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Merlin

Happy Christmas, Holidays, Hanukkah, Diwali, Ramadan or any pagan holiday you like! All the very best to everyone for a wonderful time and the best for 2013. *hugs*

So, how about that Merlin finale? Read no more if you don't want to be spoiled.

Wow. I have no quibbles. It turned out pretty much exactly as I'd expected from the start, as a fan of the mythology. Of course the mythology has huge gaps and many interpretations, but it was internally consistent.

Colin and Bradley, especially Colin, knocked it out of the ballpark and so did the writers. I look forward to the next work of all. Very, very well done.

The first part had an epic quality but the second was quietly intimate, despite the plot interruptions, as Merlin revealed his powers to Arthur who was initially repulsed but, very gradually, came to realise that he'd reached his position, and stayed alive, due to his idiot servant.

Of course it was a gift to slash M/A writers but also a joy for those of us who have followed the series from the start. It had to end some time, and this was the way to do it. :)

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shannon730
Dec. 28th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
I am so out of it, I didn't even know you guys were getting a new season of Merlin. :( Now I need to do some research and find out when we get it...if we get it. Or if I need to download it somewhere. I take it from what you said it was amazing and will be the last season?
kitty_poker1
Dec. 28th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
Hi, Shannon!

Yep, the last season, sadly. It will be sorely missed next year and here's hoping the BBC comes up with something to equal it. It was beautifully written, acted and directed throughout.

It was originally aired on NBC but didn't get the ratings so moved to SyFy. I'll never understand why as it was a big ratings winner for the BBC at prime time Saturday. Different tastes, I guess.

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