Friday, October 24, 2008

"Legend of the Seeker" (TV series)...will it suck or will it *not* suck?

So, I've been searching for this series for my DVR (my poor DVR, gets abused so badly), under the title "Wizard's First Rule" (yeah, the book series "The Sword of Truth" by Terry Goodkind).

See, back a few months, an issue of Sci-Fi magazine had a rundown of all the new TV series and such that were sci-fi/fantasy/etc based, and this one was in it.

However, I never could find the darn thing, and it turns out that they have decided to go with a different title for the show, some say to avoid any issues with the whole wizard/witchcraft thing...whatever....sounds like a weak excuse.

At any rate, I finally saw this name change today, so I searched the listings for it, and it's coming soon...Nov 1st and 2nd, I gather.

It's supposedly exec. produced by Sam Raimi (Evil Dead, Darkman, Spiderman,...Xena?). Turns out both Sam and Bruce Campbell (childhood buds) were born and raised in Royal Oak, MI...just a skip and a jump down the road from me

Here's a couple links to some previews of it, if you're interested and have not seen them yet:

And here's a rundown of the upcoming eps (at least according to wiki...which of course is gospel, right?:

Oh heck, while I'm at it, here's the freakin main site for the darn thing...jeesh!:

Now, some people like the books, some people hate the books...per usual in most of these cases. I have not read them at all before, so I have no judgment on them....yet. I always stopped at the shelf and gave them a quick backcover read, but never pulled the trigger on them. I have so many books that I'm halfway thru or am wanting to start, that I had no room for them in my Barnes&Noble bag.

I look at it like this: "hey, it's *Sword and Sorcery* (D&D-ish) I'm gonna watch it no matter if it sucks or does not suck."

I have no idea if this will suck or not, but I'm gonna give it a whirl regardless. I've watched (and still do watch) plenty of shows that suck...cuz sometimes things that suck are cool....ha!

"Bad as in *good*? or bad as in *bad*?"


Zachary Houghton said...

This looks interesting enough that I have it Tivo'd for now. This was completely under my radar.

Reis O'Brien said...

Yeah, I'll totally be watching this. I've been dying for a fantasy themed show for a long time that was not Hercules of that horrible Conan show. My hopes are up!

Darius Whiteplume said...

Oh, my poor abused DVR as well. Definitely will give it a shot. The brunette is pretty hot, and that backhand dagger kill... Natural 20, baby! Thanks for posting. I'd have never heard about it otherwise.

napoliansbabe said...

Well, i'm here because I've read all the books and just saw some commercial for the show today... I'm willing to give it a shot as well, but definitely do not have high hopes. As most readers know, movies are usually worse than the book. But to go from a 13 book series straight to a t.v. show? ridiculous. I'm pretty convinced that it's going to flop, if not for the fact that all of the sword of truth readers out there who will be disappointed, but there's really not that much of an audience for it! So many people nowadays think that fantasy is a nerdy/geek thing that they will probably just change the damn channel. Anyways, if any other readers have anything to add, I would love to hear some different perspectives. I sincerely hope that the show doesn't bomb, but have no high expectations...


Gamer Dude said...

Saw it. It's been about 10 years since I've picked up the books (only read the first 4) so I don't have the clearest recollection, but the show wasn't so great.

And that's being kind.

My 10 yr old daughter liked it, but I think that it was the privilege of staying up a little late to watch TV that she liked more. ;-)

I could go into a deeper critique but overall I'd give it a grade of C-. I won't weep if I miss any more episodes.

fndreamwalkerbitch said...

show sucked. books were great!!!!!
terry goodkind sold the f@*k out