The Wheel of Time S02E01 720p WEB-DL x265
To start with, I have read the series of books and although they were not perfect, they were highly enjoyable and epic in their scale. Now to the series. A show or movies based on a book or series of books is generally bound to infuriate as the finished product cannot compare to the imagination of the reader, and there are not many examples of where this has been overcome. So far I have been watching a show that has the main characters of the books relegated to supporting characters with little to no dialogue in some episodes. There were over 2000 named characters in the book and they still felt the need to create new characters for the show that serve no real purpose. The acting is fairly bad. With the amount of money spent on the cinematography, you would think they would have hired better actors. I could see how someone who hasn't read the books would be confused as to what is going on, as the explanations as to what is going on are vague, which makes me wonder who this show was made for. If it was to introduce people to the world that Robert Jordan created then they failed. If it was for fans of the books, then they have again failed, as they have been changing things that didn't need to be changed and generally angering fans. If you are going to adapt a series of books, then do so correctly, otherwise write your own original story and do what you want with it. My positive takeaway from The Wheel of Time is that the cinematography is excellent, and unfortunately that is the only thing I find worthwhile. Maybe it will get better, but I highly doubt it. If you enjoy reading, I would recommend giving the series of books a glance, as this show is a pale reflection of the story Jordan wrote.
- Rosamund Pike
- Daniel Henney
- Madeleine Madden