I'm going to stick my neck out on the line here and call out those lurking the discussions section of the site to come to the Merlin page and try the first and second episode (when it airs tonight, 7:30PM BBC1 (UK)). As much as people are having difficulty accepting Merlin replacing the increasing popular Doctor Who, the show is starting to show the tell tale signs of becoming interesting. All I ask is if Doctor Who and the likes of Torchwood sparked a glimmer of interest in any of you, give Merlin a shot. Sure, it doesn't branch off of the same Genre, but the audience is the same and I think if you try a episode 1 and tonights episode, you may start to find yourself enjoying the show! I hope some of you may agree and stick around for tonight's show, I'll try to have it in the link section as soon as possible after it airs.
I havn't had the chance to watch the episode myself (albeit being a UK resident) as I must horribly admit, I favored X-Factor over giving the new BBC series a chance. I managed to get the first link up to the episode on Sidereel for you all to view and I'm interested to see the general response. Filling Doctor Who's shoes is bound to be hard and reading some post airing reviews, not everybody seems impressed. I must admit however, I am not often one to go by the reviews of others and will wait until viewing the episode myself before passing any judgment. I was wondering however, how the non bias public Sidereel users thought of the episode? Will this take off? You'll see me doing a lot of work around the Merlin pages and you can almost guarantee I will have the first link up on Sidereel for most of the episodes so I hope to get to know some of the Merlin fans soon!