The Complete First Season

DVD - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The early adventures of a young Merlin and his relationship with Prince Arthur at Camelot in the mythical kingdom of Albion. A dangerous world in which magic has been banned by the ruthless tyrant, Uther Pendragon. When Merlin arrives in the kingdom, he quickly makes enemies. Guided by Uther's wise physician, Gaius, Merlin is soon using his talents not just to survive but to unlock Camelot's mystical secrets and finds that his destiny and that of young Arthur are inextricably linked.

Publisher: [England] : British Broadcasting Corporation ; [New York] : Distributed by BBC Worldwide Americas ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, [2010]
Edition: Widescreen presentation
ISBN: 1419888668
Branch Call Number: DVD Action MERLIN
Characteristics: 5 videodiscs (ca. 568 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in


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Mar 11, 2015
  • Love_Legolas_111 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well, I've found my newest fandom! And I am liking it so far! Merlin is a tv show that takes the legends of King Arthur and shows them from Merlin's, a young, wizard-in-secretive-training, perspective. Along the way, Merlin must protect Arthur from people (and monsters) that threaten his life, for Merlin has learned that his destiny is intertwined with Arthur's own destiny. The show is great! Although the beginning episodes were just okay, I felt that the storylines really picked up pace and more interest as the series got going. The main characters are wonderful, their is a good deal of humor (which definitely lightens the tone a little bit to what could obviously be a quite dark and grim series), and although the effects and CGI look dated/a little cheap, the good storyline and interesting characters make up for it. I will be watching the rest of the series for sure! And yes, as stated in other reviews, this series is safe for children, probably...10 and up? Only because of mild violence and light cussing.

Aug 25, 2013

I am a huge fan of Merlin. When I finished season one I had to order all of them ! I am now on season 5 which I believe sadly is the last season. The acting is very good and it is quite humorous. It is so refreshing to watch a show without any swearing or nudity. It is funny and entertaining, definitely worth watching and highly recommended !

Aug 07, 2013

Love this series! Great humor!

Jul 06, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This show is interesting and fun. 99 times out of a hundred a production like this would be cheesy and the humor stupid, but somehow they pull it off, and this is the one in a hundred that works. Their is no official version of the Merlin Mythos and this interpretation is fresh and as valid as any other. Am happily watching season 2 now.

Apr 21, 2012

After watching the first season of Merlin, I thought the second one, will be a continuity of the first season... Unfortunately NOT... The second season is like second thoughts of a producer... They could just put all episodes (2nd season) in the first season And some episodes of First season in the second one... instead of confusing people...
I got bad surprised, with the last disk from the second season... The 5th disk was just commentaries about the crew and special effects... No end or open END...
The first season was much better... makes you wondering about the second one...

Jan 20, 2012
  • brontelit87 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Merlin" is a spectacular series! This reinterpretation is highly original. It's a very fresh, intelligent take on the Arthurian legend. The scripts provide a great balance of humor, drama, and some modern expressions. The main actors, along with the guests, fit superbly into their roles. I can't wait to see the later seasons. It's just an all-around, excellent show. Cheers to the creators of "Merlin" who have added to the ongoing Arthurian legend.

Nov 09, 2011
  • Palomino rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It's true, the British make better TV. This is not exactly a show for adults, but perfectly enjoyable entertainment. Don't look for historical accuracy :-) but it has a lot more character development than the apparent budget would suggest. I also enjoyed the commentaries; those things are usually boring and too serious for an amateur like me, but this crew had so much fun they never stop laughing.

Oct 19, 2011

I just love this show, since king arthur and merlin are the same age there is a bit of comedy into it.

Aug 29, 2011
  • vanessa_r_al rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am in love with this show! It shows the becoming of King Arthur in a new light making it intersting, captivating and addictive. I have seen all three seasons and am impatient and eager for season four to come out this fall. It is a great series which i'm sure you will fall in love with.

May 17, 2011

Just love this show! But why are all the Good shows made in Britain for the BBC.

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Dec 23, 2012
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Dec 23, 2012
  • MUSICinWIRES rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Merlin uses his magic to protect Prince Arthur, and his father Uther Pendragon, magic-hating tyrant. He does so to protect Camelot from twisted magicians and enemies of the king, who would have him and his son dead, no matter the cost. He is assisted by Gaius, court physician, and the last dragon.


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