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I covered a lot of this in my reply to Joe above. Legolas Send a noteboard - 22/11/2021 04:36:38 PM

View original postthat it was made through the lens of the Game of Thrones show. The changes made are all made to make storylines darker. To make the colors darker. To sex it up. To violence it up. The producer read the books, but the way the show is shot and the way it was changed is inherently problematic. It's as if they thought we wouldn't want a show that was more like the Fellowship of the Ring movie.

As I mentioned above, I haven't seen much sexing or violencing it up? And definitely not all changes made storylines / characters darker - e.g. with Mat, they did make him darker in some ways, but at the same time also made his good sides more explicit in the way he takes care of his sisters. Egwene also seems to be softened rather than hardened.
View original postAnd to use another example - I wanted a show like the Marvel movies. Not like the Zack Snyder DC movies.

I recently saw the Snyder Cut of Justice League, that was, uh, interesting. But the DC movies also include Aquaman and the two Wonder Woman movies (saw the second one just this weekend), which have plenty of more lighthearted and dare I say even wholesome stuff. But going for a Marvel-like tone wouldn't have suited WoT well, either, I don't think.
View original postThere was no reason to do to Perrin and to Mat what they did. None. They could have inserted humor. The Nynaeve backstory was also odd. When The Eye of the World was written there was a clear Tolkien influence. And that's fine. We don't need another Games of Thrones show. We don't need a show influenced by Martin.

Nynaeve's storyline so far is a complete clusterfuck (though not necessarily her personality) and Perrin's, while not wholly bad, is poisoned by that nonsense in the first episode. Lan isn't what he should be, either. But the others are mostly okay.
View original postI want a show that I think Jordan would have liked. I don't think he would have liked this show because it doesn't capture the spirit of the books.

