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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Austin Butler ...  Wil Ohmsford 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Ivana Baquero ...  Eretria 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Manu Bennett ...  Allanon 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Aaron Jakubenko ...  Ander Elessedil 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Marcus Vanco ...  Bandon 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Poppy Drayton ...  Amberle Elessedil 13 episodes, 2016-2017
Melise ...  Mareth 10 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Morgan ...  Lyria 10 episodes, 2017
Gentry White ...  Garet Jax 10 episodes, 2017
Emilia Burns ...  Diana Tilton 10 episodes, 2016
Brooke Williams ...  Catania 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Glen Levy ...  Slanter 9 episodes, 2017
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Storyline

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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USA | New Zealand

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English

Release Date:

5 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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New Zealand See more »

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

The second season is not based off another Shannara novel. Instead, it is a continuation of the first season's story. Although it does feature characters, magical items, and lore from other novels in the Shannara universe. See more »

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It's good at what it tries to be
6 January 2019 | by kane-72103See all my reviews

Before I started wacthing this, I saw a lot of negative reviews, so I was expecting a poor show, but since I like fantasy genre, I've decided to give it a try and can't say I'm dissapointed. On the contrary, I've enjoyed this series greatly. This is a simple, entertaining fantasy series and it should be in my opinion reviewed and rated based on what it tries to be. And it delivers quite exactly what it promises.

The plot is simple and pretty much linear: there is a bad guy, there is a need to perform a quest to defeat him and there are twists and obstacles in the way that have to be overcomed to achieve the goal. I saw people laughing at the simplicity of a plotline. Well, I don't expect multi-layer plot in heroic fantasy like Lord of the Rings or many other movies that belong to this genre, this is just not a place for it. So I was not at all dissapointed by plotline.

The characters are also rather typical for the genre, mostly black & white with an interesting shades of grey in the middle (like Eritrea) that stir things a bit. Actors are mostly young so you won't probably see some tremendous acting in Shannara Chronicles, but James Remar stands out greatly among them, his Cephelo is tremendously played character, even if he's a cliche of a rogue.

The world portrayed in the series is interesting, it's not a typical fantasy setting, but a world that arose on the ruins and ashes of our world, with riuns scattering the landscape and remnants of an old technology here and there. It convinced me to read the books upon which the series is based.

Overall, I think most bad reviews come from putting Shannara Chronicles on the wrong shelf, as for simple fantasy which is meant to entertain, it is a very good show.


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