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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    I'm finding equally amusing that you take what I said and then flip it entirely on its head somehow. what I was saying is that Liandrin is very clearly shown to be a misandrist. a raging one. and she is also very clearly an antagonist, a character we are NOT meant to like or relate to. and given that they ARE aware of how saidin and saidar actualy works - maybe that's just one more of those things uttered by Liandrin that is NOT meant to be taken at face value and as a fact, when they specifically show her to say things that are NOT factual.

    as a sort of aside, I really do miss Rand, Matt and Thom's adventures in pretending to learn to be gleamen while on the boat, that was fantastic in the book and did a great job of showing Matt's deteriorating mental state thanks to that dagger.

    I do not think they ruined Perrin or Lan either. dented slightly, maybe but NOT.. ruined. the only one that I feel like doesn't belong is Morraine. it feels like a Rosamunde Pikes vehicle a little too much and she still doesn't feel like book Morraine at ALL to me, unlike the rest of the characters, and yet she gets so much extra screen time at the cost of character development for everyone else.
    I should have been more specific in my quote.

    I do not like their versions of things, I think they are inferior to the big, considerably so.. there are many adaptations I've liked that are really different from their source books, I wanted to see RJs work.

    I'm not saying the show is irredeemable - they can "adjust and bring things round to make it interesting and much closer to the books, but that reamins to be seen. I heard they want to get back to the books in Season 3. We shall see.

    I don't mind them doing more of characters tahn the book does, but not changing them, delving deepr, showing more is something I'm always up for... chanign them ..not so much -unless they are better - but then that is so risky. especially if you're injecting your politics which is so opinioated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    I don't disagree, those scenes would have helped a lot, but also and this is not a direct reply to you, but rather complaint about Lan and Nyneave's tracking - in the books he doesn't notice her either, Morraine does because she can feel her connection to the power. (they did skip the whole part where its not the first time Nyneave finds them and just condensed it, but it is a thing that happens)
    I think most of peoples issue with the shows tracking is they didn't show Nnyeanves method which felt ass pulled because they say it is a "tell" rather than something like her sensing Morraine using Saidar (which Lan couldn't sense and would thus make some sense), especially considering Lan is supposed to be an all around bad ass in many things including tracking.

    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    but anyways, the only things I dislike about how they portrayed Perrin is that they gave him a wife that they proceeded to immediately fridge while cutting out his interactions with Elias. though I have a feeling that Elias and the wolves bit they couldn't figure out how to film, seeing as so much of it is Perrin's inner dialogue. I'm not a fan of the whole love triangle, but I see where they got an idea for it (Perrin's reactions to that young Tinker, though to me they came across more like overprotective older brother, but tinker did accuse him of jealousy and I think that's where Rafe got his not so brilliant idea to run with, blech)
    I hated the fridging, I hated the love triangle, I hated him standing like a coward while Fain killed Loial (yes I know the show is ass pulling, but he was stabbed with the dagger from Shadar Logoth, he should be dead). Honestly he did basically nothing in the show but act like a fool/coward, and I hated every second of him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    but anyways, ending is.. its not good in both book and show. but I'm still willing to give the show a benefit of a doubt mainly because it was external factors in a form of covid that altered the writing of the last few episodes and the ending, not the original intention
    I don't agree, book had a better start and middle, so the ending wasn't as bad to me (it was rough still) compared to the show. I mean the finale looked AWFUL in CGI, the fact they had Moraine and Rand traveling through blight yet able to see the wall just before they reach the eye of the world, the horrible logic of using 5 women to link/channel to kill the Trolloc army instead of Rand using the untainted pool of Saidin, the fact they introduced a Sa'angreal for Rand to randomly use to defeat Ba'alzamon, the way he defeated Ba'alzamon, the horn being below the throne room,etc. Thinking about it they did nothing right/well in the finale.

