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Postby Emperor's Prize » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:02 pm

Yea, that show. When it first hit the air, I thought watching it was like swallowing a cup full of broken glass. But after watching the season 3 finale, I went back to it. And now it makes me laugh - it's jolly good fun ... even if Uther Pendragon is the most inept ruler I've ever seen in my life.

Plus the Arthur-Merlin dynamic (once Arthur was no longer depicted as just a prick) is really good.

I think Season 4 is now on Netflix. Once I have the time, I'm going to get caught up.
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Re: Merlin

Postby Scarlet » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:10 pm

The show is terrible on so many levels, yet it managed to hook on to the associations that I have in my brain with a number of campy, terrible, fantasy-based films I would watch alone as a child with a bowl of frosting. And so I watched perhaps two seasons before the sugar-high wore off, and I just couldn't stomach the blatant assaults at intelligence.

But I do know that one day the mood will strike again, and I shall return to this show to feast upon its sugary goodness.

I do love the beginning of The Witch's Aria:
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdjSickYO9A[/youtube]
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Re: Merlin

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:52 am

Emperor's Prize wrote:Uther Pendragon is the most inept ruler I've ever seen in my life.


Even after the GW Bush Administration? :))

(sorry couldn't resist)

I do like this show. It's silly as hell, but fun at the same time. I don't think of it as having anything whatsoever to do with the Arthurean Mythos as I understand it... but rather a silly sort of fantasy reimagining of sorts.
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Re: Merlin

Postby Whispers » Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:01 pm

A fun alternative ride is how I see it. Is it still going? We used to get it on Space but i haven't seen any previews.
Some cringe-worthy areas but eh, something to watch.

I watched the first season of Merlin with Eva Greene as Morgana and got hooked on that one but then they cancelled it. Drat.
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Re: Merlin

Postby Scarlet » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:25 pm

I started watching Camelot last night - and I have to say that Eva Greene is my favorite embodiment of Morgana out of all that I have seen. Similar to when I watched Firefly, I guess knowing in advance that there is just one season, I am savoring each episode like an exotic chocolate I won't be able to have again.
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Re: Merlin

Postby Lord Tuvitor » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:56 pm

Finally caught the series finale.

Despite the show's silliness, I thought the final episode was well done. Kicked me good in the feels multiple times. :p
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Re: Merlin

Postby Whispers » Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:26 pm

The Final Season starts tonight on Space
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Re: Merlin

Postby Emperor's Prize » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:49 am

Morgana survives ... again. No one ever said this show was intelligent. LOL
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Re: Merlin

Postby Whispers » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:51 pm

I thought the same thing, EP. Jeez, c'mon!
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