Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 20, 2008
Status
Completed/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC One TV Network

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Merlin (UK)

Merlin, a boy on the cusp of adulthood, arrives in Camelot hoping to find an use for the strange metaphysical powers he has possessed before he could even talk. Instead, he learns that King Uther, ruler of Camelot, despises magic and has instituted a kingdom-wide ban on any practice of sorcery under penalty of death. Audiences experience a series of magical adventures as they follow the unlikely friendship of a would-be wizard and the future King.

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The creators of Merlin announced on 25 November that the current season, season 5, will be the shows last. Despite averaging over 7 million viewers and broadcasting in 183 countries worldwide, the shows creators have taken the decision to end the show.

7 years ago
melinda2956
junior
5 years ago
i loved this show great story line i hated to see the show end maybe later on they will make something new like robin hood or something an for the people that was staring the show was great ill miss merlin he was so good an funny i laughed alot of times lol anyways sad to see you all leave but as us fans thanks an cant wait to see you all again
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cattales
junior
5 years ago
I enjoyed watching this show tremendously. I was on board with ending the serious It had played the story to it's fullest and ended on a good note. I watch the re-runs on tv when it's on.
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maryjoc
newbie
5 years ago
love this show is my favorite hated to see them go hope they come back just getting really good and they left us hanging with the white dragon not cool
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vickie_j_patch
newbie
5 years ago
I can not believe you ended this show. This is one show that my whole family could not wait to watch. I hope you change your mind and bring it back. Something got to be wrong with your head to make that decision to end it. Just saying !!!!!!
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candyappless9090
junior
5 years ago
We absolutely love this show and people staring in this show are awesome. I hope you change your mind for we would love to see more.. Its one of them shows that the whole family can watch without saying close your eyes, leave the room. Great show.
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tiff746
newbie
5 years ago
ABSOLUTLY LOVE THIS SHOW WHY DID IT HAVE TO END THEIR IS ONLY THIRTEEN EPISODES IN EACH SEASON!!!!
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pdubone
newbie
5 years ago
Nice try, but the pathetic wanderings of mildly deranged adolescent if the writers thought this would be a great satisfactory ending. Wonder what else they will screw up next?
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pdubone
newbie
5 years ago
It is one of the stupidest decisions, and one that will cost all these writers dearly. If you were a mogul, looking for someone to create something for you, would you likely hire someone who pulled a show at the top of the charts for personal reasons, i.e., personal gain? This fiasco will follow these writers for quite a few years.
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4bones
expert
5 years ago
VERY DISCUSTED THAT THE CREATERS DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS SHOW EVEN WITH ALL THE VIEWERS AND FANS I GUESS IT SHOWS US THAT WE HAS FANS AND VIEWERS OF THIS MEANT NOTHING TO THEM WHEN WHERE WOULD THEY BE WITHOUT US
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grammyof5
newbie
6 years ago
absolutely disgusted this show is being pulled!!!! great family programming. whoever chose the actors was spot on. Colin and Bradley created magic, no pun intended, with their characters and were perfectly matched for their roles. whoever the idiot is that decided to cancel the program should be shackled and let the actors throw food at him and then fired for being a moron! Janice
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lisa5954
junior
6 years ago
I loved the sorcery, dragons and witchcraft. I will miss this show. I am glad that I can play catch up on the old episodes......
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kimberj
regular
6 years ago
I was sorry to hear that the creators ended the show after five seasons. My daughter and I really looked forward to each episode. We liked each of the characters and thought the actors did a great job in their portrayal of the characters.
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gailiepooh
newbie
6 years ago
I agree with mikizza. I was already sad that they were taking the show off, then to actually have an ending like that. These actor's deserved better, and so did we...
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barbaragriffith73
newbie
6 years ago
Ijust love the show and I coulnt wait till a new season.theres more to the story then this.please please bring nerlin back.
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aclovisdrives
newbie
6 years ago
this was the BEST program of TV and for all ages my family and I looked forward to friday nights PLEASE BRING MERLIN BACK.
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folkartpainter
newbie
6 years ago
We loved the Merlin series and looked forward to it every time it aired. Why did it end? Please bring it back with new eposides. The producers really missed the boat by ending this series.
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xyzwizard
newbie
6 years ago
I really enjoyed this show. It was one of the few I could watch with my grandchildren. The acting and writing were excellent. I will really miss it. The hard thing was sometimes the guide would say it was on then I would go to scfy channel and it was showing something else. Maybe it showings were consistent you would have more viewers.
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weeziemcc
newbie
6 years ago
Please keep Merlin. Someone here in the States needs to pick up this show.....I looked forward to every episode..so sad to see it go...
