I may criticize the writers & creators of BBC Merlin all the time, but I still adore the characters and the world they gave us.
Ironically, the fact that I’m still angry and bitter about it is a testament to how powerful and lasting their writing could be at its best. If they hadn’t done something stunningly well, there’s no way I would still care so much about the series at this point. If it was just bad, I would have moved on not long after the credits rolled.
But I’m still here, years after I saw the finale. I fell in love with this cheesy, wonderful show about magic and adventure because of those glimmering moments of greatness that made me realize it could have been so much more.