BBC (ended 2012)
I am not in the US but I have a lot of friends across the pond who loved series 1 and who keep up online with series 2. All indications are the show won't air its second season over there, unless it's BBC America or something Source here
|it was the first British show to air on US network TV for over 30 years - so that has got to be good. Can anyone shed any light?|
The ratings for Merlin in the US weren't the best, but that's completely and totally because of NBC's lack of promotion. They advertised for the first episode really well that's how I found out about the show, but then after that first episode I hardly ever saw a promo (and I watch a soap opera on NBC that's on everyday so I see their commercials) you'd never be able to tell that the show was on their network.
That being said I think Merlin did fairly okay given it was the summertime when people don't watch as much TV, and NBC's lack of advertising.
This show is so great, they should show the first season again at 4 o'clock on a saturday to get a following during the winter. Kinda like Baywatch & Gladiators back in the early to mid 90's oh and Knightrider! My brothers kids love it and I can't get enough especially this 2nd season the 8th episode was amazing as was "The Nightmare Begins".
If Robin Hood can scrape a 3rd season and this can't get at least 4, well then, that's just a crime and our lives become a little less entertained.
I think this show has yet to hit it's top form and the way it's headed so far is very interesting and the actors are starting to draw me in like great stage actors do, a bit off tunnel vision you might say.
Morgana is fantastic I think they need to do more screen time with her, but the actress can do no wrong! She is simply superb, her eyes are so captivating it's like she's actually living it. I don't know anything about the mythology of her character, so if anyone would care to enlighten me, do so. However I really think the actress could do a great villain if the story went that way but I think there is chemistry to be explored between Morgana and Merlin first that might set-up some life/destiny choices over a couple more seasons.
I've been feeling I'd like to see Uther gone but without him being there to be the complete spanner, where will the plot device come from? I would like to see this happen. Big thumbs up to the creators, cast & crew for a fantastically delightful series that really redefines a genre.
|The economics of the show would benefit enormously from a big US following. It would increase the chances of a 4th and 5th series massively.|