    Not to mention they also did my boy Thom dirty, and COMPLETELY miscasted Min (not the only miscast).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Konteil View Post
    i think perrin showed how far they were willing to fuck the show up to make a point. hes ruined. now when he meets faile it will be a shoehorn guilt ridden mess. and not meeting elyas when they were with the tinkers? WTF
    Yeh.. his motivations for literally his whole character are changed.. and not for the better - this doesn't add more weight to perrin, they make him feel patehetic.

    They didn't need to change that.. again the charm of WoT is lost.. this could have been PG for kids but very good, appealing to all, sort of how LotR or STar Wars originals could - didn't need to be R-rated GOT at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mace View Post
    ...they needed to change something that was already woke and fit...
    When I first heard they were making the show I thought, hey they finally picked a series that's just kind of naturally woke so they won't need to shoehorn things in, but lol was I wrong.

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    I never read the books. The show was above average though I felt there was a lot of toxic feminism in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strawberry View Post
    I never read the books. The show was above average though I felt there was a lot of toxic feminism in it.
    The show was absolute trash whether or not you knew the source material. Incredibly incoherent plot lines shoe horned in stuff that didn't contribute to the plot like the warder funeral. Straight up fridging to provide motivation in the first episode. Bunch of added nude scenes to GoT it. Incredibly inconsistent power including the "chosen one" getting overshadowed in the finale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witchblade77 View Post
    I don't disagree, those scenes would have helped a lot, but also and this is not a direct reply to you, but rather complaint about Lan and Nyneave's tracking - in the books he doesn't notice her either, Morraine does because she can feel her connection to the power. (they did skip the whole part where its not the first time Nyneave finds them and just condensed it, but it is a thing that happens)

    but anyways, the only things I dislike about how they portrayed Perrin is that they gave him a wife that they proceeded to immediately fridge while cutting out his interactions with Elias. though I have a feeling that Elias and the wolves bit they couldn't figure out how to film, seeing as so much of it is Perrin's inner dialogue. I'm not a fan of the whole love triangle, but I see where they got an idea for it (Perrin's reactions to that young Tinker, though to me they came across more like overprotective older brother, but tinker did accuse him of jealousy and I think that's where Rafe got his not so brilliant idea to run with, blech)

    but anyways, ending is.. its not good in both book and show. but I'm still willing to give the show a benefit of a doubt mainly because it was external factors in a form of covid that altered the writing of the last few episodes and the ending, not the original intention
    He didn't notice her watching them from like 50 yards away she didn't sneak up on him and pull a weapon lol huge fucking difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdbond View Post
    This...show is still alive? Seriously?
    It even has a third season approved already. Almost as if the constant hate here is just a vocal minority and those people aren't part of the target audience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    It even has a third season approved already. Almost as if the constant hate here is just a vocal minority and those people aren't part of the target audience.
    Yeah because stuff has never been quietly canceled after being approved :P this shit is going to get nuked off the face of amazon and you will pretend you never heard of it because it would mean your predictions about it last oh so long will have been proven wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xath View Post
    Yeah because stuff has never been quietly canceled after being approved :P this shit is going to get nuked off the face of amazon and you will pretend you never heard of it because it would mean your predictions about it last oh so long will have been proven wrong.
    Eh, that's just wishfulfillment.

