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Most of the shows I'm currently watching have a huge fanbase already and healthy ratings...so this took a lot of thought.

Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching


Legend of the Seeker



After his father is murdered, a son's search for justice begins a momentous fight against tyranny.


Why? Because this show is sexy! It's about Richard the simple farm boy that isn't aware of how important he is or the prophecy that claims he will save the world. Kinda a cut and paste fantasy premise, I know, but the story is endeering and the characters or extremely loveable. Basically, he's like Aang from Avatar in the sense he's supposed to be this top fighter/magician/leader person but has to go on a Hero's Journey(tm) to train and learn why exactly that is.

The plot really is not bad at all. The show can get a bit corny at times but even then you just smile at it and pat it's wee head like you do a favorite silly dog. Oh, did I mention the show is sexy? Because there is plenty of sexy going on in this show (v. important reason people should watch it):




Not to mention there is plenty of dark in the overall world of Seeker. There is a dictator (Darken Rahl) taking over the known world, turning happy villages into depressing places where the people are too terrified to fight back for freedom. Sounds like a world in need of a hero!

Too bad one reason Rahl is taking everything over is because the Seeker, Richard, was prophecized to kill Rahl. So he does what any other self respecting villain would do. He tries to take over the world in attempt to kill the Seeker.

Those plans always work out so well.

Oh, and those two chicks in the form fitting red leather? Dominatrix mages. They're called something else, obviously, but that's exactly what they are. There is an entire sisterhood devoted to these bitches to train their magic in breaking and enslaving whomever they want (or whom Rahl tells them to).

The only thing that I was ...eh about when watching the first season was Zedd. Not the character, because he is all sorts of bad ass and awesome, but the casting choice is just.... Ok, look, Bruce Spence just creeps me out. That's it. I got used to him by the end of the season, but he was jarring at first. Teeth and eyes. Teeth. Eyes.



Darken Rahl makes it all worth it however. He may be the bad guy but I was totally willing to let him be my dictator *cough*



There's one scene I'll always remember clearly because it made me sit up and really pay attention to this show: Rahl has been playing a nice guy trying to trick this other person into trusting him. He gifts a kitten and this particular scene, where you kinda think Rahl *could* be a good guy if he wasn't so dickheaded fucknuts evil, he is gently petting the tiny kitten when one of his advisors enters with negative news about the latest plot to capture the Seeker. The camera has cleverly panned up into a mid shot of Rahl so you know he's still holding the kitten but you can't see it when suddenly there is a snapping noise and oops! Dead kitten.

That's right. Rahl kills kittens. And he doesn't care about you either.

Kahlan, the one tasked with finding the legendary Seeker and returning the previous Seeker's Big Book O'Knowledge (also the love interest), is pretty damn hawt and badass as well.



So, Legend of the Seeker. More people need to watch this show. It's wrapping up its second season but is in trouble of getting renewed. There is a huge campaign called Save Our Seeker, to prove there is a great fanbase wanting more.

I've gotten hooked on so many other shows that I let this one slip by. I haven't even watched the second season yet myself, but I see it pop up on Hulu consistently reminding me I need to watch it. I fell in love with the characters, costumes, the gorgeous locations used to shoot, and more importantly, Richard is sex on legs:






Previous Days:
Day 01 - A show that should never have been canceled - Pretender
Day 02 - A show that you wish more people were watching - Legend of the Seeker

What's to come:
Day 03 - Your favorite new show (aired this TV season)
Day 04 - Your favorite show ever
Day 05 - A show you hate
Day 06 - Favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 07 - Least favorite episode of your favorite TV show
Day 08 - A show everyone should watch
Day 09 - Best scene ever
Day 10 - A show you thought you wouldn't like but ended up loving
Day 11 - A show that disappointed you
Day 12 - An episode you've watched more than 5 times
Day 13 - Favorite childhood show
Day 14 - Favorite male character
Day 15 - Favorite female character
Day 16 - Your guilty pleasure show
Day 17 - Favorite mini series
Day 18 - Favorite title sequence
Day 19 - Best TV show cast
Day 20 - Favorite kiss
Day 21 - Favorite ship
Day 22 - Favorite series finale
Day 23 - Most annoying character
Day 24 - Best quote
Day 25 - A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 - OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 - Best pilot episode
Day 28 - First TV show obsession
Day 29 - Current TV show obsession
Day 30 - Saddest character death

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