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On Tar Valon fionwe1987 Send a noteboard - 26/12/2021 04:53:16 PM

It's not clear to me Caemlyn was removed in favor of Tar Valon to show Moiraine and Siuan as lovers. Rather, the issue there seems to be practical. You can't put in all the money to build a big city, and the sets for the Royal Palace, for one scene in season 1, then leave it dormant till whenever book 6's story comes to screen, because that's when this set becomes useful.
Same with the actors. They already lost the guy they hired for Ingtar, and have to reintroduce him again in season 2. If they hired a Morgase, Elaida, Elayne, Gawyn for one scene... And one or all quit because they got juicier roles elsewhere, you need to change actors,.which gets confusing. Of course, they ended up having to do that for the actor for Mat due to the pandemic anyway, but that just emphasizes the risk.
I think that's why ascribing the awfulness of the show purely to their decisions to update some aspects of the books is unsupported. They're both in the hands of the same creative team, but beyond that, there's no causal connection.

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Thank God it’s over. - 24/12/2021 04:40:17 AM 444 Views
It's sad because there were some promising moments and I didn't hate some of the actors - 24/12/2021 05:35:23 AM 113 Views
When the woke choices are the cause of the poor plot then they deserve criticism. - 25/12/2021 03:46:18 PM 91 Views
Cause is the issue there - 25/12/2021 06:26:06 PM 89 Views
I thought I just provided examples of the writer’s choices fucking up the story. *NM* - 26/12/2021 02:23:39 AM 33 Views
Of course not.. - 26/12/2021 02:56:03 AM 86 Views
I think you're repeating my point back at me, so I doubt it will be much of a surprise - 26/12/2021 01:54:34 PM 78 Views
On Tar Valon - 26/12/2021 04:53:16 PM 76 Views
You can if you're Amazon. - 26/12/2021 06:18:01 PM 84 Views
Not really - 26/12/2021 06:37:48 PM 75 Views
You don't need unlimited funds, and £80m is a colossal amount already. *NM* - 26/12/2021 07:40:58 PM 37 Views
It really is not - 26/12/2021 08:37:44 PM 72 Views
I didn't say it was the only reason, please don't put words in my mouth. - 27/12/2021 12:58:18 PM 76 Views
Yeah... production looked good, acting is decent to good, pity the writers made so many bad choices. - 27/12/2021 06:32:36 PM 68 Views
Not to mention the reveal was like "oh, just this little thing" - 28/12/2021 07:01:21 AM 81 Views
The more we discuss this... - 28/12/2021 02:42:46 PM 65 Views
Excellent post.....definitely agree with you. - 26/12/2021 03:54:24 AM 84 Views
Tough to imagine that I'll be back for season 2 - 04/01/2022 02:02:07 AM 47 Views

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