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Author Topic: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!  (Read 5119 times)

Offline throwsFireball

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The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« on: February 12, 2016, 11:19:08 PM »
I remember reading these books years back. Very derivative (sort of).

I've been watching the TV series. Quite enjoyable and I recommended it.

Much better than that Beowulf series.

Also, I really like the elven armour design, although it's a bit BDSM. I can't find any pictures of it on the 'net but I'd love miniatures that looked like it.

Offline Stéphane

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 07:29:27 AM »
I've been watching the TV series. Quite enjoyable and I recommended it.

I think you say that because there is lot of tight and bright pants on rounded buttocks  lol
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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 07:57:29 AM »
Quite awful, imo. I don't mind a few shapely gals in tight clothes, but the script is fucking awful, the MTV primary intention of showing ribbed tummies and well rounded buttocks becomes just too obvious.

Offline throwsFireball

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2016, 10:36:00 AM »
You guys are missing out if you don't watch this.

Look at some of these highlights...
Ear Armour!

It is very important to protect your ears against frostbite and trolls.

BDSM Armour!

Elf armour that doesn't make me think of anything that is VERY VERY NSFW SERIOUSLY DON'T CLICK ON THIS AT WORK.

Elf Princesses!

Elf princesses that are dressed as hookers (or maybe very skimpily dressed flappers) for some unknown reason.

I think you say that because there is lot of tight and bright pants on rounded buttocks  lol

Sometimes they have no clothes on!

It seems like they're going for "once per episode, strip one of the girls off" sort of deal.

Offline Daniel36

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2016, 10:42:55 AM »
Gimli as an elf? Heresy!! It looks alright. Never heard of it before, but it looks like some easy-watching.

Offline Corporal Chaos

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2016, 04:08:11 PM »
@Daniel36  :o I just had my world shattered! Gimli! Nooooo..... Any how. After the initial shock I have found it very enjoyable and it has captured some of what I remember from reading the books a lifetime ago.
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Offline Vermis

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2016, 05:51:58 PM »
You guys are missing out if you don't watch this.

Look at some of these highlights...
Ear Armour!

HHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

(I guess I should add that I've always been curious about Shannara but haven't looked too closely at it. I think I might prefer starting with the books, though.)
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Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2016, 03:39:15 AM »
You guys are missing out if you don't watch this.



Sometimes they have no clothes on!

It seems like they're going for "once per episode, strip one of the girls off" sort of deal.

I don't remember that in the books!

Offline ZeroTwentythree

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2016, 03:51:41 AM »
it has captured some of what I remember from reading the books a lifetime ago.


I will take that as a dire warning, from what I remember.  ;)


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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2016, 05:15:36 AM »
I don't think it's too bad either. Not all TV productions have to have the kind of grandeur the GoT has!

As it comes for free, I take the gift and quite enjoy the ---sights - !

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Offline Rhelyk

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2016, 05:36:11 AM »
I've watched the first few episodes so far. I'm torn because of the terrible acting, poor effects & mediocre writing, but MAN is it ever exciting to have true high fantasy up on the TV screen again! Elves and demons and magic, it's all so damned SATISFYINGLY bad! Then again, I'm a sucker for things that are just the right kind of awful

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2016, 06:36:31 AM »
So far it has been on the good side of campy (and defintely better than that Beowulf bore-fest) but it does grind down a bit in episode 7. Part 8 has to be better or .... :D
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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2016, 07:03:22 PM »
I didn't realize there was a tv series. I confess I'm intrigued, but despite having read all the books, I feel that the formula Brooks uses for his stories tired itself out long ago. The original book "The Sword of Shannara" suffered from being very derivative of Lord of the Rings (which the author himself has confessed). The second book however, "The Elfstones of Shannara" is excellent. I like the third as well and after that they sort of start being very same-y.

I'll have to check out the TV series, but I don't remember much in the way of t'n'a in the books. Not that I'm complaining mind you...
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Offline throwsFireball

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2016, 09:46:15 PM »
So far it has been on the good side of campy (and defintely better than that Beowulf bore-fest) but it does grind down a bit in episode 7. Part 8 has to be better or .... :D

Are you kidding?! Part 7 was the best.

Tribesmen hunting elves in an abandoned and ruined underground high school. Absolutely excellent.

Offline swiftnick

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Re: The Shannara Chronicles - Not As Bad As It Looks!
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2016, 02:08:58 PM »
This is about to start in the UK.
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