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blueeyesmdc
newbie
6 years ago
Please dont end Merlin Like everyone else says ..there is so much more to Merlin that needs to come out King Arther needs to know how much Merlin has done for him what Merlin has sacrificed ......
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lizsnoop
newbie
6 years ago
I am crushed!That was the best show I had watched,like for ever!Is it money?We could all chip in.Well,Good bye Merlin and friends.Thanks for the good times.You were the best. Elizabeth
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usagrandma
newbie
6 years ago
Don't end Merlin !!! One of the few decent shows on TV. What a great show, fantastic stars, especially Colin. If the creators don't want to continue the series, maybe the US will keep it going, including the same stars !! We love you !! Please let this show go on,,and on.... :)
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dexforget
guru
6 years ago
I didn't like how they ended the series, i thought it was a hodgepodge clash of info to sum up crap and then.. bam.. it was over. lame.. could have done a better job of ending the series, instead of just saying ... screw this. way to let down the fanbase.
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poppyx6
newbie
6 years ago
Being a extreme lover of magical and knightly times, Merlin and King Arthur always fascinated me. I've been with this show from episode I. As I have seen in some of the comments I too believe there is more to Merlin that needs to be revealed. It is Merlin's path that he protect King Arthur. The King needs to know that Merlin has magic and used it several times to save Camelot, The King, The Queen and many other duties. Do not stop at Season 5, go forward and finish Merlin with the truth of his existence.
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poppyx6
newbie
6 years ago
Being a extreme lover of magical and knightly times, Merlin and King Arthur always fascinated me. I've been with this show from episode I. As I have seen in some of the comments I too believe there is more to Merlin that needs to be revealed. It is Merlin's path that he protect King Arthur. The King needs to know that Merlin has magic and used it several times to save Camelot, The King, The Queen and many other duties. Do not stop at Season 5, go forward and finish Merlin with the truth of his existence.
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korrint
newbie
6 years ago
Why do all the great shows get taken off the air leaving us with nothing but horrible tv.
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katel
guru
6 years ago
An ill-thought out ending in my opinion.
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mikizza
pro
6 years ago
What a poor ending to such a great show!Surely the writers and creators could have come up with something better!
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acustic
expert
6 years ago
I must say, the ending was a great one but then I remembered it was the ending and I was sad again.
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spooky72
expert
6 years ago
In the End Merlin was left Alone, so sad.
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crash27
guru
7 years ago
Another good show that ends before its time.
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whoopsi
pro
7 years ago
Five seasons is a good run, and it is better to leave on a high note. That being said Season 5 could be a much higher note than it's proven to be so far. If the creators and writers are going to take control and end the series prematurely, then they should have made the final season epic odyssey: building to a crescendo. Rather, the character development of has been week.
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fatalerror98753
expert
7 years ago
Like many others recently i feel that this show has been cut short. There is so much more i would love to see and that i feel this show could do. I truly don't understand why the creators would choose to end it. I do look forward to seeing how the end it.
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katel
guru
7 years ago
I guess it is better for Merlin to go on a high then to end up like other really popular shows that started off fantastic then got pathetic before being axed. I can't think of a single example now. :| Hmmm Sliders, Smallville to some viewers, I'm sure there are plenty.
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jimmyturbo
expert
7 years ago
This is silly there is so much more they could do like have arthur find out about merlin and take up excaliber, guess the writers got lazy oooohhh theres a new spy in camalot and morgana has a new buddy geez.
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hoodmk2
guru
7 years ago
I have to say that the producers have decided to cut a show before the whole range of the story has been truly explored. I thnk that there could have been another season available where Merlin's talents were brought to the fore and the adventures of the the king and Merlin could have been at a new level. I agree with Acustic - the writers seem not to have the will to take the story to a new level except have spent season 5 doing more of the same. This has been a well crafted show, well acted and extremely enjoyable - will be sorry to see it go.
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rocketv8
pro
7 years ago
The show it self should have ramped up with Merlin using his magic a lot more in the last season this the 5th is way to slow and boring. I agree it has to go but they better make the last two worth the wait.
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acustic
expert
7 years ago
Well, I don't agree with the creators, they're just being lazy and the show could have had 10 seasons. Everything good is dieing.. I'm going to have to watch the young and the restless, I hope the world ends and spares me the suffering.
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thor
Moderator
7 years ago
I will be sad to see this one go, but I agree with the creators, the show has run its course. I just hope the two part finale will be a fitting end to a great show.
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