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Post by jonpandkatew on Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:56 am

What are the various wrinklies thoughts on the beeb's "How Robin Hood should have been" show?

It's vastly improving, IMO, and is now firmly filed under 'must watch', I will also add that Katie McGrath is currently acting the lot of 'em off the set

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Post by The_Void on Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:23 pm

This was a bit of a "meh" show for a lot of its run, but yesterday's episode took me completely off guard - it was great! Some top notch acting from Tony Head and Richard Wilson, and some interesting developments. Looking forward to next week - is next week the finale?

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Post by Nick Barlow on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:42 pm

Next week's is episode 10 of 13 - I wonder if there'll be an end of season cliffhanger?

I've been enjoying it - good fun Saturday evening viewing, and I like the way they've played around with the mythology so you can't really predict what way the story's going to go in the future. I think all the cast are doing a good job - even Bradley James, who I've seen getting a bit of stick, but playing Arthur as something other than a lead role is always going to be tricky. My only criticism is that Morgana and Gwen don't get much to do, but the writeup suggests that they've got more prominent roles this week.

But then, I like Robin Hood, so what do I know?

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Post by John Winterton on Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:59 pm

I find it watchable, but not all that special, to be honest. Too many of the plots have been well-nigh identical, for one thing; and I don't find the character of Merlin himself terribly engaging, either. I think the best episode was probably the one with Julian Rhind-Tutt in it: although this too was basically on familiar lines, the Uther/Gaius aspects lifted it somewhat above the average. Having persevered thus far, I'll keep watching for the rest of this season at least, in the hope that things move up a gear as we approach the finale.

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Post by millerqueen on Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:02 pm

I've forgotten to watch it for the last three weeks, so I doubt i'll start again

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Post by Zoltar on Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:32 pm

Some weeks are better than others, to be certain. I rather enjoyed the most recent episode and I'm looking forward to the former Doctor Bashir making an appearance in the next.

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Post by Sid Seadevil on Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:23 pm

I'm enjoying it - and so is my Hamster...er, I mean Kate.

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Post by The_Void on Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:35 am

Am I alone in thinking that that dragon has got to be evil?

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Post by Zoltar on Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:43 pm

Good episode, this last one. And the trailer for next week looks even better. Smile

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:16 am

I like this series. I hope it comes back.

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Re: A Merlin Thread

Post by The_Void on Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:19 am

The_Void wrote:Am I alone in thinking that that dragon has got to be evil?

I was right! And I'm guessing he's next series' Big Bad too. Very Happy

Anyway, great finale. Looking forward to next year, where I'm guessing Merlin and Arthur come out to Uther. (Come on, their friendship's slashier than Torchwood)

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