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  • Summary: The producers of syndicated hits "Hercules" and "Xena" look for a hat trick with its latest fantasy show based on Terry Goodkind's books.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Fantasy
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. It is, basically, good-looking fun, and if I say that much of this might have been written by a 12-year-old, you must understand that I mean that as a good thing.
  2. Big on style but more challenged in terms of substance, Seeker demonstrates much production savvy but at the same time too little provocative/evocative interaction aside from the ultra-violent kind.
  3. Legend of the Seeker may thrill some "LOTR" fans, but the content of the pilot is nothing original.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Murdered innocents, a gory sword fight in slow motion and dry, witty, dialogue. Yes, it's all here, but what's missing is ... excitement.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    There's nothing howlingly bad here (except perhaps for a few of the supporting performances), but nothing particularly distinctive, either.
  6. 50
    A new syndicated series that is like the illegitimate love child of "Lord of the Rings" and a weekend role player.
  7. The premise is pretty standard Joseph Campbell, journey of the hero stuff, but the execution is poor.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 62
  2. Negative: 20 out of 62
  1. Aug 22, 2010
    The actors did a great job of acting out a modified version of Wizard's First Rule. For example, Craig Horner (Richard Cypher) couldn't have been more humble or witty than he was the book. Bruce Spence (Zed) also didn't disappoint. He was able to maintain a level of humor and mystery that made his role as Wizard indispensable to the plot. Still, the series would have been meaningless without the stellar performances of Bridget Regan (Kahlan) and Tabrett Bethell (Cara). To be honest, I thought Tabrett was a much better actor. I always thought her reactions and emotions were much more convincing than Bridget's. In sum, it was an excellent series replete with suspense, great fantasy action, and memorable moments. Remember, don't judge it for not following the book to the t. Enjoy it while considering they had to modify the storyline to accommodate a tight budget and younger audiences. Expand
  2. Feb 16, 2013
    honestly i have always watch tv series and when i watched this i completely fell in love with it. i just heard about this show 4 months ago so that shows how poorly advertized it was and when i found out it was canceled, i could not believe it. i was devastated. i still watch it everyday praying they will make new seasons. this show is amaaing. if you watch atleast the first 5 episodes you'll see for yourself. they did so good improving the effects and making the show great in every way. i really hope people take my advice and watch it for awhile. i can garented you will love it and please give this inspiring show the rating it deserves!!!!! Expand
  3. Sep 10, 2010
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I loved this show even though I ended up watching after it was done! The characters, the actors, and the plot totally took me in. The adventures in the show are surprising and not all fluff. The relationship between Kahlan and Ricard is heart breaking, enticing and romantic. The different plot twists and turns keep you at the edge of your seat the whole time. Any scifi or fantasy fan should give the show a try! Try out this show and don't let it die out! If you become a fan help in the fight for season 3! Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2011
    READ THE BOOKS BEFORE YOU WATCH THIS OR YOU WILL THINK ITS A COPY OF DIFFERENT THINGS. Truthfully I read half of the book series before I watched this. Some of it does not happen in the book and that is totally understandable. But if you read the books everything would become more clear and all of it is Terry Goodkind's original work, not a copy of Lord of the Rings or Xena. I still like the books more but the TV show is very pleasing as well. The characters do a great job of acting out their parts and the plot follows the book which I like. Honestly they could of done a better job at explaining the plot and what was going on but if you read the series first everything is crystal clear, well of course some things are changed but most are the same. Expand
  5. Jan 15, 2012
    I love this show! If you are into great story line and magic and sword and shield style entertainment, this show is for you. If you are into special affects and high budget films, perhaps not. In my opinion it is very entertaining and I have to keep watching Expand
  6. Nov 20, 2011
    A series with the quality and style of Xena and Hercules today seems outdated and for that alone it gets an 8! Especially after watching series such as the game of thrones, mad men, walking dead, dexter, breaking bad etc. If i were a very strict critic, i would have given it even less for that , BUT i enjoyed the story. However the series manages to deliver! Especially the second season does great job! The story is great and although av oiding romanve and "virginity" theme gets annoying at parts, overall the series manages to immerse you in this fantasy world. For sure it made me want to read the books! Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Much to my pain, I have watched the entire of the first season of this show. Having read all the books and adoring the beautiful story inside, I was hugely disappointed at the amount of 'made up' parts. I found that just in the first few episodes that they had completely made up the story, it seemed the only correct things were the names of the characters. I mean nothing against the actors in this show, they in fact did a reasonable job, despite the failure in the story. I am just going to share a few of the things that ticked me off about this show: First off, Denna the Mord-Sith wasn't killed that way, she was killed by Richard, out of love, and she stayed dead. All of the Confessors that are in the show should already be dead. One episode revolved around a kid who could read minds, that never happened! Jensen Rahl only comes into the story in the eighth book, not the first, plus she is older than about twelve. The ageil, the weapon a Mord-Sith uses is supposed to be able to fit inside your ear, and it doesn't make you travel back in time. The whole part where Kahlan has Darken Rahl's child is utter **** the ending of the story does not go like that at all. What actually happens is much more fitting and actually enhances the story tenfold. Faith of the Fallen is my favorite book, and I sincerely hope that they haven't/don't make the movie ruin that book too. If anyone is reading this and thinking that I am just rambling on an complaining too much, then you may be right. But I beg anyone who is reading this to go and read the books, they are so much better than the movies. In the books you are told of dragons that play a pivotal part in the story, when they aren't even put into the movie. The books deal with romance on a whole new level compared to the movies. If you read this and think I'm rambling, go read the books. If you've read the books and still think I'm rambling, then you haven't paid attention of understood the full complexity of the story. Expand

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