Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    There's nothing howlingly bad here (except perhaps for a few of the supporting performances), but nothing particularly distinctive, either.
  2. Legend of the Seeker may thrill some "LOTR" fans, but the content of the pilot is nothing original.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    50
    Murdered innocents, a gory sword fight in slow motion and dry, witty, dialogue. Yes, it's all here, but what's missing is ... excitement.
  4. The premise is pretty standard Joseph Campbell, journey of the hero stuff, but the execution is poor.
  5. 50
    A new syndicated series that is like the illegitimate love child of "Lord of the Rings" and a weekend role player.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 152 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 63
  2. Negative: 20 out of 63
  1. Sep 7, 2010
    3
    When 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 seenWhen 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.
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  2. AngelB
    May 21, 2010
    3
    To 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 To 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 »
  3. mitchD
    Mar 1, 2010
    1
    This show is a dispicable representation of its source material. If you in any way shape or form have actually read the source material (the This 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 »