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Amazon Wheel of Time now available to watch



Eruonen
Valinor


Nov 19 2021, 5:42pm


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Amazon Wheel of Time now available to watch

https://www.amazon.com/...ason-1/dp/B09F59CZ7R


Archestratie
Lorien


Nov 26 2021, 12:36am


Views: 1558
Bleh

I'm on the third episode and I can barely stand it. Carnival Row had better pacing. I thought for sure every episode of WoT was over an hour long. Turns out, it's half that. They are so dull, and the characters are all obnoxious except Lan. The set design might be great, but costuming looks like its from an American Eagle reject pile. I hope the LotR show is better than this.

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.


Eruonen
Valinor


Nov 26 2021, 12:56am


Views: 1554
I find the landscape in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Croatia to be stunning.

I think after these difficult introductory episodes it will pick up.


Annael
Immortal


Nov 29 2021, 5:37pm


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as someone who has never read the books

I've watched two episodes and am not hooked. Can't help noticing all the parallels with LOTR (Moraine = Gandalf, Lan = Aragorn, trollocs = orcs, taking the ferry across the river to get away from the Eyeless/Black Riders, etc.)

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Lorien


Nov 29 2021, 6:12pm


Views: 1445
Yeah


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I've watched two episodes and am not hooked. Can't help noticing all the parallels with LOTR (Moraine = Gandalf, Lan = Aragorn, trollocs = orcs, taking the ferry across the river to get away from the Eyeless/Black Riders, etc.)


Did you notice the "Mountains of Mist" they mentioned?

Anyway, the shows are diverging so much from the books now and the characters are getting stupider (the ferryman thinking he can get his son for instance). The Witcher and Carnival Row seem like existential meditations compared to this show.

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.