Parents' Guide to

Legend of the Seeker

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Fantasy series follows well-established model.

TV Syndicated Drama 2008
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age 12+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 18+

Season 3

The legend of seeker (season 1 n 2) is the best tv series of all the other tv series i have watched so far. Please, can't wait for season 3.!!
age 14+

The first season is a lot of fun!

I have just watched the first season, there were two episodes with parts we skipped, "Revenant" and "Mirror" other than that it was pretty good! I don't think we will be watching the second season however, from what I've seen looks like the show went downhill, not so family safe :( (I am really glad there wasn't any swearing in it)

This title has:

Too much sex

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LEGEND OF THE SEEKER is the brainchild of Rob Tapert, who created a basic blueprint for swords 'n' sorcery TV shows with his two prior entries in the genre, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Legend of the Seeker follows the same model, as Richard, Kahlan, and Zeddicus gather allies in their campaign to defeat Darken Rahl. There's plenty of action and excitement, a good bit of magic, and the occasional monster -- as well as a strong hint of mysticism as Richard gradually learns more about the prophecy that foretold his birth.

Based on Terry Goodkind's popular Sword of Truth novels, the series will satisfy fans of the fantasy genre. The fight scenes are exciting, the overarching story gives the characters enough background to be interesting, and the New Zealand locations are stunning. But it may not have broader appeal. The effects are merely adequate, the script sometimes has huge logic gaps, and the acting is spotty: Spence is a hoot as Zedd, but Parker's villainous Darken Rahl is an overacting cliché and Horner (who comes off like an excitable Mark Wahlberg) may have been selected more because he's easy on the eyes than for his acting chops. Legend of the Seeker doesn't break new ground, but it might be enough to satisfy people looking for a good swordfight and an evil overlord.

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