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.