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Merlin, season three. I never saw it only television because I rarely watch television anymore. It's out on DVD, and I have said  before that the writers of Merlin are lazy and can't do crap when it comes to character development and whatnot. The only thing I've seen of season three is the clips that get put up on Youtube.

Is this season any better? I mean, Arthur is the same pompous ass we met in the first season, not counting the moments of heroicism that get put into some of the episodes at random moments just so we don't forget who the fuck he is. Merlin's magic has not been made known to Arthur--yeah, I read the spoilers--and now I'm wondering if I should even bother with this show.

Other family shows have character development, but this one just seems stagnant. Like the writers don't even care. It's like they learn absolutely nothing. We're dealing with what could be a part of our history! Despite the fact that we don't know whether Arthur or Merlin actually existed back in the time (I think their names were Myriddin Emrys and Artor Pendragon before we got out of Middle English and into Slang English and decided to change their names to keep up with the times or something)--yeah, despite that, you need to treat the characters with respect. If you make a show about the life of Jesus, hell yeah you're going to show respect to it. So why not Merlin and Arthur? They are an important part of English history--don't forget that Australians descended from English prisoners, mate.  No wonder where my birth mother got it from.

So, Merlin; to watch or not to watch?€
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The writers of Merlin are fucking lazy! This show is turning into a train-wreck from hell. I mean *SPOILER* Gwen gets moved up - promoted into a character that gets everything they want, but shows how she'll do nothing but kiss Arthur to get it - but Merlin stays a mere servant! What the fuck?! This show is called MERLIN not "Arthur and Gwen's love story"! In the legend Arthur knows about Merlin's magic, and doesn't he get promoted to the King's Advisor or something? 

How can you do this to a character that the show is based upon? There is nothing fresh about this show; the only reason I watch it now is to get the Colin/Bradley chemistry that looks so slashy on screen when they're in character. If, by the fifth season - depending if they have a fifth season - Merlin doesn't show Arthur his magic and get promoted somehow, I can officially say that this show had a lot of potential, but the writers got lazy and fucked everything up.

You know what, you know what? I am going  to write a series based on Merlin, keeping the little idea that they're the same age. I am going to write it how I think it should have been done - and then I'm going to publish the damn thing and show the shows lazy writers how the fuck it is done. There's a reason why they call it "plot development" and "character development" and "get your head out of your lazy ass-ment".

I'm so close to screaming right now, because I used to love this show so much!

(I'm still adamantly saying that King Arthur and Merlin got it on when nobody else was looking - just because Gwen didn't have the pleasure stick that King Arthur needed so badly).

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