Skip to comments.FYI: Season premier of 'Merlin' tonight.
Posted on 01/07/2011 11:02:02 AM PST by DGHoodini
Just noticed that 'Merlin' will start their new season tonight on the SyFy channel, at 10pm ET.
Thanks for the heads-up
Haven’t followed the series very closely. Why is Merlin so attached to these royals who treat him so cruddy?
I’m not a witch!
Has been told his fate is tied to theirs. Specifically to Arthur’s fate.
But with the death of King Daddy Uther in last seasons finale, who was totally against magic, and had made it a death penalty, things will likely change now. They may be only paying lip service to the original story line, but eventually, Merlin will be outed, and nobody will be treating him “cruddy” after that, I expect.
The grapes were all dead. There were no animals or people in that region. It was barren. Merlin moved SE to the headwaters of the Rhone and planted grapes in a more climatologically welcoming regions ~ Beaujolais!
He stayed there a while, then withdraw back to the West and replanted the grapes there.
All of this is covered in the Annals of the Kings of Britain as well as the Arthurian folios preserved in Eastern France (which show Merlin much more important than Arthur).
(NOTE: I used modern English names for these people and places. Myrrdhin and Ad are probably more correct ~ but my favorite part is where Myrrdhin seals Ad in a cave and lets him rot. So much for giving away land to the Saxons).
Season 3 was pretty good - you’ll enjoy it.
I see SyFy is doing a US version of ‘Being Human’ - I really like the UK version - hope they don’t mess too much with it.
> ... Arthurian folios preserved in Eastern France (which show Merlin much more important than Arthur).
“Orlando Furioso” is the literary work referred to. Merlin is substantially more important; in fact Arthur is barely mentioned. The story centers on Orlando. One part that was interesting was that Merlin foresaw that Excaliber would be broken and had the Lady of the Lake forge 2 copies, the second to replace the one that would break.
U,u,u...not so fast...
How many seasons has there been? I watched it until NBC pulled it in the middle of the first season. Never knew someone else picked it up?
I was only able tyo catch bits and pecs of the last couple of episodes from last season. i got the impression that Uther was killed. Am I wrong?
2 seasons. When NBC stopped airing it after the first season, it’s sister channel, SyFy, began airing it with its second season. Which is a shame in the sense that SyFi iosn’t very good about streamimg even the 3 most recent episiodes. So. if you miss it on their cable/Sat channel, and it’s repeat, you’ve were out of lick going to their website to watch it streaming.
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