um, I think its to early for me to say about this show, the first episode ok it didnt wow me, but the relationship between Merlin & Author (which I think will be a big part of this show) is not fully formed yet, that will come in time.
Ditto, and I think the Merlin/Arthur relationship was one of the strongest things about this episode, the banter before their duel was great.
I wasn't wowed, but I mostly enjoyed it. Certainly enough to tune in again and give it a chance.
Wasn't too impressed with Tony Head, but couldn't tell if he was acting his character as sort of underplayed and bored or whether Head himself was underplaying the part and bored.
I really liked the Merlin/Arthur stuff as well, and I think that will improve next week, and as the series goes on.
As for Tony Head, well his character is quite happy to kill people pretty much exactly like the Shrieff on Robin Hood, its not until his dinner with Gwen you see more of him.