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The Magic of “Merlin” was not quite magical

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Colin Morgan as "Merlin" - Image courtesy of NBC.com

Yesterday, June 21, 2009, was the series premiere of “Merlin” on NBC and I have to say…I wasn’t quite impressed. The trailers and clips made the show seem “magical” so I was a bit underwhelmed after watching the premiere. Coupled with the premiere of “Merlin” was the promise of showing an exclusive clip of the upcoming movie, “Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince”. Unfortunately, this was not exactly a “new” clip – it was just an extended clip of a scene from the movie’s many trailers that was shown at the MTV Movie awards recently. The scene is the memory of Dumbledore’s first meeting with the young Tom Riddle for which he wants Harry to see. For those who missed the clip; it can be seen here.

**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD**
Click to Continue: “Merlin” Rundown

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Series Premiere of “Merlin” with exclusive Half-Blood Prince footage

The Cast of NBCs Merlin - Photo courtesy of NBC.com

The Cast of NBC's Merlin - Photo courtesy of NBC.com

This Sunday, June 21, 2009, “Merlin” will be premiering on NBC at 8 p.m. EST.  This rendition of “Merlin” will feature a young Merlin played by Colin Morgan as he discovers his destiny is intertwined with the future King of Camelot, Prince Arthur (Bradley James).  Other cast members include: Anthony Head (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) as King Uther, Richard Wilson as Gaius, Katie McGrath as Morgana, and Angel Coulby as Gwen.  Tied into the premiere will be an exclusive look of the upcoming film release of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”. (Yay! :)) I think both the “Merlin” series premiere and the new Harry Potter footage is definitely worth checking out. Check your local listings on TVGuide.com to see when the series premiere of “Merlin” is playing in your area.

**UPDATE**
Missed the Harry Potter clip? See it here with my review of the series premiere of “Merlin”.

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