Oh, Merlin!

BBC One’s season 5 premiere of Merlin was incendiary! Awesome! Amazeeeebaaaalllssssss!

From the looks of the first episode, it’s going to be a better, very interesting – maybe Merlin finally confesses to Arthur? – season. It’s darker, sexier and we get more of the Arthurian legends and mythology.  You can easily see that the characters are more grown up and there’s a slight change in the relationship between Merlin and Arthur, too.

Merlin’s no longer a mere servant who walks by Arthur’s horse, he’s a trusted friend. The way these two tease and mock each other is hilarious.

I noticed better special effects as well.

Morgana is to be feared, as always – she’s such a nasty, delicious, great villain, and Gwen looked positively gorgeous in that velvety red gown. So glad we’ll get to see more of her, what with being a queen now.  And Mordred! Ohh, isn’t he a creepy one? Lovely!

If it were possible, I’d watch all the episodes right now. Now, now, now.