The good thing with checking shows once they’re already finished is that you can marathon everything in a row without having to wait! This is exactly what I did with Legend of the Seeker. I had heard good things about it since it first aired, but I never watched it, save for some fan videos.
Since I am waiting for some television series to finish airing their current season to watch them, I wanted to pick something that I could watch fully. This is how I ended watching Legend of the Seeker. I think I went through all of this in a matter of days, and certainly less than a week. I just couldn’t stop because I got hooked on it from the start.
I loved the design, visual and audio. It was gorgeous to look at, and I also enjoyed the fights a lot. There were so many interesting weapons. I liked the use of slow motion in the show. It easily looks too much when overused, but it wasn’t the case in this. It just added to the imagery and the editing.
The characters were very compelling and seeing how their bonds develop is one of my favorite aspects of the show. There was solid diversity in gender and age, which added to the story and the fictional universe. I was a bit worried when Cara was introduced that it might lead to a bothering love triangle with Richard and Kahlan, so I was relieved when it wasn’t the case. The team functions really well. There was solid character development throughout the story.
I liked that Richard and Kahlan had such an interesting and deep bond without them being able to consume their love. It didn’t take anything from all the rest they had. Seeing bisexual characters, such as Cara and other Mord Sith was also great (though it didn’t erase the fat shaming an episode of season 2 did).
Zeddicus was an awesome character, that could be as hilarious as terrifying depending on the moment. Seeing him care for all the others with him, including Cara, in season 2, was something I enjoyed a lot too.
Of course, I wish that the series had had more seasons, but I was relieved when the second and final season didn’t end on a horrible cliffhanger. Sure, you guess that more mess and bad things will happen, but the heroes and the world have a moment of respite and the main arc of the season was resolved.