For the quality I expected of this show, I was disappointed.
The set design was cool, but it was no more than your average medieval set design. Forget the fact that it’s a land of magic and mystery, it’s just your average medieval scenery reused from old Disney movies. The set design in LotR was far superior.
I was equally unimpressed by some of the competition designs. An Easter egg hunt was the best you could do? There weren’t even any twists to make it interesting.
Another big issue is that of the characters. Obviously it’s supposed to a reality TV show not just a true fantasy. I can forgive a little bit of the awkwardness at the start as the guests get accustomed to the set. But the lines that the “real actors” have are also delivered poorly in most cases. Which is honestly not the fault of the actors, they simply had shallow character design that made their character arcs obvious from the first sentences they uttered.
The entire show gave me DnD vibes which makes me wonder, why didn’t they get contestants that were more interested in DnD and could roll with the story better. But of course, I’ve seen avid DnD players design more interesting storylines with greater depth character arcs so I can’t blame the contestants for struggling to go with the plot anyways.
It was an interesting show to try and remake, but I don’t think I’ll be recommending this one.