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as Prince Arthur
as King Uther
as The Dragon
as Mary Collins/Lady Helen
as Sidhe Elder
as Sir Cador
The middling show plays too much like The O.C. with swords, crowns, and a cheesy CGI dragon.
Merlin demonstrates less skill at character building than the syndicated Legend of the Seeker.
There's an affability about Merlin, a Xena-like breeziness that's not so much campy (nostalgia laced with contempt) as insouciant.
Even with its quirky charm, though, the show's formula begins to wear thin.
We see the royal audience comatose and covered in cobwebs and can't help identifying with them; comatose and cobwebby is pretty much how a viewer is likely to feel after surviving only the first 30 or 40 minutes.
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