Arthurian legend is a conglomeration of stories told throughout the ages. Each new age/territory brings with it new takes on this popular legend. The wizard/prophet "Merlin" has a different historical name & plays a different role in each story he is mentioned in. The BBC TV series 'Merlin' adds its original take on the Arthurian legend for the modern age & follows a tradition by building upon the Arthurian legend for our time & for history. Thank you Merlin!
In the series opener, the first thing you really notice is what a difference filming on 35mm makes. The show seems more cinematic, helping up the emotional ante that viewers will feel. The audio was done in surround-sound for the screening; some things happen that will make you jump out of your skin and then possibly wonder how something so simple could evoke such a reaction! I’m hoping it translates just as well on TV. Additionally, the tone seems more mature. I hesitate to say “darker” because that’s been said every year but there’s an ominous undertone that peaked my interest. It may not be the same old Merlin we’re used to seeing.
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