Merlin

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Merlin will one day be the greatest wizard that the world will ever know, but for now, he is just a young man, geeky and awkward, who must keep his talent hidden in a kingdom where magic is banned or face certain death. In this ambitious and action-packed drama, the myths, monsters and magic of the legends are revitalized and given a modern twist in preparation for their inevitable destinies.
Starring
Colin MorganBradley JamesAngel Coulby
Genres
DramaFantasyAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Dragon's Call
    June 20, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    With the arrival of a young warlock in Camelot a legend is born, Merlin.
  2. 2. Valiant
    June 20, 2009
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A Knight with a shield of magical snakes arrives in Camelot with one mission; to kill Arthur.
  3. 3. The Mark of Nimueh
    June 27, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A magical plague sweeps through Camelot. The search is on for the sorcerer responsible.
  4. 4. The Poisoned Chalice
    June 27, 2009
    45min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Merlin is poisoned by Nimueh, Arthur must travel to the darkest part of the Kingdom to save his friends life.
  5. 5. Lancelot
    July 4, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A young man arrives in Camelot. His name? Lancelot.
  6. 6. A Remedy to Cure All Ills
    July 11, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When a rival physician comes to town, Gaius has to choose between Uther's life and keeping Merlin's secret.
  7. 7. The Gates of Avalon
    July 18, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Arthur becomes besotted with a mysterious girl, he stands to lose more than just his heart.
  8. 8. The Beginning of the End
    July 25, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Merlin is forced to choose between a young Druid's life and his destiny to protect Arthur.
  9. 9. Excalibur
    August 1, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A mysterious Knight rises from the dead, uncovering a secret that Uther would rather stayed buried.
  10. 10. The Moment of Truth
    August 15, 2009
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Merlin, Arthur, Morgana and Gwen join forces to save Merlin's village from a ruthless group of bandits.
  11. 11. The Labyrinth of Gedref
    August 15, 2009
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Arthur kills a unicorn, a curse descends on Camelot. Could this be the end for the mythic city?
  12. 12. To Kill the King
    August 22, 2009
    43min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    When Gwen suffers tragedy at Uther's hand, Morgana becomes hell bent on revenge.
  13. 13. Le Morte D'Arthur
    August 22, 2009
    44min
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    English [CC]
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    English
    As Arthur's life hangs in the balance, Merlin is the only one who can save him - but at what cost?

More details

Directors
James HawesEd FraimanJeremy WebbDavid MooreStuart Orme
Supporting actors
Katie McGrathRichard WilsonAnthony HeadJohn Hurt
Producers
Sue De BeauvoirJohnny Capps
Season year
2009
Network
Shine Limited
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languageviolence
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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172 global ratings

