that sbullshit im so mad
she was like probably the WORST prof i ever had and actively hated
lol i took a french fairy tales class once and for my final i wanted to write a short fairy tale in french that was really influenced by how into arthurian legends at that point and i wanted to make the main character a female knight bc that is 110% what i am into and my prof literally told me not to give her agency or even make it about her bc it had to be like a ‘classic fairy tale’ so i guess that means women have to either die or get married and that’s it
sometimes i’m just??? so furious about merlin and where the show went and the untapped potential
the arthurian legends are so vast and interesting and so intricately woven into history but also really fantastic (re: fantasy) and so many character tropes have foundations in the main four. but ofc they’re super old and a lot of guinevere and morgana’s arcs fall into misogynistic story lines that could be avoided in a modern adaptation.
and esp with the show’s use of magic users as a metaphor for an oppressed people there was so much potential for the show, and the possibility of morgana as a protector of the old ways, someone fighting for her people and for their traditions and culture, instead of a Underdeveloped Villain, and the guinevere/lancelot deal, and merlin and morgana’s relationship is SO IMPORTANT and just tossed to the side, and guinevere and morgana as conflicting women who are both entirely invested in caring for their people but just on opposite sides and more scenes with them would have highlighted that so well????
like the only thing that ended up getting the time of day was arthur’s development and even then his death was so early into his reign in the show???
like it just could’ve done so well as a Tragedy that is both deeply personal and grandiose and i weep every day
listening to the pilot.
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