BBC (ended 2012)
I know right. It deleted part of my messege and the spaces are all gone from between lines. That's really weird O.o.-
The episode really was much spookier. I feel bad for Lancelot. A/M scenes = love (awww ... sorry, though I do mean it ). I agree that it's great to see more of the castle, like a bustling kitchen .
I haven't seen all previous episodes yet, so it was very surprising to me. It was much darker than the episodes I saw. Yet it felt like putting on an old, very beloved coat. I loved this episode, and I can't wait to see the rest of the series. I can't receive BBC HD, so I can't tell anything about the quality of that, but the series looked great on my screen. Although he had very little screentime, Anthony Head did a brilliant job as Uther. I loved the part where Arthur visited him, and Uther takes his hand. Morgana really broke his heart. And I think that Agravaine is a bit sneaky aswell. Nathaniel Parker does a good job playing him. As for Lancelot, I could almost read his mind when Gwen came up to him and asked to protect Arthur. The only thing that bothered me a bit was a bit they showed in the trailer for next week. We see this weeks episode ends and then in the trailer something happens, of which I think that they gave things away. I won't tell what, but I hope the people who saw the episode understand what I mean. All in all I had a great evening. After watching a (for me) very disappointing Doctor Who episode, Merlin made up for that. Can't wait to see the rest.
Like you said dpebbleson the L/M interaction was brilliant too . It really is visually stunning and the music was wonderful, it was something that popped out at me in a really good and natural to the moments and episode kind of way, not in a 'takes your focus away and is distracting' kind of way. It was great! I'm really excited about EP2, a week gosh that's ages! .
When it missed out part ofmy post I think it was because of symbols I was using that it didn't like rather than a glitch (or both?).
She looks lovely indeed but the push up was a bit overdone in my opinion
Oh good that I wasn't the only one who noticed that It was a bit too much for my tastetoo, but other than that she looks absolutly stunning in this episode.
The Isle of the Blessed certainly had a massive rebuild butit looks absolutely beautiful!
That was pretty dang intense! And that cliffhanger! The best part: I actually did manage to watch it for the first time with the sibs, and they were freaking out nearly as much as I was.
In my opinion, I don't think we've seen the Arthur and Merlin bromance this strong! I loved it. Straight and simple- loved it. OMG! Arthur's use of 'clot-pole'! I was laughing my head off at Merlin's "that's my word". I was literally clappingand whooping.
Also, I love the Lancelot and Merlin interactions. Seeing Merlin so open with Lance is quite touching.
Morgause's peacefulness in allowing Morgana to kill her.... I'm pretty sure she's insane, but she always has been, I suppose. But that was a pretty sweet scene as well.
Lo and behold, Percival speaks! Now fanfiction has no excuse to write Percival as a silent, strong type. He apparently ranks with Gwaine in the mischief department.)They were hilarious.
I loved the effects--the way that Merlin was attacked by the Dorochra (sorry if that's misspelled) and thrown around was very interestingly filmed.
Hm...I think that's all for now, but I'm gonna rewatch soonish
Great opener. Like Elodie, the first thing that had me cheering was Merlin being called "a man" in the opening credits. Then I was thrilled to see the S2-E2 first kiss and Dragoon... The Great!
The minute the episode opened on a very fine looking Sir Leon, I was totally sold. Lancelot was well depicted as usual but I really liked his scenes with Merlin.
I like the girly-er look for Gwen. She has been tending to the King (I think full time), not working as a seamstress (though I think she may have used her skills to tighten her dress bodices), so its quite normal for her to pay more attention to her appearance. I did not notice false lashes, just plenty of mascara and eye-liner.
Katie looked better than I've even seen her, but the generous dose of green eye shadow was a bit distracting at times.
Agravaine's true loyalty is revealed way too soon for my taste, but his first appearance was well done. I wish the writers had found something interesting for Gwaine to do. Every knight had good scenes except him: I though he came out looking like a buffoon and that's a shame.
Déjà vu: The production design looked to me, very similar to that of the cancelled tv show Camelot. Also, I had a Sword of Truth flashback throughout the episode (the veil, the magical powers being affected, the chicken spooking Merlin) that was very agreeable.
Overall I really enjoyed it a lot. A solid debut to S4.