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  1. Logistically, this is not the kind of show that you can do 10 or more seasons for. We can hope for 7, I think that is about the max they are going to be able to pull off and as it stands it is going to take well over a decade for them to make that many. We also don't really know Amazon's philosophy/approach when it comes to their show longevities. Netflix seems to cancel a lot of shows after 2-3 seasons because they are all about increasing new subscriptions. Prime has only been around for about 13 years and doesn't really seem like they've tried too much to have any long-running s
  2. Yeah, going back to the OP, I gotta say, this was handled kind of weird. I feel like I'm missing something because Jordan is usually so good about connecting his details even when he's trying to rehash things for new readers or readers who might have forgotten what happened in previous books. But at the beginning of The Dragon Reborn, right after Rand strikes off on his own, Moiraine is having a conversation with Perrin and the others about how the seals are starting to break on Shayol Ghul and some of the Forsaken might have gotten out. And Perrin is disbelieving at first and ever
  3. I am sorry you feel that way. I don't really know how you can come to that conclusion based on what we have seen so far, but if it is because of certain castings looking different from what you had in your head, then yes, you almost inevitably will be disappointed because an adaptation is always going to be very different from your imagination. When I first saw Fellowship of the Ring in the theater I didn't know what to think because it was just a state of shock of seeing someone else's vision of my favorite books that I had grown up with for years and years. I knew it
  4. yeah, there's really a huge chunk of the middle of that book, between Shadar Logoth and Caemlyn, that they could probably pretty easily cover in one episode without sacrificing TOO much in the way of important story beats.
  5. I think they are trying to do a good bit of Book 2 in Season 1. Maybe even all of it. You can't make a show like this for 14 seasons or whatever. Things are definitely going to get moved around, condensed, and consolidated. I am VERY curious about how they are going to handle the end of Book 1. Wonder if they will want to depict it as such a large victory if it is something that happens mid-season, also wonder how much they can really pull off The Blight early on. We might see some significant changes there.
  6. I don't think there is any feasible way for a TV show to have even close to half the characters that this book series has. For budgetary, logistical, and storytelling reasons. I don't know who is going to get cut but I think we have to prepare ourselves for the reality that there will be a lot of cuts and alterations, both in terms of the characters and in terms of the events/plot. If they can streamline things as much as they will have to while still keeping the essence of the story and, to some degree, the complexity of the world, it will be a job well done.
  7. For the first 4 episodes, at least, David Buckley has been announced as the composer. Meaning he will set the tone for the music for the series and if main themes are used throughout, many of them will probably be composed by him at the start. I don't really know anything about Buckley and haven't watched many of the projects he has composed the music for. He has done primarily television, and he has an Emmy nomination for his main title music for The Good Fight. One of the more widely known films he has scored would be the Papillion remake in 2018, I am listening to some of that o
  8. I don't think Adam Sandler belongs in this but he was truly great in Punch Drunk Love and The Meyerowitz Stories and supposedly he is great in the upcoming Uncut Gems, as well (excited for that one as a fan of the Safdie Bros movies).
  9. Oh, that's cool, I've been waiting for some more confirmations. Did not know about Nanna and Stuart.
  10. Also, the recent WotWednesday served as great, if very brief, affirmation of Pike and Harris in their roles!
  11. Great input, thank you, DragonFairy! I hadn't heard that rumor about the Trollocs/prosthetics but it certainly does fit with my assumption based on Dudman's involvement, so that's cool. And I have not seen nearly enough of Josha to really think it will be a Hayden/Anakin situation again. That was just sort of an inkling I got, but I think Josha seems like he might bring a bit more of a grounded take and I think the fact that that this is a TV show and the people who are making the show and will be guiding him... that makes a big difference. Like I said, a big factor is if he is giv
  12. Overall, I am cautiously optimistic about the series, this is not meant to be a thread of pre-emptive complaining, just checking to see who people feel most unsure about when it comes to cast and crew announced so far or maybe just your overall impressions. Rafe Judkins (Showrunner) - Unfortunately, I do not love Rafe's previous work, though I know a lot of people liked Chuck and Agents of Shield. I really don't like either show and I tried to rewatch some episodes recently that I know Rafe wrote of both, and yeah, just can't do it. I think it's not so much Rafe, though, as just th
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