    You clearly don't understand Amazon and their plans if you really think they're gonna cancel it because of the vocal minority here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xath View Post
    Yeah because stuff has never been quietly canceled after being approved :P this shit is going to get nuked off the face of amazon and you will pretend you never heard of it because it would mean your predictions about it last oh so long will have been proven wrong.
    Things like that were said after season 1 and it got a season 2. Season 2 hasn't even aired and Amazon has already approved a season 3. It is a popular enough show that Amazon feels like investing for 3 seasons. Could it get cancelled before season 4 or could season 3 get cancelled? Sure. It is however silly to ignore the success it has found just because people want to surround themselves with something they don't even like.
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    Well if season 2 bombs, it will get pulled. And considering how much they fucked up the entire season, I can only imagine how shit the next season is going to be. I won't be subjecting myself to such garbage though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    Things like that were said after season 1 and it got a season 2. Season 2 hasn't even aired and Amazon has already approved a season 3. It is a popular enough show that Amazon feels like investing for 3 seasons. Could it get cancelled before season 4 or could season 3 get cancelled? Sure. It is however silly to ignore the success it has found just because people want to surround themselves with something they don't even like.
    Sadly, there are a lot of people who will overlook the flaws because they enjoy the changes; strong women dominating the world, men being subservient or useless, gay representation etc. I won't watch S2 because at this point I think the show is irredeemable with the current show runner. Hate watching has a massive effect on the viewing figures, Amazon don't care what your opinion is as long as you're consuming their product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Well if season 2 bombs, it will get pulled. And considering how much they fucked up the entire season, I can only imagine how shit the next season is going to be. I won't be subjecting myself to such garbage though.
    S1 got hate watched by alot of people who wanted to see the train wreck. Their viewing figures were not impressive, but inflated due to people wanting to see "if it got better".

    S2 could faceplant hard and S3 would likely get pulled, but that remains to be seen. I don't know anyone who actually plans on watching S2, and after the ending of S1 I find it hard to believe too many people are going to give it a shot, but we shall see.

  14. #3274
    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    Eh, that's just wishfulfillment.

    You clearly don't understand Amazon and their plans if you really think they're gonna cancel it because of the vocal minority here.
    If Season 2 bombs they will absolutely cut their losses. This isn't one of the ones Bezos personally likes aka the expanse.

    Season 2 was already locked regardless of numbers but numbers likely go down significantly without hate watchers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhorle View Post
    It even has a third season approved already. Almost as if the constant hate here is just a vocal minority and those people aren't part of the target audience.
    Woah! Cheers! Still gonna pass. I suppose there is an audience for everything. Everything!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xath View Post
    If Season 2 bombs they will absolutely cut their losses. This isn't one of the ones Bezos personally likes aka the expanse.

    Season 2 was already locked regardless of numbers but numbers likely go down significantly without hate watchers.
    Dr. Evil has been trying to find his own GoT clone for the last 5 years. Difference is that his clown show Amazon Studios doesn't hire people with talent and GoT was great until they started running out of source material to work with. So a mixture of competency from the show runners and production team helped GoT succeed. Amazon Studios hasn't hired competent showrunners at any point in the last few years and it shows in the quality of the shows that they produce internally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xath View Post
    If Season 2 bombs they will absolutely cut their losses. This isn't one of the ones Bezos personally likes aka the expanse.

    Season 2 was already locked regardless of numbers but numbers likely go down significantly without hate watchers.
    Sure, if it bombs.

    Yet who decides if it bombs or not? CuZ theres a very big disparity between your interpretation of the show's current state and what the execs think.

    It's not possible to have a sensible conversation if all you're interested in is doomsaying. Reality doesn't somehow twist itself to work with your personal convictions here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Difference is that his clown show Amazon Studios doesn't hire people with talent
    The multiple award winning and very popular shows directly refutes that claim. It sounds more like you continually indulge in stuff you know you won't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennadrel View Post
    Dr. Evil has been trying to find his own GoT clone for the last 5 years. Difference is that his clown show Amazon Studios doesn't hire people with talent and GoT was great until they started running out of source material to work with. So a mixture of competency from the show runners and production team helped GoT succeed. Amazon Studios hasn't hired competent showrunners at any point in the last few years and it shows in the quality of the shows that they produce internally.
    I'm not sure how they lucked out with Reacher, but it was really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triceron View Post
    Yet who decides if it bombs or not? CuZ theres a very big disparity between your interpretation of the show's current state and what the execs think.
    You know what the execs think? Must be pretty high up in Amazon if you are privvy to what they think of that......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gumble View Post
    You know what the execs think? Must be pretty high up in Amazon if you are privvy to what they think of that......
    You really think the executives hate the show if they already gave the go ahead for a third season?
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