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Old October 16 2012, 08:41 AM   #16
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Well obviously I'd sleep with Morgana, but I'd be thinking about her sister

Katie McGrath is gorgeous though, as is Angel, although I have to say I've never been a huge fan of Gwen, though she does look rather nice in a Queenly dress!
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Old October 22 2012, 09:39 AM   #17
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Oh I thought that was very good, not great for the arc of the show but wonderful self contained episode, and I did almost cheer when Merlin stood up to Uther's ghost! Morgan really nailed that scene, all of Merlin's pent up frustration and hate of Uther coming out in one utterly brilliant moment.

Plus all the Merlin/Arthur banter was hilarious...I am slightly worried about what Arthur's going to do after pulling that glove on though!
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Old October 22 2012, 09:54 AM   #18
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They tried something new.

but it's hard for the ghost to be spooky when it's someone we know.

Tony "Iron Man" Stark said something about Thanos the Mad Titan (the bloke at the end of the movie) in a comic book recently... "He's not a Demigod, he's an asshole." They censored the word asshole, but you get my point, Ghosts are scary because they are an unknown... This was just the same old asshole up to the same old asshole games.

Merlin should have ripped his soul into little pieces for all the shit Uthur put him through when he was living, none of this gentle softcock bullshit about guiding back to a heavenly afterlife reward.

Merlin needs to stop Clark Kenting it and sack up, admit who he is and stop the witch burnings and crucifixions and general all purpose genocide the laws of Camelot still subscribe to.
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Old October 22 2012, 10:19 AM   #19
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I don't think Merlin knew how to deal with Uther. At the end it was Arthur who saved Merlin. In fact this season has been interesting in just how much Merlin is not able to do.
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Old October 22 2012, 10:50 AM   #20
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Well I think, certainly in this episode, that it had to be Arthur who dealt with Uther, having Merlin save the day would have been a bit dissapointment (not that that's stopped them in the past!)
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Old October 22 2012, 11:05 AM   #21
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if Excalibur can remove the undead from play, then it can most probably do some serious damage to the dead too. Not that merlin by himself seemed at all useful when the Vale was open, those frakks turned him into a popsicle.

He was able to Spell Uthur out a window, it's likely he could have spelled several parts of him out of many different windows... Not that Uthur couldn't respawn.
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Old October 22 2012, 08:31 PM   #22
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Well that was surprisingly good. And I don't mean good by Merlin standards, but genuinely good.
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Ok second episode was fantastic!
Hang on a minute.

Is Merlin actually worth watching this season?

I watched a couple of episodes of its first season and quickly gave up on it being able to rise about a (admittedly, somewhat higher budget) kids show. Is it actually good now? Worth catching a VOD?
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Old October 22 2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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This season they have upped the game considerably. It's still bromance but they've basically got rid of the pantomime elements and started writing rather cracking stories. This is supposed to be the last season, from their original game plan. I think they're going for it despite the Beeb saying don't be silly this will run and run. It rather reaffirms your belief in British television writing.
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Old October 22 2012, 08:50 PM   #24
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That's cool; I could do with a new fun show to watch. Thanks for hte update.

I'll try to catch the eps so far on iPlayer when I get a chance.
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Old October 22 2012, 10:30 PM   #25
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Arthur is the once and future king.

They can finish up this story.

Then Merlin and Arthur can save the 21st century from some dread new evil or just completely plagiarise the Camelot 3000 comic books....

Arthur comes back in 1897 to fend off HG Wells war of the Worlds.

Yeah.

Each season could be set in a different era.

Arthur returns from a big sleep in Avalon and Merlin is immortal.
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Old October 22 2012, 10:33 PM   #26
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Have you been on the cooking brandy again Guy?
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Old October 22 2012, 10:40 PM   #27
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Well that was surprisingly good. And I don't mean good by Merlin standards, but genuinely good.
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Ok second episode was fantastic!
Hang on a minute.

Is Merlin actually worth watching this season?

I watched a couple of episodes of its first season and quickly gave up on it being able to rise about a (admittedly, somewhat higher budget) kids show. Is it actually good now? Worth catching a VOD?
Season three and four were worth watching.

Not too sure about this year.

But if you built up the momentum, it's rough to put on the breaks.

I saw a sitcom yesterday where an idiot says to a smart guy "I don't know if you know this, but you know how you keep saying jumping the shark? Well, there was an episode of happy days where Fonzie ACTUALLY JUMPED A SHARK and it was excellent."

Seriously.

I saw this yesterday and I have no idea what it was from.

My memory is all Swiss cheese.

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it was Troy to Abed in Commmunity

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Arthur comes back plenty.



The hilarious bit is that Lancelot is reincarnated as a girl and still goes after Guinevere sans penis. He's really angry about being being a woman in the future. Really really angry.

Then there's also Iron Man comics, Hellblazer comics and "almost" in Babylon 5 the actual tv show... There just comes a point where you have to admit that Michael York is a Ham who STILL needs thrity years bed rest from failing to keep up with Oliver Reed.

Oh.

Arthur came back in Charmed too.

Piper kept Excalibur in her closet burried in an anvil for the last 2 seasons.
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Old October 23 2012, 01:11 AM   #28
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Given how much more awesome Anthony Head is than the actual protagonists, I think they should just drop the whole Merlin and Arthur thing and make a prequel series about Uther just murdering the fuck out of everyone.
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Old October 23 2012, 02:29 AM   #29
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If you wanna see awesome Anthony Head, you need to check out Repo! The Genetic Opera (if you don't mind quite a bit of gore).
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Old October 23 2012, 02:42 AM   #30
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We all want to get as much Head as possible.
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