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The Shannara Chronicles 2016

  • 2016-12-06T22:00:00-05:00s at 2016-12-06T22:00:00-05:00 on MTV (US)
  • 2016-01-06T04:00:00+01:00
  • 45 mins
  • 7 hours, 30 mins
  • United States
  • English
  • Fantasy, Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
The Shannara Chronicles roughly follows the storylines set out in The Elfstones of Shannara, set about 300 years after the War of the Races—which ceased magic and confined the demons on the Forbidding, locked by an ancient tree called the Ellcrys. The series chronicles the journey of Wil, Amberle and Eretria, who must fight, with the guidance of the last druid, Allanon, to protect the Ellcrys from dying and unleashing all the demons to the Four Lands

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Wasn't expecting to last through the first episode of this show after reading the reviews on Metacritic. To my surprise I watched episode 1 all the way through and would’ve continued on if I could. The elf that talked like a Southern California valley-boy at the start was slightly annoying until he couldn't talk any more ;-) Odd choice of phraseology in parts, but overall pretty good.

As soon as episode 5 rolls around, it digresses into something you'd expect from MTV or CW. By the 5th episode, it reaches the point where you could watch the remaining episodes out of order and it wouldn’t really matter.

It’s similar in tone, production value, and content to the British series Merlin — if you enjoyed that one in it’s entirety, welcome to heaven. Think Game of Thrones for kindergarteners ;-)

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ok—so i bookmarked this show awhile back and now i finally got around to watching it. seems mtv has pulled out all the stops and pumped a load of cash into this show. the cgi is really good and i would say it's big screen quality. the storyline is good, but it's a bit to teenage based. it would have been nice if they would have made it not so age group specific. there seems also to be some logic problems for me with the characters. one example is that the show starts with a heroine that seems to be bad as but later, hmmm... shouldn't she always be bad ass? anyway i love adventure fantasy films and this one has me hooked and i think the'll iron out the flaws over time.

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I loved it. Idgaf what other people think

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