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24 March 2012 @ 10:38 pm
Merlin: The Sword in the Stone pt. 1  
So much better than last week.

- Oh hai Hunith. Nice to see you again. The series one finale didn't explicitly state you lived, so yay that you did.
- I enjoyed simpleton!Arthur so much. I love when they let Bradley do comedy. I love where he's just in the background, randomly hugging a tree. But a) I'm glad they stopped it when they did because for some reason I felt really sad when they were sitting at the fire together and I thought Merlin making him do the dishes was a little...creepy? There's taking away his free will for his own safety and the there's making him serve you like a slave. B) this is totally why magic got banned in the first place, Merlin. And c) I do not even want to know about the kinky fanfics this inspired.
- Autocorrect changed the above to 'kinky fabrics'. I don't want to know about them either.
- I enjoy slo-mo more than most, but it was a bit excessive.
- Tristan and Isolde are cool. Mostly because I love both Ben Daniels and May-December romances. And the name Isolde.
- I think this must have been filmed in the same block as the first two episodes, because Colin is all deep-voiced and mumbly again. It's like he's hit puberty or something.
- Hey Gwaine, ilu bb! Thanks for being badass and contributing to the plot. P.s if you go evil, I will hunt you down.
- Also, Sir Leon and Gaius better survive the next episode. Well, everyone should, except maybe Aggravaine and Morgana. But Leon and Gaius seem the most expendable at this point.
- Way to still suck at being evil Morgana.
donutsweeper: merlin and arthurdonutsweeper on March 25th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
I loved, loved, LOVED the scene where Arthur comes out from behind the wall wearing the outfit for the first time. Merlin's reaction is SO PRICELESS (I wonder if Colin hadn't actually seen the outfit before, he's just so adorable in how he reacts)

And Hunith and Merlin's meeting was darling. They did an amazing job casting the actress, the chemistry between her and Colin is amazing.

Bradley's entire simpleton!Arthur act was wonderful. From his "I'm very annoying" to tapping the tree... it was just great. And then BOOM, he's in FIGHTING MODE and wow.

I wish they didn't randomly have people disappear though. First Leon and then Percival just vanish out of the storyline. :( And they're my favorite knights. (But the scene between Percival and Gwaine when Arthur's been whammied and Merlin's trying to get hom out of Camelot? WOW)

Erm, anyway, I want S5 NOW PLEASE.
The Writer They Call Tay: MERLIN: Hard night studyingawanderingbard on March 26th, 2012 02:07 am (UTC)
I really love when Merlin and Hunith have scenes together because both actors are really good at showing how much the two character love each other. Merlin just looks so happy when she's around and for some reason it makes me happy that he has a nice Mum. Though I would love to see the letters he writes home to her. "Dear Mum, today I totally did not assault a prince and talk to a dragon. I didn't use my magic to do anything stupid and I have absolutely never turned myself into an old man and accidentally kiled a king. Love, Merlin."

I like having the knights around, but I really wish they could find better uses for them. I know it's Merlin and Arthur's story, but it would be nice for each of them to get an episode centered around them, instead of sticking them into the background and having them randomly disappear.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on March 26th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Oh man, now I want fanfic of Merlin and Hunith's letters.