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merlin

starring: colin morgan, bradley james, katie mcgrath and angel coulby

REVIEWER: lyall carter

★★★★

​​In a land of myth and a time of magic… the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name… Merlin. Swords, sorcery and swashbuckling adventure rule in the hit series The Adventures of Merlin!

This complete collection brings together all five series, as we follow the young warlock Merlin (Colin Morgan) as he attempts to fulfill his destiny at the side of the future King Arthur (Bradley James). Featuring a stellar cast including Angel Coulby, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head, Richard Wilson, and John Hurt as the voice of the Dragon, this collection tells the epic story of the golden age of Camelot!

Merlin is a fresh take on the Arthurian legend set while Merlin was a young teenager, and not some sage, aged wizard, and is made a young Arthur’s manservant as a punishment. 

 

The relationship between Merlin and Arthur is central to the show and grows throughout. While each episode is roughly the same structure, Merlin uses magic (which is banned) to solve problems for Arthur, a series long plot runs throughout these episodes. 

 

Merlin is also filled with great humour all capped off with stunning production design and an all star British cast. You can’t miss it!

With a fresh take on the Arthurian legend and a young, exciting cast Merlin should be your new obsession.

★★★★

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Merlin is available on disc and digital from all good retailers.