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Author Topic: The miniseries on its own  (Read 2306 times)

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The miniseries on its own
« on: January 04, 2019, 01:53:26 AM »
Here's a point I'd like to share, how do we feel that someone who has never watched a WSD adaptation, would feel about this series?  Would they nitpick as much?  Is the series still good storytelling?  I say it still is despite shortcomings.

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2019, 01:55:11 AM »
I think they might be a little confused. And I don't know if they'd quite build a connection with these characters like with the book in particular.

Maybe it's just me, but I find the character building of the miniseries kinda weak.

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2019, 01:56:11 AM »
I think they would nitpick more, if a fan of the book.

If they never read the book OR saw an adaptation, they would probably be confused but fine with it.

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2019, 01:56:38 AM »
If they haven't seen the 1978 film, they probably won't complain about the lack of violence.

But I could understand people being confused, like Hammy says.
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2019, 01:57:09 AM »
The lapiné and such would definitely be confusing
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2019, 01:58:08 AM »
Maybe it's just me, but I find the character building of the miniseries kinda weak.
It is rather.
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2019, 01:59:25 AM »
Some characters really could have used character development :/
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2019, 02:00:18 AM »
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Like with Blackberry. Very just-kinda-there.

And I'd say that Hazel got nerfed in terms of development. He really doesn't show many leadership qualities as far as I can tell.

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2019, 02:01:29 AM »
Only a few really got much spotlight

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And I'd say that Hazel got nerfed in terms of development. He really doesn't show many leadership qualities as far as I can tell.
Same. He doesn't grow into a good leader as much.
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 02:02:21 AM »
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He really doesn't show many leadership qualities as far as I can tell.
Nope.

Which makes his early death all the more frustrating.
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2019, 02:02:54 AM »
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That's kinda the big issue I find. Most of them are just- bland.

We got a leader, 'cause he's the leader, we got the tough one, 'cause he's the tough one, we got the smart, posh one...

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2019, 02:04:00 AM »
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2019, 02:04:45 AM »
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What would you call Fiver?
The visionary. The catalyst of the plot.

At least the start
And end
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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2019, 02:06:04 AM »
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What would you call Fiver?
The seer.
And/or, the plot device.

At least the start
And end
Man, Fiver isn't used much between the beginning and end, is he?

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Re: The miniseries on its own
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2019, 02:07:20 AM »
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Yeah

I wanted Hazel and Fiver visiting Efrafa! Did they do that in the book and film or was that just the series? I don't even know anymore. :D I think just the series? Not sure though.
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