Amazon's Wheel of Time Series

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Amazon's Wheel of Time Series

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This was one of those series that spanned years in the writing.

The original author died before finishing his opus but left notes for how the series was to be concluded.

My concern with Amazon is that they virtue signal and will likely push their so-called "woke" agenda. There are plenty of themes in the books that would fit under that aegis just the way the series was written.

I'm definitely going to give it a chance, though.

How Amazon handles this series may be a bellwether on how they will handle the Tolkien series which is coming out in less than a year (I read that shooting is now finished).

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I've seen the four available episodes. I read the first two books ages ago in high school but never finished the series so I'll refrain from judging the faithfulness to the books. As a fantasy, it's been interesting and I'll keep watching for such. But man, the whole costuming department needs to be fired. Woof it's bad. I hate everything about Thom and the others aren't much better. Hopefully, they won't be using the same costume director for the LOTR series.
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I haven't watched WOT.

From what I've read in both interviews and the reviews, it sounds like Amazon is pushing wokeness. I'm not going to pay for that.

Shad did a YT on how bad the Heron mark sword and Lan's sword were.

I'm not going to write the WOT series off completely. I'll wait until more episodes and reviews come out.

My concern about the LOTR series has just been upped a notch though.
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I don't know about 'wokeness.' There are more than just straight white guys who are fans of fantasy. I see nothing wrong with making a series recognizing that there's a world market of viewers, and allowing themselves to see people like them represented.
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Straelbora wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:11 am I don't know about 'wokeness.'
While I haven't watched the series (and don't plant to) with the exception of Moiraine Damodred I thought the books were absolutely awful in the way they depicted female characters. Rand was poorly written too for the large part.
Honestly it was difficult to believe it was the same author that conceived Matt and Perrin.
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Straelbora wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:11 am I don't know about 'wokeness.' There are more than just straight white guys who are fans of fantasy. I see nothing wrong with making a series recognizing that there's a world market of viewers, and allowing themselves to see people like them represented.

I never suggested otherwise.

The WOT had plenty of diversity--both in terms of cultures and sexual mores--as written.

I think that it added to the books.
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