Is Joseph Fiennes Slamming Glee in This Starz Camelot Promo?

Slow news day, but seriously: Is Joseph Fiennes, the star of Starz's ten-part Camelot series, mocking Glee when he talks about the reasons you should watch him play Merlin?

Fiennes's key soundbite occurs at about the :20 mark.

Now, a statement like "I think people should watch this because... it's not a musical" could just mean he wants to differentiate this action series from the same-named Lerner & Loewe musical. But the way in which Fiennes stares at the camera, emits post-FlashForward malaise, and seems a little weary of the word "musical" could suggest some contempt with Ryan Murphy and his bippity-boppity schoolchildren. I'll take this hazy hint of a slam and run with it! Glee is lame! Don't like it! Weee. Jive.

But wait, a better question for Camelot aficionados: Hottest Merlin ever? I think so.

'Camelot' First Look [YouTube]


  • Smosh says:

    Absolutely. There's no way he could be referring to the famous 1960's Broadway musical entitled... what was it now?... it's on the tip of my tongue...

  • Sarah Q says:

    Agreed, he's clearly referring to the musical.

  • Amber says:

    Why do you tease me? The video's no longer available.

  • Erin says:

    Hottest Merlin ever? No. That goes to Colin Morgan, thnxverymuch.
    And booo @ unavailable video.

  • Pam says:

    Seriously? No. Clearly referring to the famous musical of the same name.

  • jenna says:

    i agree with erin, collin morgon is the hottest merlin but i like joseph fiennes, hes a good actor. howvere the guy that plays arthur, i do not like (bradley james is better)

  • David. F. says:

    He's not dissing Glee. You're seeing things that aren't there.

  • Becca says:

    I love it. I love everything about it. I love HIM. I love everything about him.
    Whether he's dissing Glee or not(fingers crossed he is) I think Fiennes is fenomenal.(Supposed to be a combination of Fiennes & phenomenal.Fail)
    Though his portrayal of Shakespeare was oscar-worthy. Didn't think Gwenyth was anything special.
    Thank you again,Louis:)

  • morgan says:

    So if I say I don't like Glee, will I have to make a public heartfelt apology and back track awkwardly about what I meant?