. I understand the need to show the brutality of the era and it had me cringing which I assume was the desired effect.
I get the reasoning behind Netflix’s infamous short seasons but ugh, I wish we had more. The season finale wrapped up some story angles but the cliffhangerish ending left us with even more questions. So, I’m hoping for a season 2.
Is Cursed kid-friendly
Cursed is rated TV-MA for violence, gore and smoking. And while there isn’t any real nudity, there is a sexual undertone and a sex scene.
So, I really don’t think it’s appropriate for kids. And depending on your household, it may even be a little too much for some teens.
Personally, Cursed is perfect for a late-night, kid-free, binge session.
About Netflix’s Cursed
Katherine Langford as Nimue
Devon Terrell as Arthur
Gustaf Skarsgård as Merlin
Daniel Sharman as Weeping Monk
Sebastian Armesto as King Uther
Lily Newmark as Pym
Shalom Brune-Franklin as Igraine
Peter Mullan as Father Carden
Based on the New York Times bestselling book, Cursed is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther. Cursed is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.