Martin was a TV writer by trade, who wrote a series that was a lot easier to translate to TV in the first place - and who was probably more understanding of the changes that nevertheless still had to be made. I'd agree Jordan would have disliked a lot about this series, they could and should have done better in various respects, but I don't think it would've been possible to make a TV adaptation that Jordan would've really liked very much - not one for a modern mass audience, anyway.
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I am not even bothering with 2 & 3. - 21/11/2021 09:51:46 PM 670 Views
Other than that, how did you like the play Mrs. Lincoln? *NM* - 22/11/2021 12:32:59 AM 30 Views
No stars, would not recommend. *NM* - 22/11/2021 12:57:28 PM 32 Views
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2 snaps down in a z formation! *NM* - 22/11/2021 12:58:01 PM 31 Views
Respectable Choice - 22/11/2021 01:39:37 AM 89 Views
Ugh. My main goal in life is to NOT be respectable. - 22/11/2021 02:25:52 PM 77 Views
Too bad! - 22/11/2021 02:59:24 PM 64 Views
A reasonable decision. - 22/11/2021 02:15:23 AM 100 Views
But I'm a thoroughly unreasonable person! - 22/11/2021 02:29:45 PM 72 Views
Then start acting like it! - 23/11/2021 07:00:54 PM 76 Views
Sanderson's providing some kind of running commentary... which does contain criticism. - 23/11/2021 07:59:10 PM 77 Views
Yes, I saw his comments on reddit. - 23/11/2021 09:41:33 PM 94 Views
Great read, thanks so much for posting! - 26/11/2021 05:54:06 PM 75 Views
Glad to hear it. - 26/11/2021 07:10:34 AM 78 Views
Good, those changes seem completely unnecessary and pointless. *NM* - 26/11/2021 05:43:39 PM 31 Views
I think the point to remember is, the early episodes were never going to be that great. - 22/11/2021 08:46:33 AM 97 Views
Eh, I think you give them too much slack. - 22/11/2021 02:33:04 PM 80 Views
It's possible I'll agree with that after having seen more episodes... - 22/11/2021 03:04:54 PM 74 Views
That's a big "if'. - 22/11/2021 03:31:11 PM 79 Views
*NM* - 22/11/2021 03:40:45 PM 28 Views
My work here is done! *NM* - 22/11/2021 04:01:43 PM 31 Views
Yes, it is a big 'if'. I guess I'm an optimist? - 22/11/2021 04:17:41 PM 75 Views
Agreed on - - 22/11/2021 05:27:28 PM 86 Views
Yes - neat addition, I thought, as is the map with the comments. - 22/11/2021 08:37:19 PM 69 Views
I liked the maps too! - 22/11/2021 09:36:09 PM 67 Views
Where are the extras ? :o *NM* - 23/11/2021 05:42:40 AM 31 Views
Via X-Ray --> Bonus Content *NM* - 23/11/2021 02:29:59 PM 27 Views
Hmmm I dont think I have that - 23/11/2021 08:03:52 PM 68 Views
Apparently some people need to download the Amazon Prime app to be able to see them. - 23/11/2021 08:22:31 PM 63 Views
Thanks - 24/11/2021 07:14:01 AM 61 Views
I kind of liked it - 22/11/2021 10:29:21 AM 80 Views
So, doesn't suck nearly as much as some other shows? I can accept that. *NM* - 22/11/2021 01:44:23 PM 50 Views
Re: So, doesn't suck nearly as much as some other shows? I can accept that. - 22/11/2021 02:11:57 PM 80 Views
I couldn't possibly disagree more. - 22/11/2021 03:11:32 PM 76 Views
#Justice4AbellCauthon - 22/11/2021 03:32:41 PM 64 Views
I'm kind of happy for you. - 22/11/2021 02:37:46 PM 73 Views
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The problem with the show is - 22/11/2021 03:10:17 PM 111 Views
Well said! *NM* - 22/11/2021 03:17:18 PM 40 Views
Girl, you ain't lyin' with any of that. *NM* - 22/11/2021 03:23:42 PM 29 Views
I covered a lot of this in my reply to Joe above. - 22/11/2021 04:36:38 PM 75 Views
Re: I covered a lot of this in my reply to Joe above. - 22/11/2021 05:24:38 PM 74 Views
Re: I covered a lot of this in my reply to Joe above. - 22/11/2021 10:05:32 PM 70 Views
Just came across a related article... - 23/11/2021 06:23:31 PM 76 Views
Madden's read to book 11, apparently - 24/11/2021 02:57:46 AM 65 Views
Oh has she? Must've changed her mind since the earlier interview, then... and read quickly. - 24/11/2021 08:17:24 AM 67 Views
Re: Oh has she? Must've changed her mind since the earlier interview, then... and read quickly. - 26/11/2021 10:44:58 PM 66 Views
Let’s see if I got this right… - 27/11/2021 12:58:52 AM 65 Views
That about sums it up, yeah! *NM* - 27/11/2021 03:38:18 PM 25 Views
After all this time, you still can't handle the quoting system? - 27/11/2021 09:21:42 PM 60 Views
And they screwed that up so far! GOT..... - 23/11/2021 01:19:19 AM 67 Views
Yeah, what you said. - 05/12/2021 03:02:15 PM 50 Views
For my favorite well read pooch - 22/11/2021 05:03:55 PM 80 Views
I didn't make it more than 2 minutes into episode 1. - 22/11/2021 05:41:56 PM 97 Views
Wow, my paisan’ makes an appearance! Long time no talk, my friend. *NM* - 22/11/2021 06:36:54 PM 28 Views
Yeah it's been a while. - 22/11/2021 06:58:47 PM 66 Views
I don't understand this take - 22/11/2021 07:02:12 PM 91 Views
Re: I don't understand this take - 22/11/2021 07:15:42 PM 78 Views
the opening bothered me a little as well. - 22/11/2021 07:25:20 PM 74 Views
Re: the opening bothered me a little as well. - 23/11/2021 06:29:25 PM 70 Views
I'm well aware of the backstory and the different views on it. - 23/11/2021 07:11:19 PM 65 Views
Saidin and Saidar are in the show - 24/11/2021 03:00:50 AM 62 Views
According to the Dragonmount YouTube review as of the end of episode 6 it’s still just One Power *NM* - 24/11/2021 04:34:32 AM 28 Views
Episode 4 makes it pretty clear - 26/11/2021 10:40:07 PM 63 Views
Fair enough - 24/11/2021 09:02:50 AM 68 Views
I interpreted it differently - 23/11/2021 06:23:56 PM 76 Views
Re: I interpreted it differently - 23/11/2021 07:36:31 PM 62 Views
With regards to the pacing - 24/11/2021 07:29:36 AM 67 Views

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