Saturday, October 15, 2011

4 Star Review of Merlin S4 E3 "The Wicked Day" by SFX

SFX Review of Merlin Series 4, Episode 3 "The Wicked Day"
Four stars Merlin review
"Uther lies dying and Emrys is sneaking into the palace… so obviously they lark about with a piggyback ride. It’s either clumsy, or genius – and I err on the side of the latter. The changes in pace complement each other, and the darker parts of the story stand out against Merlin‘s trademark banter and slapstick." -SFX

"The acting talent in Merlin is superb and never more than here – you can’t help but be gripped as Arthur weakly calls for the guards as Uther asks him to stay. Note how the music is temporarily silenced as the two talk. The use of music throughout (the atypical addition of choral voices in Uther’s crypt, for instance) and the script’s use of what isn’t said (“They’re preparing themselves for the worst…” says Merlin, not needing to add, “And so should you.”) are part of this episode’s appeal." -SFX  

Merlin: “I’m just saying, I don’t think you should be wandering around the palace.”
Arthur: “And why is that?”

Merlin: “You’re not wearing any trousers.”   

read the rest of the SFX review by David Bradley here

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