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  1. It might be a bit heavier than you're looking for, but there was a film starring James Nesbitt set in Derry during the Troubles, detailing one of the most controversial parts of it to have happened here. It's called Bloody Sunday. My mother was at the march it is based on and it led to her getting involved with the IRA.
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    South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS]

    I thought the first half of this season was among South Park's weakest, but these last four episodes have been pretty on point.
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    The Witcher on Netflix 2

    They should have cast a slender young woman who could pass for a natural redhead, and I am fine with that making me racist. (and also ageist, sexist, transphobic, skinny shaming, fat shaming, gender assuming etc.)
  4. That's sound advice. I got all of the sea based ones on my second, completist playthrough, and there was nothing there to justify the amount of time Geralt spent sitting on that boat.
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    Marvel Netflix - Sweet Christmas!

    Liking it. Plot looks good, if a two minute trailer can be enough to judge it on.
  6. I held out on WOTC for a year, but caved this summer. Its good, really good, but not full price good.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    It could have been used to good effect in WOT, given that reincarnation and circular time are accepted as facts of life in that universe. Pre-determination and the lack of angency afforded to everyone born in it might have made for a fascinating conflict, especially with Rand supposedly being reborn to repeat the mistakes of his past self, and Ishamael being a utter nihilist. Min's never-failing visions of the future could have tied into that theme well. But once again, it was a case of great build up and lacklustre payoff.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Sanderson's stuff read like bad fan fiction to me, complete with an obnoxious OC that solved everyone's problems in Androl. I haven't touched his solo work due to how little I liked his WOT work so I'd be completely on board with ignoring his three novels entirely.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Agreed. It was an interesting concept that was never satisfyingly explored. The founding of the Asha'man and the Aes Sedai's reaction to them could have been fascinating. Sadly it was not.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    That might work. I had a thought that they could make the series better by not claiming Perrin as the third ta'veren, but instead casting him in a Samwise Gamgee-esque role. Egwene would be a better choice for the third ta'veren. That would remove the pressure to have Perrin do something momentous and avoid viewers being disappointed when he fails to live up to the hype. It would also make it easier to accept all those last minute rescues of Egwene's, and the stupid decisions that all those Aes Sedai had to make to facilitate her rise to power, since they would have ackownledged that she has the same plot armour that Rand and Mat have.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    Lol. I hadn't thought of that. I wonder how much of the spanking and threats of spanking they'll keep in the show. I smell future memes.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    We'll have to agree to disagree on their respective importances. The simple truth is that I don't much care for getting a faithful adaption of WOT, I'd like a better one. It's always been a series I hesitate to recommend to people, being half great and half awful. Unlike with ASOIAF, there's little I can think of that I'd be completely against changing if I thought it would lead to a better final product. Just so long as they don't replace the Aiel history flashbacks with five minutes of Rand and Mat talking about some random guy back in Emond's Field who had a hard-on for crushing beetles. Heck, if we need to keep Perrin in order to not lose the fanbase, maybe we can give him something to do that touches on the other characters more. Maybe have more wolfkin and give them a crucial role in the war of somekind, I dunno. Better than fighting round three against an army that really should have just been wiped out at Dumai's Wells anyway.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    The thing with Lanfear could be solved by just not resurrecting her. That was another one of those things that RJ did which just went nowhere. I'm all for paying little heed to the details in WOT, those ones you list could be cut too, along with stuff like Domon and Egeanin, or the 100 odd Aes Sedai that all shared the same personality but got pages worth of screentime anyway. Though Perrin's removal would free up the biggest amount of space with the least amount of loss, IMO.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    I don't agree, Mat contributes quite a bit, from linking Shadar Logoth which helps cure the taint, to his rescues, to discovering gunpowder. His military exploits impact several plots and his connection to the Seanchan is curcial unless you want to cut them enturely. But Perrin? The Two Rivers sequences was cool and would be missed, but other than that and the aforementioned Dumai's Wells what do we lose? Slayer maybe, but he only interacts with Perrin anyway and could be cut alongside him.
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    WHEEL OF TIME tv show: Go on,tug my braid!

    You know, if you really wanted to save space, you could cut Perrin entirely and not lose much of substance from the main plot. Other than his role at Dumai's Wells, which could be played by Rhuarc, Berelain or Dobraine, he's kinda just off doing his own thing. I'd be fine with that tbh. I'm usually a stickler for staying true to the source material (it's why I don't even watch Game of Thrones any more) but Wheel of Time was always a frustrating series to be a fan of. It had lots of great build up, but precious little pay off. If they took an editing axe to this one they might actually make it better, rather than worse.