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04 June 2013 @ 09:06 pm
Hello my friends who watch Merlin. I have a question for you. It turns out my public library has Merlin on DVD so I checked it out. But before I watch it, can you tell me if it's really violent?

I have a very low tolerance for violence - like almost none at all. I don't mind the violence on H50, for instance. But there are certain shows I can't imagine watching because of the gore factor.

On a scale of 1 to 10, with H50 being about a 2 or 3, and (from what I heard) Game of Thrones being a 10+, how violent/gory is Merlin? I mean, do you see people's heads being chopped off?

Thanks in advance!
From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on June 5th, 2013 01:19 am (UTC)
Merlin is very much a family show. Yes, people get thrown about (mostly because of the magic), but nothing too bloody. It's probably a step below H50 as far as violence is concerned. Fair warning, though, it gets extremely angsty toward the end of the series run. The show will rip your heart out. It does have a lot of funny moments, though. :-)

Just my two cents. :-)

Hope others chime in so that you have a well-rounded picture. My view of what constitutes "violence" is a bit skewed (I must admit), but I do agree with where you put GoT. That show is quite violent.

Oh, there is a beheading but they don't show it.
Are 6 dogs too many?tkeylasunset on June 5th, 2013 01:56 am (UTC)
Thanks BB!! I only have the first half of season 1. I'll let you know after I've watched the first DVD.

Rips your heart out, huh? Good to know. And as long as the beheading is off camera, I'm pretty much okay with it.

Umai Hoshifairyniamh on June 5th, 2013 02:19 am (UTC)
Out of 1-10, I give it a soft 4. It's no where near as violent as the original King Arthur stories nor as violent as Buffy (Which I love.)

I think you're safe with it. Just consider it a Merlin Lite.
From a little spark may burst a mighty flamedante_s_hell on June 5th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
Lol! I swear we're cyber twins. I was going to make the same comment with Buffy as an example. Awesome! You so make my day just by being you!
Umai Hoshifairyniamh on June 5th, 2013 04:21 am (UTC)
:) LOL, Ditto. *hugs* I'm always happier knowing you are around. :)
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on June 5th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
Good to know! "Merlin Lite" I like that.

I'll let you know what I thought once I watch!!

bookaddict43: merlinbookaddict43 on June 5th, 2013 05:24 am (UTC)
I think it's definitely below H50 in violence and no where near GOT! There's some lovely humour and I do like the twist on the legend.
Are 6 dogs too many?: black widow busytkeylasunset on June 5th, 2013 10:52 pm (UTC)
Good! I'm going to give it a spin and see where that takes me.

Thanks, BB!