Merlin (2008–2012)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

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These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.

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  • Colin Morgan in Merlin (2008)
  • Anthony Head and Bradley James in Merlin (2008)
  • John Hurt in Merlin (2008)
  • Merlin (2008)
  • Angel Coulby and Bradley James in Merlin (2008)
  • Colin Morgan in Merlin (2008)

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Johnny Capps, Julian Jones, Jake Michie, Julian Murphy

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29 June 2016 | AlsExGal
| Imagine if Merlin and Arthur came of age together...
... and furthermore what if you threw out much of the Arthurian legend, kept the characters, and just shaped it such that it fit the mold of something that would make an interesting TV series? Well, that's what this show is. What got me interested was knowing that Anthony Head, the beloved Giles of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was playing Uther Pendragon. From the first episode I was hooked. Unlike in the Arthurian legend, Uther, Morgana, and Arthur sit down to breakfast every morning like some normal modern day family, but that doesn't mean there aren't troubling undercurrents and issues between them. Arthur is a teen learning how to be a king - it is his destiny. Merlin is a teen learning magic from Gaius, but on the sly, because Gaius' position is that of court physician. Uther has had the practice of magic banned from the land, but I'll let you watch and find out why.

Another adjustment is that Guinevere is a lady in waiting to Morgana, not a noblewoman, plus she has a mischief if not criminally prone brother. With Arthur's destiny being that of a king, how can he ever have true love with a commoner? Is she in fact a commoner? Watch and find out.

It has epic struggles, a J.R.-like villain in the person of Morgana, dragons, teenage angst, the awkwardness of coming of age in 6th century Britain, magic, and many comic moments. I liked it a great deal and recommend it if you like your medieval legends minus the gratuitous nudity and violence of Game of Thrones.

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