Friday, October 4, 2013

TV Show: Merlin Season 1

My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9

Genre: Fantasy, adventure, life, romance

Series or set: Merlin

Number in series: 1st

Primary actors: Colin Morgan, Bradley James, Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Richard Wilson

Length: 13 episodes (approximately 43 minutes each)

Based on: King Arthur Pendragon and his wizard, Merlin, of lore

Time period: 1300s

Rating: Unknown – not bad

Year it came out: 2008

My overall opinion: I really love this series. Like, it’s possibly my favorite TV series of all time. This is my second time to watch Season 1, and I wasn’t disappointed! Merlin is such a nice guy, you can’t help but love him. And Arthur…well, as Merlin points out, he is rather a prat, but really, he’s also a very nice guy and I love the relationship he has with Merlin. I laugh often in this show – it’s great like that. Then Gwen…she’s such a sweet girl, and Morgana – well, seems nice enough but you soon learn otherwise. The magic is awesome, and while on this second time through, some of the creatures seemed rather obviously CG, for the most part? It’s not bad at all. So. Have I mentioned I love this show? There’s very little objectionable content. Each episode has a new adventure with one twist or another. The characters are amazing.

If you’re a fan of fantasy; King Arthur; magic; Merlin; romance; adventure; dragons; castles; knights in shining armor; suspense; or any combination of the above…you need to watch Merlin. All the seasons. But start here.



Nessima Tavariel said...

I love this show so much. Even if the end of season 5 crushed my heart into tiny little pieces.


Jemimah said...

The first season sealed my love for this show. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to move on with the second season; I stopped halfway? But I desperately want to continue, because the characters, the story-lines, and almost everything are just wonderful.

RowenaR said...

I have heard about this show from some of my friends, who also really liked it. Just wondering, are you bothered by the magic involved? It seems like there's a significant element of sorcery & witchcraft - very similar to what's in stuff like the Harry Potter books, which I think you've said you don't read.