Wednesday, October 5, 2011

My own Review of Merlin S4 E1 (only spoilery if U haven't seen it)

Merlin Series 4 Episode 1 "The Darkest Hour" Review by a Die-Hard Fan (me):

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      I agree with a friend who called Merlin Series 4 "angsty," I think it has mostly to do with Merlin's surprising lack of optimism. I was quite taken aback by the emotional effect the Daraka had on Merlin, probably because we are so used to seeing him find a solution fairly quickly. In the past when Merlin seems to 'hit rock bottom' ie. Arthur is shot with an arrow, or Merlin smashes the vile of Avalon-water; a solution appears within a couple of minutes "deus ex machina" (a mysterious man heals Arthur & takes Merlin 2 Crystal Cave; Freya appears in reflection of pooled water to tell him what to do.) This time however, Merlin is left hanging so long after he realizes he has no powers; so we too are left hanging and it's agonizing to see Merlin like this! We (at least I) can't handle Merlin being in this hopeless state for such a long time because he is usually the one to make hopeful remarks in the face of some unbeatable foe or situation! Not only that, but what happens to Merlin at the end of the episode was traumatizing for me to say the least!! I was already depressed because of the state Merlin was in, & when that happened at the end, I actually cried...

      In short, Merlin S4 E1 was depressing, but well worth it! Now our need to see Merlin E2 "The Darkest Hour (pt.2)" is even more URGENT!  BTW:  it will be on this Saturday on BBC One and BBC One HD at 8.05pm! & if you're in the UK and haven't seen it yet, please do:

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Also, notice the height to which Merlin leaps to his "death"; he's like a young gazelle! MERLIN! NOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

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& here are some happier screen caps and animated gifs from the episode to cheer you up:

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