The Shannara Chronicles (MTV) Rated TV-14

shannara chroniclesBased on the novels by Terry Brooks. A series chronicling the history of adventure, war, and evil between four lands. Starring Austin Butler, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero, Manu Bennett, Aaron Jakubenko, Emilia Burns, John Rhys-Davies.

I was surprised to see that MTV was taking on this series and even more surprised at how well it was done. This show brings Brooks’ epic novels to life on the screen.  Given the density of material, they are sure to have to sacrifice some of the content, but so far, they are capturing the story well.  Not surprisingly, the beautiful cinematography comes courtesy of New Zealand, home to other epic greats like The Lord of the Rings and  The Hobbit.  If you are a fan of Brooks’ novels or love fantasy, you will enjoy this series.  Be forewarned that MTV does not shy away from the gory aspect of the books.  Definitely worth a watch.

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