There’s a new take on the Arthurian legend over on the BBC now. Merlin‘s second episode just aired last night in the UK. I’m hearing mixed reviews from friends over there. Wish I could see some of the video on the website. I get a “content unavailable… only available to play in the UK only”. WHAT? Do our U.S. broadcasters do that to folks across the ocean? How rude!
No matter the reviews, this will be a series I’ll have to watch (if it makes it to U.S. television) or rent via Netflix. I’ve been a huge fan of the Arthur stories, oh probably ever since I saw Disney’s Sword in the Stone when I was a kid. (Yes, I saw the original in the theater. I’m as old as dirt, as they say.) I read T.H. White’s “Once and Future King”, have seen Camelot too many times to count, and other films such as Excalibur, First Knight, the Mists of Avalon, King Arthur, and the Last Legion, to name a few. I remember reading “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court” by Twain as a kid and I really need to add a number of titles to my “to-read” list such as Stewart’s Merlin series. Can you recommend any others?