wtf

Ok I'm behind on the series, sorry I'm military in Europe. The show is actually pretty good. It's entertaining and exciting. But............ I've read the series, twice. I sat and tried to follow the 3rd and 4th shows in the book. Sorry but were I Terry Goodkind there is no way I'd allow this to be on TV. Not under the pretense that it's even close to the books.

Like I said it's a good story but it isn't close to the books. the only things close are names of the charcters and the sword being the sword of truth.

I say shame on the writers for not even reading the books that they want to make a tv series from.

Look at Lord of the rings, well done. Sure some changes had to be made and some things cut out. It's understandable, books are always much much better then a movie.

But to call this anything close to the Sword of Truth series, hmmm shame on those people. If you produce something and base it from a book at least make it pretty close. Not just the names of people and places in a book and then write your own story.

A good show but it needs to follow the books if it wants to be based off of a brilliant writer's works

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Dec 5, 2008 5:51PM EST

i agree 100%
I've read the entire series a few times, myself. the show itself is not bad, but i was looking forward to seeing something that at least brought the real seeker to life on screen. instead, it starts with some half a** explanation of what a seeker is and some young boy that's supposed to be Richard is appointed. Richard at the start of the series is a woodsman with a secret (book of counted shadows). he's intelligent, reasonable, and outwardly collected. the actor who plays the character named Richard begins as a hot headed and naive. and so far, he's seemed to stay that way.
i can handle what the series has done to Kahlan and Zedd. i can even handle the way they butchered the story of the midlands and how Darken Rahl is not the statuesque, cold-hearted serpent he's supposed to be. but what they've done to Richard Rahl is nauseating to me.

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Dec 5, 2008 10:42PM EST

I could not have said it better myself. Also Richard's supposed to be bigger than the actor who actually plays him. So far i've only watched some of the first episode and am completely p!$$£D off with the butchery of such fantastic books. I agree 100% with you. It seems to lack that grab factor and an air of mystery that was always present in the books. 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 books word for word so to speak but surely keeping key elements from the book should have been high on the agenda. 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. 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. That is, if they've even bothered reading them. For those of you out there who hasn't read the book and is not fussed on the series, i implore you to read it. It is far better than the series and it's probably one of the best books i've read.

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Dec 6, 2008 5:36PM EST

totally agree. it would not have hurt the tv show one bit to keep with the idea that richard is a mountain of a man, long time close friend of wise but cooky zedd, and keeper of the text of the book of counted shadows. wouldnt have hurt and certainly wouldve helped the writers progress the story. every episode i watch (and yes im still watching them through my utter disappointment because im in love with the books so much i cant curb my curiosity) is a decent story, but doesnt deserve to bare the names of characters ive loved since i was 12. ever seen the episode of southpark where stan and kyle are so upset about the "rape" of indiana jones? the experience of watching this is exactly the same. how can we just sit in silence and let them rape dear richard!

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