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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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thismaz
Dec. 28th, 2012 11:45 am (UTC)
*waves* Hi Kitty.

I have to admit to being one of the crazy romantics who wanted to see Arthur actually survive to usher in the new Albion, but yes, the finale was really, really right.

I had hoped that the changes they made to the Gwen/Lancelot storyline meant that they intended Arthur and Gwen to have a happy ever after ending. It did start off in the Doctor Who time slot, after all. But when it moved to the later time, this year, and then went quite dark too, I wasn't really surprised. It was a perfect ending to the series and that final shot really emphasised that it was called 'Merlin' and was his story.

I'm seeing loads of Merlin-pining-for-a-millennium-or-more stories, which I am avoiding, but I do hope for some good reincarnation fic, soon. I've read a couple recently where re-born Arthur is working on a solution to global warming, which I think is a neat idea.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year. *hugs*
kitty_poker1
Dec. 28th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
I have to admit to being one of the crazy romantics who wanted to see Arthur actually survive to usher in the new Albion, but yes, the finale was really, really right.
You and me both, hon, but it was never to be and we knew that. We were swimming against the tide. *g*

It did start off in the Doctor Who time slot, after all.
The Doctor doesn't have a great record in keeping partners.

As I said to Sparrow, there'll be a ton of fic based on that one line, most of it horrible but hopefully some good!

I got a tablet and hubby had his Chrissie dinner cooked for him when he's the main family cook. He's a very happy bunny. LOL! *huggles*



Edited at 2012-12-28 04:36 pm (UTC)

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