Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this swords-'n'-sorcery series takes place in a Camelot very different from the one portrayed in other versions of the King Arthur legend: Merlin is young and untrained, King Uther Pendragon is something of a despot, practicing magic is a crime punishable by death, and Prince Arthur is a spoiled bully. There's no swearing and little romance, but expect plenty of action involving dark magic, swords, daggers, and other medieval weaponry.
Some of the women wear low-cut dresses, and there are plenty of flirtatious interactions -- but little actual romance.
Expect lots of action in this swords-'n'-sorcery series, including sword fights and other forms of hand-to-hand combat. Some of the scenes seem more intense than others. A flail battle between a young Prince Arthur and a young Merlin is played somewhat comically, for example, while an execution scene is more harrowing, with a prisoner being decapitated (viewers see the axe fall, and the crowd winces, but nothing more). There's also dark magic, evil spells, assassination attempts, and more.
This is a side of Camelot that hasn't been seen before; the show isn't focused on conveying specific positive messages, but by presenting different takes on "heroes" we all know well, it makes you think about them differently and humanizes them.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Some characters appear to be drinking wine at feasts.