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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Outstanding!, 28 April 2013
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This review is from: Merlin Complete BBC Series 5 [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Where do I begin?

I came across Merlin at the start of season 4 and from then on I was hooked. In a land where the use of magic is outlawed & punishable by death, Merlin is destined to bring unity to Camelot - Simple eh? Allow me to break down what I think makes the series great!

Arthur, Merlin & Morgana - As a prince, Arthur can not be responsible for cleaning his own clothes, preparing his own food & clothing himself - enter Merlin! Merlin is assigned to Arthur as his servant (The worst servant in the world) & it is from here that their friendship flourishes. What Arthur doesn't know is that Merlin is a sorcerer - but not just "a" sorcerer - possibly the most powerful sorcerer that has ever lived! As for Morgana, all is not as it seems...

Gaius & Gwen - As well as being Arthur's servant, Merlin is also a physician (In learning) tutored by Gaius. On the many adventures Merlin undertakes he wouldn't get very far without Gaius.... Gwen is Morgana's servant - Sweet & innocent as she may be she soon becomes integral to the plot.

The Knights Of Camelot - This is one aspect of the show that really surprised me - The knights are not dull & boring but instead have their own individual stories and personalities. As the story progresses and darkness descends, the bond between Arthur and his knights becomes key.

Simplicity - It's hard to explain but the way magic is handled is very simple & because of this its believable to the characters. As the episodes progress you get a sense that characters are becoming more "powerful". To me this gives a sense of progression and depth which really adds to the atmosphere.

Plots within a Plot - As episodes progress you begin to get a sense of what Merlin is trying to achieve & just as you think he is making progress the story will take a U-turn. Someone may die, Camelot may be attacked or perhaps there are dangers within the walls of Camelot itself.... Each episode brings something new to overcome..

The Final Episode - This is what we have been waiting for! How does it all end? Who lives and who dies? For me this was exactly what was needed - when this was aired on TV I became so engrossed in the moment I felt like I was actually there. The acting was simply superb.

If you're unsure or considering purchasing the series then I would definately recommend it - Easily 10/10!
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