10 Reasons to Fall in Love with Legend of the Seeker
The show is fun to watch. It’s an adventure tale that will leave you feeling uplifted at the end of each episode. With that it’s not a fluff show though there are dramatic moments and intense moments but Legend of the Seeker is well balanced so the show does not feel weighty.
Sword Play and Choreography
I really enjoyed watching the myriad of fight sequences in Legend of the Seeker. There are many different types of weapons used. They show different techniques and fighting styles.
The fight sequences do not get repetitive and boring. They mix up the camera shots from framing to who is followed from fight to fight. There is even a nice mix of how the fights unfolds.
What is most impressive of all is watching Richard Cypher’s development. He starts out fighting with a woodsman’s skill level but with a lot of power behind it. His style is sloppy but that power is still demonstrated. As the show progresses and Richard’s training improves so does his fighting prowess. His style shifts around until he gets his own style and he demonstrates more finesse with his characters progression.
The acting in the show is stellar. All of the performers make for believable characters, emotions and situations.
Exploration of Truth
Truth is one of the themes played with throughout the show. I love how the show gets into the meat of what truth is and it's distinctions are through the use of the Seekers, Confessors and Wizards First Rule.
The Wizard’s Rule
In legend of the Seeker there are Wizards Rules. They are a wonderful device that brings about much humor at first because the number of the rule and what it is keeps changing. They are also a powerful device for exploring certain psychological principles.
This leather wearing group brings such wonderful elements to the show. Their particular ability to negate and even turn magic back on the user is a brilliant way to balance the use of magic in a fantasy setting. They also get the viewer to explore their position on topics of what is pain, pleasure, eroticism and sensuality.
This group of magic users also brings a fresh perspective to the normal fantasy story. The Confessors are a fun balance between amazing power that comes with a sad cost and a tremendous weakness. They also become a fun device for exploring subjects like unrequited love, vengeance/forgiveness, and what is truth.
In the midst of all the wonderful sword play, magic and action there is also a great unrequited love story between Richard and Kahlan. Both being hot is a nice plus to the show but they also do a brilliant job setting up their love story and getting the audience to care greatly about their situation and success.
Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander
Lovingly known as Zedd. Any good fantasy story needs the wise old man or old man wizard, in Zedd we get both. His character is brilliantly played reminding me of those adventures I took with my grandfather. He brings humor, fun and and wisdom to the show.
Denna & Cara Mason
These Mord’Sith bring a fun mix to the show. Hot, leather wearing, ass kicking, strong women are just scratching the surface of what they bring. They also bring a great struggle that the audience can empathize with. The struggle between bettering ones self and ones situation and having to fight against what society has made one into.
Legend of The Seeker Season Two Cactch Up Video
Season Two Catch up Video In 4 Minutes
This is a great summary of the season with out giving the big ending reveals. Check out the video above.
Exploring Legend of The Seeker Season Two
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Legend of The Seeker is fantasy series based on Terry Goodkind's The Sword of Truth novel series. Season two appears to cover books two and three "Blood of the Fold" and "Stone of Tears" in which we will see the split and infighting of The Sisters of the Ageil, the return of Darken Rahl from the underworld and the discovery of a new Lord Rahl.
Watch the season two trailer: Legend Of The Seeker Season 2 Preview.
Legend of the Seeker Season one is one of the best produced shows currently on TV from stellar acting, breathtaking action sequences, awe inspiring scenery, and very good story. It is a must see for any fantasy / sword and sorcery fans. I would also highly recommend this show to any SF fans if for nothing else then to see what a good show should look like.
Season Two is unfortunately not as strong as season one. They establish high stakes and an all important quest. Then the story meanders around the country side taking on more of an episodic TV feel rather then a continuous show. On the plus side the show gets better toward the end of the season as they get back on plot.
The show also has a rushed feel to it which left me with an incomplete feeling like they just skipped large parts of the story. I expected large parts of the book to be skipped like they did with season one after all 22 one hour episodes is not enough time to cover two books. The problem is that season one proved that they can do it and do it brilliantly.
