Generally favorable reviews- based on 147 Ratings
Sep 7, 2010When I first saw this show, I thought I was watching a rerun of "Xena: the warrior princess". To my surprise, it was a show I had never seen before. I soon discovered this show was like a smorgasbord of different scifi/fantasy shows all mixed together with a LOTR backdrop.
What's with the "Sisters of the Dark"? They're supposed to be these formidable sorceresses with greatly increased powers. However, in the show, they're little more than cannon fodder. Very reminiscent of stormtroopers from the SW universe.
I would not waste your time with this show or the book.… Full Review »
AngelBMay 21, 2010To say that the Legend of the Seeker was "adapted" from Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series is a lie. It would be better to say that only the characters' graphic descriptions and world settings had been excellently depicted in the television series but the same certainly couldn't be said for the novels' essence. As an avid fan of the novels, I am greatly dismayed that tons of the original story plots and concepts had been twisted, turned upside-down and were even missed to create an altogether new storyline. It seems as if the Legend of the Seeker has only used the Sword of Truth's characters and world settings to act on an entirely different tale. Having an entirely separate storyline, those who haven't delved yet into the Sword of Truth novels would surely find the Legend of the Seeker interesting and worth watching. They would surely be entranced by its astounding visual effects and its actors who are truly visually suited for their roles. They wouldn't find it hard not to sympathize with the characters in the long run.… Full Review »
mitchDMar 1, 2010This show is a dispicable representation of its source material. If you in any way shape or form have actually read the source material (the sword of truth series by terry goodkind) The production value is cheap and acting is almost B quality. Casting was also poorly done for the show, none of the characters match their parallel personalities from the books. The only reason this show even gets a 1 is that it shares the same (well kind of) world as an amazing epic fantasy series. RUN!...run far away and pretend that this "series" never existed. Imagine this...the chimes were let loose with the release of this show, the world in which this show resides is on its way to destruction.… Full Review »