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Old November 19th 08, 23:00   #1
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Legend Of The Seeker

This series is based on the The Sword of Truth fantasy book series created By Terry Goodkind it from the producers Sam Rami and Robert Tapert. so far its good. You guys watching this one? I
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Old November 20th 08, 02:45   #2
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I tried reading Goodkind and couldn't get past the dumbed-down sentence structure. Maybe I just needed to give it more of a shot. Me being a literary snob has nothing to do with the fact that it might be a really good story. I have the pilot downloaded, but haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

Is it super campy like Xena/Herc? That got kind of old after a while. It's ok when Bruce Campbell does it, but everyone else, feh....
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Old November 20th 08, 05:08   #3
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I've never read anything but snippets of Goodkind, but those were enough to put me off his stories and his philosophies for life. One of his heroes massacres a bunch of pacifists and remarks how, as they were "armed with nothing but their hatred of moral clarity," they died quickly.

As a Quaker, I had to raise an eyebrow at that. No, thank you.

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Old November 23rd 08, 15:47   #4
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Hmmm, not sure what to think so far. It seemed like part of a bigger story at first, now it's going into "freak of the week" mode. The acting seems iffy so far (though Zed is good, so is the confessor.) Some of the other acting is a bit . . . eh. But, I know it's a new show and sometimes actors need to come into their own.

I felt like things were really rushed through some of it, though I'm not familiar with the story. The part about the wisp was brushed over (and was an interesting part of the story, imho.) Minor characters are just thrown in w/o much care (the guard's family, etc.) I dunno. I will continue to watch probably just for the fantasy content, but I'm not sure it's going to be an "Oh my God" favorite. We'll see.
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Old November 23rd 08, 15:58   #5
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I like the Sword of Truth series. It's one of my favorites. I've never even heard of the Legend of the Seeker though. Is this a TV series? What channel is it on?
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Old November 23rd 08, 22:57   #6
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It's on CW where I am (old WB.)

I will say that the sets are wonderful and the music is awesome. I imagine it's LoDuca, who also did Herc/Xena.
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I saw that it's on the CW. When I get the chance, I will set my DVR to record it because I'm not normally home when it's on.
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Old December 1st 08, 15:31   #8
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I watched the two eps that my DVR had recorded, The Listener and Elixir over the weekend. After watching them, I can say they weren't too bad. Not terribly exciting must see TV, but entertaining enough. But since I'm a fan of Terry Goodkind's books (I've read the whole Sword of Truth series except for the prequal Debt of Bones,) I know the whole story of Richard and Zedd and Kahlan. The two eps that I watched have those three in them, but the events in both eps weren't in the books at all. It's almost like the people that made the show took Goodkind's characters and wrote their own storylines for them. It's not like you can say they show is "canon" straight from Goodkind. I guess that's okay though. I didn't mind that and I'll probably watch it as much as I can as long as it's on to see just how much they make it like the books. Sometimes stuff like that can be fun.
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Never heard of this tv-series.. interesting. While I do believe Robert Jordan's grand epic Wheel of Time-saga is even better , and that Goodkind mirrored (some would say "stole") some of Jordan's ideas and concepts in his Sword of Truth-universe, I too have enjoyed the story of Richard and Kahlan depicted in the Sword of Truth-books ; have read all but the final one ("Confessor" is on my Xmas wish-list ).

I think fans of great/favourite books often quiver with a mixture of dread and anticipation when they hear that the book is going to be adapted into a tv-series or a movie. I certainly felt like that when I first time heard that "The Lord of the Rings" (my perhaps favourite book of all time) was going to become a series of films. My first thoughts were "Peter Jackson, please don't screw up this masterpiece!" and "is it possible to make an adaptation to the big screen that is truly worthy of this legendary fantasy-story?". Having seen Peter Jackson's phenomenal movies (especially the extended dvd-editions) based on the three Tolkien-books I can only bow my head in respect and endless joy that sensational books have been made into sensational movies.

I hope this tv-series is worthy also of the Sword of Truth-saga. I think a tv/movie-adaptation may differ in some ways from the original story (some things do after all work better on screen), but the main thing is that "the heart is in the right place" so as to speak.
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Old December 6th 08, 00:53   #10
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Re: Legend Of The Seeker

Robert Jordan's wheel of Time series had a brilliant concept but he kind of dragged it out, I rate Terry Good kind's saga a lttile higher then Jordan's and Rate George R Martin's Games of Thrones sage higher then both of them. Better still is Steven Erikson's Malazan saga, Book one is called Gardens of the Moon.


But all that said I do enjoy the Sword of Truth Tv series. I thinks its kind ofg fun. I do look forward to the Game of Thrones series that HBO is planning.

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