The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.
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Series cast summary:
 The Dragon / ... (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Merlin (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Arthur (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Gaius (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Gwen (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Morgana (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
 Uther Pendragon / ... (43 episodes, 2008-2012)
Rupert Young ...
 Sir Leon (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
 Sir Gwaine / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2012)


Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon's learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by KGF Vissers

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Every single night in Camelot is a full moon. See more »


Arthur's sword is always shown either inside a leather scabbard or tucked into his leather belt. Yet throughout the entire series, each time he grabs his sword to wield it, it makes a distinctive metallic scraping sound, as if withdrawn from a metal scabbard. This is physically impossible. See more »


[introduction to each episode]
The Dragon: [voiceover] In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name... Merlin.
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Better than Dr. Who
9 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This series focuses on the young Merlin just arriving to Camelot. Who soon finds out magic is outlawed and nothing is ever easy.

Although it has it's tacky moments, the series is good clean fun that everyone can enjoy. I first saw it while traveling on the BBC, since the show does not air on American t.v. Colin Morgan is charming and maintains a steady character who is easy to like. Critics claim the series isn't accurate. I would like to remind them Camelot is a myth.

Anthony Head makes a very believable Uther Pendragon, a character you will love and loath. While any man would fall head over heels for the lovely Katie Mcgrath as Morgana. I was hooked from the first show and actually like it better than Dr. Who. The C.G.I. looks a little under funded at times, although the sets are extremely well done. Merlin is worth watching and deserves recognition on the prime time lot. I have been waiting for a good fantasy series like this for a long time.

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