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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
Score distribution:
  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: 41 out of 63
  2. Negative: 20 out of 63
  1. BrettT.
    Nov 2, 2008
    I have read every book and am a committed fan of this series. The show exceeded my expectations completely. It was amazingly written and casted. Believe me those of you who are new to the story, follow along, it is the greatest story I have ever read. For those of you who do not know, this story has is a 12 book series with about 10,000 pages of intensity, creativity, love, romance, passion, fear, violence, hatred, devastation and redemption. Watch this series and it will be rewarding to say the least. Legend of the seeker went a bit off track from the book but kept the overall direction. Due to the length of this book, the story will have to be altered bit, but the changes were necessary and captivating. Kudos to all the creators of this show I am a huge fan. Expand
  2. Warlok
    Nov 7, 2009
    Great show in the producers version which most people donot seem to understand here. As for you critics... DUH! Quit watching something yo donot like. I find the so-called professional critics to be dumber than what they are criticizing. Anyways, a very entertaining show. Beats the heck out of Harry Potter that so many like. The only misclassed wizard that flies on a broom. Thats a kids show anyways. Highly recommend Legend of the Seekr and its great entertainment for those that understand these types of films. ~Warlok~ Expand
  3. 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
  4. MikkoP
    Jan 14, 2010
    Compared to Xena and Hercules - it have continuous background story, more realistic shades of gray consequences and moral choices - and it is not comedy show (big plus). Actors are doing good work inside story / scripts limits Expand
  5. ElginW.
    Nov 12, 2008
    I'm a fan of Xena and Hercules, this show doesn't live up to them yet, but it's still a pretty good show.
  6. ChrisP
    Sep 2, 2009
    I wanted to see everything i'd imagined from the books in technicolor glory, but so far it's been disappointing. Many of the facts from the book have been twisted, there are few surprises, the viewer is told everything at a different time than in the books, arg... so many irregularities. I'm of the opinion it could've been converted to the screen and still appeal to the masses, this translation has been poor. Sadly i won't be continuing to watch, i'll keep up the reading though. 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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