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Old 03-01-2013, 16:09
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Ladies, gentlemen, knights, damsels, courtiers and sorcerers...
Starting on Saturday 5th January, at 7pm, BBC3 are showing Merlin from the very beginning. It is the intention of some of us to come together every Saturday evening (from about 9pm onwards) and watch/discuss/dissect the show, one episode at a time.
If anyone would care to join us, or even just dip in and out of the viewing experience, here's where you can sign up!
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:11
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Count me in!
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:17
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And meee Been looking forward to this all week.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:19
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And me! Although I must get my Merlin Bingo card ready . . . and the alcohol lined up
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:20
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Meeeee. Although I won't be able to post until late Saturday evening or on Sunday.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:21
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Same here.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:35
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I'll be here! So looking forward to reliving the magic
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:56
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I'll be here too.
And me! Although I must get my Merlin Bingo card ready . . . and the alcohol lined up
We're going to need quite a lot.
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Old 03-01-2013, 16:59
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And me! Although I must get my Merlin Bingo card ready . . . and the alcohol lined up
I'll be here too.
We're going to need quite a lot.
Have me made an offical bingo card yet? With the list of everything we are drinking too?
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:00
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Have me made an offical bingo card yet? With the list of everything we are drinking too?
Not yet. But I'm sure we can get it done in time. I'll see if I can sort out a drinking list tonight.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:03
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I'm in.
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Old 03-01-2013, 18:14
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Meeeee. Although I won't be able to post until late Saturday evening or on Sunday.
I'll definitely be here, but, this week, as Keren says above, I can't make the 9pm start.
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Old 03-01-2013, 19:59
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Let's see

Uther blaming magic for something
Arthur shouting at Merlin
Arthur insulting Merlin
Morgana turning away and giving an evil smirk

What else is there?
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:11
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Oh yes, definitely in
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Old 03-01-2013, 20:51
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Let's see

Uther blaming magic for something
Arthur shouting at Merlin
Arthur insulting Merlin
Morgana turning away and giving an evil smirk

What else is there?
Didn't happen in S1! We get a few other facial expressions!

And, in episode we get another means of execution, and the baddie won't be Morgana! And, in later episodes, they're be a Griffin and Nimueh, a Questing Beast and Nimueh, Nimueh and Lancelot, a Black Knight and Nimueh, and Mordred and did I mention Nimueh? She's worth the watch...
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:06
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Would have liked to have seen Morgana resurrect Nimueh, would have been different to constant Morgana
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Old 03-01-2013, 21:48
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What else is there?
A visitor to Camelot is not all they seem to be.

Actually, that's all there is. All season. And beyond.
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:16
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A visitor to Camelot is not all they seem to be.

Actually, that's all there is. All season. And beyond.
lol,.
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:25
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Bad news is I've sacrificed my social life in favour of chemistry exam revision , the good news is that I can now definitely join in straight away on saturday
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Old 03-01-2013, 22:47
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As far as drinking prompts go, how about these?

Insult watch - a drink is to be downed when any of the following insults are thrown:
Idiot
Prat
Clot pole.

Sossery watch - a drink is to be downed every time Gauis says the word 'sorcery' or 'sorcerer.

Horrible, inappropriate flirting watch - a drink is to be downed every time Arthur and Morgana flirt.

Magic watch - a drink is to be downed every time Uther decides that magic is to blame for whatever's gone wrong.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:09
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Ok, this is my list so far;

The Merlin Re-watch Drinking Game!

Take a drink every time:
*The Dragon lies to Merlin
*Someone talks about the great kingdom Merlin and Arthur will build/says Arthur will create Albion
*The guards fail at guarding
*Merlin accidentally discovers someone using magic
*Merlin asks the dragon for advice but then ignores him
*Gaius tells Merlin not to do something but Merlin does it anyway
*Gaius says "soss-ery"
*Uther says "It is/must be sorcery/magic"
*Uther says sorcerers can't be trusted/they all want to destroy the kingdom
*Uther or Arthur have a different crown to the last one they wore (double drink if it's within one episode)
*Arthur calls Merlin an idiot or incompetent/the worst servant
*Merlin calls Arthur arrogant or conceited
*Arthur throws something at or hits Merlin
*Arthur is knocked out or otherwise rendered unconcious so that Merlin can do magic
*They make camp
*There is shirtlessness

Honestly I don't think the last 6 happen that much in S1, they should probably wait for our S2 list. They definitely moved the Arthur/Merlin banter up a notch in S2 so we got a lot more name calling and throwing things then. Also as far as I can remember there were only a few shirtless scenes in the whole of S1, but I thought I'd be facing a riot if I left that off the list.

I think we'll all be looking at liver transplants with that lot, but if anyone thinks something else should be included just say.

As far as drinking prompts go, how about these?

Insult watch - a drink is to be downed when any of the following insults are thrown:
Idiot
Prat
Clot pole.

Sossery watch - a drink is to be downed every time Gauis says the word 'sorcery' or 'sorcerer.

Horrible, inappropriate flirting watch - a drink is to be downed every time Arthur and Morgana flirt.

Magic watch - a drink is to be downed every time Uther decides that magic is to blame for whatever's gone wrong.
Ooh! I like inappropriate flirting watch, I'm going to add that to my list. We could also have awkward Gwen-likes-Merlin-but-he's-oblivious moments but we might not be able to see straight.

Clot pole is definitely a S2+ insult, they never said it in S1. (I should not know that straight away. )


Morgana turning away and giving an evil smirk
That's S3. We can make a new list when we get to that.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:30
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Clot pole is definitely a S2+ insult, they never said it in S1. (I should not know that straight away. )
Why not? I did.
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:37
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I'm ashamed! I should have remembered that clot pole belongs in the Series 2 thread.

*hangs head in shame*

Natarhi, will you be in charge of putting together the definitive Series 1 list?
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Old 03-01-2013, 23:57
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Ok, this is my list so far;

The Merlin Re-watch Drinking Game!

Take a drink every time:
*The Dragon lies to Merlin
*Someone talks about the great kingdom Merlin and Arthur will build/says Arthur will create Albion
*The guards fail at guarding
*Merlin accidentally discovers someone using magic
*Merlin asks the dragon for advice but then ignores him
*Gaius tells Merlin not to do something but Merlin does it anyway
*Gaius says "soss-ery"
*Uther says "It is/must be sorcery/magic"
*Uther says sorcerers can't be trusted/they all want to destroy the kingdom
*Uther or Arthur have a different crown to the last one they wore (double drink if it's within one episode)
*Arthur calls Merlin an idiot or incompetent/the worst servant
*Merlin calls Arthur arrogant or conceited
*Arthur throws something at or hits Merlin
*Arthur is knocked out or otherwise rendered unconcious so that Merlin can do magic
*They make camp
*There is shirtlessness
Were going to be just wasted because of the BIB let alone the rest
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Old 04-01-2013, 00:25
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I'd have added, "Every time Merlin uses magic to save Arthur," "Everytime Merlin uses magic but Arthur doesn't notice," and "Every time Gaius, mislead, tells a half-truth, or lies." Those alone would have me over my limit and the episode wouldn't even be half over!
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