I watched the first two episodes of Merlin and well, I really have no clue how I feel about it. On the one hand, I like most things that are fantasy based, but on the other hand, when you take something and completely change it around from the original story, it kind of annoys me.

Merlin is the same age as Arthur, and after saving the prince’s life, he is made into Arthur’s manservant. Magic is outlawed in Camelot, and Merlin must practice without anyone knowing.

The first episode was rather stupid. The second one was a bit better, mainly because of some sword fighting. I guess the show was originally one of the BBC shows like Robin Hood, so it’s probably their version of Smallville. You sometimes catch references to the original story, but it is made into something silly, if you know what I mean.

Did anyone else watch it?

2 thoughts on “Merlin

  1. I saw it was on, and like most of the geeks who read our blogs, I love fantasy stuff. That said, I thought it was ridiculous and turned back on whatever else I was watching, probably the Bachelorette or something. It is pretty bad when they can’t even draw in their “target audience.” I don’t see it lasting very long…

    On a side note, my epic fantasy book series, which I’m only about 35k words into (but hey, that’s something right? Although I’ve had the story outlined since 2002…), references Merlin. Not really important, I just wanted to plug my future books. I need to be unemployed again…

  2. I actually like the kid they cast as Arthur, unfortunately that is about it.

    Well i would not hope to be unemployed if i were you, haha. You could always do some short stories of it…

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