Trailer Tuesdays: The Adventures of Merlin Season 5

This is a show I got into the other day, and I was surprised at how popular it is. It’s so popular that there are currently rumors of a trilogy of movies for it in the works.

This was one of those shows that I had never really been interested in until my friends made me watch it. Merlin is a British fantasy-adventure show based heavily on Arthurian legends. It first premiered in 2008, and like all beginning shows, the first season was rather episodic. It also clearly didn’t have the same budget as the following seasons. Each season is thirteen episodes long, and I remember when the second one came out, the dragon was much more detailed and the show started featuring side characters more often. Don’t ask me why, but I was particularly excited about the latter. That was the season Sir Leon was introduced, and I didn’t know his name, so ihazstew and I just kept calling him Mr. Cameo.

The fifth picks up three years after the fourth. The time jump doesn’t surprise me too much. Apparently a full year passed in the story between seasons two and three.

The show is pretty good, and the dynamic bromance between Arthur and Merlin always makes the episodes more enjoyable. The cast is, unfortunately, at current, mostly male. This is something I can forgive it for. The original legends were also mostly male, which doesn’t surprise me, and most of the characters are knights. Regardless, the female characters that do appear, namely Gwen and Morgana, are pretty well developed.

Check it out.

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I draw, I write, I paint, and I read. I used to be really into anime and manga until college, where I fell out of a lot of my fandoms to pursue my studies. College was also the time I discovered my asexuality, and I have been fascinated by different sexualities ever since. I grew up in various parts of the world, and I've met my fair share of experiences and cultures along the way. Sure, I'm a bit socially awkward and not the easiest person to get along with, but I do hold great passion for my interests, and I can only hope that the things I have to talk about interest you as well.

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