More Posts on LOTS Season Two
- Tale of Two Posters
- Cara in Season 2
- Season 2 Richards Lament
- Premiere Episode Sneak Peek
- Rivals and the Underworld
- Review: 201 “Marked”
- LOTS Video Interview on TVGuide – Fan Questions
- Review: 202 Baneling
- Did Darken Rahl fell in love with Kahlan
- Legend of The Seeker Joke
- What is Denna Up To?
- The Keeper claims the Seeker
- Legend of the Seeker Behind the Scenes Knitting Fun
Legend of The Seeker Season Two will air on November 7, 2009 and run weekly for the 22 episodes.
Being an independent production that is nationally syndicated it will appear on different times and stations across the country.
With ABC behind the distribution they played a lot of games with the distribution putting episodes are on an 8-day delay delay for Hulu viewing so I watched it streaming through Netflix.
This was a disappointing and frustrating addition to the viewing experience. It's another example of the big studios not getting it.
Our three favorite characters will be returning: Kahlan Amnell played by Bridget Regan (on left). Richard Cypher played by Craig Horner (center). Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander aka "Zedd" played by Bruce Spence (right). We will also get to see a lot more of the Mord'Sith, I'm hopping to find out what happened to Denna as well.
Podcast Episodes on LOTS
- Listen to “The Confessed” a Legend of the Seeker Podcast here.
- Review ep. 216 and 217: Fandom Today #456 “That Sounds Like a Combination a Moron Would Have On His Luggage”
- Review ep 218: Fandom Today #459 “For Real Realz Pressing On My Mind Grapes”
- Review ep 219 Extinction: Fandom Today #465 “Know Your True Enemy”
- Review ep. 220 Eternity: Fandom Today #469 “Utopian Problems? Robots Break Dance!”
Watch Legend of The Seeker streaming online here
Get Caught Up With The First Season
- Buy the DVD here from Amazon:Legend Of The Seeker Season One DVD
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Get the books: The Sword of Truth, Boxed Set I, Books 1-3: Wizard's First Rule, Blood of the Fold ,Stone of Tears by Terry Goodkind
Get Legend of the Seeker: The Complete First Season on DVD from Amazon.
Review: Dollhouse 109 A Spy In The House Of Love
A traitor is discovered inside the Dollhouse. Watch the episode streaming online above.
This is an amazing episode that really moves the story arc forward. Fans of Ballard will love that he has some good quality time in this episode. The structure of this episode is different from the previous episodes in the series. I found it both refreshing and compelling since Joss showed us a segment of the show from the perspective of one character then goes back and shows a segment from another so that by the end we get to see why she is “Sad”.
I was disturbed to find out what the attic is. I had my theories but they way Topher describes it I shuddered.
We really get to see and learn so much about: Echo, Boyd, Paul, Victor, Sierra, Adelle, Dr. Saunders, November, Ivy, and Dominic. I really enjoyed how Joss revealed clues about each character, gives glimpses into their true motivations and emotional ground.
- The conversation and repeating theme of the dangers of technology.
- The chip that allows a person to alter an imprint as it is occurring
- Great portrayal of spies in action and spy tech / toys
- Crazy Ballard! Poor Ballard.
- I loved getting to meet Mrs. Lonely Hearts.
- Eliza Dushku does an amazing acting job in this episode with Echo. Joss really pushes her out of her box and Eliza excels at the challenge.
- I love the reoccurring theme and conversation on trust in this episode.
Dislike / Concern
- Concern: This episode has so many details in it that are story relevant that it almost borders on the side of too many details.
- “the agency will figure it out and come looking for me. that is fine and when they do you will tell them everything is fine and then we’ll put you back into your box.”
- “she realized the indiscretions were unwise”
- “she made a mistake. Now she is sad”
- “you make people different. You can make me help.”
- “one day you will be erasing them… even after all of this they wont see it coming. Sooner or latter everybody gets theirs”
- “you make people different… you can make me help.”
- “it’s not what they do it’s why they do it, investigate their purpose.”
- “Mossad doesn't even double-tag.
