BBC (ended 2012)
Sometimes there's nothing more damaging than high expectations.
Fortunately that didn't cause a problem for me; they had me when they called Merlin a 'young man' in the opening.
I can't comment on the HD side of things yet because we don't get BBC HD but visually it still looked improved from previous series even in SD (or maybe that's 'cause it's being so long since I watched it through the tv).
I plan to rewatch when it's finished downloading from iPlayer so I might make some constructive comments later -- or not, as I'm terrible at reviewing stuff I might just generally agree with what's already been said instead ... except about the horse-mounting because I'm very unobservant and clueless with horsey-related stuff.
Anyway I loved this episode and next Saturday can't come quick enough.
Just want to say though I dont think Morgause is actually 'dead' i mean.....Katie McGrath said in an interview quite recently that Morgause dosnt die allthough she was sacrificed. im so happy about that Also the whole thing about Emrys is Morganas 'doom' she will find out it is Merlin and she will evoide that
Go Morgana!! big fangirl
@boom-moo, didn't like the trailer for next weeks episode totally takes the tension away of the consquences of Merlin getting himself caught by the Dorocha, I know he is going to survive but to see him standing and walking just after what seems like a mortal injury is a bit daft on the side of the makers.
I think I canarticulatemy feelings about this episode but with one word, underwhelming.
I enjoyed the episode. It really does have a much darker, mature feel about it - genuinely quite scary in parts. It was good to see the relationship between Merlin and Arthur develop. I wonder if we will get to hear the speech that Merlin has written? Seeing Uther in that condition was just sad, but Anthony did it brilliantly. I was happy with the portrayal of Lancelot - selfless and noble. He looked surprised and pleased that Gwen approached him, which suggests that there hasn't been much interaction between them in the intervening year. I agree that what happens in episode 2 has been well signposted.
Anyway, back to I-player.
See you later