Series Review Blog
- Netflix Series
- 65 Episodes (5 Seasons)
- Magic and Adventure
- Legend/Myth Adaptation
Note: May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.
Magic and adventures genre are always at the top my bucket list whether its an anime or live action series. When Netflix recommended The adventures of Merlin in my feed, I didn’t miss the chance of watching it. It’s a timeless classic after all. I will always be excited!
Of course I would not miss the chance of writing my thoughts about it as well.
The show started off with a bomb of excitement. It’s a 2008 series but still the CGI and the production brought us the magical feelings that the audience would want. I mean just look at the eyes of Merlin.
Then I finished a season, then another one and then I started to feel a little off. I felt like the series is going in circles as if I’m watching Detective Conan. It follows a pattern: There will be a sorcerer or some sort of creature who will try to kill Uther or harm Arthur; then Merlin will do the dirty job; he will save the day; Arthur being at the front line will get the credits; Arthur will think that Merlin did nothing; Gaius and Merlin will have a funny moment (which I always love); then that’s it.
Alas, season 3 came in and I can’t stand it anymore. I was really that eager to watch the show to level up or something. So I Googled this:
Lol. I know it is somehow ridiculous to spoil yourself but I really can’t take it anymore. Unfortunately though, I did not get a proper answer and since I like the show that much I continued to watch it patiently. (Ugh, the things we do in the name of love)
WHEN WILL ARTHUR FIND OUT THAT MERLIN HAS MAGIC?
The answer is on Season 5: Episode 13. Yes, it is sadly during its very last episode.
Screenshots from my Netflix App.
As much as I want to be piss off, again I can’t. Because I love the myth that much. Maybe I just anticipated for something different. Like eventually Arthur will finally discover Merlin’s power and they will grow into something more powerful. After all, Merlin is the greatest wizard of all time and Arthur is supposed to be the greatest king there is. I thought I will be able to watch them expand their influence and greatness to the whole Albion.
I’m still satisfied though every time Merlin shouted DRAGOOOOON! plus incantation then poof everything will be solved. Then Uther died, Morgana totally turned into an evil bit*h, then Athur’s round table knights got killed one by one. Poor Lancelot, I still ship him to Guinevere that much.
Also, speaking of Dragon……..
THEY MIGHT HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF SAVING ARTHUR IF THEY CALLED KILGHARRAH EARLIER
Seriously? Merlin dragged Arthur for days just to get him to Lake Avalon then at the very last moment, he just decided to called the Great Dragon for a ride. Lol! He might actually had the chance of saving the life of Arthur if he asked for the ride earlier.
Lastly, I will honestly miss The Adventure of Merlin and I am grateful to BBC for adapting this classical epic. I will miss the Arthur-Merlin banter; the funny moments with Gaius (I still have good memories about the Goblin episode); how annoying Uther and Morgana are; the cool round table knights; and slave-turned-Queen Guinevere.