Why is this good ???

OK I'll admit it i have only just discovered this series, and i find myself enjoying it with some glaring exceptions. I am a bit of a accuracy or at the very least a consistency freak and this series is riddled with the lack there of and yet i am enchanted by the series to the point am 1/2 way through the first season in a matter of a few days .

I guess ill just point out a few of the more obvious problems and let those who have watched it all either reassure me or chime in .

First and foremost why on earth did they call it Merlin other than the names of the characters it has little is any resemblance to the Arthurian legend so why not make it anyone else Bob the wizard would be as good.

Secondly why do they keep saving that vile SOB King he the all powerful wizard just has to not save the jerk and he can become who he is.Yet the free thinker struggles to maintain the status quo allowing from what I have seen dozens of innocents to be murdered in the kings name and he continues to prop up the aristocracy .That seems terribly inconstant with someone who try's to simply do whats right.Seems to me the conflicts could easily be with enemy's rather than propping up an evil King,,, for that matter any king although i guess kings belong in the setting.

One more thing, the repeated story line is already wearing thin.

With all that said it is a fun show but those things do bother me and subtract from the show



Default avatar cat
Dec 24, 2009 2:21PM EST

This conversation has already been done, we chose to accept it and move on. We all know the inconsistency between show and myth, but we ignore and press on. The series is still fantastic.

Default avatar cat
Dec 24, 2009 3:09PM EST

I think Arthurs character is not ready yet to be a good king, so Uther must live inorder to let Arthurs character develop...
BTW "Arthurian legend" is a really bad story for a series, and its really boring to create a series that is already written down somewhere. No evil twists, no cliffhangers, no unexspected character development is possible then. (Movies on the other hand are fine, since you dont have to drag people back infront of their tvs every week!)

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