Old School, Low Budget, High Fantasy
If you're like me you grew up watching actors like Kevan Sorbo
and Lucy Lawless
(and if not why are you on TVTropes
?). Those were the heady days of action adventure series featuring criminally cliched writing, no name actors, and rampant continuity errors
. Shows so horribly tacky and low brow they had to be shelved away in Saturday night time slots where they couldn't harm the general public. Well folks I am here to happily tell you that Legend of the Seeker is exactly like those shows
. This is old school action. Where the Mcguffins
are magical, the villains have names like Darken Rahl
, and good triumphs at the end of every one hour segment.
Its certainly not for everybody. You will need to switch off the vast majority of your functioning brain cells to enjoy this show. Its also received serious accusations of Adaptation Decay
. To put it lightly, fans of the the books generally do not care for
this show. This is fine. They can keep their books, and I will continue to stay far, far, away from Terry Goodkind
and his Serious Business objectivist rants
. For the rest of us, those misty eyed nerds with memories of the halcyon 90s and a seething hatred for the Reality TV
that killed it, Legend of the Seeker is a nostalgic good time. Its one of the few Walking The Earth
shows left, and with Sam Raimi
behind it the things actually half way watchable. Give it a few minutes for old time's sake.
4th May 10
6th May 10
I'll certainly agree that a person's enjoyment of the show is inversely proportional to their enjoyment of the books.
7th Dec 10
28th May 11
There actually fans of the books? I got 200 pages into the first one and nearly died of nausea. I saw parts of a few episodes of this show and thought it was worse than "Beastmaster" and "Conan." And those are pretty bad. I like the new 'post-Peter Jackson' era...with shows like "Game of Thrones." You can keep Legend of the Seeker, which was mercifully put out of our collective mistery a year or two ago. I like my brain cells left on.
28th May 11
11th Aug 11
(edited by: Trotzky)
I sir, have never heard of those actors, but still feel I belong on TV Tropes. However, I do like this show, even if it can be dumb at times, and the second season was not nearly as good as the first, but it was still fun. Even my Dad, who's read every single Sword of Truth book at least thrice enjoys it. While this may simply be him being a stranger member of the fanbase, it still shows that some can accept it. Bottom line, if you like Raimi, you won't be disappointed. At least this didn't open with "It was an odd-looking vine."
27th Dec 12
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