Merlin: Season 5 (2012)



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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

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[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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