Wow, I'm barely having enough time to comment on other blogs these days, let alone post on my own. I also have a review of Wrath of a Mad God, How to Train Your Dragon and Clash of the Titans to write up. I'll get it all done, I swear to you. But first, the letter L, part of the A-Z blogging challenge. This letter was made famous by Leonardo da Vinci and then reinvigorated by Luigi Mario, and also the topic of this post: Legend of the Seeker. I made an April Fool's post about the show, and so this is kind of my way of making amends.
Legend of the Seeker is a fantasy TV series based on the Sword of Truth novels by Terry Goodkind. The basic premise is that Richard Cypher (played by Craig Horner) is named as the Seeker of Truth; a prophetical warrior who is destined to end the tyrannical rule of Darken Rahl (Craig Parker). Assisting him in his quest is Kahlan Amnell (Bridget Regan) and First Wizard Zeddicul Zu'l Zorander (Bruce Spence). The series is very popular both in the US and in the UK, but still has received a lot of backlash from fans of the original novels. To be fair, the series takes considerable artistic liberty and diverges from the books at multiple points, but this makes it work as a TV show so long as you don't consider it as derivative of the original story.
I have yet to watch all of the first series, but as soon as it comes out on DVD I am there! From what I've seen of the show, I've really enjoyed it. It's a nice adventure show, which makes for great light entertainment (and a far cry from the gratuitous sexual violence of the novels).
Because you've all been so good, here's the obligatory sexy photo.
What do you all think of the show, both in its own right and as a remake of the books?