Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Red Suit Hides Blood Better

I remember reading a line like the title of this post in one of Terry Goodkind's books.  A former boyfriend - more moons ago than I care to count and waaaaay before the chipmunk - knew I loved to read.  I was new in my apartment, didn't like to do a whole bunch and hadn't wanted to spring for cable, so he bought me WIZARD'S FIRST RULE.  Before long, I was grinning and asking for the next book.  He bought, not just the second book, but the third and fourth books as well.  I devoured each one like my life depended upon it.  The last book I read in the series was SOUL OF THE FIRE.  By that point, I think I'd gone on Goodkind overload and needed a break.  But I can never deny I was enthralled with those books.  So it was nice to find out they did a TV series based on the SWORD OF TRUTH books.  The show, Legend of the Seeker, is said to be pretty good to watch, though I think 2010 was it's last year.

It goes to show how Goodkind's hard work booked it to Hollywood.  You can check out episodes on Hulu.  Here is a teaser:
What book, or book series, do you believe would make for great prime time TV?  What famous actor or actress could you see playing the main character?

15 comments:

  1. Hi Angela. Susan Quinn suggested I come follow your blog, and now I'm glad she did.

    Nice to meet you!

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  2. Thank you so much for coming by. I'm always glad to have visitors...especially the most powerful of Jedi Masters. Awesome!!!

    Nice to meet you as well, Matthew.

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  3. Love Legend of the Seeker, it's one of those shows that the wee beasties and I enjoy together :)

    I get so little TV time, and generally would rather read than watch anyway, I couldn't begin to pick a book/series to be prime time.

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  4. Awww...the wee beasties can enjoy it as well? That sounds great. I'll have to add my chipmunk to the couch to check these out :-)

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  5. The last Sword of Truth book I enjoyed was FAITH OF THE FALLEN. I had a lot of issues with the series but that was my favourite of the books - after that, they got really weird and not so good!

    I meant to watch Legend of the Seeker but never did. I might check it out!

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  6. Sangu, I think I know what you mean. The violence could get - ahem - a bit out there sometimes. The treatment of women was - how do I say this - interesting. But the writing was so good.

    The series seems pretty promising so crossing my fingers that it's great.

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  7. I'm not familiar with these books, but thanks for telling me about them.

    I enjoy Linda Joy Singleton's YA paranormal series (she has two) and I think they'd be great for TV.

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  8. Thanks for the suggestion, Medeia. Going over to Goodreads to check it out now.

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  9. My husband and I quickly became addicted to Richard and Kahlan after we read the first book in the series. He has seen the TV show since, but I haven't had time to sit down to watch it yet. Did you read Law of Nines by Goodkind? I was disappointed :( but I did just buy his newest book, The Omen Machine, and have heard great things about it!

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  10. Thanks for the follow. I'm following back. Also, swing by my blog. I gave you an award :-D!

    I started watching this series, but haven't read the books even though a friend recommended them. After a few episodes, I think I'd love the books and will start reading. Gosh, my TBR pile keeps growing.

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  11. @ K - I haven't read LAW OF NINES. It's been a while since I've read Terry Goodkind. But as you can probably tell, his writing is so good certain things just linger. I'm growing my to-read list so I'll give OMEN MACHINE a try. Thanks for the recommendation.

    @ Isis - Thank you so much for the award. Heading over now to check it out :-)

    I'm hoping to squeeze in a few episodes while checking it out on Hulu this weekend. *crossing my fingers^

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  12. It'll depend on how old your chipmunk is Angela. My middle schooler and 4th grader love it, my 2nd grader enjoys it but I think a fair amount of the story goes over his head, and the Kinder only sits through the sword fights.

    There is some gore but nothing out of the realm my boys see elsewhere. There are some sexual situations but most are implied rather than shown.

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  13. Thanks Raelyn. My chipmunk is a second grader and she does well with a lot of movies. I mean, she was watching King Kong like it was nothing while I sat there asking her if she was okay *shaking my head* I finally stopped before she could turn her princess eyes on me and give me a toddler scowl.

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  14. I loved Wizard's First Rule and LOVED Legend of the Seeker. I'm so bummed that it went off the air. My daughter who doesn't like fantasy liked the show too.

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  15. It can really bit when good shows bite the dust.

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