FTA-TV The Wheel Of Time (WoT) *NO BOOK SPOILERS*

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It was an OK episode. It felt like a bit of a rip-off of LOTR and they arrived at Minas Tirith near Mordor before going to face the evil one. The acting is a bit stilted sometimes.
 

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Really? Disagree on that. The impression of the Malkier in the books was that they were based on Asian culture. I more or less pictured Lan exactly how he is portrayed in the show... maybe just with longer hair. The golden crane as their banner (cranes as a symbol are seen commonly in asian culture) as well as the hadori which the men wear which seemed Japanese to me.
As we saw in the latest ep, the Shienarans are portrayed as Asian. Backs up my interpretation that the Borderlands were based on Asian culture. Totally fits that Lan looks the way he does.

Also he's pretty ducken ripped with his shirt off.
 

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Thought the acting was terrible, getting worse IMO, B grade sort of feel to it.
 

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Thought the acting was terrible, getting worse IMO, B grade sort of feel to it.
Think the acting is actually OK. The script does them no favours whatsoever though. I think with better dialogue they'd give a much better performance.
 

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Whenever I see a scene with a head shot of the actor playing Rand all I can think of is that he has a Hobbit looking head. Perfect for LoTR.
 

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As we saw in the latest ep, the Shienarans are portrayed as Asian. Backs up my interpretation that the Borderlands were based on Asian culture. Totally fits that Lan looks the way he does.

Also he's pretty fu**en ripped with his shirt off.

The culture was based loosely on Asian cultures, that however has no bearing on their appearance.

Which is why he's described as having blue eyes.

Min looks nothing like how most people would have viewed her with her bold almost hooked nose as she was described. I always thought of her as more Italian looking.
 

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Episode 7 was good. Looking forward to ep 8 based on preview have seen.

Good to stop playing the "the dragon could be anyone" game and get to it now.
 

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The last episode of the season has me seriously concerned about this series. The lore breaking cold open alone was enough to get me worried and then we have the ridiculous battle scenes which make no sense at all and disregard many of the series rules.
 

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The last episode of the season has me seriously concerned about this series. The lore breaking cold open alone was enough to get me worried and then we have the ridiculous battle scenes which make no sense at all and disregard many of the series rules.
Worst season ending since GoT S8? It would be very difficult to stick the landing worse than Rafe did.
 

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Lol, that's not even close to how bad the ending of GoT was. I'm astonished that some people are still judging this on how close it keeps to the books when the show has no intention of even trying to be a strict literal interpretation. That was clear from the first episode.
 

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I liked the episode, better then most, but acting is lacking from some of the characters, Perrin the worst, Rand not far behind.

Surprised by the arrival in ships, seems earlier then I remember they came in the story.
 

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I liked the episode, better then most, but acting is lacking from some of the characters, Perrin the worst, Rand not far behind.

Surprised by the arrival in ships, seems earlier then I remember they came in the story.
The Battle of Falme was at the end of the 3rd book. Given that many of the events of S1 happened in books 2 & 3 (e.g. Matt's dagger healing in Tar Valon), or even later (Rand didn't go to Tar Valon until book 12 or 13), it's not that big a jump.
 

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I liked the episode, better then most, but acting is lacking from some of the characters, Perrin the worst, Rand not far behind.

Agree, it was a better episode. Some stuff happened.

But still the script is poor and some of the acting is at the level of a year 12 drama group performance. The casting of Stradowski as the central character is really bad. Rosamund Pike fluctuates between serious face and very serious face.
 

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Lol, that's not even close to how bad the ending of GoT was. I'm astonished that some people are still judging this on how close it keeps to the books when the show has no intention of even trying to be a strict literal interpretation. That was clear from the first episode.
He didnt say it was as bad. he said it was the worst since.
 

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finally back from holidays. Watched the final episode. Very disappointing. Don’t understand why they changed from the books.
 

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