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2 items from 2012

Merlin has been cancelled, just when it was getting really good

26 November 2012 3:15 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Merlin as we know it will not be returning to our Saturday teatime screens, and I for one am quite upset

After five years, Merlin is about to bite the dust. Despite hopes that the series would be renewed for a sixth year, it has been announced that the show will wrap up with a two-part story at Christmas. There may be films or spinoffs after that, which could either continue the story or reboot it completely, but that's beside the point. Merlin as we know it won't be coming back, and I for one am quite upset.

The biggest joy of Merlin came from watching it improve year on year. When it began, for all its flashy production values, Merlin basically told the same story every week.

A disgruntled sorcerer would sneak into Camelot, angered by King Uther's hawkish anti-magic stance, and try to kill Prince Arthur. Then Merlin »

- Stuart Heritage

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Wild Nothing – Nocturne Review

25 August 2012 7:27 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I didn’t go to Reading, or Leeds, this year. I haven’t woken this morning in a field. No, I’ve woken this morning surrounded by empty cans wearing pyjama bottoms and a Converge T Shirt. Most painful of all about my not having gone to Reading, or Leeds, most heartachingly painful of all, is that I didn’t see The Cure play a majestic three hour set.

Watching them from the comfort of my bed, attired in the aforementioned, on BBC iPlayer is not the same. Hangover breakfast of champions or not; gammon steak and scrambled egg (I like protein) splashed with mustard and red sauce. Chased of course with a coffee and a cigarette.

However, by way of compensation I have been gifted with something this week. That something is Wild Nothing’s sophomore effort Nocturne. How this is compensation will be made clear soon. »

- Morgan Roberts

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