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Next Week: Haunted: When Adelle’s wealthy friend is murdered, Adelle imprints Echo with the woman’s memories and personality to solve the case. Ballard looks into Mellie’s past, and Topher secretly programs Sierra for an engagement.
Man on the inside theory update: Doctor Sanders has gone back and forth as a candidate for the man on the inside. Evidence in support: She disapproves of the Dollhouse’s system as it is and wishes to change it (ep 9). She has the technical knowledge to put into dolls a bio-feedback trigger for an automated response (ep. 8 ) giving her the credentials to know how to use the tech found in this episode and to imprint a triggered coded message within the actives. She stays at the dollhouse 24/7. When Echo was in spy hunter mode she locked onto Doctor Saunders as a person hiding something which Doctor Saunders only avoided detection by an interruption.
With all of that evidence in hand pointing toward Doctor Saunders I have to say after this episode she moves to the bottom of my suspect list for the Man on the inside. She has the technical knowledge but I doubt she would induce a composite event in Echo because she really cares for the dolls and Alpha’s event resulted in many dolls dying. The biggest changer was when I saw what was on her computer screen… a dating service. This leads me to believe that Doctor Saunder’s story is a very sad one. She is deeply disturbed from the Alpha event which has given her an unresolved fear one that has not let her out of the Dollhouse. She is probably using the online dating service as a means to have human contact but in a safe, imaginary, controlled environment and I don’t think she would actually go on a physical date for fear of Alpha getting a hold of her and finishing the job.
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Theater or Renter for April 2008
It's time once again for our favorite game "Theater Or Renter?" Rules of the Game: Watch the trailer in the HQ. Rate the Trailer. Then Put in your comments below the trailer: does the trailer and buzz make you want to watch it in the theater, rent it, or not interested at all, and why?
For April we have three movies
Leatherheads: [Watch it here] Release Date April 4th. Official Site. Listed as a romantic comedy. The story is set in the 1920s. the owner of a professional football team drafts a strait-laced college sensation, only to watch his new coach fall for his fiancée.
The Ruins: [Watch it here] Release Date April 4th. Official Site. Listed as Horror, Thriller. The story from the Official Site: Based on the terrifying Book by Scott Smith. The story from the official site: "The Ruins" follows a group of friends who become entangled in a brutal struggle for survival after visiting a remote archaeological dig in the Mexican jungle where they discover something deadly living among the ruins.
Prom Night: [Watch it here] Release Date April 11th. Official Site. Listed as Horror, Mystery, Thriller. The story from Wikipedia: Donnas senior prom is supposed to be the best night of her life, one of magic, beauty, and love. Surrounded by her best friends, she should be safe from the horrors of her past. But when the night turns from magic to murder there is only one man who could be responsible, the man she thought was gone forever. Now, Donna and her friends must find a way to escape the sadistic rampage of an obsessed killer, and survive their Prom Night.
The Forbidden Kingdom: [Watch it here] Release Date April 18th. Official Site. Listed as Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. The story from the official site: A discovery made by a kung fu obsessed American teen sends him on an adventure to China, where he joins up with a band of martial arts warriors in order to free the imprisoned Monkey King. In Theaters April 18th 2008
Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay: [Watch it here] Release Date April 25th. Official Site. Listed as Adventure, Comedy. The story from the official site: Harold and Kumar get themselves in trouble trying to sneak a bong onboard a flight to Amsterdam. Now, being suspected of terrorism, they are forced to run from the law and try to find a way to prove their innocence. What follows is an irreverent and epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild trip around the world that is as "un-pc" as it gets.
Baby Mama: [Watch it here] Release Date April 25th. Wikipedia Entry. Listed as Comedy. Kate Holbrook, a successful single businesswoman, has put her career before her personal life. At the age of 37, she has finally decided to have a child on her own, but her plans change when she discovers she has only the slimmest chance of becoming pregnant. Instead, Kate gets a South Philly working girl, Angie Ostrowiski, to become a surrogate mom. When Angie becomes pregnant, Kate begins preparing for motherhood in her own typically driven fashion--until her surrogate shows up at her door with no place to live. As these polar opposites struggle together, they must also prepare for the upcoming birth of the baby.