I'm just going to be doing the very barest bones of Merlin
reviews this year, because the X Factor
ones are risking my sanity quite enough already, thank you.
Which means that for the "Arthur's Bane" two-parter the points worth noting are that three years have passed, most of the cast has only aged by one year in that time, except Mordred who's aged by about ten. Nice to see Merlin
taking its inspiration from Caryl Churchill.
It's been out of work ever since that X Files
crossover episode, but the alien version of Mr Burns gets a job here glowing in tunnels.
And it turns out that once in charge of an evil empire, Morgana decides that she wants it to be mainly about men with their shirts off. I expect to see her wearing a bracelet saying "What Would Cher Do?"SOSSERY! count
Oh I don't know, do you think this