22 June 2009
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 princes 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?