I recently started watching the first season of The Shannara Chronicles and I felt compelled to write about it. In this article I am going to discuss my initial thoughts on the fantasy show.
It is clear even from the opening of the first episode that The Shannara Chronicles is visually beautiful. The creators clearly wanted to assert, from the outset, that this show will be an aesthetic treat.
It is a really fun adventure that rips along at break neck pace. This show is great escapism, all be it quite cheesey at times. Some of the dialogue can be rather soap opera cringeworthy.
On the other hand, there are some incredibly dramatic moments. From what I’ve seen, a particular highlight was the scene between the main villain and Manu Bennett’s Allanon, during his vision.
Some of the plot lines are arguably cliché. The average farm boy who turns out to be of great importance is tried and tested. That same character is even unaware of how powerful his father was. That is straight out of Star Wars, simply enjoyable nonetheless.
Most of all I am gripped to find out more about this world. Could it actually be the far future? There are remnants of our world, for example the abandoned boat and the tower.
I will definitely continue watching The Shannara Chronicles and occasionally check back with more opinions on the show.
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