The Producers Of This Series Should Be Ashamed

From the first episode i've been unhappy with the way the series is progressing. It all feels a bit rushed and why they left out key details from the original books is beyond me. I understand that the producers can't copy the book word for word so to speak but surely keeping key elements from the book should have been high on the agenda. Also by keeping out details they've made the series lack that grab factor and that air of mystery that was always present in the books For example, surely Richard having memorised the book of counted shadows as a child and the fact that Zed is the one who put up the boundary would have helped kept that air of mystery and help give it that ''grab factor it so desperately needs. What the producers have done to the books is nothing short of butchery and they deserve all the bad reviews they get. Personally i think a five minute re-cap of Richard, his father and Zedd's history would have been helpful in shortening the story and allowing the producers to put in more details from the books. For those of you out there who hasn't read the books and is not fussed on the series, i implore you to ignore the way its been massacred in the series and read it. It is far better than the series and is probably one of the best books i've read.

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Dec 6, 2008 12:06AM EST

Are you serious? It's naive to think that visual media is anything similar to books. Look at Twilight, Harry Potter, The Golden Compass. They try and follow the series but they end up failing anyways. Compare that to the TV show Gossip Girl which completely adapted it... TV isn't necessarily always going to try and copy points of a book, but they often adapt them, sort of use them as a bounce board.
Being one who hasn't read the books, I think Legend of the Seeker is a great series, somewhat cheesy right now, but it has potential.

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Dec 7, 2008 1:40AM EST

I like that the show is different from the books. I love the books too but I don't want to watch the exact same things I read. No one says you have to watch or like film or TV adaptions of your favourite books, but you shouldn't act as if it's a crime when their writers stray from the source material. Because it's not. Personally, I think Legend of the Seeker is fairly interesting so far and should be judged on its own merits, not on how close it is to the books.

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Dec 8, 2008 1:28AM EST

yeah.. the book of counted shadows issue REALLY bothered me as well. it kinda ruins a lot of factors... as long as it got burned somehow, right?

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Dec 11, 2008 7:18PM EST

i'm actually wondering if Richard hadn't already memorized the book, then it was somehow sent back. Remember in the books, NOONE knew that he had the book memorized. think of the tooth around his neck, come on why did he wear that tooth?think about it....

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Dec 13, 2008 4:12PM EST

I've never read Terry Goodkind's work, although I am aware of his books. With that said, I think that Goodkind's comment about enjoying the book for the book and the show for the show is definitely good advice. I agree that's it's a little cheesy and it reminds me a little too much of Xena and all those shows, but I do think the characters are interesting and the show is entertaining. I'm willing to give it a shot and see what happens. Just enjoy the ride and see where it goes.

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Dec 14, 2008 12:32AM EST

Get a grip, television shows that are based on books are just that, BASED ON. Books are not made for television so that when they become television series they need to be adapted in order to work.The producers take a lot of things into consideration when making a show, and things they cut out are cut for a reason, if you like the book series so much then you should always know that the vision of the TV show is going to be much different. I am enjoying this show quite a bit and I think they are doing a good job, despite the ignorant fans of the book series who don't want anything changed.

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Dec 15, 2008 2:26AM EST

I don't think a movie has ever outdone a book...especially if the book was read before, and its decent...

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