I don't know what the rest of you guys think of it, but I AM LOVING the changes they've made to this iconic myth. With most movies/tv or books (and yes, even Merlin, as much as I love it) I'm usually just waiting around to see how the next part unfolds in a story I know many permutations of and/or anticipating how it could be done for the format.
This version blows me away. I adore how
Re-imagined. Like how Merlin spins the events that led to him bringing Excalibur to Arthur. No joke, my favorite part so far (even if he's not the most talented Fiennes brother and the brooding darkness is WAY overdone, thank you) because it gives you an idea of how all of these stories (and maybe other mythical texts--some of you know what I mean) can be crafted into a tale more heroic or magical and later thought to be allegorical.
But you know me, and of course I see it everywhere: So, point me to the slash. Preferably Gawain/Kay because OMG YOU KNOW that Kay has to reward Gawain for learning to read! Edited to Add: I knew I wasn't the only one! *ICON*
(Also, is it me or is there a whole lot of 'cest going on lately? I mean, I'm getting that vibe from Cesare & Lucrezia on The Borgias, it was hinted at in The Tudors, RIGHT IN YOUR FACE for Pillars of the Earth and now, wow look at that! in Game of Thrones. The whole taboo nature and how rare it was to see used to be part of the appeal. Now that everyone is doing it, it's kinda lost it's kink-factor for me. *pouts*)