Merlin (2008– )

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The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.

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 The Dragon (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Merlin (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Arthur (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Gaius (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Uther Pendragon / ... (43 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sir Leon (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Sir Gwaine / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2012)
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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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It takes about four hours for Colin Morgan to be transformed into Emrys with prosthetics. See more »

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[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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It's Magic (sorry that was corny)
8 November 2008 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There are many similarities between Dr Who and Merlin in terms of the way they are written. Like Dr Who Merlin features likable characters, moments of comedy and a little bit of tension that kids and grown ups can both enjoy.

There is good chemistry between the main characters. Good sets, decent special effects and each show works well on its own and as part of a series.

Don't pick too many holes in the factual details though. There are many ethnic groups in Uther's court, which probably wasn't truly representative of the population of England at that time in history. But hey, magic doesn't really exist so why not make a new TV show that has its auditions open to any actor regardless of ethnic background.

I think Merlin will run for at least another series. It would be a shame if it didn't continue. Whatever the future holds for the show the excellent Colin Morgan has a bright career ahead of him.


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