However, as the second season unfolded, my eyes were opened to the show's potential brilliance (with its ERA leaping to 3.85 for Season Two, putting it above the first two seasons of Torchwood and Season 27 of Doctor Who - that show's relaunch year with Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston).
Season Three of Merlin is due to begin this Autumn and to mark the series' escalating popularity, collectibles manufacturer Get Retro is bringing out the first of its articulated Merlin 3.75" action figures.
The first wave includes:
- Merlin with accessories that include a book of spells, a flaming torch, and a scroll;
- Prince Arthur with a helmet, sword, and shield;
- Gaius with a candle and two potion bottles; and
- Morgana with a potion chalice.
Planned additions to the series include the dragon (how big is that going to be?) and a constructable playset.
Could these have some Dungeons & Dragons-y application?
I can see the beginnings of a new collection...