So we gave it a go ... and I have to say, I was pretty impressed.
The acting is good (sometimes a little over-the-top). The storylines are fair (nothing too unpredictable, but I kinda like being able to figure out how it's going to end each episode). The dialogue doesn't drag too much (there have been a few scenes that seemed like time-fillers). The premise is unique enough (it is a King Arthur based dramedy focused on the early life of the famous sorcerer Merlin).
But I have to wonder ... if all the individual parts of the show are so mediocre ... why am I enjoying it so much?! We've burned through maybe a dozen episodes already and I literally can't wait to see where the show is headed. I'm totally bought into the main characters and I get frustrated when we have to stop watching for the night to head to bed.
Perhaps it is true that the sum is greater than the parts.