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11 September 2010 @ 11:28 pm
Merlin!  
This evening has not gone too good at all; initially I went out with my mum, dad and nana to go have an Indian (meaning I missed Merlin as it aired, just finished watching it on iPlayer) and we parked the car and went to the pub which was fine, it was crowded because there had been a home game on today and we won 2-1. We then tried one Indian but they were fully booked and to get there from the pub we walked past a car that had something wrong with it, the fumes were terrible and exhaust fumes are one of my worst asthma triggers.

So my asthma was set off, slightly, and then we had to walk back past it to go to another Indian and that really set me off. It was a fair walk to the next place, going past more cars and smokers and I had my inhalor but it just got worse, eventually we got to the place and sat down but the asthma still wasn't settling and after a long wait (it was packed) some stupid bint with perfume on sat on the table next to us and made me even worse (I have nothing against people wearing perfume, of course I don't, but I don't enjoy that some people seem to bathe in the actual stuff) and we had to change our order to a takeaway and came home.

The first attack was just under four hours ago and I still feel like utter shit; a lot of people think that asthma is just getting a tiny bit out of breath but I've had four sets (eight puffs in total) of my inhalors tonight and I'm still breathless, I'll be better soon though, going to try and go to sleep now.

Anyway, onto Merlin which is underneath the cut due to spoilers


FUCK YOU MERLIN WRITERS! Yes, we all knew from the previews that Morgana was going to be on the darker side but she isn't on the darker side, at the moment she is more of a one-dimensional uber!villain than Nimueh was in the first few episodes. I mean, really, she enjoyed killing the guard twice! Best you make it easy for us to understand she's 'evil' yeah? You might as well have tattooed 'Hate This Character' onto her forehead and made her wear a necklace of kitten heads and a coat made out of dalmation puppies!

Arthur broke my heart, he really did because I've been where he is, obviously not having to run a kingdom but my mum has mental health problems and it was dreadful to see someone I'd always thought of as strong as a rock crumble, I just wanted to reach through the tele and give him a big hug.

Oh and FUCK YOU AGAIN MERLIN WRITERS! DO WE REALLY NEED ANOTHER RESET!? We did not need another reset! Yes, I understand that there will be a few people who will start watching with this being their first episode and yes, there is still tension between Arthur and Merlin but there are ways of showing this without having Arthur rub a cloth in his face, cover him in water, mock his fighting skills, be knocked into dung and constantly fling insults. Oh and look, Arthur's topless, what a surprise, I'm shocked! Okay, I'm not complaining that he's topless but come on, he's not just a bit of meat, he's a good actor!

Cendred is so pretty in the final scene and Morgause's smile at him - she was so beautiful!

However, at last, someone discovers Merlin's amazing hiding skills. It seemed a bit like James Bond though, "ahhahahah I, the beautiful blonde shall trap you, and kill you, but I shall not just simply chop off your head, I will leave you here to slowly perish and walk away now as there is no way you can escape so I don't need to watch to make sure that you don't, ahhahahhahahah." Obviously they couldn't have killed him, they wouldn't have a show but it was just... bleh.

My thoughts on Gwen this episode: Oh, hi Gwen, still got the season two dress, I'm surprised there wasn't a wardrobe upgrade again. Ohh Gwen/Morgana, oh wait, no, no Gwen/Morgana :( Wow, Gwen hasn't got any water yet and she has no flowers oh, wait, she has some flowers now.

In total this episode was saved by ASH's acting, he was brilliant both as happy!Uther and insane!Uther and I love seeing the characters again and if I felt well then I'd probably have enjoyed it a lot more but all I can think of is this...

If someone watches this episode as their first episode and then watches season one, they'll be confused what happened to Morgana to make her teh!evils and will expect to find out in season two... they're going to be dissapointed!
 
 
 
julia (。◕‿◕。): Merlin  | evil!Merlin.paenteom on September 11th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Okay, I'm not complaining that he's topless but come on, he's not just a bit of meat, he's a good actor!

word. Thank you.

I agree about Morgana. They totally failed at subtlety and all. Even though I like evil!Morgana, I would have liked a slow change over a couple of seasons better, with the evil practically seeping into her. Right now it seems like she's a hormon-controlled teenager.

