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06 November 2015 @ 12:00 pm
The Shannara Chronicles  
Basically, the previews for The Shannara Chronicles are looking quite good.

Since I haven't read the Shannara series I'm not familiar with this universe or what it's about exactly, but just judging from the trailers and description alone it is definitely a high fantasy series with plenty of rich world-building and characters. If this does well, I have a feeling it may be the answer to those looking for a Game of Thrones replacement. Despite it being on MTV, which understandably may repel some people, just seeing the trailers and behind the scenes stuff alone shows that they've given The Shannara Chronicles quite a large budget to produce. Granted a big budget doesn't always equal quality, but since it looks like a fantasy version of The 100 it may pleasantly surprise people. Plus it was filmed in New Zealand, which is considerably a good sign when you take into account the other epic fantasy films and series that have been filmed there (see: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Legend of the Seeker, Xena: Warrior Princess). If this gains popularity, hopefully there will be more fantasy series along this vein. I miss having some epic fantasy and even lighthearted fantasy shows on television. When you have a mixture of the two, or something that holds strong in its own storytelling, adapted or not, it can become something great. Not everything has to be "darker and edgier" in order to be taken seriously or be considered good storytelling.
 
 
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Renéerogueslayer452 on November 12th, 2015 06:59 am (UTC)
Reading up on what the books are about, I have to say I'm fascinated. It's like a future post-apocalyptic world that has a mixture of magic and science, making it kind of a fusion of fantasy and science fiction. I don't know if I'll have the time to read the first book (among all the other things I'm reading and getting into), but it'll be on my list of things to check out if the show interests me enough to go further.