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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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Series cast summary:
John Hurt ...  The Dragon / ... 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Colin Morgan ...  Merlin 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Bradley James ...  Arthur 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Richard Wilson ...  Gaius 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Angel Coulby ...  Gwen 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Katie McGrath ...  Morgana 65 episodes, 2008-2012
Anthony Head ...  Uther Pendragon 43 episodes, 2008-2012
Rupert Young ...  Sir Leon 39 episodes, 2009-2012
Eoin Macken ...  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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English

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21 June 2009 (USA) See more »

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Stereo (seasons 1-3)| Dolby Digital (season 4-)

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Colin Morgan often had to stand indoors or in the shade when he wasn't shooting, to avoid looking pale in one scene and tanned in the next. See more »

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Throughout the program, Merlin and Gaius seem to have detailed knowledge on things such as infections and the circulatory system, despite these discoveries not being made until over 1000 years later. 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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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.40 (2011) See more »

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It's Magic (sorry that was corny)
8 November 2008 | by steve-862See 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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