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Umm, what are you talking about it captures the characters? Maybe I'm juts biased because I love the books and am a harsh critic when it comes to translating them to film, but this show has changed waaaayyy too much. The story (to be more specific all the elements that make the Sword of Truth series truly amazing books) gets completely lost. Where the hell is Chandelean? The Mud People? What the hell is a listener? Whey did Richard call Zedd a "crazy old man"? That completely changed the relationship between them too. What made the love story so great was that it wasn't just a cliche lovey duvvy story, Kahlan is supposed to be distant from Richard, as she realizes more and more that she loves him she tries to pull away becuse she can't. What about the BOXES OF ORDEN???? Without those, the whole story doesn't really make sense - what, is Richard just gonna show up on Darken Rahls doorstep and stab him?? Thats just stupid, which is why it didn't happen in the books. Also Kahlan's character is completely different, shes the last confessor, the mother confessor, who HIDES what she is from Richard, its a mystery to him. That whole aspect is gone. So much for the book of Counted Shadows too and the thing with him memorizing it. It seems that they changed all of this just so they could have a cool slow motion sword fight scene in every episode, which is just a big cop out. Oh, and the Sisters of the Light? What the hell happened there???? A magical wall of stone? Straight out of the movie Merlin?? To anyone who didn't read the books, this is WAAAAYYY different and the books are WAAAYYY better.

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Dec 2, 2008 8:37AM EST

I completely agree. It's gone so different. To begin with I was completely open minded as to some changes, but it's just stupid now. Hello a Rada'han appearing in episode 6? I can't see how, without the Book of Counted Shadows the ending can be anywhere near the proper ending. If they were planning to turn the rest of the books into a series they've messed it up for the last books as well. Also, Kahlans power has been changed too much and the way she collapses after is too much, it drains her, not causes her to collapse. I'm hoping they will redeem themselves in some way, but the changes they have made so far make that task impossible. I'm thoroughly disappointed, but I know I'll keep watching.
I understand they're trying to make it accessible to everyone, but I think that the books should not have been put to TV if they are going to make it this unrecognisable. The sord fighting is just getting ridiculous now and in the process of broadening the audience they're alienating a lot of people who would have been loyal.

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Dec 2, 2008 10:31AM EST

I'm also with you on that one. Watching the series on TV, I was really disappointed about how much it has been 'toned down'. The series isn't nearly as dark as the books are. By trying to make the series accessible to more people, they have completely changed the story and the appeal of the books.
I can't see where the series is going to take the story. They have changed the story and I assume have an ending for it. I think far too many revelations have been made too early in the plot. I can't see how the TV series is going to follow the plot from the book. I wouldn't say I am looking forward with anticipation, although I am quite curious as to where they will take it.
With stories like this, though, I don't think the TV series is ever going to match the expectations we have from the books. The depiction of the book in the reader's mind is always going to be superior to someone else's take on it.
Also, what is with yankee pronunciations?! Kay-len? Really? Lol.

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Dec 2, 2008 3:15PM EST

I completely agree that this is way too different from the books...to the point that I've ended up cursing about the changes. Not to mention that as I was watching episode 6 I suddenly thought I was watching Hercules with out Kevin Sorbo.

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Dec 3, 2008 4:27AM EST

They also forgot to add Samuel and Shota, they werent main charecters in the books, but they did play a huge role. Plus Richard didn't block wizards fire from some random wizard (Because Zed is supposed to be the only one besides Rahl), he blocks it from Zed. And what about the Mordsith (i think thats how u spell it) they Are Rahl Bodygaurds and had captured Richard. They are missing all of this, and thats just from the first book.

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Dec 3, 2008 11:04AM EST

Yea, I don't see how it could end up anywhere similar to the books.

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Dec 4, 2008 4:00PM EST

thank you for people seeing that this is nothing like the books. So how in the hell can Goodkind allow this crap??? Don't the writers have any say in what these idiots are claiming to be his work??It's like the movie Queen of the Damned, I thought it was a good movie then I read the books and thought oh wow what was that movie based from.It's a good show but yeah it is taylored to have a "cool sword fight" in every show. Hmm I do remember the books did get a little slow here and there but it was building up to something. Oh and didn't Richard know Zedd his whole life?? Maybe it's time for me to start the series again. Guess it's a great way to end it. I've had Confessor since it came out and can't bring my self to finish the series. Like ending a great relationship LOL.

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