Uh... I gotta admit that although I like the legend I've never quite grown on the series. Maybe it's me growing weary of attempts to 'teenagify' everything from Sherlock to Indiana Jones.
But talking Merlin (slightly off track, sorry), anyone here watched the old mini series "Merlin" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130414/
)? I rather liked it, and despite not the coolest effects, the story is told well (just stay far far FAR away from the sequel). And if you fancy looking at some other interpretations of the Arthur legend, try get the comic "Camelot 3000", a sci.fi. trek over what would happen when Arthur is awaken somewhere far into the future (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camelot_3000
). The B/W version is stunning, and story well told.