In reply to: re: CAMELOT - Chromolume01:53 am EDT 08/07/20
I think Pellinore is completely unwatchable and unplayable as a character, regardless of the talents of whoever is cast in the role. As for Merlin, even that role is not well written, for what little he's given to do, exiting about 15 or 20 minutes into the show and never being heard from again.
Except -- we do hear from him again when Arthur quotes him, and the quote is such a horribly misogynistic Alan Jay Lernerism that it makes us hate Merlin retroactively: "Merlin told me once, never be too concerned if you don't know what a woman is thinking, they don't to it often." I really don't expect to hear that line retained in any future productions of CAMELOT!