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I dont recall a Aes Sedai lesbian love affair in the books lol


There was mention of “pillow friends” in the tower.

At this point they seem to be taking other shortcuts and deviations - like the Ways entry
 
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At this point, it's basically lesbian fan fiction made into a tv series.




...let him who has no sword sell his robe and buy one. Luke 22:35-36 NAV

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This show has no legs.

6 episodes in I bet you still don’t really have a favorite character. I know I don’t. In the books it’s easy. Rand is the story at first. Here it’s Moraine because it is more woke. Woman, lesbian, blah blah blah.

Matt in the books morphs into the best storyline. In this version I can’t stand him.

Perrin is boring in the book and he’s boring here. So a wash. Lol

This could have been competition for GOT but they are butchering it.
 
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What's with the implication Nyneave is the Dragon? Obviously Logain saw her Channel. He could only have seen that had she Channeled the male half of the power.

Then it was brought up again that she could be the Dragon.

At this point I'm just watching to see what, and how badly, they mangle next.

Total shitshow
 
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I've been entertained by this so far. I don't do much TV, but I don't think this horrible.

I don't give a shit about woke ideas or casting. I just want to watch a fucking show and simply watch the idiot box.

No way in hell you get a story so big translated to film and appease the readers.
 
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I've had it on in the background at work here and there. I just looked over and there's a fight in episode 4, near the end, and it smacks of Sam Raimi. It would NOT have surprised me to see Xena come flying in from off camera. Yikes.




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I've started binge watching it. It's entertaining for me. It's a simple sword and sorcery tale without the contrived complexity of GOT and its underwhelming end.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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The first book in the series. The Eye of the World is a pretty hard rip-off of Lord of the Rings but written well enough to capture you.

The rest of the series takes a hard turn into world-building, heavy foreshadowing, and lore. Of course, you have another 13 or so 1K page books to flesh it all out.

I feel that the first book approach was a lot like A New Hope. A very self-contained story that once it was a hit then you could really bring the vision to life.

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I've started binge watching it. It's entertaining for me. It's a simple sword and sorcery tale without the contrived complexity of GOT and its underwhelming end.
 
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I dont recall a Aes Sedai lesbian love affair in the books lol


Uuuuuugh...they screwed up this story so much. All of the characters are completely FUCKED. This is not Robert Jordan's vision. Not even close.


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Uuuuuugh...they screwed up this story so much. All of the characters are completely FUCKED. This is not Robert Jordan's vision. Not even close.


Yeah, well he’s dead. Brandon Sanderson probably gave them his full endorsement, though. Makes me sick.

I’m of the opinion these “adaptations” are simple big budget non-fan-fiction. Not to be compared to the original works.
 
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Uuuuuugh...they screwed up this story so much. All of the characters are completely FUCKED. This is not Robert Jordan's vision. Not even close.


Yeah, well he’s dead. Brandon Sanderson probably gave them his full endorsement, though. Makes me sick.

I’m of the opinion these “adaptations” are simple big budget non-fan-fiction. Not to be compared to the original works.


Nope.
Sanderson said on his website he's not super pleased with all the decisions they've made on the series.
He says that overall they're doing a good job - but the tone of the statement (reading between the lines)... I'm pretty sure he's just as upset as the rest of us readers.





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I’m happy with the season 1 ending. It has the usual victory but it came at a price. What was wonky for me was what happened at the throne room and the horn.



"It did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us. We needed to stop asking about the meaning of life, and instead to think of ourselves as those who were being questioned by life – daily and hourly. Our answer must consist not in talk and meditation, but in right action and in right conduct. Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfill the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual." Viktor Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning, 1946.
 
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I'm glad I have all the books. Big Grin
 
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I'm trying to finish this first terrible season and I think I've figured out one of the hundred problems with this show.

The cast always looks like larpers.

Every scene is full of scrawny (diverse) actors that look like they've lived nothing but a life of ease and comfort. They act and move as though the hardest journey they've ever undertaken was to Whole Foods in order to restock their Oat Milk supply. Their clothing is always stainless, stiff, and as far from well-used as one could get. Their hair perfect and clean, and their skin smooth as butter. Their armor is always clean and shiny, and any leather that's ever seen looks as though it was skinned the day before.

This is a show with a cast of larpers.

What a sad, sorry, unserious, politically petty show.

EDIT - Finally finished.

I honestly have no words that could remotely be considered praise for this show. What a nasty bucket of dreck. Every situation is made worse by male involvement and bettered through actions or planning of women. Every central female character has innate strength to just be awesome at everything, and every male sucks at what they're supposed to be good at.

Hell, even the supposed leader at the gap gets a spear directly through the dead center of his chest in the heat of battle through a tiny arrow loop that a trollock somehow managed to pry open (bricks and rock?) with great difficulty, bring his spear to bear, and never once did the godawfully written larper think to dodge anything.

What a pile of shit this show is.




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