Nothing is Perfect

All I hear are complaints about this show, and yet no one takes it for what it is. It's a television show based off of a series of books. Now, I don't know about everyone else, but every time I see a T.V. show based on a book, they have had to make changes; a lot of them drastic. I was trying to find a way to say this in a review, but really, Terry Goodkind says it best. Read on please, and understand that nothing can be perfect the way our generation of television watchers demand.


In a letter on Terry Goodkind's home page addressed to the fans he writes, "The nature of TV syndication requires that each week's episode be a story in itself, meaning that while the TV series will follow the background story of the book, it will not be able to follow the book exactly because there would be parts that would make an incomplete episode." and later confirms "Sam Raimi and his team want to keep the TV series true to my vision, so rest assured that I am going to be intimately involved in the writing of each of the episodes. IF YOU LOVE THE BOOK THE WAY IT IS, THEN ENJOY THE BOOK THE WAY IT IS and come to the TV series prepared to ENJOY THE SHOW FOR WHAT IT IS."

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Dec 6, 2008 8:25PM EST

I totally agree with you...I Love the show..I think its pretty amazing..its gud to c something diff for a change on television..thgh i havent read the book yet and so cant make any comparisons but i think the series by itself is doing great !!

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Dec 7, 2008 4:54AM EST

I haven't read the book yet either, but I really like the show. And if they made it word to word it would probably be boring.

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Dec 7, 2008 4:26PM EST

Finally someone that isn't b*tching...that is exactly what i was trying to tell everyone in comments before...
The TV show is BASED on the books,they never said IT IS the books...
If you start thinking about the TV show independently instead of a video of the books you will see it really isn't as bad as people are saying...

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Dec 7, 2008 5:33PM EST

Im completey agree!the show isnt supposed to be exactly like the book to a T, what fun would that be if u knew everything that was about to happen.

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Dec 8, 2008 1:46PM EST

I also have to agree. i have read the books... but it would be a borng time watching the same stories played out. i enjoy the change, understand the vision. but, couldn't they have at least kept the discriptions of the characters a little closer??

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