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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son and heir Arthur as the king who was raised as a commoner, but his half sister has other ... See full summary »
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 Merlin (10 episodes, 2011)
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 King Arthur (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Guinevere (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Kay (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Leontes (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Morgan (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Brastias (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Gawain (10 episodes, 2011)
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 Queen Igraine (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Ulfius (9 episodes, 2011)
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 Vivian (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Sybil (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Bridget (7 episodes, 2011)
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King Uther dies suddenly. Britain is facing chaos. The sorcerer Merlin appoints the not so known son and heir Arthur as the king who was raised as a commoner, but his half sister has other plans. Arthur faces tough times and will be tested beyond imagination. Written by skr

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Daragh O'Malley and James Purefoy had previously worked together in Sharpe's Sword (1995). See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.115 (2011) See more »

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Morgen Steals the Show
5 July 2011 | by See all my reviews

This series was amazing...except for Arthur. It was so enjoyable because it was so true to Sir Thomas Mallory's work while still retaining its own interpretation. I actually appreciated some of the changes to the story they made because it helped to drive the characters more. Eva Green's Morgen was stunning and powerful; she was possibly the best and truest Morgen ever portrayed on the screen. The character was so well rounded and had so much depth left out of previous Morgens. She wasn't just a villain; all of her actions had an understandable justification and the watch can really feel sorry for her (especially when her brother was portrayed as such a irritating jerk). Joseph Fiennes' Merlin was equally as stunning and interesting, bring a delightful, more youthful yet old-aged soul interpretation to a well known character.

But the casting directors did a horrendous job of casting Arthur. I understand they were attempting to make a point that Arthur did not start out as the great king he became known as, but they failed to recognize that despite his initial youth Arthur still had something about him that made people follow him. This Arthur is simply whiny, childish, and truly disappointing. Had a stronger Arthur been cast, I think this show would have enjoyed at least a second season.

Despite the weakness in Arthur though, I really loved this series. It did have some wrinkles that needed to be worked out but I feel that it had a lot of potential and a lot of great storytelling.


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