Saturday, February 5, 2011

Music Review: Legend of the Seeker

Legend of the Seeker was a television series that ran for two seasons. It was based on the book series The Sword of Truth.[1] It was produced by Sam Raimi, the same guy who brought us the campy syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess. Unlike those two series, though, Legend of the Seeker generally avoided being cheesy (except for the character of Zeddicus Zu'l Zorander [2]). In fact, the television series was infinitely more watchable than the source material was readable.

My verdict: I liked the music almost immediately. And even though the series won an Emmy for the music, the producers took a long time to release it for public purchase, but then only on iTunes. To rub salt into the wound, they only released music from the first two episodes of season 1 and haven't released anything else. The music is catchy, but not annoying. And it gives the character of Richard a sense of nobility that only comes across as fake in the books.


[1] To read my review of Phantom, the tenth book in the Sword of Truth series, see here.

[2] But with a name like that, it's almost inevitable that the character will be cheesy. Nonetheless, the actor, Bruce Spence (who played the Mouth of Sauron in The Return of the King) made the character likeable.

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