Saturday, May 09, 2009

Follow That Show: Legend of the Seeker

Our family is a loyal follower of this fantasy adventure spectacle which we discovered while on Holiday vacation in Seattle.

Interesting concept based on the "Sword of Truth" series of books by Terry Goodkind.

Seductive storytelling with sweeping camerawork, crisp editing and crowd-pleasing plot developments.

Movie-worthy production design and special effects.

Stunning cinematography making excellent use
of New Zealand locations.

And beautiful actors led by Craig Horner and Bridget Regan.

These are what hooked us into finishing the two-hour premiere event and following the show from then on.

An ordinary woodsman, Richard Cypher, is thrust into the quest of a lifetime when he learns he is the prophesied "Seeker" to crush the evil forces of a powerful tyrant determined to rule over the world.

Together with a Confessor, Kahlan Amnell, and a Wizard of the First Order, Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander, they embark on an epic journey to restore and maintain the peace threatened to be obliterated by the evil Darken Rahl.

It is an entertaining, exciting escapist fare from director/producer Sam Raimi, who I profoundly admire for the very subtle yet deeply poignant "A Simple Plan" and the cult classic "Evil Dead" trilogy (Evil Dead, Dead by Dawn, Army of Darkness), but who is more known for the popular "Spiderman" trilogy.

Here's a link to another breathtaking trailer and a critics' review video.

If you want to follow this show from the very beginning, all episodes are still available on Hulu and the "Legend of the Seeker" official website.

But if you don't mind spoilers, following is a five-minute recap of what has happened so far in the last 19 episodes.

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