Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment has released Legend of the Seeker The Complete First Season on DVD (you can buy it on Amazon). I got the chance to take a look at the DVD and so how about I let you know what you can expect from it.
Some of you might already know what a huge fan of the show I am, and so it was such a treat to be able to watch all 22 episodes all over again.
For those who don't know, Legend of the Seeker is based on Terry Goodkind's bestselling Sword of Truth novels. The story follows Richard Cypher, an ordinary woodsman, who discovers he is the first true Seeker the world has known in a thousand years, destined to wield the powerful Sword of Truth and defeat the evil tyrant Darken Rahlan. Helped by a powerful Wizard, Zedd, and a confessor, Kahlan Amnell, we follow his journey to kill Darken Rahlan.
I personally haven't read the books the show is based on, so was really opened to anything. However, I do know that some people were really disappointed with the adaptation, so if you are a fan of the book, be aware that the show is not exactly the same. That said, I think it's absolutely worth a look.
What is really great about it is that they were able to create a really beautiful world, sort of like a mini-Lord of the Rings, which is really impressive for a TV show. I immediately related to the characters and the world they lived in and you will get hooked from the moment you meet Richard Cypher.
The actors are amazing. Craig Horner is a great Richard Cypher, he really makes you fall in love with the character and root for him to succeed. I also adore Bridget Regan who plays Kahlan, she brings such poise to the character, it's hard to take your eyes off her. There is also great chemistry between the two of them, which is of course key to the show. And let's not forget Bruce Spence who plays Zedd, as well as Craig Parker who plays Darken Rahl, both are great assets to the cast.
In just a few episodes, Legend of the Seeker has become one of my favorite show and if you haven't yet, I urge you to check it out. Now is especially a good time to get caught up since Season 2 premieres on November 7, 2009.
In addition to all 22 episodes, the DVD also includes a few fun bonus features, including a behind-the-scene featurette "Forging The Sword: Crafting A Legend," and a look into author Terry Goodkind's process in creating the Sword of Truth, which is really interesting if you are a fan of the book. You also get to see some deleted scenes from the show.
Overall, this is a great DVD to check out if you want to watch season one of Legend of the Seeker all over again or if you want to discover it.