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19 May 2010 @ 06:09 am
Day 2: "Not watching this? Then you're an idiot."  
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching



Legend of the Seeker



Fantasy action/adventure drama, based on the best-selling Sword of Truth book series by Terry Goodkind, Legend of the Seeker has a combination of a fantastical plot with many enjoyable aspects to it. I define it as a mixture of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Star Wars, with a little bit of Xena too, where it's just a fun and entertaining kind of show that doesn't take itself seriously and I think everyone can enjoy it. There's nothing complicated about it, as sometimes fantasy-based universes can be, and every single character is just likable and just as enjoyable as well. In fact, this is that one show where I have absolutely no complaints regarding the characters or the writing of these characters whatsoever. They are all so fascinating in their own way, and each of them get their time in the spotlight.

I recently just got into the show myself, but I can honestly say that I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. It's just that amazing of a show. I haven't been disappointed in any episode or character or the writing. It's just such a rarity to find shows that I have absolutely no qualms about. That alone should tell you that this is worth watching.

Honestly, I could talk and gush about this show for hours and hours if I could, so I'll just simplify it for you:

Why should more people watch this show? It's a fun, lighthearted fantasy-drama with lots of action and adventure, sword-fighting sequences, a rich fantastical world with even richer characters and storyline/plots, strong women characters that kick ass and take names quite frequently, and the two main female characters are the protectors of the main male protagonist; there's magic, mystery, character development, an epic forbidden romance that is just too adorable and sexy all at the same time. The fact that the show is filmed in NEW ZEALAND which gives us this breathtaking scenery and setting for such a whimsical and magical atmosphere. From the costumes to the actors and the story, the fact that we don't have to worry about cliffhangers because they have a plan on knowing where they want to go with a season and its particular storyline is what makes me confident in saying that people will enjoy the show. Also yes, there are plenty of sexytiems in this show; they don't skimp on bringing us the hotness and the sexy and sexual innuendos. Including BDSM-like torture, the Mord'Sith agiels that look like dildos, and tons of gratuitous revealing skin shots.

There's also indirect femslash UST subtext:



Along with actual femslash within text:



It still tickles me that this was produced by Disney, heh.

Not to mention, have you seen how gorgeous it is? I mean, damn. The visuals alone can just be stunning as hell. The colors and the slow-motion action just adds to it. *____*


(note: Kahlan's hair is epic and fierce, trufax)


I definitely do recommend this show intensely. Now I say more people should start watching it is because there's also the news that it's been canceled, which is a terrible shame in and of itself, but I feel it is my duty as a newly converted fan to convert others to see just how utterly amazing LOTS truly is and join the cause to getting it renewed. Some think it's a long-shot, but for more Seeker we got to have something. We got to have faith in these things, you know? Besides. Anyone that hasn't heard or seen this show is obviously missing out.

Long story short: WATCH LEGEND OF THE SEEKER NOW BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME LIKE WHOA AND YOU WILL LOVE IT IMMEDIATELY LIKE I HAVE. IF YOU'RE TIRED OF YOUR SHOWS DISAPPOINTING YOU FEAR NOT, THIS ONE WON'T AND IT JUST IS SO FUCKING GORGEOUS WITH PRETTY PEOPLE WITH PRETTIER HAIR AND AWESOME FIGHTING AND JUST, YEAH. 'NUFF SAID. ♥


Masterlist of days here.

On a related note, I'm nervous about watching the latest episode because the finale is next weekend and I want to watch it, because it'll be epic, yet I don't because I want to preserve the amazing awesomeness the show has provided (in the short time I've come to be really addicted to it). Why oh why are my good television shows abandoning me? ;__;
 
 
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rawthorne on May 19th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
FINE.

I'm going to give this a try.
Nicole Anell: lots - princessnicole_anell on May 19th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
THE GIFS. SO MANY GIFS. <3
Renée: LotS. Cara.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:21 am (UTC)
I HAVE COLLECTED SHITLOADS OF THESE GIFS LIKE WHOA. THEY ARE SO GORGEOUS. JUST, YEAH. I CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF THEM.

<3 <3 <3
*angi_is_altered on May 19th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
You need a layout for your LJ that is built around this show. Go see if they will do it here.

Actually, I just stumbled on some:

http://community.livejournal.com/creative_muse/92244.html#cutid1

Edited at 2010-05-19 01:34 pm (UTC)
Renée: Kahlan. Elegance.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:23 am (UTC)
Those look awesome. I'll definitely have to think about that.
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Renée: Kahlan. Swept by the wind.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:19 am (UTC)
TRUER FACTS HAVE NEVER BE SPOKEN, BB.
just a small town girl: [actor: misha collins] cute cowlickcarameltrap on May 19th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'll have you know that I'm downloading the first episode now.
Renée: Kahlan. Smile.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC)
WHEEEEE! THAT IS AWESOME! PLEASE TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK AFTER YOU WATCH IT and if I need to persuade you more, lol
Reckless Endangerment to Youth: Darken Rahl--angstlotuseyes on May 19th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
RIGHT ON SISTA PREACH THE GOOD WORD

;-; I'm so worried about watching the finale as well--I don't want it to end!!
Renée: Kahlan. Beauty in the breakdown.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
\O/\O/\O/

I have the latest episode downloaded but I think I'm going to wait until the finale to watch them both back-to-back, have epic Seeker watching. But yeah, I don't want those to be the last episodes I'll ever see of this show again.