Edited at 2010-09-11 10:43 pm (UTC)
Forgotten memories: Merlin • Morgana • Burnblue_emotion on September 11th, 2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
*big hugs* re:the asthma. I sympathise completely as I have it myself. I hope the inhaler starts to kick in properly soon hun. it's rediculous how many times you have to take them sometimes. Just rest and take care of yourself m'kay?

Re: Merlin. OMG WHHHHHHHHY CAN THEY NOT WRITE MORALLY AMBIGUOUS CHRACTERS? Life isn't either black or white Merlin writers, there is some gray in there too you know *fail* I'm fine with Morgana wanting Uther dead, but they way she bitched at Gwen, and how she just killed that guard...was just, what the hell? This woman has always been about protecting the innocent, so to see her do that in cold blood felt so OOC it was rediculous.
Also the smirks, a couple of times=perfectly acceptable, every damn second=major overkill (even if Katie does look hot doing it haha)

Guess I'm officially on Team Villain now. It just worries me that all villains get killed off pretty quickly as a rule :/ They'd better not, or I think my relationship with the show would struggle to survive!
not all heroes wear capes: (ouran) tamaki cryvivitchi on September 11th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
DDD: *squishes you* I hope you feel better soon, bb! Asthma is awful; I had it mildly as a kid and still get attacks around very hairy cats. I have an inhaler jic. ^^

BUT LOLOL @ YOUR REACTION TO EVIL!MORGANA. Yeah, I totally hate her now. Like, 'ONE-DIMENSIONAL' is definitely the right word! I used to love her so much but now it's like ASDRFGDFGH WHUT. Die, bitch, trying to hurt my Merlin!

Still, she's sexy. I'll give her that. xD

I wasn't too bothered about the A/M scenes - at least we got some! But it totally needed to be more slashy. xD
audiopineapple: Merlin: Arthur/Morgana (woods)audiopineapple on September 11th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) oh the writing of Morgana pissed me off! In To Kill the King she was perfect, she loved Uther but she hated him as well, why couldn't they have her character like it was back then? It would make sense!

I'd have thought you'd have loved watching Merlin getting tied up in chains by a blonde (it just happened to be the wrong one lol!)
not all heroes wear capes: (ouran) tamaki cryvivitchi on September 12th, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
It totally would. The writers really can't get it 100% right, can they? *tuts* xD

HELL YEAH I DID. COLIN IN CHAINS? BB, MY DREAM COME TRUE. BUT HE WAS IN PAIN AND HIS PAINED FACE? MY LITTLE HEART BROKE. *sobs*

AND ARTHUR WAS NOWHERE IN THE VICINITY. HE WAS TOO BUSY BEING ALL ANGSTY ON MORGANA THAT BITCH.
sherrilina: Morgana (Merlin)sherrilina on September 12th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
Hey, Merlin tried to hurt Morgana first! ;) HE POISONED HER! JS...:p
not all heroes wear capes: (naruto) temari die plzvivitchi on September 12th, 2010 09:31 am (UTC)
Hahaha, true... BUT FOR THE GOOD OF CAMELOT! *snuggles him* I swear, if Morgana lays another finger on him, I am ONTO HER like... A NINJA. YEAH. ON MY LITTLE MERLIN FANGIRL HEART, I SWEAR IT.

xD

Also, Morganite... Morganarian... or whatever you guys call yourselves lol! I swear it's about time you and I crossed the border of rivalry into Meh, Whatever, Let's Be Friends. xD I'm rather fond of your Team, even though you guys snatches our Round 7 win, because I have the most friends there (amaranthine3 and slightlytookish, goodness knows how we became friends despite the rivalry, but we did! ;D) and I have been determined to say hello to you outside of challenges but then I missed the friending meme since I was in Latvia. I was very sad indeed.

AND NOW I SOUND LIKE A RAVING LUNATIC, UM, I HAVE NO EXCUSE FOR THIS, MAINLY BECAUSE I AM A RAVING LUNATIC AND MY JOURNAL IS BASICALLY JUST THAT. SO I UNDERSTAND IF YOU NEVER WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH ME, BB.
sherrilina: 9/Rose (Doctor Who)sherrilina on September 13th, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
Um, he didn't need to kill her though...;) JS, of all the people Morgana is targeting RN, Merlin is the only one who did something to her first, and I never quite forgave him for hurting MY bb Morgana! :p

And lol, sure we can be friends if you want, bb! :) (It's Morganites btw! ;)) I do have friends from ML outside of my Team ya know...it is funny though, how in the comm Merlin and Morgana are the greatest rivals, just like on the show...

