Best Kids TV Shows on Netflix Right Now (October 2018)

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11. Merlin

Released on: 2008
Directed by: Julian Jones
Starring: Anthony Head, Colin Morgan, Bradley James

The legend of King Arthur has been told in many ways, but this is the first family oriented live action series that has told the story of Merlin the Magician in such a wonderful way. So well acted and developed is this series, in fact, that even though the show only ran for five seasons (with the last season ending in 2012), it still has a large and loyal following to this day.

In this show, King Arthur and Merlin are young contemporaries, rather than student and teacher. Arthur’s father Uther Pendragon has banned magic in Camelot, its use punishable by death, forcing Merlin to keep his magical powers secret from everyone in Camelot other than his mentor Gaius. Arthur grows from a young, self-absorbed boy to the mighty king in the legends, and Merlin develops into his colossal role in creating the powerful Camelot.