Despite my addictive personality and love for all things fantasy and geek, I still find myself getting drowned in my daily tasks and chores. I find myself lagging at times when it comes to books and TV shows. Take Merlin, for example. Youâ€™ve probably heard about the BBC series about the greatest magician of all time. (It seems like everyone has heard about it and has been following it except for me.)
I just started watching it this afternoon, and I havenâ€™t stopped since then! Anyone who has the slightest interest in the legend of King Arthur will certainly be held captive by this TV series. Admittedly, the plot of the â€œmodernâ€ series has some inconsistencies with the legend that some of us are familiar with. Indeed, I second guessed myself a couple of times, as I hadnâ€™t read the legend â€“ at least the version I read from childhood to my teenage years â€“ in a while.
Guinevere, for example â€“ I donâ€™t remember her being a handmaiden to Morgana, a ward of King Uther Pendragon. Then thereâ€™s the Lady of the Lake â€“ the subject of Tennysonâ€™s poem. How about the creation of Excalibur? There are probably a lot more that I havenâ€™t spotted â€“ I am no expert, really; but I have to say that the series is quite mesmerizing.
For sure, purists would be hating on me by now. Again, I have to admit that I am far from being a purist, and I can only say that this series is worth watching. Forget the inconsistencies. Enjoy yourself for a while, as I am right now.