So Different

I just finished reading Wizard's First Rule and when I went to look for the following books found out they'd made this programme. At first I was quite excited but after watching even 15 minutes of it find it so completely different! And who is this fane character supposed to be? I suppose I should watch more of the episodes before deciding on my final opinion yet I think it is quite awful how it is hardly like the book. Oh and Richard thinks Zedd is some crazy old man!!! I want to use the word dispicable yet it seems a little harsh so early on.

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Nov 22, 2008 2:55AM EST

I agree that initially it seems the vast majority of viewers who have read the books have been quite shocked.It seems that we have reached the point in this series - although we are only 5 episodes in that we have to accept the series as a totally different plot line and character development than that seen in the books, which is both quite disappointing and also in a strange way understandable.Believe me I wish that the book was the equivalent as a script, it would be absolutely fabulous, however it would be too predictable in the eyes of the creators, they needed to create something different from the books to be able to sell it --> "BASED on the Books".I, personally have come to accept it as something completely different from the written version of the SoT series, kind of like how hitchhikers guide has so many different versions.DON'T GET ME WRONG! I fully believe that the books are FAR beyond anything that the series creators can produce and I am VERY disappointed with certain aspects however there is nothing I can do about it, so I will watch it with mild amusement about the gross differences instead of the beautiful synchronicity that I was hoping the series and the books would have.READ THE BOOKS! I cannot stress this enough, the end of the second is one of my favorite parts of the series. The only part that lag as far sa i am concerned is books 7 and 8. The series runs well until the end of 6 which is just PHENOMENAL!! Then the little lag, followed by the chainfire trilogy. The concluding trilogy is worth reading the entire series for! Books 9,10 and 11... ZING!.Did I answer you question I dunno, just think of it as a different version of the same story and you pick which one you like best.CheersD.

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Nov 22, 2008 10:12PM EST

I totally understand that sometimes some books have to be changed in order to work on screen, but with this series, after spending umpteen hours reading all the novels, there are somethings that should NOT have been changed. I would rather have them look into a new story line and just base it in the same world. After tonights episode where they brought in the sister's of the light... WHAT???? thats just flat out WRONG and I don't even understand WHY they would want to change that. It doesn't make any sense to even bring them into it.
very disappointing...

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Nov 22, 2008 10:58PM EST

thanks i think i will carry on reading the books tho from the blurbs they seem to get darker? I don't think I can carry on watching the series however. I reckon I would've quite liked the series but because I've read the book it just seems so disappointing in comparison.

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Nov 23, 2008 1:43AM EST

Yah, especially with tonight's episode (listener) and the mentioning of the Sisters of the Light you might want to get on with reading the books if you are going to watch the series as they seem to be taking liberties with the time line of the series as well.The books are just so much better!EnjoyD

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Nov 23, 2008 2:56PM EST

I just have to agree. Goodkind's writing is so visual and compelling, and the plot line so intricately connected throughout the entire series, I don't see why they would want to destroy such a wonderful work of art. I'd always wanted to be able to see this created, but have been disappointed so far with the very liberal license they are taking. If you are interested at all in his books, and I would recommend highly that you continue the saga, DON'T think for a minute that this series is anything like them. Aside from taking the names of the main characters and stealing piecemeal from the storyline this show is nothing like the books! Wise up screenwriters - stick to the real thing, it's better then what you're doing with it.

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Nov 25, 2008 11:32AM EST

I think I am going to have to read the books...if not just to salvage the terrible ideas and judgment that I have come to concerning the Seeker. I have just about had it with the tv series in itself that I find really lightweight. It's like a bad remix version of Krull, Willow and LOTR...I got through the first four episodes, waiting for some real plot, scenario, script... something to keep me going... but after the umpteenth slo-mo badly choreographed fight scene and predictable script, I canned it. Very disappointed. Could have been a good one, but oh well. Goes in the same bucket of cheesiness as Sanctuary (which I sadly find better than Seeker)... 'Bout to watch one of the oldies but goodies till someone hits us with some real fantasy adventures...

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