This is such a majestic show! So what if it can seem cheesy from time to time, what show doesn't? So what if the actors aren't the best, the way they get the job done is more than enough for me. I couldn't do any better, and I admire their skill. So what if it doesn't stay faithful to the book series, the basic story is still practically the same, the wonderful world is the same, and it gives people all the more reason to read the book series. I've heard about this show before the book series, and if it was exactly like the books, I wouldn't be motivated to read them. This huge difference between the show and the book series is what makes it all so much fun. It's like telling the same story, but from different perspectives. And I'm extremely grateful to this show for introducing me to such a wonderful, magical universe and setting me on such an exquisite adventure. If it wasn't for this glorious show, I wouldn't have known about the books, or probably wouldn't have been interested enough to read them in the first place. I can agree that Richard here seems a bit annoying, more of a 21 century guy than a man of medieval times. But you can still enjoy his character and his quirks. This show may not live up to the magic of the books, as so many of you say, but it shines by being just the way it is. And maybe if people would stop taking everything so damn seriously, if they'd just lighten up a bit, and stop being so bitter and judgmental, the show would still be going. I absolutely love this show, watched it like 4 times, because it was just that magical. You get used to the character's quirks, and learn to not let the little flaws ruin the wonders this show provides. It's meant to entertain, not compete with the books.
Easily one of the best shows ever made. The popularity of this show has only grown over the years, and it's a shame that they are wasting such an amazing franchise by not making more seasons or a movie. The storytelling is fun, mildly campy but also very serious when it counts. Overall, a compelling show that comes about as close to perfect as any show has ever been.
How on Earth could those of you who read the books like or support this show? If you never read the books, ok, I could maybe get it, but if you read the books?
How? What? A huge part of what makes the Sword of Truth series what it is is the author's intimate love with Objectivism, a concept pretty much thoroughly missing in the tv series. For those of you who say you read the books and like the show, do you even know what Objectivism is? Have you ever pondered the concept of 'rational self-interest?'
Please, I seriously wonder how someone could read the books and still be so far off the rails, and would love to understand how this happens.
The Sword of Truth series follows the experiences Richard Cypher as he grows into Richard Rahl lord of D'Hara and his Wife Kahlan Amnell as she grows in to the Mother Confessor she is supposed to be. The books are a typical High Fantasy, Hero Quest: it delivers.
Unfortunately, the TV Series is a swing and a miss. The story vastly wavers from the book. Though it does this, sadly in places where it really shouldn't have; it delivers a great TV show. As a fan I take though show with a grain of salt. It is after all: "The Legend of The Seeker" and legends can be retold many different ways.
The ONLY reason I rated this series a 9.5 instead of a 10 is because it was canceled. It broke my heart when I found out they weren't continuing the show. I completely fell in love from the first episode to the last and would probably shake and pee myself like a puppy in excitement if they brought it back and made more seasons! PLEASE SAVE OR SEEKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (I changed my Mind. Even though it was canceled the show was so amazing it deserves a 10. Please come back!!)
I love books, dramas and movies, and I am always looking for good ones. This is one of the best TV shows (I love the books, too!) I have seen last ten years! At the end of the Season 2, I foresaw many side lines that would surely be unveiled in the later series. I am sure that there are many people who want to see the Season 3, 4 and 5 of this wonderful series and if they promote them right, in a country like Japan whose young people love fantasies more than anything else, this show will make a huge success beyond imagination. So please make Season 3, 4 and 5 while breath of life by Mord Sith still works. (Sorry, only the fans can understand the last part)
I absolutely love this series!!! I wish there had been more seasons. I was hooked from the first episode. This was the best series I have EVER watched! If you are not a fan, then there is something seriously wrong with you!
I was sad to see it cancelled. I believe the time slot it aired in made it difficult for me to watch each episode as it aired. I do own on dvd now, much good that did for the ratings, I know! My favorite part was the costumes and the briliant color scheme they were emphasizing. It made the show that much more appealing.
Its a shame that this series was pulled after 2 seasons, it had a LOT of potential. It started strong and ran hard and fast, just like the books. Season 1 was excellent as was most of season 2, the only criticism I have about it is that some of the characters were changed VERY dramatically for no reason, Prelate Ann, Denna, and Nicci being the three biggest of them all. The acting and effects though were SUPURB and I doubt anyone could have filled the rolls better than those who were cast as the main crew. I Highly recommend this series to any fantasy fan, and even fans of the books simply because it is so excellent.
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