The Short Review. Enjoy!
Upsides, the Merlin/Arthur humor is funny and the characters are likable.
Downsides, I have to say the first season is negative. It makes me question how competitive TV slots really are in the UK. The plot itself suffers at times from extremes to being borderline ridiculous. Late season, one second Morgana loves her father the king and the next shes is the mortal enemy secretly trying to kill him over a petty shallow argument, wtf. I understand royalty was mad in the middle ages but come on.
And now comes the personal opinion commentary. The lead character Merlin reminds me of an older taller but somewhat dumber Harry Potter without the glasses, a little less dorky and a lot funnier. There's no Hogwarts, no Dumbledore, well maybe if Dumbledore couldn't do magic but the badly garbled Latin is still in. One final point I can't let slide because it's sacrilege. We've all seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the cup of life spin off is just lame. I thought this show was made in the UK. How could they get it so wrong?
Please Please Brad, don't tell me this show is influencing Fallen Enchantress because if it is I'll demand a full refund, in advance.