general tagline: In a land of Myth and a time of Magick the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy, his name, Merlin.
A flawed but decent fantasy show, I'll do a synchromystic write-up of a new and much better fantasy show in the near future. Merlin is a commoner boy, with natural born Magickal powers, that gets sent to Camelot to work with a Scientist/Secret Magician named Gaia, I mean Gaius. For his own safety by his mother as the villagers were beginning to suspect him a little. Though kinda ambiguous, as magick is forbidden throughout the land by order of the king, at least Gaius can protect and guide him.
Merlin: Hello? Gaius? (He spots Gaius standing and clears his throat. Gaius is startled and falls.)
Gaius: Whoa! (Merlin uses magic to move a bed. Gaius falls on the bed. He stands up and looks at Merlin.)
Gaius: What did you just do?
Gaius: Tell me.
Merlin: I ... I ... I have no idea what just happened.
Gaius: If anyone has seen that ...
Merlin: Oh no, that was .. that was nothing to do with me, that was.
Gaius: I know what it was. I just want to know where you learned how to do it.
Merlin: No I..
Gaius: So how is it that you know magic.
Merlin: I don't. Blablabla... I was born this way.
When he first arrives in Camelot - btw is Came-a-lot code for the twisted orgies that supposedly go down at castles or what? ;p I'm sorry - in the first episode: the Dragon's Call, the tone is set immediately:
The Great Dragon: How small you are, for such a great destiny.
Merlin: Why? What do you mean? What destiny?
The Great Dragon: Your gift, Merlin, was given to you for a reason.
Merlin: So there is a reason!
The Great Dragon: Arthur is the once and future king who will unite the land of Albion...
The Great Dragon: But he faces many threats from friend and foe alike.
Merlin: I don't see what this has to do with me.
The Great Dragon: Everything! Without you, Arthur will never succeed. Without you, there will be no Albion!
Merlin: No! No, you've got this wrong!
The Great Dragon: There is no right or wrong. Only what is and what isn't.
Merlin: But I'm serious! If anyone wants to go and kill him, they can go ahead. In fact, I'll give them a hand.
Merlin: Um... well...
Uther: Don't be so modest. You shall be rewarded.
Merlin: No, honestly, you don't have to, Your Highness.
Uther: No, absolutely. This merits something quite special.
Uther: You shall be awarded a position in the Royal Household. You shall be Prince Arthur's manservant!
Yay :p Let's play with some etymology:
Merlin: Sea (of consciousness). Arthur: Bear, Ra Thor. Uther Pendragon: Pendragon means Dragon's head. Morgana: Fata Morgana. Gaius: Gaia, (secret) magician and doctor, scientist:
"Magicians and scientists are, on the face of it, poles apart. Certainly, a group of people who often dress strangely, live in a world of their own, speak a specialized language and frequently make statements that appear to be in flagrant breach of common sense have nothing in common with a group of people who often dress strangely, speak a specialized language, live in ... er ..."