Right so I saw the other post like an hour ago where Zed-Sama was talking about how much Merlin meant to them and everything, and the note that said y’all would like to hear from other followers, so I am here!
I was coerced into watching Merlin by my already best friend, Maldoraan, on one of her monthly (or semi-monthly) lists where she sends me a whack-ton of shows I need to fangirl with her on, and I attempt to watch all of them, and usually fail. ANYWAY, Merlin was on one of those lists, circa…season 4? or so. I stalled on watching it until I actually saw it on TV one afternoon and got through half an episode before I fled back to my computer and found all of the episodes. I marathoned 4 seasons in a week.
That aside, Merlin has been one of the best shows, and I severely regret not getting into it sooner, especially since I came in with just enough time to cry over season 5 and have my christmas ruined by such glorious people.
Watching merlin brought me in circles with my best friend’s friend Merlinsprat/babyintrenchcoat, and now we all sit and cry about it together and it’s great horrible. The relationships between the characters are so dynamic, and everything about the show was more authentic feeling than any other Aurthurian re-telling I’d watched before. To me, there won’t ever be another cast that represents these characters. It doesn’t matter how well the show fit the legend, it matters how well the actors made their retelling of it come alive.
Because of this show, I’ve not only grown closer with my best friend and met other friends, I was turned on to a wonderful fandom and actors/actresses that I will continue to follow in their works, because they’re amazing at what they do.
Merlin was the reason I became active on Tumblr and have stuck around, and this blog (as well as many others) is/are the reason I love this fandom. You all do so much for us, and it’s wonderful! Thank you!
I was 12 months late to the Merlin party, after which I was very careful not to get into the fandom because, right up to season 5, we were getting our free-to-air eps about 12-6 months after the UK and it was hard enough avoiding spoilers without actively hunting them out.
Now that Merlin is over and I’m free to browse the fandom as I please, I came across this blog and have spent the last 2 weeks trawling through every page and realising just how much I missed out on! In some ways I regret not riding the wave with everyone else because of the events and opportunities I missed, but I also had 5 years of wonderful bonding with my now best friend watching Merlin together through Skype because we live so far away from each other.
I would like to thankyou very much for not only the dedication to the blog, but also your respectful attitude, particularly towards the actors and their private lives. I was extremely disappointed ( but not particularly surprised ) when I found out Bradley had left twitter because of obsessive fans, but I was struck by how many of your posts actively encouraged your readers to be respectful and realistic. I find this extremely refreshing amidst so many narcissistic blogs about how close they got to x, or how y wouldn’t sign something for them even though they’d spent 1000000000 hours staking out their house or something equally extreme.
I also appreciate the variety of characters and relationships featured here, I feel like I have been able to appreciate Merlin and those involved with the show on a broader scale than I would ordinarily have sought out on my own.
So, if you have read this far along, thankyou very much for all you’ve done with this blog and keep up the good work!
submitted by zed-sama
I’ve decided to revisit the show again myself, and I’d love to hear other followers’ thoughts on why Merlin has been so important for them, and how the show has affected your life. I, personally, met my best friend through Merlin, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. -mod!rose
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