Merlin - Keep the Magic Secret (British tv series) - Lots of Spoilers

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  1. Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Grand Master

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    ^Yes, we will. :)

    bbc.co.uk/merlin/faq/show

    Will there be a second series of Merlin?

    Merlin has been re-commissioned for a second series by Ben Stephenson, Controller of BBC Drama Commissioning and BBC One Controller Jay Hunt.

  2. Sven_Starcrown Jedi Youngling

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    I am not sure if i am going too watch it or not. Its good news anyway.
  3. Sven_Starcrown Jedi Youngling

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    I am not sure if i am going too watch it or not. Its good news anyway.

    Sorry, double post.
  4. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    Chanel Ten here in Australia are ramping up the promotion for Merlin, shame I've already watched the first series...
  5. Sven_Starcrown Jedi Youngling

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    Just finished it.

    Final judgment:

    Mediocre, but i didnt mind watching it.
  6. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    I have just found this show and I'm already addicted. I wasn't patient enough to wait for the episodes to air on NBC so I've already watched the season on youtube. And I'm totally psyched for the second season. :D
  7. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    I'm fairly surprised this thread hasn't been active since the second season started.

    Any Merlin fans out there?

    I love the show.
    Getting better and better. ;)
  8. Rebel_Padawan Force Ghost

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    I've only seen the first episode of the second series which wasn't a brilliant episode so I hope it does get better...
  9. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    It does. :)

    I've found they changed the entire atmosphere of the show. The first thing that I noticed was the Soundtrack. Completely new, sometimes even heartfelt music. The acting is way better compared to the first season and even in the midst of all the drama, there's tons of humor.

    Last episode had me laughing out loud.

    I'm really looking forward to seeing where the show takes us.
  10. DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus

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    I just started watching Merlin thanks to a friend's recommendation, and it's pretty good. :D I have to say I've seen better TV shows - this one feels a bit like those late-90s series where every episode features a Big Bad which I find tiring - but the characters are funny, the acting's good, and Prince Arthur is good-looking. Worth watching, overall.
  11. Sith_Lord_Linkoping Jedi Grand Master

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    Great start for the second season. The last two episodes (#3 & 4) was all I had wished for and more. I like the fact that the last two episodes focused more on Morgana, and even Gwen in the last one. It's about time they developed the characterisation for our ladies. It really feels like they've turned up the whole show a couple of notch. Can't wait to see more.
  12. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    Despite the fact that I cheated and watched all of the second season online, they are finally bringing the second season to the US! SyFy has picked up the rights and will be showing an all day marathon of the first season on March 28th, and starts showing the 2nd season on April 2nd.:D
  13. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    I just bought the second season on DVD a while ago.

    I'm totally looking forward to the third season. I'm addicted to this show. :p
  14. Koohii Force Ghost

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    I have to agree: Robin Hood was the superior series, in that I was (barely) able to finish the first episode. I turned of the first episode of this about 20 minutes in.
    Grotesquely over-rated series. It isn't the complete reworking of the story and characters that bothered me, but the terrible film style and chinzy, poorly executed, utterly bogus effects. Neither show could make up it's mind about going for historical grit, or going for fairy-tale clean, so they half-assedly tried and failed to do both. Very much a patronizing saturday morning special feel to this show. YUCK!

    There's a 'style' of filming that starts from a distance/angle, the film speed slows down to almost 0 as the camera zooms into something (usually a person), and then slowly pans/circles around that object, then pulls out as film speed starts to return to normal. Very modern, very trendy, very distracting and annoying.

    As for Robin Hood, the first episode's title if very appropriate. "Will You Tollerate This?" My answer was 'No.' Finished the first episode, but had no interest is watching further. All the fight choreography was strictly glamor shots. Why do you have to show us the same 3 seconds or the same jump from 3 different angles? Couldn't you just have picked on and gotten on with it. I'd have been a lot more impressed if they'd just shown the neat stunt and moved on without having to hang a lantern on it.
  15. Dawud786 Force Ghost

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    I think Robin Hood got better as it went on. I haven't really followed season 2 of Merlin, but season 1 had serious flaws... but it was good for some time wasting. Which I had a whole lot of last year.
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