BRING BACK MY SEEKER UNIVERSE! IT IS THE GRANDEST THING EVER!
chosenfire28: LOTS - Richard chosenfire28 on May 19th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
I just caught up on this show in prepartiong of the finale and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! It has some of the most amazing female characters I have ever seen, and a male character that is pretty much the most beautiful and kind hearted person ever. I love Kahlan and Cara, but I am so fascinated by Richard. He's not tortured, he isn't weighed down by doubts or negativity, he believes in people and always does whats right. Its so corny, and a lot of people in the fandom prefer the other characters, but I find him so refreshing and amazing.

This show is pretty much my number 1 obsession right now, legendland is amazing and the fandom for LOTS is so stunning, they are fighting so hard to get the show back.
Renée: LotS. Team Epic Hotness.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:15 am (UTC)
I completely agree with you about Richard. There's no heavy baggage, he's not a tortured soul, he just has a pure heart and believes in doing good things and believes in the goodness in people, and it really is refreshing to see that in these kinds of stories. Now some people will think that's kind of boring, but quite frankly? It works. He's not all perfect, all the odds are against him (having prophecies say that he'll serve the Keeper and such) and he did have anger about being labeled the Seeker and not being told about it sooner, but he muddles through with the help of his friends around him.

Gotta love Richard Scypher. ♥

I just got into the fandom recently but I agree, they are fighting so hard to get the show back and they love it so immensely. It's amazing to see that. :)
lloyd, i'm ready to be heartbrokensapphirestar_ on May 19th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD WHAT'S HAPPENED TO RICHARD'S HAIR.

also also what episode is that last gif from? BECAUSE I HAVE THIS THING FOR RED CLOTHES JUST LIKE THE ONES THEY'RE WEARING OH MY GOD IT LOOKS GORGEOUS.

but i think it really is just that people haven't seen it. either they don't know about it, or they think they won't be interested, but if they'd see even one episode, i know they'd get all excited about it. it's just that good. ♥
Renée: Kahlan. Swept by the wind.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:07 am (UTC)
HE DECIDED TO GET A MAKEOVER. BUT IT'S MUCH BETTER THAN JARED PADALECKI'S IDEKWTFISHAPPENING HAIR. (I was taken aback at first, but I think it suits Richard better to have that slightly rugged/unruly hair, hehe)

It's from S2 the episode "Perdition", and YES THEIR CLOTHES ARE GORGEOUS. BUT THIS ENTIRE SHOW IS FILLED WITH GORGEOUS COSTUMES SO I'M NOT SURPRISED THAT I WANT THEIR RED ATTIRE JUST AS MUCH AS I WANT EVERYTHING KAHLAN IS WEARING.

but i think it really is just that people haven't seen it. either they don't know about it, or they think they won't be interested, but if they'd see even one episode, i know they'd get all excited about it. it's just that good. ♥

So much agreed to this. Also fantasy just isn't some people's style, but I think LOTS breaks that mold because there's nothing entirely complicated about the show. It's just fun and entertaining, with lots of action and sword-fights and women kicking ass and just, yeah. I think if people just sat down and watched an entire full episode they might start getting interested.
cheerful_earl: Team Free Willcheerful_earl on May 19th, 2010 07:45 pm (UTC)
I RENTED DISC TWO OF LOTS YESTERDAY AND I AM GOING TO WATCH IT TONIGHT! YAY! This has made me all excited for it.

I love this meme. And it comes with pretty, pretty visuals! <3
Renée: GAY FOR KAHLAN!rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC)
OMG YAY! \O/ IT IS JUST A FABULOUS SHOW ALTOGETHER, BB. I JUST AM IN LOVE WITH IT. I HOPE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT IT TOO SO I CAN GUIDE YOU THROUGH TO AMAZINGNESS. ;D

Memes that come with visuals is never not a good thing. ♥
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goldenusagigoldenusagi on May 20th, 2010 12:57 am (UTC)
LotS! Yay! I'm surprised you didn't have LotS as your show that should never have been canceled, LOL.
Renée: Kahlan. Elegance.rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
Well, technically there can still be hope for it to be salvaged, and I have faith in that fandom because they do seem to be trying really, really hard to save it.

But this definitely goes in that category, as well. Because it is love and canceling it is just a crime.
noybusiness: lolcatbsgnoybusiness on May 20th, 2010 02:04 am (UTC)
Funny. The guy in the first picture looks like Misha Collins from a distance.
Renée: Misha. !!!!!rogueslayer452 on May 20th, 2010 02:11 am (UTC)
OMG I KNOW RIGHT?! I keep thinking that he definitely has the facial structure and look of Misha, of course being Misha-obsessed as I am I thought I was just seeing things. Glad to know I'm not the only one who thinks that. XD
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jane_doh1jane_doh1 on July 29th, 2010 06:22 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing such a great post about this show. I am already a fan, but it is great to see others doing these sort of journal articles to spread the word about the show...it seriously is ONLY lack of marketing that has caused low ratings. Out of 19 people I have introduced to the show in real life, 17 love it. The numbers speak for themselves.

Now all we have to do is convince another network that there is still money to be made from this show and that new viewers are discovering it every day :)