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So I feel now would be as good a time as any to talk about MERLIIIIN since this trailer came out and it has EXCITING STUFF YOU GUYYYYYS! I actually finished watching this a couple of weeks ago while I was in Sri Lanka but I've neglected talking about it because, well, I wasn't that excited about it? I mean, in terms of cracky-pretty-magical things I think Legend of the Seeker is far superior because a) Richard being shirtless, b) Kahlan's hair and c) Richard and Kahlan's longing looks of angst and their occasional makeout sessions usually when they are possessed. Merlin is enjoyable but it's also really boring at times - for me, at least. BUT OK, THERE ARE THINGS TO LOVE. LOTS OF THINGS TO LOVE!



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HOW ADORABLE IS HIS FACE? It's so wonderfully expressive, especially when he get's over excited and he breaks into the biggest grins that pretty much split his face apart. SERIOUSLY COLIN I-DON'T-KNOW-ANYONE'S-SURNAMES FACE IS A REASON TO WATCH THIS, I THINK. He is like a little child I want to squish and prod and poke and cuddddle!

I really like the Arthur/Merlin relationship too, in all it's cracky, not-so-subtle glory, albeit not as much as everyone else. It took me a while to see what the big deal was I guess but no, I like now. Not in a slashy way though, SORRY YOU GUYS. I mean, the subtext is fun to read into but I'm not superinvested.

I LOVE ARTHUR HIMSELF THOUGH. FAVOURITE FOREVER. I mean, he is your a-type cocky brat with daddy issues who has a heart of gold and will do anything for his manslave BUT I LOVE CLICHES YOU GUYS. Also Bradley whatshisname is so endearing. I once saw this comparison with him and Simba from The Lion King (at least when he was young) AND YES, THAT IS EXACTLY THE CHARACTER I WOULD USE TO DESCRIBE HIM. SO SO SO SO SPOT ON.

MORGANA!!! I love how fiercely loyal she is. I love the twisted, somewhat bordering on contreversial relationship she has with Uther (though REALLY GILES IS A BIT OF A DOUCHEBAG ON THIS SHOW, NO?) I love that she will do anything for Gwen and also her loooove for Arthur! I don't really ship the two of them mostly because I would kind of love to see what happens if they went down the route where Morgana becomes an evil bitch who wants to destroy everything. I mean, I love all the references to their history and how severely protective she is over him BUT I'M SORRY, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE ARTHUR/GWEN-NESS FOR ME. I know boxedhearts is probably the only person who agrees with me but I LOVE THEM AND I WANT TO DRAW PINK COLOURED HEARTS ALL OVER THEIR PRETTY FACES.


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For some reason loving Gwen is really uncool even though she is pretty much the sweetest character on the show and is made of spun sugar and other gooey things. I love the way she stands up to him here but then retracts really quickly. BUT YOU GUYS, MY FAVOURITE THING IS THE WAY HE SAYS HER NAME. NOT "GWEN", NOT "GUINEVERE" BUT "GUIN-A-VERE". OH GOSH, MY HEART. PLEASE LET THEM GET MARRIED SO HE CAN BE THE ONLY ONE WHO CALLS HER THAT FOREVER AND EVER. ALSO, HIS FACE. WHEN HE LOOKS AT HER.



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ARTHUR FEELS GWEN'S PAIN. HE HURTS WHEN SHE HURTS.


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THIS SCENE IS PRETTY. AND SAPPY AND GLORIOUS BUT THERE IS ALSO THIS WONDERFUL KIND OF STILLNESS TO IT. THERE IS THIS SENSE OF CALM DURING THEIR SCENES TOGETHER, I FEEL. THEY HAVEN'T HAD MANY SCENES TOGETHER, FYI.



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OK, HE DOES THE THING WHERE HE SAYS HER NAME IN THAT WAY AGAIN. AND OHHH, ALL THE FACES HE MAKES IN THIS SCENE (ESPECIALLY THE LAST CAP!)? FAVOURITE PART OF THE SHOW SO FAR. OH, GUINEVERE, YOU CONFUSE ARTHUR SO. YOU CONJURE IN HIM ALL THESE FEELINGS THAT HE WISH HE DID NOT HAVE BUT HE CANNOT HELP BUT BE ATTRACTED TO THE GOODNESS AND RADIANCE EMANATING FROM YOU.

The only reason why I was slightly hesitant about all of this is Gwen/Lancelot. While they made his character so endearing on the show in the past season, I DO NOT WANT. REALLY. THE TRIANGLE FROM YORE IS WORSE THAN JACK/KATE/SAWYER AND I COULD NOT STAND IT IF ARTHUR ENDED UP GETTING HURT. So you know, I would really appreciate it if the show never ever went there. I don't keep up with spoilers and things so I don't know but YEAH, REALLY. BUT FOR NOW WE CAN FOCUS ON HOW PRETTY THIS IIIIIIIIIS:

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I DID NOT KNOW I WAS THIS INVESTED IN THEM BUT APPARENTLY I REALLY, REALLY AM. LOOK AT THEIR PAINED FACES AND THE LIIIIIIGHT AND DID I MENTION THEIR FACES AND ALSO THE FACT THAT MERLIN AND ARTHUR ARE GOING TO ~DISCUSS~ THIS ALL. I know they are on fandom's hitlist but SERIOUSLY, I LOVE ALL THE THINGS THEY CHOOSE TO BE.


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The X-Factor started and Cheryl Cole is still as endearing and excitable as ever. In the last episode, she ~*~reconciled two teenage lovers~*~ and then proceeded to look as though she was about to faint from excitement. I WANT TO LIVE IN HER DIMPLES.
Tags: oh holy crap, people: cheryl cole, tv: merlin
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