Merlin : Season 5

Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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7.5

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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
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  1. Apr 6, 2013
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. This series was amazing in all points. Every single second of the whole entire show was intriguing, except the final 5 minutes or so, Arthur dies. I got into the show a little late after the last episode aired, and i heard the finale was suppose to be epic and shocking, it was definitely shocking because the whole entire series built up to a peaceful land, Albion, a happy place where everyone is equal and in union, but the writers decided to kill Arthur off, before there was any change in the world. This finale seams to want to have a comic ending, where it ends with the characters moving from entrapment to freedom, Merlin gaining stronger powers, Arthur learning his secret, Albion; all of this seems to happen or will probably happen, but the show tries to keep that comic ending and creates a world awaiting for Arthur's return, knowing that Arthur will always be ready to save the world, leaving the world free. In my opinion, if they wanted a comic ending they should have just let Arthur go back to Camelot and create Albion on his own, create a world where everyone is equal and happy, fulfill the destiny that the show has built for him in each episode; instead he dies, his destiny is incomplete, and the show ends, unfulfilled. I enjoy that the writers created a show's finale, I admire that, shows should end, not by being cancelled, but by the writers choice, but the writers ended the show badly, breaking the promise that they made through each episode in each season. the finale's beginning is good, a major battle, merlin fully realized as a warlock etc., but the finale's finale is the part where this show is completely ruined. Full Review »
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I'm an avid Merlin fan and as you may or may not know, the writers decided to wrap up the entire series in two episodes at the end of Series 5. I, for one, feel that we have been shortchanged as from the beginning the theme has been 'when Arthur becomes King, Magic will be allowed in Camelot' and this theme continued for much of Season 5 as they were planning for a Season 6 etc. but for an unknown reason they announced on Nov 29, 2012 that Season 5 would be the last.

    The 'ending' was 10 minutes of 'magic reveal' and that was that. Arthur died. After following this amazing triple threshold show for five years, holding viewing figures of 7m each week in the UK alone, to have this 'ending' was just a stunning shock to the system. Not the only fan who feels like this, I joined a global campaign to resurrect the show and have different writers re-write the ending and bring our beloved series back. Our glorious leader has contacted top TV producers, TV executives and the BBC and all have said that a campaign like this will work. www.facebook.com/merlin2return
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  3. Mar 5, 2013
    3
    Merlin is a really entertaining show, However, i would suggest that you don'y buy this on DVD as getting into the story is a waste of time,Merlin is a really entertaining show, However, i would suggest that you don'y buy this on DVD as getting into the story is a waste of time, the ending is so bad you will just be really annoyed. Full Review »