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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:
...  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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While still on the set of this show, in between takes, lead actors and best friends Bradley and Colin made songs on their own, showing their mutual hidden musical talent. Those songs are not supposed to be released in public, yet the fans posted them on YouTube. See more »

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The actors in the show all wear shoes with arched soles, despite arched soles only being invented in 1864 for the U.S. Army, over a millenia 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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It's Magic (sorry that was corny)
8 November 2008 | by 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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