Things I Like: Merlin (Merlin TV Series)

Colin Morgan Merlin TV Series

You can’t really like a TV series if you hate the main character, so Merlin being likable in his own show is a big DUH!

Merlin meets Gaius Merlin TV Series

The series has him quite young and about the same age as the future King Arthur. He is born with strong magic, and he is taught to control it by his mother’s friend Gaius. The retired warlock becomes a father-figure, mentor, and friend to Merlin.

Merlin and Prince Arthur Merlin TV Series

He warns Merlin not to use magic in Camelot but then he gets to be the best friend of Prince Arthur, and despite knowing the danger, just keeps doing it behind his back.

Charles dance cameo Merlin TV Series

So most of the series, Merlin’s biggest foe was Uther Pendragon. While Merlin had pissed him off several times, Uther had no idea about Merlin’s magic but he would have killed him if it was known.

Merlin becomes Emrys Merlin TV Series

I did like how Merlin took the appearance of Emrys, “himself” as an old man. This is typically everyone’s idea of what Merlin looked like in the classic tales.

Merlin vs Morgana Merlin TV Series

Which allows him to confront both Uther and Morgana without revealing his true self. The only one who really knows is Mordred, who stays out of the picture for most of the series.

Merlin holding Excalibur Merlin TV Series

Merlin had the chance to kill both Morgana and Mordred when he had the chance and was foretold by magical beings such as the Great Dragon to do it anyway. Should have listened, especially as he personally ends Morgana’s life with Arthur’s magic sword.

King Arthur dying in Merlin's arms Merlin TV Series

And it was touching to see how much Merlin cared for his king when he died. The show used the term “the once and future king” for Arthur, alluding that he would return from the afterlife or something.

Old Merlin in the modern day Merlin TV Series

Which gets pretty literal at the end of the series as they show Merlin has survived (now actually old) in the modern day, as if he’s waiting for his BFF to return to “Albion”. I didn’t think this made much sense, despite the cuteness of the scene.

Published by Adam (Neko Random)

Nerdy guy who loves video games, movies, history, tv, and trivia.

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