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TV-MA | | Drama, Fantasy, History | TV Series (2011)
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When King Uther dies and Britain faces chaos, Merlin presents an unknown named Arthur as the new king by birthright, as the late king's son, against the ambitious desires of his half-sister, Morgan.
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Series cast summary:
Joseph Fiennes ...  Merlin 10 episodes, 2011
Jamie Campbell Bower ...  King Arthur 10 episodes, 2011
Tamsin Egerton ...  Guinevere 10 episodes, 2011
Peter Mooney ...  Kay 10 episodes, 2011
Philip Winchester ...  Leontes 10 episodes, 2011
Eva Green ...  Morgan 10 episodes, 2011
Diarmaid Murtagh ...  Brastias 10 episodes, 2011
Clive Standen ...  Gawain 10 episodes, 2011
Claire Forlani ...  Queen Igraine 9 episodes, 2011
Jamie Downey Jamie Downey ...  Ulfius 9 episodes, 2011
Chipo Chung ...  Vivian 8 episodes, 2011
Sinéad Cusack ...  Sybil 7 episodes, 2011
Lara Jean Chorostecki ...  Bridget 7 episodes, 2011


King Uther dies suddenly and Britain faces chaos when Merlin appoints Arthur, the unknown king's son and heir, as new king by birthright against his half-sister's ambitious plans. Written by Filipe Manuel Neto

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Morgen Steals the Show
5 July 2011 | by thearcher777See 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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25 February 2011 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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