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  1. I have to agree with all your points. Gawyn always irritated me. His character never seemed crucial to the narrative. And to your point, beyond a shoehorned love interest for Egwene, his contribution to the overall saga is practically pointless. All he really does is whine about Rand while following Egwene around like a lost puppy. The whole storyline of the "younglings" felt kind of cheesy to me. Of all the names you could use to instill dread in your enemy... The band of the red hand, the people of the dragon, the deathwatch gaurd... "The Younglings" ??? I love The Wheel of Time, and I love Robert Jordan. But this is a character that should easily be dropped.
  2. I agree. His overall contribution amounts to so little! I was also glad to see his ultimate demise. His failure on almost every level pretty much sealed his fate. He was Egween's lost puppy. Thats why I see him as so Expendable for the show.
  3. Gawyn and Galad's contributions could easily be blended together. Galad has far more important plot points going forward than his brother. Really, other than giving Egween a love interest, Gawyni is mostly just whiney. In fact, I think Egween's story is plenty strong on its own and would be better off solo.
  4. 100% I hope Morgase is represented fully and with the attention to detail needed for the later narrative. Especially in light of Perrin's future trial.... Nice comment! I forgot about how important she is to the plot of so many characters.
  5. I agree that this is being taken WAY too seriously outside the narrative. Just because Rand is male, and the protagonists of the scene are women doesn't make it an allegory in misogyny. Women in tWoT are predominantly intelligent and powerful characters from beginning to end. I would actually challenge anyone to give me a better example of gender diversity and powerful female characters in a sci fi or fantasy saga ever. And a story written by a man and edited by his wife. Even if it does come across that way.. So what? I for one appreciate stories that accurately reflect the human condition, in all its aspects. warts and all. The last thing I want to see is some sterilized adaptation terrified of hurting someones feelings in an attempt to appease social justice warriors. If the roles were reversed in that chapter it would be seen as an allegory of oppressed women striking back at their evil male overlords and would be applauded. Its just a story point! A really exciting moment of change in Rands journey. Its the red wedding of twot. Let it go. Having said that; I do think certain aspects of the overall plot could be tricky. eg. the love triangle will definitely need to be curtailed to some extent. But nitpicking every nuance that rubs someone the wrong way will end in disaster.
  6. Words of wisdom here for sure. A big budget doesn't mean quality... by any stretch! Example..? Well. any Micheal Bay movie. And ya, the Witcher had so much potential and resources... Fail!! Ya, enough said. Money alone wont buy ground floor story building and source dedicated production. And even with both, the production can still shit the bed at the end (Game of Thrones )
  7. While I agree with a few of your opinions, I must ask you this: Give me 2 examples of why Dumais Wells will never work in the TV series.
  8. #1. Totally agree. This show will be nothing without a passionate commitment to SFX, set design and wardrobe. #2. This is a great point! The book faithful, who will be the initial foundation of any series fan-base, will go postal without Kurosawa quality battles and tactics. #3. Just FYI from a archery nerd, Don't let a Welshman hear you say 'English longbow' lol. But seriously; I think just a classic Welsh longbow as portrayed fairly well in Game of Thrones and Braveheart is all we need. The idea of a composite longbow to me would be too much of a stretch realistically speaking. Much like your comment on swordplay, I would want to see equal attention paid to the accuracy of archery depiction. All in all, great comments!
  9. Good call on the Shaido. The hammer will be epic too.
  10. Amazing list. All I would add is Egwene and Verin, a chapter written by the master himself.
  11. Above any character, this story is about Robert Jordan's, vision!!! This fan knows what they're talking about! Couldn't have said it better myself. I truly hope they don't sidestep the incredible opening RJ wrote. The the whole story begins and ends with Less T/Rand A. Re-read the first and last chapters of the series... It's undeniable.
  12. https://screenrant.com/the-wheel-of-time-amazon-series-important-aspects-from-robert-jordan-novels/
  13. If that low budget stunt got one thing right, it was the scene it chose. Dragonmount is the only choice..
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