Admittedly, I didn't like the books. There was something about Terry Brooks' writing that just didn't pull me in, I did however like the storyline, so I am actually really excited to see how this plays out.
This could go either way for me. I think the reason some fantasy shows fall flat is because they just look cheap. Poorly designed sets, terrible special effects, and cheap-looking wardrobe can ruin a show. If these things are all done well, then I'm looking forward to the series. We'll just have to wait and see.