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Wheel of Time TV Series
« on: April 28, 2016, 10:45:17 PM »
looks like it's officially official.
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Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time ™
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The following is a press statement that has been approved by the studio involved in contract negotiations:

Update: Wanted to share with you exciting news about The Wheel of Time. Legal issues have been resolved. The Wheel of Time will become a cutting edge TV series! I couldn’t be more pleased. Look for the official announcement coming soon from a major studio —Harriet ?

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2016, 08:51:37 AM »
This makes me sad..
Another one of my favorite series getting prepared to be destroyed for the public.
I hate movies and series of books that I enjoyed.

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 01:44:00 PM »
This makes me sad..
Another one of my favorite series getting prepared to be destroyed for the public.
I hate movies and series of books that I enjoyed.

The thing with the series is that there is so much padding, especially in the middle, that a tighter and more focused TV show might benefit to the story as a whole. 

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 02:09:53 PM »
I've heard of the wheel of Time series but never have read it, is it any good?
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2016, 02:25:58 PM »
I personally love it.
it slows down in the middle, but I don't mind it as enough intriguing things happen.

Definitely worth it

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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »
This makes me sad..
Another one of my favorite series getting prepared to be destroyed for the public.
I hate movies and series of books that I enjoyed.

The thing with the series is that there is so much padding, especially in the middle, that a tighter and more focused TV show might benefit to the story as a whole.

Yeah, the series totally lost my interest in the middle, and I never finished it. Now, liking Sanderson as I do, the thing stopping me from picking it up is that I'd have to start from the beginning... urgh!
So might actually watch the pilot and give the show version a shot. So long as it's not tacky  ???
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Re: Wheel of Time TV Series
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2016, 03:25:00 PM »

This makes me sad..
Another one of my favorite series getting prepared to be destroyed for the public.
I hate movies and series of books that I enjoyed.

The thing with the series is that there is so much padding, especially in the middle, that a tighter and more focused TV show might benefit to the story as a whole.

this is precisely my opinion.

also, between the lotr movies, the harry potter movies, and the got tv series, i think the world has figured out how to do quality adaptations.  i don't see why wheel of time would be different.  especially as fiery as harriet mcdougal is.


Yeah, the series totally lost my interest in the middle, and I never finished it. Now, liking Sanderson as I do, the thing stopping me from picking it up is that I'd have to start from the beginning... urgh!
So might actually watch the pilot and give the show version a shot. So long as it's not tacky  ???

boy oh boy -- do i have a present for you!
http://www.thonky.com/wot/

it's a 34k word, paragraph-per-chapter, summary of the whole thing.  it was my in-between-book lifeboat while waiting for those last few to come out.

i've dumped it to ebook, if you want it.  tho, i seem to remember you were pretty badass about doing that yourself.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2016, 03:30:03 PM »
I appreciate your help m3m, but I think this is kinda worse!  ;D

I mean, reading 34k of notes instead of prose would be completely dry and uninteresting. I can see how this is good as a refresher, but I read the first half of that series over 10 years ago. I remember nothing beyond the peasant boy picked up by destiny and the evil lord waiting for his time.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 03:48:56 PM »
I appreciate your help m3m, but I think this is kinda worse!  ;D

I mean, reading 34k of notes instead of prose would be completely dry and uninteresting. I can see how this is good as a refresher, but I read the first half of that series over 10 years ago. I remember nothing beyond the peasant boy picked up by destiny and the evil lord waiting for his time.

ah.  yeah.  good call.  they're more of a "previously, on wheel of time" rather than a "wtf was that series about again?"

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2016, 12:03:26 AM »
Even though I know nothing about the books at all I thought fans might find this post by Adam Whitehead on his blog very interesting and some food for thought:
http://thewertzone.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-wheel-of-television-parts-3-and-4.html

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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2016, 12:55:00 AM »
Even though I know nothing about the books at all I thought fans might find this post by Adam Whitehead on his blog very interesting and some food for thought:
http://thewertzone.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-wheel-of-television-parts-3-and-4.html
The read and review that Adam Roberts did on his now defunct blog punkadiddle was worth a read for an irreverent and somewhat snarky look at the series.
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2016, 12:57:15 AM »
My feeling about the Game of Thrones TV series is that it does a good job of streamlining and decluttering the book content - there have been several arcs and developments that have come clear in the TV show that I felt remained murky in the books - so hopefully WoT can get a similar treatment and be something both snappy and epic on the small screen.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 01:15:27 AM »
My feeling about the Game of Thrones TV series is that it does a good job of streamlining and decluttering the book content - there have been several arcs and developments that have come clear in the TV show that I felt remained murky in the books - so hopefully WoT can get a similar treatment and be something both snappy and epic on the small screen.
I agree to an extent, then I look at what happened to Dorne...and it made me not bother with the show anymore.

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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 01:20:34 AM »
My feeling about the Game of Thrones TV series is that it does a good job of streamlining and decluttering the book content - there have been several arcs and developments that have come clear in the TV show that I felt remained murky in the books - so hopefully WoT can get a similar treatment and be something both snappy and epic on the small screen.
I agree to an extent, then I look at what happened to Dorne...and it made me not bother with the show anymore.
Dorne is unfortunately an inconvenient mess in both show and books, although the show has handled it very badly. Is there anything similar in WoT?
I will expand your TBR pile.

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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2016, 01:53:41 AM »
I think it would be interesting to watch on screen. It will always be one of my favorite series.