Love it!

Being a huge fan of the novels, I'm obviously aware of the differences between the two story lines. That said, I'd like to express that I'm still thrilled to watch every episode of this series! Two crucial points when creating a top notch story line is character development, and of course, plot line. The biggest difference between novels and TV Shows (other than the obvious, ie. reading vs. watching) is the experience the story gives you. Character development gets hurt during the conversion between page and screen. A novel can make your imagination run wild, while giving you all the main points of the type of person your character is, you can fill in the blanks and make this character your own. On screen however, its impossible to do so. As for the plotline, I think its safe to say these creators are going to want to keep this show going for a while, so their going to have to prolong and fit some things into the story line some people may not agree fit with the books. After all this the main point being made here is the TV show is what it is. If your looking for a trip down memory lane, read the books again. As for me? I'm going to take the changes with a grain of salt, and just enjoy the series.

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May 10, 2009 8:27AM EDT

I am so happy to hear someone who has read the novels defend the tv show. I myself have not read the novels but love the show. It would be nigh impossible to create a successful television show based completely faithfully on a series of books.
"If your looking for a trip down memory lane, read the books again."
-Agreed.
Also,... I think the most important thing, at least for me, is that we remain true to the heart and soul of the characters, what they represent, what they stand for, the good things that they're fighting for, what are their weaknesses and how to overcome them, what the villain represents to the hero, the love story. Those will all be intact and brought as close as possible by our writers to the screen. The actual plot of it, though, happens in a slightly different order and sometimes different stories will be told, as depicted in the series of novels.—Sam Raimi, [11]
Goodkind released a message to his readers on his official website prior to the show's production saying, among other things, that:[12]
No series (or mini-series, or feature film) can follow the underlying book exactly. 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 just the way it is, then enjoy the book for what it is and come to the TV series prepared to enjoy the show for what it is.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the season. :)

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May 10, 2009 8:31AM EDT

I agree :) You put into words what I was thinking too - watching the TV series has made me want to re-read the earlier books, as I realised I hadn't read them for a while now. Overall, I think they've done a really good job with the show.

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May 17, 2009 6:28AM EDT

Oh I really love it too. I read the books and my boyfriend didn't, but we both are waiting until the downloads are available so we don't have to wait until it finally airs in Europe!

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Jun 27, 2009 2:10AM EDT

i love the books and the show isn't that bad how everyone says.

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