The books were always mediocre fantasy drives from Tolkien. So it wasn't exactly strong source material, but holy fuck MTV did such a bad job with this. It's not even camp bad or CW bad where it's actually okay because it's on CW.
Elfstones is also one of the stronger books too. They should have just done Word & Void if they wanted teenagers running around.
Allanon was the first fiction character I ever hated. This old guy who was just so awesome and mysterious and could cow hardened soldiers of the border legion with a glance. And it seemed like he really had it out for the Ohmsford family. Like, he pretty much just existed to ruin their lives for three generations.
>by some Sci Fi Channel series
>The Shannara Chronicles
Yup, they are so totally gonna fuck that shit up. I can tell from that 1 pic.
I'm afraid to even watch this. I have all the books. I bet it is nothing at all like them except for maybe some names.
So how did the showrunners get this show greenlighted exactly? On MTV of all places? Is "It's like Game of Thrones" all i takes? Shit I need a be a producer.
Doesn't work in that context. What I'm trying to express is that her knife is some stupid tryhard tacticool shit. I'm looking for the "Nice knife, faggot." of females. I think I was pretty close with "Nice knife, hoe."
>posts picture of three random chicks on some rocks next to some breaking waves
>OP is your typical "X BTFO!" faggotry
>"lol ur so fucking retarded for not knowing what my shitty thread is about!"
All right then, faggot.
I thought I was watching CW at first but the budget was higher. Ropey acting, rushed plot, but I have to say the ladies are fiiiine. The camera guy certainly knew what he was doing zooming in on the rover chicks ass at every chance.
I also recognized most of the locations from Xena (I watched it recently) which was jarring. Some LotS vibes too.
>downloading the 1st three eps now from kat
Watching the fist episode now...
I'm only 3 minutes in and I want to turn it off. It is just another shitty series for teens with the usual bullshit.
Why am I attracted to the worst genres? Sci-fi and Fantasy.
> dat ass
>booted up maze runner randomly
>about halfway through
Fuck man. I love the concept of this mysterious glade no one knows about surrounded by this weird fucking maze full of weird fucking creature thingies, but god fucking damnit the teenage angst and retarded drama bullshit kills it.
so this is based on the elfstones then??? i might give it a shot.
>but god fucking damnit the teenage angst and retarded drama bullshit kills it.
So much this.
GoT is sensationalist bullshit though. It appeals to the lowest common denominators which is why it is so popular.
I know that feel but when it comes to S&F /lit/. I tried reading the Shannara books but it was one of the few series I couldn't finish. The writing was so bland, it was Tolkien fan-fiction level.
If they're going to adapt YA books into TV series, why don't they do good ones like Red Rising?
>GOT takes time with it's plots and characters
>Builds a real world
>big bad shows up in the first fucking episode
>wall starts crumbling first fucking episode
>evil demons by second episode
>protagonists jump from one point to another with no effort
>everyone is an edgy teen memelord
Fuck this show
To be fair almost every fantasy show I can remember, even those that turned out to be good, seem to have shit pilots and rush straight into the plot with no world building. GoT must be one of the few exceptions.
Holy shit, I was looking for a new show to watch too.
You can tell what audience they are after. The opening scene wasn't in the books and could have been copied from The Hunger Games.
Some bad acting and writing, but to be fair the books weren't that well written either. Usual teen show bullshit.
But on the positive side it definitely has a decent budget. Really good SFX and sets, action scenes were mostly well shot. dat elf and dat ass.
Elfstones is my favorite Brooks book. I had him sign my copy when I met him a few years back on one of his only recent tours outside of the Pacific NW.
I had hopes for this. I'm going to finish watching it, but I think I'll be cringing the whole time.
Amberle and Eretria are typical, boring off the shelf women in this. The two of them were supposed to be opposites of each other, really.
Fucking Paranor looking like the Autobot base in the middle of a fucking desert.
Allanon using a sword now? ...that's...cool, I guess...instead of his Druid fire.
Eventine's sons are both huge dicks. Eventine himself is ok, I guess. I love how they already gave away a huge reveal with Manx. Fucks. That was one of the best scenes in the book!
The Dagda Mor literally looks like he came off the shelf from Weta Workshop.
Shea was a drunk who died sad? That's new. Also, he's Wil's father? Sure. Why not.
The Chosen being picked by completing a fucking obstacle course? Complete sense.
Amberle gets picked then immediately runs away to fucking WING HOVE where her aunt (Eventine's sister) is. Oh, and she used to be in love with Allanon. Sure. Let's throw a random love story in there for Allanon.
I'm also VERY much not a fan of them going super hamfisted on drilling it in that it's our world after a few thousand years. The fucking Space Needle? Are you kidding me?
So far, if you're a fan of the book, the show is a huge fucking disappointment. It's essentially taking the names and basic concepts and rebooting it. I'll watch the rest in hopes that it gets better. They leaked the 3rd episode. At the end of it, guess what happens?
Amberle has come back to see the Elcryss! Now, she must venture INTO THE TREE ITSELF and get the seed...OR DIE IN THE PROCESS!
Dude they released both episode 3 and 4 online, they weren't "leaked".
And you've got to appreciate the flavor if not the substance of the show. They can't make it too complicated for tv viewers, but it is still enjoyable even if it is campy.
That's basically why I'm sticking with it. Terry approved everything, so I guess that's something. I wasn't aware they released 3 and 4 online. When I downloaded it today it was just 1/2 and 3. I'll have to catch 4 tomorrow.