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pming

Legend
Hiya!

I guess Season 1 is only going to have 4 episodes? The first three are released, and the fourth on Dec 24...for some twisted reason.
Guess I know what I'll be watching on Dec 24th then... all of Season 1.

Binge Watching: It's the only REAL way to watch a series!
;)

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 


eyeheartawk

Works 60% of the time, every time
Finished all three episodes. As a book reader I don't know how I feel about the changes yet.

I do dislike the costumes. At one point you see dudes walking around with puffy North Face jackets and brimmed mining hats. It's got a "elves with hoodies" MTV Shannara thing going on right now.
 


TheSword

Legend
Finished all three episodes. As a book reader I don't know how I feel about the changes yet.

I do dislike the costumes. At one point you see dudes walking around with puffy North Face jackets and brimmed mining hats. It's got a "elves with hoodies" MTV Shannara thing going on right now.
Ouch! That is my main concern!

At work now, but this evening is cleared in readiness for it
 


wicked cool

Adventurer
ok watched first episode-I wont spoil anything however

As of the first episode this is clearly not as good as GOT and maybe not as good as the Witcher. I was expecting much much better based on the budget. Its far superior to Shannara but in some ways its closer to that than i wanted

Why

There is something missing here-I call it Grittiness. The main character looks like Ryan Philippe and just stepped out of Riverdale. Its Jarring how he doesnt fit the time period even compared to the other characters


As of right now theres no personality to these characters. Theres no performance thats a wow moment. they feel flat compared to any GOT character and dont capture the moment like Henry Cavill or even any Harry Potter character . Right away watching a lower budget show like Vikings i was hooked and there were characters that had Charisma
 

Hiya!

I guess Season 1 is only going to have 4 episodes? The first three are released, and the fourth on Dec 24...for some twisted reason.
Guess I know what I'll be watching on Dec 24th then... all of Season 1.

Binge Watching: It's the only REAL way to watch a series!
;)

^_^

Paul L. Ming
No, there are 8 episodes, 3 this week, then one a week until December 24.
 


Watched it last night. The first half of the first episode was a bit disjointed - you could tell they were trying to squeeze too much into too little time. After the action picked up (being vague so not to spoil), it improved quite a bit. Episodes 2 and 3 were definite improvements over Episode 1, with a lot more room to breathe, and were quite good.
 

Ryujin

Legend
Finished all three episodes. As a book reader I don't know how I feel about the changes yet.

I do dislike the costumes. At one point you see dudes walking around with puffy North Face jackets and brimmed mining hats. It's got a "elves with hoodies" MTV Shannara thing going on right now.
Hoods don't put me off. They were an actual medieval thing (though not attached to what looks like sweatshirts). For me the issue is as it usually is for costuming; it all looks new, because it is. If there's one thing that the BBC does remarkably well in their costuming department, it's to make period clothing look like it's been lived in. I wish other production groups would give as much thought to wardrobe.
 

pming

Legend
Hiya!
Hardly. Binge watching denies us time to think about and process what we've seen. It removes the opportunity to discuss what's going on in the show with others.

Binging a well-made show is like chugging fine cognac.
Then I guess it depends on what one person's enjoyment and desire is then. :) Some people savour the taste of fine cognac...others just want to get a nice buzz on. ;)

Personally I much prefer the binge watching. It keeps the little things in my head longer and lets me notice little things that might happen in later episodes. Of course, this assumes that the series actually has a competent writer that actually has the "whole thing planned out".

^_^

Paul L. Ming
 


Zardnaar

Legend
Watched first episode last night didn't realize there were three.

Watching pt 2 now. Looks amazing and was fun enough. Wondering how it will compare to Witcher and Shadow and Bone.
 

Hoods don't put me off. They were an actual medieval thing (though not attached to what looks like sweatshirts). For me the issue is as it usually is for costuming; it all looks new, because it is. If there's one thing that the BBC does remarkably well in their costuming department, it's to make period clothing look like it's been lived in. I wish other production groups would give as much thought to wardrobe.
The buildings looked new too, and the town square was too level for a poor mountain settlement. And a certain peasant character had far too many different outfits.

But overall I enjoyed the first episode. I think I might be the only person here who hasn't read the books!

NB, Am I the only one who don't think using magic to heat bath water, whilst you are in the bath, is a wise idea?
 

Dioltach

Legend
NB, Am I the only one who don't think using magic to heat bath water, whilst you are in the bath, is a wise idea?
In the books that kind of thing happens all the time. Channelers use the One Power to dry their hair or clothes, or to heat up their tea, or to fetch items. It's very much just a tool. (Also, it's quite addictive, which is one reason why they use it so often.)
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Everybody looks very…. modern. Clean cut, modern haircuts I’m finding that slightly jarring. There’s at least one guy who looks like he’s come straight from the office. He’s even wearing a modern looking shirt at one point.
 
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Ryujin

Legend
The buildings looked new too, and the town square was too level for a poor mountain settlement. And a certain peasant character had far too many different outfits.

But overall I enjoyed the first episode. I think I might be the only person here who hasn't read the books!

NB, Am I the only one who don't think using magic to heat bath water, whilst you are in the bath, is a wise idea?
I haven't read the books either. Sacrilege, I know.
 

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