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  2. 6% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 23% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 7% of reviews have 1 stars
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JMTReviewed in the United States on November 15, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the Best Shows on TV
Verified purchase
After watching a few episodes at a friend's house, I discovered Merlin was available on Prime and binged the remainder of the 5 seasons. Without question one of the best shows I've ever seen. The friendship that develops between Merlin and Arthur, despite their roles as servant/prince, is funny, heart-warming, and sad. I'm not sure how many princes/kings would tolerate being called a "dollop-head", "turnip-head", or "royal prat" by a servant. But, Arthur knew Merlin was his closest and best friend even though he was reluctant to openly acknowledge it. And Morgana...Oh Morgana...what an evil witch! I suggest only watching when you're free to binge watch - you won't want to stop watching!
44 people found this helpful
wildeflowerReviewed in the United States on April 30, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
One of the best tv series out there
We absolutely love Merlin and have watched it through several times. I’m always excited when I discover that someone I know is a fellow Merlin fan. The only negative is that the series ended and it doesn’t look like they’ll do a season 6 (10 years later), or a Merlin movie (search for the Holy Grail?). We would love to see the original cast back together. But, that’s ok, we’ll just keep watching the series over and over again. There are very few series I’ll watch due to violence, sex, language, drugs/alcohol. There is a lot of fighting in this (good vs evil), some cleavage, and occasional drinking; but again, I’m super conservative and nothing in this bothers me. Highly recommend. In the midst of all the lovable quirks and hilarity, there are some pretty good lessons about the power of friendship and forgiveness.
25 people found this helpful
FantasyGirlReviewed in the United States on May 17, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fun, Magical Family-Oriented Show
I have been awaiting the day when Merlin, Series 1-5 would be available on Amazon Prime. I discovered the series years ago and I continue to occasionally watch episodes whenever the Merlin mood hits me. It's family-oriented, so there is no need to worry about extreme violence or sex. There is some language and the creatures - although clearly CGI - could be scary to little ones. If you haven't tried the series and you love magic, then please give it a try! Or for the seasoned Merlin lovers, you can now sit back and binge watch on Prime...yay!
32 people found this helpful
JAHReviewed in the United States on October 16, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this so much!
How does this show only have 31 reviews (as of this writing(?? This show is FANTASTIC! I just finished all 5 seasons on 2 days ago. I was going to watch the last 2 episodes last night, but the ending to episode 11 was so good I had to stay up late and watch the last 2 episodes. The cast is truly wonderful and amazing. I cannot say enough good things about them. The relationship between Merlin and Arthur is a brotherhood - they tease each other, laugh at each other, joke around, and are always there for each other. You feel their bond come through the screen. I'm sad that the show is over, but I understand why it ended where it did. I don't normally go back and watch shows again, but I will definitely watch this again.
Thank you to the whole cast - you did a wonderful job!!
20 people found this helpful
Susan TamanahaReviewed in the United States on June 20, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Well known story but told in a most unique way - loved it
It didn't follow the story we're used to yet it was the best adaptation of the story I've seen. Colin Morgan and Bradley James are wonderful actors and have great chemistry. Morgan, especially, just kept getting better and better as the series went on. What a wonderful voice and expressive face he has. I'm going to be searching for more of his work. I just hated to see the series end. One thing I wish the writers had addressed - what happened to the white dragon. I was hoping he'd end up with Merlin.
23 people found this helpful
CharityReviewed in the United States on September 11, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful series!
Absolutely love Merlin! I wish there were many, many more TV series out there like this: clean, pretty wholesome, fun, exciting, and filled with good comradery. Colin Morgan does a wonderful job starring as the goofy, bumbling, but wise-beyond-his-years young Merlin. The great friendship that exists between him and Arthur is so tangible that one can feel it. The setup of the Medieval world is beautiful in coloring and style! The only complaints I have are about Guinevere and the women's gowns Let's start with Gwen: she is a little too menial and quirky to really strike one as queenly material. I feel she should have been a bit more gracious in character. As to the gowns, they are far too immodest for the middle ages. I realize that this series is not "historically" authentic on many fronts, yet I will gladly overlook any of its faults if only the women were more modestly attired. Personal preference, my dears.
19 people found this helpful
Phillip AllenReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
WHAT IN THE NAME OF CAMELOT IS THIS THING ? ? ?
Man, what is going on here? Am I becoming really, seriously stupid, or dense, or blind, or idiotic, or something horrible, because I just don't get it. This series has received such glowingly positive reviews on Amazon that I was compelled to sit through at least the first episode.

Good god, what a turd. What an ordeal! I just couldn't understand what all these people were seeing in this programme. Everything about it was just mind-numbingly awful. I was just barely able to squeak by watching one episode. After about 15 minutes, I was squirming in my seat, utterly dazed (in the worst way), more thoroughly confused than ever by the positive reviews and almost in actual physical pain. It was nothing less than merciless torture. But I was stubbornly determined to give this show a fair chance. But I was so relieved when the episode Finally finished, I almost collapsed on the floor.

Well, I've now had a chance to think this over; to analyze the first episode, to attempt to understand it more comprehensively; to glean from it all the depth and meaning I could.

AND IT'S STILL UNMITIGATED CRAPOLA!

What the hell is the deal here? Is my computer somehow bringing up some different, dismal, crappy programme and making me think I'm watching Merlin? Because it can't be -- it just cannot be -- that I'm viewing the same programme that all these other reviewers are watching.

Either that, or all the positive reviews are coming from 8-year-olds who have absolutely no idea, no concept, of what a good programme is SUPPOSED to be. This might explain it. After all, what 8-year-old is going to know anything about superb storytelling? What child is going to understand the beauty and excellence and exquisite, heart-breaking glory of programmes like the new Doctor Who, or the satiric bite of programmes like The Boys? It would make perfect sense that all these positive Merlin reviews come from children.

Of course, the other side of this coin reveals the sad, depressing truth that the viewing public is being dumbed down to pitiable degrees heretofore unknown. So sad. Oh, well. At least Amazon hasn't cancelled their better programmes. I suppose a few turds like Merlin are bound to slip through the cracks.
8 people found this helpful
AbiOhReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch Merlin! (You Will Not Be Sorry)
Merlin...what can I say. A wonderful show (esp. if you exclude all but a few episodes in season 5). This show takes a legend that we are very familiar with and adds wonderful twists in imagining Merlin as "a young boy," Arthur as a spoiled prince and Guinevere as a servant in the royal household. While I admit that some of the mysteries, monsters and magic may walk the fine line between hokey and fun at intermittent points, the characters are ones to follow and fall in love with. The arcs of all the characters and all the relationships throughout the five seasons, esp. those of the three main characters is phenomenal. The acting is generally very strong, again esp. among the three main characters. I have seen the entire series at least twice and my favorite episodes much more than that and know that I will be back to take it all in again in the future. I definitely recommend that others do so as well!
15 people found this helpful
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