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Dec. 7th, 2008

Only one more episode? *cries* (And can't wait after that preview...)


I was chewing my nails, I really was. Oh, Morgana.

Is it childish (or at the very least a bit immature) that what I really love about this show is that it isn't always doom and gloom and tragedy, the worst possible choices and the worst outcome, but without being too saccharine or overly moralistic in the way American family-orientated tv shows tend to be, actually has people learn and understand and change for the better? Finding a chance at reconciliation? But after suffering through the frustration of watching Smallville for five seasons with Lex going to hell no matter how hard he tried, after JW and his penchant for torturing his characters, Angel, with everyone going to hell in an even more literal sense, or even Torchwood's often quite unrelenting existentialism it's such a nice change to have a show that's filled with really nice moral dilemmas, a dash of darkness, but still has you happy, instead of depressed at the end of the episode.

And I knew the dragon had an agenda of its own!


Must be off now, lots of Weihnachtskekse to be made...

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fpb
Dec. 7th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
If it was for no other reason (eg Tony Head's terrific performance as Uther), it would be nice to have MERLIN just for the sake of you writing cheerful posts for a change. By the way, if Austrian TV happens to show a comedy show called OUTNUMBERED, don't even think of missing it. It is the funniest thing since I don't even remember when.
solitary_summer
Dec. 7th, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
I wasn't really aware my journal has actually become that depressive (again), but having scrolled down the first page, you're right... Life's not so bad, though. Granted, the work situation isn't great, and I've been kind of stressed, what with the show and all, but generally speaking it's okay.

eg Tony Head's terrific performance as Uther

Couldn't agree more. He's really fantastic in that role.

British shows practically never make it to Austrian tv, but I'll try to download it, thanks for the tip. :)
fpb
Dec. 8th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
The interesting thing about Tony Head is that, although he is as handsome a man as any of the most legendary male leads - Cary Grant, Erroll Flynn, Paul Newman, the young John Wayne - he is not really a lead, but a character actor. He is brilliant at authority figures, where the authority figures are a bit in the background. And like all character actors, he is getting better as he gets older.
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