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Merlin: Win the Complete First Season on DVD!

MerlinIn a similar vein to what Smallville has done for the Superman mythos, Merlin updates the legend of the sorcerer from Arthurian legend for a new audience. The TV show follows a young Merlin as he secretly watches over the court of King Uther and a young Arthur. The series stars Colin Morgan as Merlin, Bradley James as Prince Arthur, Anthony Head as King Uther, Katie McGrath as Morgana, Angel Coulby as Gwen, Richard Wilson as Gaius, and John Hurt as the voice of the Great Dragon.

Last summer, Merlin ran on NBC. The series wasn’t a big success for the peacock network but, thankfully for the show’s fans, it’s successful enough in England for the BBC to keep making the show. NBC cancelled the show in the US but it moved over to Syfy for season two. BBC One has already ordered a third round.

Merlin: The Complete First Season has just been released on DVD and the set includes all of the episodes as well as featurettes, video diaries, photos, and wallpapers on five discs. You can purchase it for just $34.99 or, you can try to win a copy!

To enter, you need to merely post a comment below and tell us the name of your favorite character or actor from the show. Be sure to leave your email address so that we can contact you with the good news if you win.

FacebookIf you’d like an additional chance to win, leave a comment on our Facebook page under the wall post about the contest. If you don’t have a Facebook account, you can email us for another way to enter.

Guidelines: This giveaway is open to participants with a United States mailing address only (international readers can enter if they have a friend in the States who can accept their prizes by mail.) Many may enter but one person will win. You must be 18 and older to enter and no purchase is necessary. Contest ends April 30, 2010.

UPDATE: Congratulations to “Toby O’B.” For everyone else, thanks for entering and stay tuned. We’ll be have several more giveaways soon!


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Casey April 28, 2010 at 11:18 am



Deb April 28, 2010 at 10:59 am

Love Bradley James as Prince Arthur! In all the books I’ve read Arthur had great love for the people of Camelot and I think Bradley brings that across very well as Prince Arthur. Was thrilled to death that it was picked up by SyFy!


John April 27, 2010 at 11:31 pm

I like all of the characters. But if I had to choose one, it would be Merlin.


Sara April 27, 2010 at 9:58 pm

My favorite is Merlin, because he is always just trying to do the right thing and please everyone around him, and save their lives, even though he gets awful things happening to him constantly. He perserveres, and I think it is inspiring the way he doesn’t give up on his ideals even when they become incredibly complex.He always shows mercy and gives people a chance, even if its possible that they may do evil things.

I really want this show to get a third season, because I would like to see some good things happen to Merlin, instead of just all the other people around him. He at least needs a little romance (one that doesn’t end in tragic death).


Allen April 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Romance negativity affects Merlin’s powers. Read the legends. The old gods are jealous.


Amber April 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm

My favorite actor is Colin Morgan as Merlin. He’s so freaking adorable it’s ridiculous. I also like his character because he is in the worst possible situation. He constantly has to hide who he truly is so that he doesn’t get killed by Uther, but at the same time, you can tell that he’s upset about having to lie to his friends about it. I think Merlin represents everyone in a way. We all have that one secret we wish we could share with everyone but know that sometimes it’s not that simple.

I was also pleasantly surprised to see Anthony Stewart Head as Uther Pendragon; I absolutely loved him as Giles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s really refreshing to see him play a mean character for once!


Stephanie Ruth April 27, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Merlin, because I bet alot of us see a little of ourselves in him. He’s knows he’s destined for greatness but has to hide his trueself but one day everyone shall know what a powerful warlock he is. And I know I feel like I’m destined for something bigger.


Quentin April 27, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I like the dragon. He’s always right, but no one ever listens.


Catesha April 27, 2010 at 4:02 pm

My name is Catesha Pitts and my favorite character is Prince Arthur.


IDA April 27, 2010 at 3:46 pm

My favorite is Colin Morgan as Merlin. He really is adorable … better than Harry Potter. The story plot is confusing to those of us who has read the original story that Gwen here is ONLY a lady’s maid, ad that Lancelot is a Merc. However, it really is an entertaining show and I hope that there will be more than just 2 episodes. I am now addicted to this show that I am even watching the other episodes on reruns and still enjoy it. It shows us another side of the story and its fantasies.


Paula April 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

My favorite is Colin Morgan as Merlin. I remembered him from new Who and was pleasantly surprised by him here. He carries the legend and the show well. Who knew Merlin was so funny and adorable. There is so much more to history’s greatest wizard and Colin Morgan is wonderful.


Tamir April 27, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Uther and Morgana. The actors breathe life into characters that are written to be hated and end up more interesting than the “heroes”.


tadd April 27, 2010 at 11:00 am

I am very fond of Bradley James as Arthur.


Kenny April 27, 2010 at 8:16 am

Gaius is the awesome “sage” on the show played by the remarkable Richard Wilson who also appears in other BBC shows like Demons.


Vincent Wright April 27, 2010 at 7:42 am



Marie April 27, 2010 at 7:10 am

I have been a HUGE fan of Anthony Head’s since the Buffy days, but my favorite Merlin character is Richard Wilson’s Gaius. He reminds me (in a good way) of the character Wilfred Hyde White used to play on the 80s version of Buck Rodgers – the stalwart, flawed, but faithful heart of Camelot.


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