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02-12-08, 20:43

Anyone a fan of Merlin? :jmp: Totally love this TV show, like it even more than doctor who! Only gotten into it in the past 2 weeks, so i still have a lot of episodes to watch! Loved the first episode "The Dragon's Call (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dragon%27s_Call)", as it introduces you to all the characters and sets the scene, particularly how Merlin must hide his magical ability. Richard Wilson as Gaius is fantastic in it, he is the ideal Wizardly wiseman! and The classic John Hurt as the voice of the banished Dragon under the castle at camelot :tmb: Also seen the Excalibur episode with the dark rider :cln: He was spooky! Hope they are making a season two of this gem :cln:

Merlin is a British (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Kingdom) television drama series that began in 2008. It is based around the Arthurian legends (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthurian_legends) of the mythical wizard Merlin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin) and his relationship with Prince Arthur (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Arthur), though differs significantly from more traditional versions of the myth. Produced by independent production company Shine Limited (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shine_Limited) for BBC One (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_One), the programme is designed to run in the same Saturday evening family drama slot as series such as Doctor Who (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_Who) and Robin Hood (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Hood_%282006_TV_series%29).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(TV_series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_%28TV_series))


Off to watch more :D
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(TV_series (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_%28TV_series))

02-12-08, 20:50
I've been watching it, it's awesome! A nice take on the Arthurian legend to.

Much better than that Merlin piece of garbage with Sam Neill that was out a few years ago.

This show is a lot of fun, BUT I think Guenevere is miscast.

02-12-08, 21:34
I'm really enjoying it. A lot. It's probably my favourite thing on TV at the moment!

Morgana is my favourite character, I love seeing little hints of what she's to become - and hopefully if they carry on for a few more series, we'll see a massive change in dynamic between the characters, and how different they become.

Anthony Head is fantastic, I can't stand him, he plays Uther so well!
Merlin's well cast though - he was great in the last episode. I'd forgotten he was in Doctor Who (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BP5JqYEvqJY).

I partially agree with Admles about Guinevere though, she doesn't seem ... Guinevere'y enough. Then again, the characters are going to change and grow into the ones we know, so it's all part of the journey.

02-12-08, 21:55
That dude freaks me out