I’ve spent the last few days of my holiday (it’s been only two days so far to be honest) immersed in a TV show full of magic, mystery, drama, adventures and of course we cannot forget: love. ‘Merlin’ is a British fantasy-adventure TV series that follows the early years of Merlin before Arthur Pendragon became King of Camelot. I first saw it on TV while I was living in Melbourne (God that feels ages ago!) but I never got the chance to watch it fully as I’d miss out on a few episodes and had no time to catch up from where I left off. So when I bought DVDs to watch for my little ‘home alone staycation’ and saw the series on the shelf I thought it’d be a good time to finally watch it.
I haven’t left my TV/Computer screen since Friday morning watching the show and I’ve now gone on to Season 3 already! I was hooked from the very first episode and I’m still loving every minute of it. It is different to other Merlin series in the fact that it uses modern language (a lot) and has a more ‘modern’ feel to it but I like it just the same :) While it has a lot of drama, action/adventures, it also has humor which I don’t remember finding as much in other versions and I think that gives it a nice balancing touch!
There’s something about this part of ‘history’ that always intrigues me. I don’t know if it’s because there are so many counts of magic and mystery that are involved in these ‘legends’ but I can say it’s definitely one of the things that pulls me in! To know that there are so many possibilities of these crazy, yet amazing, things that can happen during this period has my imagination soaring! I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in such a time (if it really existed).
I remember when I was in middle/high school I’d go to the library and look at the fantasy section to find books full of adventures and dragons, sorcerers, knights and kingdoms, and being so sucked into them that I would read everywhere I’d go just to finish the book and get to the next one! It’s unfortunate that I no longer remember the names of these books, but I do remember what the covers look like (oh, me and names… but that’s for another post) and I definitely remember how much I enjoyed them! Actually, I think one of the series’ that I read and loved so much was ‘The Enchanted Forest Chronicles’:
Watching this show has made me want to read these kinds of books once again. I know that in essence many people think you don’t “get much” out of reading them, but after a hard day’s work it’s nice to let the imagination roam free – and we could all do with a little more use of our imaginations these days! I’m particularly excited to start reading ‘The Pendragon Cycle’ which is about the legendary Arthurian Britain. Now all I have to do is find an online bookstore/seller that ships to Cambodia; which is a near impossible task by itself!
If anyone likes these kinds of stories/movies, I recommend you check out Merlin (you can find the series online if it’s not showing on any channels wherever you are). I’m going to go back to watching it! Hope everyone has a great Saturday/weekend :)