Hello, my darling readers!
We’re back for more Wheel of Time. No, there isn’t a new season out, it’s just that I’m not yet done with the first one!
The Plot (according to Rotten Tomatoes):
Moiraine, a member of a magical organization, takes five young people on a journey, believing that one of them might be the reincarnation of the Dragon, a powerful individual prophesied to save the world or destroy it.
Book vs. TV Show:
Without any further ado, I’m going to jump right back into the review, picking up just where I stopped last time. As you’ll see, I am discussing a lot of details for both book and show, so beware of spoilers!
As Moiraine goes to visit the Amyrlin, we learn that they have a relationship. That did not exist in the novels. I’m not mad about them adding that in, but there is – as always – something I have to complain about. They are obviously trying to keep the relationship secret, evidence in point: Moiraine using a portal to go there, making sure nobody sees her. But then, when the Amyrlin has to pass a verdict on her (because of her actions outside of the White Tower), she addresses her in such a weird way. In no way, shape or form was that inconspicuous or would fly under the radar. She as good as announced that they are an item. It was such an awkward scene and didn’t make any sense. Books aside, even in the context of the show this was just dumb.Continue reading