Merlin (2008–2012)

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The adventures of the legendary sorcerer as a young man.

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 The Dragon / ... (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Arthur (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Merlin (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Gaius (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Gwen (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Morgana (65 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Uther Pendragon / ... (43 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Sir Leon (39 episodes, 2009-2012)
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 Sir Gwaine / ... (30 episodes, 2010-2012)
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Young Merlin is a teenager, discovering and then learning to master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon's learned court physician to whom he's assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther's strong aversion to magic. Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate is linked with Merlin. Written by KGF Vissers

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On 21 June 2009, this series was broadcast on NBC in the U.S. It marked the first time a UK drama has aired on a major U.S. network since The New Avengers (1976) over 30 years ago. See more »

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There's an episode where a knight of the round table can be spotted with a plastic water bottle. See more »

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[introduction to each episode]
The Dragon: [voiceover] In a land of myth, and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name... Merlin.
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Spin-off The Real Merlin & Arthur (2009) See more »

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Not accurate, but incredibly entertaining.
22 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I viewed this new series from NBC last night (June 21st, 2009) when the first two episodes of the series were aired during prime time. All I can say about it is "Go NBC!" It was truly a pleasure to watch.

Seemingly created in the vain of "Hercules", "Xena", "Robin Hood" and "Beastmaster", this show takes it's own spin on the Arthurian legend by rewriting the tale to make it a tad more soap opera-ish. While it is tragic to the Arthur legend, it's really enjoyable if you just let yourself go and watch it for the entertainment value.

There is a bit of violence, and I can perhaps see a few adult situations coming up in the future, but overall I would say that this show is very suitable for the family to sit down and watch...something rare in this day and age.


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