How many of you are in to the much underrated syndicated fantasy series Legend of the Seeker? My husband and I are big fans.
I often like Epic movies like Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia; and as a pre-teen/teen I very much liked Xena: Warrior Princess and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. As well as Jack of all Trades, starring actor Bruce Campbell, who also portrayed the “The King of Thieves” in a recurring role in the Hercules and Xena franchise.
Once in a while you’d see a face you recognize in Legend of the Seeker from those Xena-Hercules days. Like Ted Raimi who held a recurring role as Joxer between the two series, could be seen as Sabastian the troublemaking map-maker in Season One (Episode Three-Bounty) and Season Two (Episode Twelve -Hunger).
Also seen in Episode Thirteen, Season One was Michael Hurst, best known for his role as Lolaus, Hercules’ best friend and traveling companion.
The major characters of this epic series are Zeddicus Z’ul Zorander, Kahlan Amnell, Richard Cypher, Darken Rahl and recently added to the ensemble Cara.
Season Two follows the heroic quest of Zedd, Wizard of the First Order and very tall, skinny old man; the attractive and honorable Mother Confessor Kahlan; Cara, the incredibly gorgeous ( left for dead by her subordinates) former leader of the feared Mord’Sith and Richard Cypher, the Seeker who holds their loyalty and devotion.
A powerful magic collided when Richard defeated and killed Darken Rahl. This tore a rift in the veil between the underworld; ruled by The Keeper and apparently now managed by its new patron Darken Rahl; and the world of the living. Richard and his crew have to fight the creatures and minions of the underworld; the undead called Banelings. These creatures have accepted The Keeper’s offer for another chance to live, at a cost; they have to kill for each day of life; if they fail to kill they will be returned to the underworld. Richard’s new quest is to find the Stone of Tears; an ancient object which legend has it; will heal the rift and once again protect the world of the living. Sounds interesting, right? It really is a cool series and I do hope it gets a chance at a season three, four, five, six and many more; as long as it keeps evolving and remains interesting.
This show also has a very sexy cast, but none in my opinion as gorgeous as Cara. When this series first introduce the Mord’Sith and Denna (Mord’Sith chosen to trained The Seeker to bow down and serve Darken Rahl), I thought to myself, wow, she is gorgeous; but then came Cara.