Merlin: Season 5 (2012)


Season 5

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The fifth series of "Merlin" finds King Arthur (Bradley James) reveling in the success of his kingdom. But even as he and his trusted servant Merlin (Colin Morgan) prepare for a golden age of prosperity, destruction brews behind the scenes as the sorceress Morgana (Katie McGrath) plots to plunge Camelot into darkness.

Critic Reviews for Merlin Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

[There are] all things that make for an unsettling 43 minutes.

Oct 17, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The cast, led by the superb Colin Morgan, deliver fantastic final performances, the script is admirably dark and doesn't shy away from what is a difficult ending, and the show as a whole climaxes on an emotional high.

Oct 16, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Merlin had big shoes to fill -- it was the series that ran when Doctor Who... wasn't on our screen. With series five, it filled those shoes admirably. Each episode has been an achievement in storytelling

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The show's writers have ensured that Merlin: Arthur's Bane Part 1 has thrust us back into the heart of an intriguing world of myth and magic.

Oct 6, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's all quite good fun, even if you're not exactly the target audience.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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The biggest joy of Merlin came from watching it improve year on year.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…

The fifth series has... seen a new dynamic and a subsequent kick up the armoury.

Oct 16, 2018 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Merlin: Season 5

  • Dec 31, 2018
    I can't describe how good this series was. It was more than a substitute for when Doctor Who wasn't on our screens back in the day and it was amazing to watch the entire show improve with series upon series. Spoiler Alert!: Beautiful yet sad ending though
  • Dec 21, 2018
    A epic and fantastic conclusion to this awesome show. It's getting more serious and darker and the drama is getting bigger. This is m favourite season of the bunch.
  • Oct 12, 2018
    The final season sucks destroy all the tv show.
  • Feb 08, 2016
    I was actually sad when this series ended. I'm a forever fan of Colin Morgan's now. He is a very talented actor.
  • Aug 12, 2015
    A great show for the whole family to watch. Katie Mcgrath does an amazing job at being cynical, but changing in a blink to an innocent princess. Colin Morgon is witty and plays the most important role in the show. Bradley James is attractive, and is very good at being snobby (almost too good...) Angel Coulby plays as the maid that everyone is in love with, and is great at it. I can't say anything bad about any of the actors, because they did an amazing job. Great scripts, music, camera positions, outfits... Everything is great in this show. The ending is really abrupt, but re-watching the series always helps my heartbreak. 10/10
  • Jun 02, 2015
    probably the best series ever
  • Mar 15, 2015
    Two words: Colin Morgan
  • Aug 15, 2014
    I absolutely love this TV show! It's a funny, exciting, magical adventure! It can take you to places you can't go in real life! I love watching it over and over!
  • Feb 19, 2014
    seriously that was no ending

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