BBC (ended 2012)
there are so many good and bad decisions Merlin made/didn't made
Best: preventing Arthur from killing his father
Worst: keeping Arthur oblivious about virtually anything (Lancelot, Uther's dead because of the necklace, Morgana being the traitor, etc..)
Best: refusing power from Cornelius Sigan - he refuses power from Nimueh, too, but he was distraught that Gaius died, so of course he'd have nothing to do with her. In 2x01, it's the first time he's genuinely tempted, and I think it's here that he permanently solidifies his loyalty to Arthur.
Worst: I agree with Ester there.
Best: 3x11 when he stops Gilli from using magic to kill Uther. It really shows how far Merlin has come that he understands his position, his role and his magic.
Worst: In 2x03 when he has the opportunity to tell Morgana he has magic and to help her feel less alone and he doesn't take it.
With the release of the Series 3 and 4 soundtracks on iTunes (finally!), I thought it would be a good idea to discuss what we consider the Best/Worst Musical Moments/Themes of the show.
|For those who have the soundtracks, my favourites are: |
Sountrack series 1:
1 Merlin's arrival at Camelot 9 Merlin lost
18 The call of destiny 17 The witch's aria
Soundtrack series 2:
15 Farewell to Gwen
-'Merlin's arrival at Camelot' covers the credits and the scenes where Merlin arrives at Camelot
-'Merlin lost' can be heard in the scene where Gaius heals Merlin's wounds and is some other scenes like when Gaius gives him the book of magic.
-'The call of destiny' is a build to the credits and the credits.
-The witch's aria is the song Lady Helen sings.
-'Farewell to Gwen' is the end of 2x02.
-'Finale' includes the kiss in 2x02 but the clip is longer.
It's really hard to decide but I absolutely love the violins in the last two. They get intense in 'Farewell to Gwen' and they cry in a really moving way in 'Finale'. If I had to choose I'd maybe go with 'Finale'. Despite Lancelot has never been my favourite episode, I rewatched the scene where he says his farewell to Uther and Arthur over and over because of the clip that goes with it, basically the 'Farewell to Gwen' one
Clumsy Princess Elena's expressions were priceless. GMK really rocked it!
Baddie Agravaine when adressing Gwen in private made my skin crawl but Morgana's recurring smirk is the worst for me.
Oh, yes, Uther in 3x03 is PRICELESS! And the tears. So pretty, I agree.
When I came up with this topic, I was specifically thinking of Bradley's "you've GOT to be kidding me" look in 5x01 when Merlin begins to juggle. I've ALWAYS loved that face. That and Colin's smile, but that's a different story.
Worst... I'm with AC. Katrina was definitely over-the-top.
Best: Definitely Uther in 3x03 with the baldness, and also Merlin's subsequent reaction. I like it anytime Colin seems to have to control his laughter.
Worst: I'm not a big fan of Vivian in 2x10. In general, I'm not a huge Georgia Moffett fan, but I really didn't like her there. Especially like in the food eating scene. It just seemed overdone to me.
Topic for this coming week will be: Best/Worst Gwaine Moment