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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 29/9/2008 2:05:53 PM   
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Hmmmm. More of a Sunday tea time job (I'm thinking Narnia, Borrowers etc) rather than Saturday prime time, though a good cast and not bad performances. I'm just not buying the whole young Merlin thing in this contex. Surely Merlin was always meant as an older and wiser influence in the life of the young king, not as a contemporary play mate as wet behind the ears as the king himself. Though perhaps like many I'm spoiled by the Sam Neil version.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 29/9/2008 3:19:07 PM   
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Watched it on saturday, what a pile of shite. Like rebenectomy says the performances are decent but it's pretty much a kids show, it's like doctor who only better (i'm gonna get lynched for that aren't I?) It's just very 'easy' the guy wakes up and his first sentence is 'there's a snake in the shield' It would have been better if he'd accidently made the dragon on Arthur's shield come to life

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 29/9/2008 3:23:05 PM   
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more bland shite from the bbc......the success of doctor who (which aint even that good to start with) has alot to answear 4!

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 29/9/2008 3:35:23 PM   
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Big drop from the first episode - the second episode was generally so-so. If it doesn't perk up next one I won't bother after that.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 16/10/2008 10:06:18 AM   
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Is anyone else still watching this? Cause I am...

I'm really enjoying it in a Boy's Own/Dragonheart/Oooh swords kind of way.

And it looks like Lancelot is coming to Camelot this week...

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 16/10/2008 3:11:59 PM   
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Started off well but huge drop in standard with each episode.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 17/10/2008 8:57:00 PM   
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quote:

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Is anyone else still watching this? Cause I am...

I'm really enjoying it in a Boy's Own/Dragonheart/Oooh swords kind of way.

And it looks like Lancelot is coming to Camelot this week...


I am still watching and enjoying it. Perfect sword and sorcery viewing for all the family.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 16/11/2008 11:59:27 AM   
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Like Excalibur's creation this week and it's looks like Alexander Siddig's in it next week! Nice

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/9/2010 12:34:31 PM   
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its back next saturday nite 6.20pm on bbc1.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/merlin/

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2010/08/20/cast-reveal-merlin-series-three-secrets/

no spoilers.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/9/2010 12:52:16 PM   
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Yay! Looking forward to this. Yeah so it had its faults but it was damned good fun.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/9/2010 1:23:10 PM   
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I gave up on this half way through the last season, I'm now much more looking forward to Starz's take on the Arthurian legend - Camelot, with Joseph Fiennes at Merlin and also starring James Purefoy. Hopefully it's as good as Spartacus: Blood and Sand.




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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/9/2010 1:46:29 PM   
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quote:

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Yay! Looking forward to this. Yeah so it had its faults but it was damned good fun.



Yeah, except for those two episodes in the middle of the last series about the trolls. Bloody hell, they were bad.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 4/9/2010 7:56:35 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Timon

I gave up on this half way through the last season, I'm now much more looking forward to Starz's take on the Arthurian legend - Camelot, with Joseph Fiennes at Merlin and also starring James Purefoy. Hopefully it's as good as Spartacus: Blood and Sand.



I'm sure it will be. In fact I'm fairly sure it will be bloody awesome, by that I mean it will be very bloody and very awesome. However I can't see it being family viewing and it's nice to have some things on TV that the whole family can sit down and watch that isn't some garbled form of karaoke.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 4/9/2010 4:06:32 PM   
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It'd be nice if they mixed things up this year and revealed Merlin's secret to Arthur. I'm sure it won't happen and he'll continue to be conveniently knocked unconscious every episode. I hope they don't get cancelled before they decide to stop dragging it out.

Still, I'm very much looking forward to this series. Morgana's story looks brilliant.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 7/9/2010 2:27:30 PM   
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oops, make that 7.25pm saturday nite.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 10/9/2010 2:23:56 PM   
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interviews at-

http://www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/tvandradioblog/2010/sep/09/merlin-series-three

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/9/2010 11:28:07 AM   
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morgana doing bit too much 'evil' acting ala 'mitchell/webb' sketch.
good to see the dragon back.

wait, is sir leon still alive?!?!?

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/9/2010 12:16:27 PM   
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wait, is sir leon still alive?!?!?


Due to his high level of awesome, he cannot be killed.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 21/9/2010 10:45:16 AM   
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Saw the latest episodes and they were quite epic. Loved the fighting skeletons. Everyone loves fighting skeletons and the siege was very well done for what was clearly a limited budget. The wide shots they used were very LOTR-seque.

Had quite the Helm's Deep vibe.


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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 21/9/2010 10:49:41 AM   
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Reminded me of Evil Dead 3 with the Army of the Undead.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 11/10/2010 2:00:45 PM   
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so far its been a run of ok eps.
but last saturday's was a really excellent one which sets ups more possible story arcs this season.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/12/2010 10:27:53 AM   
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The season finale of season three was amazing specially with the sword in the stone moment.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/12/2010 12:04:00 PM   
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The season finale of season three was amazing specially with the sword in the stone moment.


I agree it was a great moment. Also enjoyed in a previous episode seeing Merlin aged himself into the Merlin we all think off.

The downside to this season was the awful overacting from the woman who played Morgana who might as well just turned to the camera and wink at it everytime she did something evil behind someone's back.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/12/2010 12:09:48 PM   
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I can forgive her though, because she's really very fit.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/12/2010 2:42:53 PM   
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quote:

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The season finale of season three was amazing specially with the sword in the stone moment.


Yeah, that was good, but the rest of it felt a bit rushed to me.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 13/12/2010 3:21:46 PM   
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We just kept laughing at Morgana every time she does an evil grin, and just wondered how didn't no one else noticed that. It was amazing how she also got out of the castle to visit morgase without being noticed.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 23/9/2011 12:31:59 PM   
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now to air 1st oct 7.50pm after 'dr who' finale'

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/10/2011 11:40:00 AM   
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nice opener to s4.

we've a new traitor working for the baddie and its a bit of a boys club now the knights are around.

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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/10/2011 11:41:33 AM   
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I'm just waiting for Arthur to realise that Merlin has magical powers and is basically the only reason the kingdom hasn't collapsed umpteen times.



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RE: BBC's 'Merlin' - 3/10/2011 4:30:01 PM   
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Seriously looking forward to the next episode.

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