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Merlin

Postby Skaila » Tue 20 Oct, 2009 22:12

Merlin is a British television drama series that began in 2008. It is based on the Arthurian legends of the mythical wizard Merlin and his relationship with Prince Arthur, but differs significantly from traditional versions of the myth.

Everything you ever learned from Arthurian legend is being twisted and turned, but in a fun way.

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Cast:
Colin Morgan as Merlin
Bradley James as Prince Arthur
Richard Wilson as Gaius
Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon
Angel Coulby as Guinevere (Gwen)
Katie McGrath as Morgana
John Hurt as the voice of the The Great Dragon


So what's so different?
First of all Camelot has been established by Uther, and he's still alive and Arthur is a brat. Magic has been banned in Camelot and those found casting spells get their heads lobbed off. Quite fun.
Secondly, Guinevere (or Gwen) is just a servant. The personal servant of Morgana. We all remember Morgana as the evil witch. She's nice and likable.

You'll see many faces pop up, such as Lancelot, a young child by the name of Mordred, Geoffrey of Monmouth. Many more in the second season.

Recognize Lancelot?

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Did I mention they have a dragon?

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Only one word of warning. I know many people will watch the first two episodes and just go 'meh'. Keep watching, it gets better.
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Re: Merlin

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Tue 20 Oct, 2009 22:29

Great a new topic for a new serie :gj:

I've not watched yet Merlin but was already curious about it. I'll try to catch up on this :)
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Re: Merlin

Postby Ithil » Wed 21 Oct, 2009 08:31

Anthony Head as Uther Pendragon...
wow ! i'll bee looking at it tonight !

thanks Skaila !!
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Re: Merlin

Postby Skaila » Wed 21 Oct, 2009 09:46

The second season is currently airing on BBC1, 6.15pm GMT.

I downloaded the first season though >.> But i am going to buy it as soon as I see it =]

Oh and yes, I do watch it because I saw Anthony Head in it xD
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Re: Merlin

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Mon 09 Nov, 2009 12:21

I've watched the first half of the pilot on my journey to work this morning and it is a very good surprise. I think I'll have to find another "subway TV series" as Liewen will surely want to watch Merlin too :)

Thanks to have given the last required motivation to make me watch it Skaïla ! :gj:

I'll post again later when I'll have seen more of it !
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Re: Merlin

Postby Skaila » Sat 24 Apr, 2010 16:51

Wanted to show this. It's part of the Children in Need promo of 2009. Still makes me chuckle:

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Re: Merlin

Postby Ehlyah » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 00:30

While I really, really love this show, I'm also a little disappointed with it. I can accept the status quo we're left with at the end of season one, but season two doesn't change anything (consider this your spoiler warning, people!). Arthur is still a prat, Merlin is still hiding who he really is, Uther is still a giant ass. The only real new thing is the Arthur & Gwen relationship, but that's a whole other thing I'm not best pleased with. :blush:

Anyway! I still do think it's great. It's an amazing source of crack, it's got just enough suspense and Bradley and Colin are nice eye candy (or Angel and Katie too, really).

Is there anything you guys would like to see in season 3? I'd really like for Arthur to find out about the magic. He can't be that slow. Can he? :lol:
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Re: Merlin

Postby Chevalier Bayard » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 01:21

I still haven't seen full season #2 as indeed it made me expecting that finally something DO evolve in the story and I've finally moved to something else, promising I'd get back.

Well I should get back now, even if what you just said is not really encouraging :roll:

I do like the trailer though :D
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Re: Merlin

Postby Ehlyah » Sun 25 Apr, 2010 01:25

Chevalier Bayard wrote:I still haven't seen full season #2 as indeed it made me expecting that finally something DO evolve in the story and I've finally moved to something else, promising I'd get back.

Well I should get back now, even if what you just said is not really encouraging :roll:

I do like the trailer though :D

Oh do watch it. Status quo or not, it's got some really lovely episodes (and hilarious ones) and the finale is really cool.
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Re: Merlin

Postby snake » Thu 05 Aug, 2010 20:49

I have seen the 1st season and 10 of the second, this is cool, a kind of smallville, Colin Morgan ( Merlin ) is good but I hope things are going to evolve... I dislike to see a new story at each new episode

For french people you can this show on September on NRJ12 ( in french )

Morgana is hot :p
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