Haven't heard of it? Well, you need to.
Ah, just kidding. I didn't even know it existed until the seventh episode of the first season, "The Gates of Avalon." So don't feel too bad for missing it. Hehe.
I know this isn't really a Merlin picture, but he just looked so cute in this one. I couldn't resist!
Obviously, Colin plays Merlin, the protagonist of the show - but this is Merlin as you've never seen him before. This time around, he's young and intriguing. Of course, it certainly helps that Colin's got the whole Euro charm down pat. Par exemple, he's actually a pretty good actor. He's been in a number of Young Vic adaptations, and he also played Jethro Cane on Doctor Who. And he's Irish! What more could you want?
Case in point:
Note: Merlin is a British TV show, a unique Arthurian adaptation produced by The Four J's - Johnny Capps, Julian Jones, Jake Michie, and Julian Murphy. The series first aired on the UK's BBC channel in September of 2008, and has been going strong ever since. A year later, NBC picked up the show as well, and "the peacock network" reaped the benefits of modern Camelot for two seasons, until the British drama's abrupt cancellation following the season two finale. Thankfully, Syfy decided to pick up where their overloaded fellow had left off, and Merlin was awarded Friday's ten o'clock time slot (ET). Even now, as the third season approaches in the UK, the young sorcerer continues to gain popularity. Morgan's magical adventures are broadcasted globally, from New Brunswick to Malaysia.
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You can watch the first episodes for free at IMDb /Fancast, or you can buy the whole first season at Amazon and see them whenever you want.
Also, check out Merlin's official website for pictures, games, series updates, trivia, exclusive interviews, and more!
Merlie Newbies: If you want to see how it was in the very beginning, go to the NBC's old site to see info on the creation of the show, episode guides, repcaps, photo galleries, and so on.
Updated --- 2.28.2011