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Re: I interpreted it differently Dragonsoul Send a noteboard - 23/11/2021 07:36:31 PM

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Moiraine said something about men releasing the Dark One and women having to pick up the pieces or whatever, when in reality it was Lanfear that actually bore into his prison.

I knew at that point that there was going to be no point watching the show, because it wasn't really going to be based on the books.

The whole point was that the society during the Age of Legends was to blame for the rise of the Shadow, not men or women alone, and that you need both men and women working together to defeat it.

I got the distinct impression that that wasn't what this show was going to be about, so I decided to skip it and keep the book series alive in my mind instead.

From what I've read here (and elsewhere) most fans of the books didn't like the show at all, so I won't waste my time. Especially with new Dexter episodes (haven't seen that year either but I've heard good things) and new Yellowstone episodes to occupy my time.


It sounded more like caged the darkness to me, so to my mind referenced the sealing / strike at shayol ghul - and the information we've received since is that the female Aes Sedai didn't agree / support the strike, as wanted to use different means, so it didn't seem that different to the books, as the Aes Sedai of current times would likely still support this view.

I have watched the first two episodes, and enjoyed it thus far, I don't agree with all the changes, and miss a number of the moments from the book, but still enjoyed it.


It's interesting because I didn't consider this view. I guess I viewed the transmission to the audience as a form of world-building, and, having heard the other changes they made to the history of WoT to make it more agreeable to a modern audience, made the assumption that it was just one more thing they were changing.

Maybe it was, maybe it wasn't. Consensus seems to be though that the show is a much different animal than the books, and I don't really see why it has to be. It was a great series, why not just portray it the way it actually was?

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Fair enough - 24/11/2021 09:02:50 AM 220 Views
I interpreted it differently - 23/11/2021 06:23:56 PM 237 Views
Re: I interpreted it differently - 23/11/2021 07:36:31 PM 193 Views
With regards to the pacing - 24/11/2021 07:29:36 AM 196 Views

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