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16 December 2008 @ 21:59
i could never find a safer place  
I have found a new obession - Merlin! The new show about the wizard and King (or rather, Prince, at the moment) Arthur, from BBC. And I am completely blown away. The acting is fab - though seeing Anthony Head in another role than Giles took awhile to get used to, the humor is to die for - it's been awhile since I've laughed this much due to a show. The slashy undertones has me squeeling ridiculously through each episode ("Faster, Arthur! *Moan*"), and the fact the show doesn't seem to hold much stock to the legend is great (okay, there are instances, but not many)! Modern, new, and with an unpredictability many shows lack today.

The main cast (Arthur, Merlin, Morgana, Gwen) cast is young, good-looking, and play their roles very well - the personalities of the characters are quite different from how we're used as seeing them - and not only because the show takes place before the characters become the "legends" we're used to, when they're still young, still innocent, and with a lot left to learn -  which is a welcome breath of fresh air. I am a particular fan of Arthur and Merlin - preferably as Arthur/Merlin, I have to admit, and Morgana is just gorgeous.

I'm already looking forward to the next season - I've watched about half of the show so far, and I haven't been left dissappointed once - just as much as I'm looking forward to Dollhouse, actually! And, in honour of this, my new obession, I've changed the icons in my journal (will put them up on visionary art during my next update), and changed the layout (thanks, milou_veronica) and the moodtheme (thanks, disillusion_ave)  - though the header is not "Merlin", but Natalie Dormer instead. Looking good, right? - along with a Merlin & Arthur Header, made by yours truly.

Grade: 9/10 (Why not a ten? The animation of the "mythical creatures" could be better - but I blame that on the budget, and slowmotion action is quite overused. I'll give it a ten though, as soon as Arthur and Merlin get naked (or at least more naked than dressed) on screen. Preferably together. And when they stop having Arthur in chainmail so often (why cover up the salty goodness?!)...just in chains though - now that's a thought... *drool*
Current Location: where the hot bods are
Feeling: hornyhorny
Listening to: Fireflight: Wrapped in your arms
aleysiasnape: norringtonaleysiasnape on 16th December 2008 21:44 (UTC)
Can't wait to see this! Found out that Merlin is going to start showing on nbc. Wonder how much they have to cut out of the episodes to air it over here? I might have to get this show on dvd!
ladyvisionary: Arthur & Merlin1ladyvisionary on 16th December 2008 23:14 (UTC)
Oh, I hope for your sake they haven't cut anything! As for me, well, I'm getting the episodes through less honourable means...but, if you're desperate! *Shrugs* Oh, and I'll definitely buy the episodes on DVD later. When my cash flow is a little better!
high five, for morale.: {merlin} merlin & arthur; coming backfinkpishnets on 16th December 2008 21:46 (UTC)
Ohmygosh, I'm so glad you're watching this show - it's absolutely my obsession at the moment. Hee, also? there's totally more shirtless Arthur to come *girly giggle*. And Merlin/Arthur flirtation. And Morgana looking generally gorgeous. And better plotlines. Seriously, if you're only half way through you've not reached any of the best episodes yet; there are some real winners to come.


(oh, and Arthur should not stop wearing chainmail because it may, sort of, kinda have become a kink of mine since watching this show. Just because. Wait 'till you see Merlin in it...*swoon*)
ladyvisionary: Arthur & Merlin1ladyvisionary on 16th December 2008 23:18 (UTC)
Well, I do have to say, it is partly because of your (and others) positive comments on the show that I watch it. So a huge thanks! Oh, shirtless Arthur in my horizon? I should sleep, but I might stay up and watch one episode more just in case... *prays* More Arthur/Merlin is always of the good, of course, as is more of the gorgeous Morgana (who really doesn't do anything for my self-esteem...some people have all the luck!).

I haven't had a large trouble with the plot lines so far, though they could have been better, I guess - but the acting has been suberb, as do the dialougue, so I haven't had time to think about it. But if the plot is even better than it has been so far... *YES!*

A kink for chain mail? *wiggles eyebrows* Really? And Merlin in it? I'm looking forward to that episode! But, like I said - just chains would be better. Or, oooh, just chainmail - with no pants! lol.