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Gregory Vrill
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:34 pm    Post subject: Riese? Reply with quote

Steampunk Xena?

Anyone watch it- is it worthwhile?

http://www.riesetheseries.com/
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meh.

It's not very good, and not very bad.

I watch it, but I'll watch most anything.....

I heard a rumor that the stuff on hulu is basically a pilot cut up into web segments, with commentary to annoy.

I would like to see it unedited.

It has some bleakness so that's nice.

It doesn't really add anything to the genre, but doesn't really blow it either, to me.

So moral of the story is feel free to waste some time with it.

THREE HAMMERS out of five
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh, that's more generous than me. I give it two hammer.

Watched the first episode at least. It's like, they sort of made a decision for it not to be so good. It could have been more interesting. Steampunk Vader was sort of okay I thought. That dog ain't no Gabrielle though. I kinda wish people who make these things would watch some movies or tv shows or read a book first- the sidekick's journey is so much more compelling than the hero's journey. Sam > Frodo, Whatsherface allison hannigan or whoever > Buffy, Lancelot > King Arthur and stuff, the list goes on.

I don't really care about dogquest, but maybe they add some better characters later.

And like, voiceovers? Asgard? THE SECT and THE RESISTANCE? Painful to watch. Eh, I hate most things when I first see them, maybe I'll jump to episode 8 and see what's what.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it really suffers from being broken up, because they have the stupid voice over re-introduce things, and yeah I was nice with 3 hammers.

Three hammers is only because I'm still watching it, but to be honest, I mostly ignore it while doing other things....

I have yet to see a fantasy series I would give 4 hammers to, Legend of the Seeker had some episodes that were about 4, but as a series, as far as I'm concerned it's not much better than Reise, and yeah....

I really do think it would play better if it wasn't so chopped up.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DUDE.

How did I not hear about Legend of the Seeker? It's the same dude who made Xena, and the same dude who made the Xena music.

4 hammers sounds like a win for me. Tonight I check it out.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol....

Yeah it's uh....enjoy. I've watched it all.

some episodes get 3 hammers.

Like Xena it has its own version of chainmail bikinis and the like.

Legend of the Seeker starts out kinda bad, but gets a fair bit better as it goes along.
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