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Merlin is a TV series starring John Hurt, Colin Morgan, and Bradley James. These are the brand new adventures of Merlin, the legendary sorcerer as a young man, when he was just a servant to young Prince Arthur on the royal court of Camelot, who has soon become his best friend, and turned Arthur into a great king and a legend.
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...  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
...  Sir Leon 39 episodes, 2009-2012
...  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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21 June 2009 (USA)  »

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Rupert Young, who plays Sir Leon, was only supposed to appear in one episode. However, fans loved him so much that the writers decided to have him as a recurring character. In season four, he finally became a series regular. See more »

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There's an episode where a knight of the round table can be spotted with a plastic water bottle. 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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Referenced in Séries express: Episode #2.4 (2008) See more »

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The best new family TV drama for many years
3 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Everyone associated with this magnificent production deserve awards - the series is simply superb entertainment on every level. The cast is excellent - although when it started one wanted to see the traditional story of Arthur and Excalibur and Lancelot unfold, the sheer chemistry of the current cast are so enjoyable, that I now dread the demise of King Uther, as Anthony Head is absolutely compelling in this role - by far the best thing I've ever seen him do. Merlin, Arthur, even Richard Wilson as Gaius against all the odds, are all brilliantly cast and played.

In many ways this reminds me of the unexpectedly addictive power of the original Star Trek series when it first appeared - only this is far better acted, far better cast, and far better written.

In my opinion one of the very best new things to hit British TV screens for many many years.


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