17 September 2013 | Perse_phone
Gritty New Fantasy Series (?)
After three minutes into the first episode I was thinking "Man, this is going to be right up my alley!"
The first episode was great, and I sure hope that the rest of the series won't disappoint (after all, I've experienced a "high" during the first episodes of a new TV series only to be hugely let down by the rest of it before, e.g. The Following, but that is a different story altogether...)
Anyway, I was literally yearning for a new series to watch within the fantasy genre, preferably a grittier and darker one without going all fairytale on me.. ;)
From what I've seen so far, the acting and the setting are rather good, the plot is (so far, at least) very much to my liking and will hopefully continue to be so.
If you like fantasy, and want something different than the usual werewolf/vampire or even "once upon a time" plot, then I recommend to give this one a try.
ETA (2/9/15): After a few episodes this proofed to be an entertaining enough new TV series, but desperately lacks profound and deep characters and plot. The show is OK and I think I will keep watching, but it certainly isn't overly gripping and intriguing, and can't compare to the movie this is based on!