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The Shannara Chronicles 

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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
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An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from the Demon World. Amberle Elessedil is the only one who can save the tree. But she has to unlock magic that the Elves haven't used in thousands of years. With the help of Wil Ohmsford, she travels to find the lost magic. But it won't be an easy task. Written by Chris Green

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As of February 2015, this show features three cast members who appeared in the Middle Earth films, John Rhys-Davies (Elven King Eventine Elessedil), and Manu Bennett (the Druid Allanon). Rhys-Davies played Gimli in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, while Bennett played Azog in The Hobbit trilogy. Jed Brophy (The Dagda Mor) played Nori in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) and Sharku/Snaga in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002). See more »

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As someone who didn't read the books, it is pretty good
6 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have not read the source books (never even knew they exist), so I do not have any reference to how much the TV version deviates from it. But I found the world presentation pretty good, all the overgrown technology etc. I would welcome a bit more of the other races (Gnomes/Dwarves), but it might be too soon for that.

However, I think that the "eyes up here" scene at river in Episode 3 was a bit pointless, but probably had to be due to it being on MTV. Also, Wil in few scenes sounds like Hayden Christensen in SW prequels, which is to say, awful, but it is just few scenes, so it is bearable.

But, the special effects are pretty good or a TV show and most actors are pretty good as well.

I would give the series a chance, see how it develops.


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