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Save our seeker? - moonspinner
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Save our seeker?
On the one hand, I am devastated that we probably won’t get one more season of one of the most fantabulous group of characters out there (specifically: Kahlan’s hair, Richard’s abs, Cara’s smirk and Zedd’s eyeballs: P). But seriously now, whatever LOTS lacks in its inconsistent mythology and sometimes campy dialogue, it more than makes up in some of the most easy to love heroes on TV: good-bye anti-heroes/heroes with dark pasts/reluctant heroes/ends-justify-the-means heroes… hello Richard Cypher. Can I say how much I love you for reminding us that Nice can still equal Cool? As for the Bad-Ass Mother Confessor or Cara, Sister of the Agiel, I can’t even think of not seeing them every week without choking up. If this Show dies, there will be two less Strong Characters, Female (playing out their story in a backdrop of lots of other strong characters, female) in TV-land.

On the other hand… I am relieved that the show might be cancelled. Because I have these two theories: that when it comes to story-telling, quantity and quality are inversely proportional; and awesome cult favorites like this stop being awesome when they become too mainstream. (I’m looking at you, Last Airbender). Rather than buy a couple of DVDs and watch them over and over again to remind myself of when the show was good, I’d rather my TV buddies quit while they are ahead.

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tekalynn From: tekalynn Date: May 20th, 2010 09:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Sorry, I'm confused. What show is this?
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: May 20th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Legend of the Seeker is a TV show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth book series. It tells the epic tale of the adventures of Richard Cypher - the first true Seeker in a thousand years - Kahlan Amnell, the Bad Ass Mother Confessor, Wizard Zeddicus Zul Zorander. The first season was about the trio's quest to defeat the evil Darken Rahl. In the second season, the trio became a quartet as Mistress of the Agiel, Cara, joined them to defeat the Keeper of Death.

Don't mind my pedantic sounding summary. This show is all sorts of awesomesauce.
sunlit_music From: sunlit_music Date: May 22nd, 2010 02:44 am (UTC) (Link)
Glad that you're enjoying the showLOTS! Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be showing in Australia. Not in my state, anyway...

And yeah, it was annoying how Airbender became mainstream. I still love it, though.
moonspinner From: moonspinner Date: May 22nd, 2010 03:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is so weird. It's shot in Australia. (or in New Zealand, I can't remember which. :P Sorry, I know it's annoying because they are not the same country at all.)

I have a love/hate relationship with the last season of Airbender which was chock full with plot holes and OOCness and the writers spending more time answering to the parts of the fandom they didn't like than they did writing the story for the parts of the fandom who didn't care about shipping, etc - they just wanted the characters and plot that they had fallen in love with in the first place. ::sigh:: Then there's the fact that I'm convinced that they were hand in glove with Paramount in the white-washing of the movie cast - the whole A:TLA experience now just stinks of cultural appropriation.
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