cross-posted from: https://kbin.social/m/[email protected]/t/415291

Release schedule:

Friday, September 1: Episodes 1-3 “A Taste of Solitude,” “Strangers and Friends,” and “What Might Be”
Friday, September 8: Episode 4 “Daughters of the Night”
Friday, September 15: Episode 5
Friday, September 22: Episode 6
Friday, September 29: Episode 7
Friday, October 6: Episode 8

  • blackbird@feddit.uk
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    11 months ago

    Has anyone watched ep 1-3 yet? How was it, considering series 1 was a bit underwhelming I thought.

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      11 months ago

      I watched episode 1. I thought it was better than the first season. Some better visuals and the pacing wasn’t as fast. It felt a bit more in line with the books on that front. So I hope that trend continues, because the pacing in the first season was terrible. It’s quality still doesn’t come anywhere close to the books though.

      Edit: also the storyline of Nyneave is better than the first season, more in line with the books so far.

      And the show gave more background information, so that’s good for people who haven’t read the books. But I still can’t really get over some storyline changes, because I don’t see the necessity.

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        11 months ago

        Thanks for your helpful comments. I’ll give it a go and hope I can stick with it. I did read the first 6 books before I gave up as that could have been half the length with a good editor. What is it with these ‘blockbuster’ adaptations that can’t stick to the story or characters or pacing. The wooden acting/script doesn’t help at times either. Not saying I could do better but when you’re told they spent so many millions on it… Prime’s LOTR suffered a similar fate and I only managed 3 episodes of that.

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          11 months ago

          I also gave up on the books around that time too. But I was only like 15 at the time. I remember it turned into something like reading a senate hearing and lost me. I just wanted magic and dragons, not a court procedural.

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          11 months ago

          I just watched episode two and I’m less optimistic than before. While it’s still better than season one, they’re combining too many storylines which makes it chaotic. Right now I’m thinking that they should never have made the show. The story is too large and complex too catch within a tv-series. Even though I enjoy watching the books come to life.

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        11 months ago

        I think it helps if you read the books once like 30 years ago. I only have vague recollections of what happened. That works for a show watcher. The show runners should probably be a little more familiar with the source material. I also only watched the first episode so far but I did enjoy it.

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          11 months ago

          I had this thought as well. Read the books up until 6 or 7 a few years ago, enough to vaguely remember overarching plot but not specifics. I can tell they’re changing things but I’m not invested enough in the plot specifics to really care. It’s a nice spot to be in as a casual WoT fan.