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The week in TV: The Winter King; Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution; Vanishing Act; Gyeongseong Creature – review | Television

The week in TV: The Winter King; Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution; Vanishing Act; Gyeongseong Creature – review | Television

[ad_1] The Winter King | ITVXDisco: Soundtrack of a Revolution (BBC Two) | iPlayerVanishing Act (ITV1) | ITVXGyeongseong Creature | Netflix There can be a feast or famine feel to the television schedules before Christmas, as things turn a tad sluggish before the full-on yuletide bonanza. One hates to whinge but, at its worst, you can feel as though you’re crawling, martyred TV critic-style, through the equivalent of a barren wintry landscape, with a remote control frozen to your hand. And, yes, you are welcome. As such, I was grateful to see ITVX’s 10-part fantasy drama The Winter King nestling on the horizon. Based on The Warlord Chronicles novels by Bernard Cornwell, a retelling of the Arthurian legends, it clearly has aspirations to join the major league fantasy blockbusters (Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon et al). Does it manage it? Well, sometimes. Opening on a foggy, hellish battlefield, the show focuses on Arthur, of course, a brooding Jon Snow-alike played perfectly well by Iain De Caestecker. As the illegitimate son of King Uther …