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Legend of the Seeker

December 29th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Behind the Sword of Truth lies the Seeker, a person destined to kill the evil Darken Rahl. In this television series based on “The Sword of Truth” fantasy novels by Terry Goodkind, Richard Cypher discovers that he is destined for greater things whether he likes it or not. Aiding him in his quest is a beautiful “Confessor” named Kahlan Amnell who has the power to make others do her bidding with a simple touch and a “Wizard of the First Order”, Zeddicus Zu’l Zorander.

Fine…fine…I’ll pay the light bill. Sheesh.

The show lasted two seasons (November 2008 – May 2010) however the seasons were about 20-25 episodes each which gave it a good run. The action scenes are over the top, often making use of “bullet time” slowdowns…sometimes too often. If you’re watching the show with someone who loves ripping shows apart, they will more than likely comment on the odd facial expressions the actors give off during those bullet time moments. At some points in the show I was half expecting Lucy Lawless to flip out from behind a rock and throw her olympic rings with a resounding “Aye-yee-yee-yee-yee-yee-yee!”

I shouldn’t have had that second helping of beans.

Then again, if you’re watching it with someone who enjoys ogling at bosoms, they may be too distracted to do anything else but wipe the drool from their chin. Between Kahlan and Cara, a Mord-Sith who appears later in the show, I wasn’t sure I was watching it for the story or fight sequences anymore. If there ever was a show that was perfect for heterosexual males with ADD, this would be it.

Mord-Sith: A elite group of women trained from childhood to ignore pain and serve Lord Rahl.

Overall I was sorry to see the show come to an end. If you really liked Hercules or Xena: Warrior Princess or have a fascination with fantasy genres that feature swords and spells in a medieval setting, you can’t go wrong in giving this show a try.

C’mon, who doesn’t like wizard’s fire?

You can currently watch it on Netflix via the “Watch Instantly” feature.

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