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Guys I'm so sad about Merlin ending I can't even sleep properly. (okay a newborn might have something to do about that too)

I've never had a series end on me while I've still been active in the fandom. At first I thought it was going to be great, because we were going to get closure etc but it's looking less and less likely and I am *so* upset. This is not what I signed up for.

Spoilers aside, just speculating from what we've seen so far, it really doesn't seem like we're going to see Merlin's destiny realised, you know, him helping Arthur to unite Albion and bring prosperity and peace for ages.

And I can't believe that. Like, all the other things I want, like for Arthur to recognise Merlin's deeds etc, they all fall by the wayside when I think that Merlin is not going to win.

Merlin is a family show. It's not Game of Thrones. How can Merlin not fulfill his destiny? His destiny is in the opening credits, it's in the opening monologue of the pilot, it's the whole reason why merlin does anything and they are going to have the hero fail?

I've never ever watched a show where the hero failed. Let alone a family show!

How can the show end without Arthur allowing magic back into camelot and merlin not being court sorcerer? I actually cannot wrap my head around it. Everything was pointing towards it until this season started.

How can a show called Merlin go for five seasons and have the main character not go through any physical or personal growth or change? Have him in the same place he started? Even sitcoms don't do that.

I'm almost beyond upset and getting into angry territory.

How can he go for five seasons without any recognition? Superheroes get recognition through their alter egos. Merlin gets nothing.

I'm actually going to cry now.

Date: 2012-12-20 11:48 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ms-hecubus.livejournal.com
Man, that would suck! Although I thought they'd never kill off Uther and they did that.

Date: 2012-12-21 02:13 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] missdewey.livejournal.com
I wish so much that I didn't care.

Date: 2012-12-21 06:44 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] oohasparklie.livejournal.com
I never got into Merlin, but I know how you feel about a series ending before it should. I'm still super bitter over Carnivale and Rubicon and Firefly.

Date: 2012-12-21 08:05 am (UTC)From: [identity profile] wickedcherub.livejournal.com
The thing is, Merlin didn't get cancelled. It's just finishing, the way that UK shows do, and the writers were always like 'we had a 5 year plan' WELL THEIR FIVE YEAR PLAN SUCKED. THIS SEASON HAS BEEN THE WORST WASTE OF TIME.

Date: 2012-12-21 10:58 pm (UTC)From: [identity profile] ephant.livejournal.com
As you know I haven't really watched much Merlin. But I was super super surprised to find out that the season I was watching on tv was the fifth and final season because... The Arthur/Merlin dynamic feels so unevolved. Feels like a season 2 dynamic rather than a season 5 one :(


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