Merlin: Season 5 Reviews

October 29, 2019
Colin Morgan and Bradley James have always had incredible chemistry and it's all cashed in here. Their scenes are heartbreaking and beautifully portrayed. There was more bromance in this one episode that in Sherlock and Supernatural put together.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
October 29, 2019
It's always been classy fare, but if anything Merlin is even more confident now. Still expansively filmed and able to entice great names, there's now more beef to the battles and punch to the humour.
October 29, 2019
The Merlin finale had all of the ingredients of a great ending: an epic battle, a leader making the ultimate sacrifice for his people and the triumph of good over evil.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 18, 2018
[There are] all things that make for an unsettling 43 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
October 17, 2018
It's all quite good fun, even if you're not exactly the target audience.
October 17, 2018
The biggest joy of Merlin came from watching it improve year on year.
October 17, 2018
The fifth series has... seen a new dynamic and a subsequent kick up the armoury.
October 17, 2018
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 17, 2018
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
October 6, 2012
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5