series? I’ll feature either Fantasy books or movies, share some lesser known
information on it and if I’m familiar with it, I’ll share a brief review as
well. The fantasy genre is vast, encompassing epic fantasy, contemporary
fantasy, and more, so this series is full of variety. There are so many fantasy
films and books that are making a lasting impression on society and are worth
discussing, so here I go… Perhaps you’ll stumble on a fantasy gem you’d never
heard of in this series.
Thursday Fantasy Relay: Merlin!
Merlin is a retelling of the Camelot myth from young teenage Merlin’s
BBC Merlin Show Summary from IMDB:
master his magical gift. Magister Gaius, King Uther Pendragon’s learned court
physician to whom he’s assigned as humble page, teaches him medicine, coaches
his magical self-study, and warns him of Uther’s strong aversion to magic.
Merlin becomes squire to the noble but imprudent crown prince, Arthur, whose fate
is linked with Merlin (written by KGF
Vissers on IMDB).
dose of goofiness, you’ll likely enjoy Merlin. I found the witty dialogue very
entertaining and more importantly the show is chalk full of creativity. Some
fantasy shows are repetitive, but not Merlin. The writers manage to come up with fresh exciting
themes and magical creatures usually without
being cheesy or sacrificing good storyline in the process. The cast does an
equally wonderful job.
heart from the show is the importance of strong characterization. While the visual
effects and creative magical elements are delectable candy for a fantasy fan,
the uniquely portrayed personality of each person on the show is what really
demands my loyalty as a viewer.
Did you see Merlin and did you like it? Thoughts on Merlin, the importance of
character building, or other associated comments are welcome. And, the quiz
said I’m Arthur… which character are you?