Release schedule:

Friday, September 1: Episodes 1-3 “A Taste of Solitude,” “Strangers and Friends,” and “What Might Be”
Friday, September 8: Episode 4 “Daughters of the Night”
Friday, September 15: Episode 5
Friday, September 22: Episode 6
Friday, September 29: Episode 7
Friday, October 6: Episode 8

  • wjrii
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    311 months ago

    Book purists in general are at least the definition of letting the perfect be the enemy of the good. I think my “favorite” group is Halo fans. For some of them, you’d think their multiplayer centric FPS franchise and work-for-hire pulp tie-in novels were some glorious combination of Frank Herbert and James Joyce. The show was a bit silly and the plotline on the desert planet took WAY too long to say only a little, but it’s a perfectly acceptable space opera show that took the aesthetics and basic setting of Halo and kept it completely recognizable.

    • boletus
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      511 months ago

      Halo tv show was terrible, even as a non halo show.

      But comparing it with the games and the book, it shits on any established elements, making every character unrecognisable, rewriting everything including well established lore and so on. The moment I saw “Reach city” I knew the rest of it was going to be terrible and yeah it really was terrible.

      It was a poorly written irrelevant TV show, not really based on anything established in the franchise, and only using Halo as set dressing.

      Only good thing about it was that the armours looked really nice.

      • MrJukes
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        311 months ago

        They thought showing master cheeks would distract us from simply taking his helmet off. I guess they weren’t wrong?

    • @MattBoySlim@beehaw.org
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      111 months ago

      Agreed. I love the Halo games but their stories unedited wouldn’t make a great TV show. The TV show we got wasn’t great either…it could’ve been better, but it was fine overall. The action scenes were particularly good, I thought. That’s when it felt the most like Halo. Probably because Halo is primarily a guy in a big suit shooting aliens.

      The desert planet stuff with what’s her name was way too much though, definitely need much less of that if there’s a season 2.

    • @ursakhiin@beehaw.org
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      111 months ago

      I hadn’t read the books when Season 1 came out and didn’t really care for the show because I thought it felt like a rushed story. There characters didn’t really feel complex enough and the Aes Sedai felt like a joke of a community to me.

      Not having read the books I didn’t understand why they were so popular after watching the series. It felt pretty generic to me.

      Since then I’m through 11.5 of the books and I can understand why it felt rushed. Many of the characters were changed for the worst. Rand just accepting his fate early on is what I would consider a major change in the overall theme of the early character.

      Honestly Moiraine and Lan are the only characters I felt didn’t get wrecked.

      I understand condensing parts of a story to fit it in, there’s plenty of filler in the book that is just world building that could be removed. But the first season just felt poorly sequenced to me even before reading the books. I think LotR is a pretty good example of the pacing in the movies being an overall improvement for the big screen.