Do you think of the Shannara Chronicles can compete with Game of Thrones?
When MTV announced that they were going to create a show based on Shannara book series by Terry Brooks, I was cautiously optimistic. I love the fantasy genre but never fell in love with this particular book series. I held my breath until I saw the trailer, and the trailer made me pretty giddy. Check it out:
I haven’t seen the premiere episode yet, but it aired last night and is now streaming on MTV’s website depending on where you are in the world.
What do you think? Will it be worth watching? Can it complete with Game of Thrones?
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The Shannara Chronicles looks well made, so I think it's possible. Like most fantasy shows it will come down to three things: camp, realism, and story. One of the reasons Game of Thrones does so well is because it is a serious show, there's no cheese which tends to plague fantasy shows. This cheese is usually just to hide or in some cases just to make fun of the show's own low budget. That's where realism comes in, when I say realism, I'm talking set, special effects, and costuming. If things look cheap, the show will feel cheap and won't be taken seriously. And lastly, is story line. I haven't seen an episode yet so I can't truly judge any of these qualities yet. Time will tell if The Shannara Chronicles can compete in a genre dominated right by Game of Thrones.