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4.0 out of 5 stars Magical
There has been much of interest and value in series 5 of Merlin and other reviewers have explored each episode in some detail. But because all good things must come to an end it is often the final episode of any series that defines everything that went before. No doubt some viewers, honed on plots where the hero lives happily ever, will find the final episode emotionally...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good series, disappointing ending.
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This being the final series of Merlin, expectations were high. As a lover of Merlin since it first began, I'm disappointed to say that it didn't quite reach those expectations.

There were some wonderful, stand out episodes, such as 'The Deathsong of Uther Pendragon,' 'The Dark Tower,' and, in particular, 'The Diamond of the Day, part...
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5.0 out of 5 stars MAGNIFICENT, ALMOST TO THE VERY END, 1 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Merlin Complete BBC Series 5 [DVD] (DVD)
Last of the saga which has so captured the imagination for five seasons. It had been an audacious move to have Merlin and Arthur seemingly the same age, but the pairing of Colin Morgan and Bradley James worked a treat - offering great scope for comedy as well as extremely moving moments.

The series also did not shy from the cruel ironies that make the legend so tragic. Most of Camelot's problems stemmed from Uther's blinkered rule, fatally some of those prejudices inherited by his otherwise enlightened son. Also there was Merlin's lasting anguish. Always he knew Mordred and Morgana would cause Arthur's death, but he could not bring himself to kill either when he had the chance. His hope was to delay for as long as possible the inevitable. A heavy burden indeed.

Everything was thus in place for eventual tragedy, episodes increasingly scary (which is why shown later in the evening).

In this final season there is as ever much to applaud. As well as the two leads, so many impress - Angel Coulby rising to extra challenges as Queen Guinevere, Katie McGrath better than ever the more wicked that Morgana becomes. Happily Richard Wilson as Gaius is around to the end, his scenes with Merlin a particular pleasure. Interestingly Mordred is depicted more sympathetically than usual, he keen to succeed in Arthur's court, but set off course by fellow Druid Cara.

Add great special effects, colourful villains, fine dragon, magnificent castle, knights in heroic mould (their striking red cloaks apparently a nuisance when filming), and a stirring final battle - Merlin dramatically to emerge as depicted in legends, complete with well directed thunderbolts. What more could one wish!

Actually for a better last episode. I share the regrets expressed by fellow reviewers. The season's finale needed more work done on it, those tagged on last few seconds amongst several disappointments.

(Lots of commentaries. Of the other bonuses "Making of Merlin" proves the most interesting.)

Despite reservations, the season still deserves its five stars. The last few evenings have been packed with excitement and most agreeably spent.

In one word? Magical.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 6 Jun 2013
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love the merlin series,was one of the best shows on,should have carryed on ,there was loads of roads it could have went,but brill could watch over again and again,and ending could have better
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5.0 out of 5 stars great series ~ shame it had to end, 6 May 2013
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Not a lot to say ~ if you have already seen shows on TV you know what its all about ~ if you haven't then start from the beginning with series 1 it's well worth it. Having all the complete box sets means we have the glorious benefit of dipping back in whenever we feel the need for a fix!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intertwined Destinies, 28 April 2013
"Merlin Season Five" definitely ends differently than I expected. However, I can see why it ended the way it did in keeping with the series theme. The bonuses included on this dvd collection are the deleted scenes, outtakes, making of Merlin, and the storyboards (where different sketches of the Merlin scenes are displayed). "Merlin Season Five" is great for those who have watched any of the other Merlin Seasons and for those who enjoy watching fantasy themed television.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Stuff, 26 April 2013
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Got this for my 9 year old grandsons birthday at his requested, he has seen them all and he thinks this one is the best. Me too :o)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, 25 April 2013
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Ordered as a pre-order and it arrived around a week after the release date, however it arrived in good condition once it did arrive.

A great twist on the age old King Arthur legend by the BBC placing Arthur and Merlin as the same age and in a king/servant relationship. Merlin must protect Arthur while keeping his magic secret as it is still outlawed even though King Uther's is now gone.

Fantastic (if emotional) ending to a well loved series with amazing acting by Colin Morgan and Bradley James in the lead roles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MERLIN goes out in style., 21 April 2013
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Last and best series. Each series got better and it is an excellent programme for all ages.Wish the excitement would go on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love Merlin!, 20 April 2013
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This is my favourite TV show! The only thing wrong is that there is no more to come! The Quality is great and the extras are good too
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 April 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyable, bought all five series , supposedly for husband, for Christmas, ha ha. We both loved the whole lot
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4.0 out of 5 stars Merlin Fan, 17 April 2013
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Really enjoyed the whole of the Merlin Series. The actors were well chosen and all worked well together. However if any criticism at all it would be the ending, when Arthur finds out Merlin has magic, I would have liked to have seen them make more of this. But hey ho it did not ruin it for me. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant.
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