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Merlin Review: Arthur's Bane

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Television | 0 comments

The final season premiere of Merlin continued this week with part 2 of “Arthur’s Bane.” When we last left our heroes,...

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Merlin Review: A Bittersweet Premiere

Posted by on Jan 5, 2013 in feature overlay, Television | 0 comments

It was with bittersweet excitement that I sat down on Friday night to watch the fifth and final season premiere of Merlin, the little BBC...

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Merlin Review: The Witch is Coming

Posted by on Mar 18, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This season of Merlin has really flown by, and we only have two episodes left. Next week begins the first part of what promises to be an...

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Merlin Review: Goodbye, Sir Lancelot

Posted by on Jan 16, 2012 in Television | 2 comments

When we last left off with Merlin, the titular character found himself a victim of the doroka – ghostly spirits who come out to play at...

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Camelot Q&A: Creator Chris Chibnall and Stars Joseph Fiennes and Tamsin Egerton Give Us a Heads Up

Posted by on Apr 1, 2011 in feature overlay, Television | 0 comments

The tales of King Arthur and his wizard friend Merlin have captivated child and adult audiences for years, and long before a certain bespectacled boy wizard came onto the scene. The legends of old Briton and the feats of the famous knights of the roundtable have seen many incarnations on screen from Disney’s The Sword in the Stone to the BBC’s Smallville-esque Merlin. I hear there was even a pretty successful musical at one time. Though often re-imagined, the core of the story remains the same, the boy Arthur grows to be king under the tutelage of the wizard Merlin while eventually falling in love with the maiden Guinevere and finding himself at odds with the sorceress Morgan. The new Starz original series Camelot takes a contemporary look at this classic story, definitely playing up the romance, sex and violence that ruled during the era. On a recent conference call, series leads Joseph Fiennes, who plays Merlin, Tamsin Egerton, Guinevere, and Executive Producer/Showrunner Chris Chibnall shared details on what to expect from season one, how their series differs from other incarnations, and if they ever did find that perfect pint of Guinness.

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