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The Wheel of Time (tv series)
#21
RE: The Wheel of Time (tv series)
I watched the first two episodes and part of the third. Didn't capture my attention like I hoped it would but I may try again. Sometimes I have to be in a certain mood for certain genres.
 “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” ~Albert Einstein                                                 
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#22
RE: The Wheel of Time (tv series)
Two episodes in and the rules of the magic system are not clear to me. As as reader/viewer, I prefer to get that up front, that way the outcome promises to follow logically. But that's just me as a hard sifi fan. Otherwise the Heros Journey template seems a little obvious.
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#23
RE: The Wheel of Time (tv series)
I'm glad it's not only me. I've only watched about half of he first episode. Haven't been in the right mood.
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#24
RE: The Wheel of Time (tv series)
I think you either like the characters, or you don't. I quite like them, and I feel we are getting to know them.

I'm not sure I'm a huge fan of the magic system, or the different factions such as the Whitecloaks, Aes Sedai, and Aiel. I just want to see Rand kick some Foresaken butt, but that will probably not happen until Season 100. The books are so slow!
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#25
RE: The Wheel of Time (tv series)
(November 5, 2021 at 9:48 am)Foxaire Wrote: Tolkien was okay, never got into Jordan, but when it comes to fantasy I really fell in love with Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series.

Yuck!

(November 5, 2021 at 9:22 am)Spongebob Wrote: I can understand why people like books/movies like this, but they are all so derivative of Tolkien that I just can't enjoy them.  When I was in my teens I devoured fantasy books, but eventually realized that none of them stood up to Tolkien and every one of them were living off of his crumbs, so I shifted away from reading fantasy.

Much of Fantasy is about expanding a medieval world without losing its essential medievalness.     Science fiction is often about dreaming without constraint by any real-worldness.   So naturally fantasy is much liable to sound all the same compared to sci-fi.
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