Teaser: something bad-ass wants to magically infiltrate Camelot and result in ARTHUR dying!
Merlin: I am Arthur's servant and he treats me like dirt; but I still love him and I am cuter than Harry Potter even though we both battle with not liking our destinies because I am humble and have a good attitude; even though everyone thinks I'm a bit of a dolt.
|Look at how DAMNED CUTE this kid is! Seriously. Adorkable.|
Arthur: Merlin---go polish something so I can JOUST
Guinevere: I don't look like anyone's conception of Guinevere ever and that is why I am awesome. And steadfast of heart. And sorta badass. Throw me a sword.
Gaius: I am wise beyond my years and one of my eyes is funky; I will counsel the king that there is magic in our midst while simultaneously hiding the fact that my much-adored ward Merlin is a SORCERER
Uther Pendragon (looks like Rupert Giles): SORCERY? It is all bad! Let's get some magic-genocide going here. KILL EVERYONE!
Morgana: I have bad dreams wherein I predict bad things: like Arthur dying and bad CGI beasties. I am so totally on my way to becoming Morgan Le Fey
Bad CGI Beasties: WE WILL DESTROY CAMELOT! sometimes THERE WILL BE A UNICORN!
Merlin: OH NO! BAD CGI BEASTIES! ARTHUR DOOMED TO DEATH! I must sacrifice my worthless life for him; but first.... to the dragon!
Dragon: they spent all the CGI budget on me. I am cool. I prophesy things. I am voiced by John Hurt. Young Warlock, you must cryptically save Arthur while cryptically accepting this other challenge which will remain cryptic for years to come.
Merlin: I willingly accept this cryptic riddle because I am waaaaaay too nice. Look, my ears! I am cute! someone ruffle my hair and give me ice cream
Knights of Camelot: Arthur, you're a prat! we shall fight said beastie/army/sorcerer to the DEATH
*Merlin SAVES ARTHUR'S LIFE*
*Arthur assumes it is most likely a fallen branch or a bit of good-luck*
*Merlin smiles happy that Arthur is alive; is momentarily conflicted because NO ONE EVER acknowledges it; but gets over it*
RINSE and REPEAT
( this show is interchangeable with the BBC Robin Hood ---)