Werthead Posted August 11, 2022 Share Posted August 11, 2022 21 hours ago, Firebrand Jace said: It disappoints me how little imagination is tolerated in these pursuits. How GoT becomes the round hole every other shaped peg gets smashed into I'll never understand. Because "condense and cut this shit to get it done in 8" really worked out for GoT The problems with GoT - bar the books being incomplete - were more that the showrunners decided to condense it into 8 seasons although they had the option to go longer and they also decided to go massively off-book and make their own stuff up despite having more book material to hand to adapt. The problem with WoT is that a "faithful adaptation" is simply utterly impractical, if not outright impossible, because you can't plan for a series lasting for 14 seasons. And even if you did, you're still going to be condensing the hell out of stuff because you can't fit all of The Shadow Rising or A Memory of Light into 10 episodes, let alone 8. So any TV adaptation of Wheel of Time was always going to be effectively a Cliff's Notes version of the story, because there is no other way of doing it. Unless we wait for 50 years and an AI can insta-create the 300-hour, ultra-faithful version out of thin air. Secretary of Eumenes 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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