Also just checked out your userpics, and I only just realized that the default Colin one you always use on ML was of Jethro from "Midnight"...*facepalm* (Although I only watched the epp a few weeks ago to begin with)...
not all heroes wear capes: (merlin) team merlinvivitchi on September 13th, 2010 09:57 am (UTC)
*shields Merlin from you* I think we should never discuss Merlin and Morgana with one another; I have a feeling our Team feelings may come to blows! xDDD *snuggles Merlin and won't let anyone else near him*

Hahaha, I used to think the Arthurians were our greatest rivals, but nope, it's you guys. xD

My default one on ML is now the Team Merlin one I display proudly for you, but yeah, it's Jethro! *flail* EMOBOY IS HOT, I WILL NOT DENY MY ATTRACTION TO HIM.

*adds you* Warning: my journal is insane. Did I mention that before? I may very well have. xD Also, I should probably let you know there's a poll yonder, and you need to choose between Colin and Bradley. Just saying.
sherrilina: Katie McGrathsherrilina on September 14th, 2010 01:34 am (UTC)
Lol, well save for round 4 we've come in either first or second place every round, so yeah, I'd say we're you're greatest rival! ;)

And lol yeah I heard about this dual poll from amaranthine3, I'll be stopping by soon...;)
sherrilina: Uther/Morgana (Merlin)sherrilina on September 12th, 2010 03:34 am (UTC)
Oh BB, I think I had already resigned myself to TEH EBIL Morgana (the trailers and such seemed to indicate it), so I guess I wasn't as upset as you were, although by all rights I should be....but hey, she a) got screentime, *le gasp!* and b) interacted with people, including Arthur *double le-gasp* And had some badass moments, even if they were OOC and evil...

As for how they tried to kill Merlin, I guess I was just squeeing at the *biggest gasp ever* CONTINUITY of having those same creatures still hanging out around in the woods at night--that they actually remembered them from way back in 2x03 is nothing short of a miracle for these writers...:p

I didn't think it was as much of a reset as last time, he was teasing Merlin, yeah, but he wasn't quite knocking him into dung and stuff or ready to fire him at an instant like in 2x01. IDK...I thought there were some funny banter moments. DOLLUP HEAD!

I thought it was better than all of season 2 combined myself, with the exception of "The Sins of the Father." The plot with Uther was just genius (ASH knocked it out of the park as you say), better than your average Merlin plotline, there was so much tension and excitement, Morgause was amazing, Cenred was hot...the Uther/Morgana made me die inside (I need to vid these two like whoa)....in short, I was pretty satisfied, and actually feel excited about Merlin again for the first time since...well since "Sins of the Father" I think. So a hella long time...
sherrilina: Arthur/Chicken (Merlin)sherrilina on September 13th, 2010 06:52 am (UTC)
Oh and rewatching bits of the epp after reading your post, THE FLOWERS THING IS SO TRUE! :p LMAO...they really need to find that girl something to do besides a) "arranging flowers" and b) "romancing Arthur"--there are other activities to be explored...
Lilith Rain: Peggy.lilithrain on September 17th, 2010 12:51 pm (UTC)
I was horse after watching that. i really enjoyed the first ep. Some kind soul put it up online, not on youtube, elsewhere, but I watched it tonight and OMG. But I mean if you wnat morgana to be going dark side, could you make it a little less obvious. I like her and every thing but that over cockiness of hers is making me hope the dragon stomps her. Might be just me, but yes, Bradley, great actor, topless. But It was nice too see the boys being so jovial with each other even though it was inclined ot be quite a dark episode. Though the bit that nearly made me scream was Ygain in the well. I've seen some serieously scarey arse stuff on Supernatural, but that, for me, kicks Supernatural's rump on scarey. Maybe that was just creepy Japanese horror movie for me.

I was almost crying for Uther because I'm so attatched to him, and almost for Arthur, he needed a hug bad,and my poor Merlin. Though the preview. Merlin I am so jealous, you get to do a falcor. ^_^ I'm just wondering if Gwen has her suspicions about Morgana like Melrin does?

I have to admit I'm taken with Cendred. i don't know what it is about him.