"What They SHOULD Change" (Spoilers All)

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  1. Bracken Farthyne

    Bracken Farthyne Novice

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    What do you guys think about what Daniel Greene has to say in this video?

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    I think you should watch Daniel Greene just in general — I enjoy his content. He also defends these positions in his video (meaning, he explains more about why he thinks they should do these things), so I still think you should watch it, but here are the basic recommendations he makes:
    • Tweak the end of Eye of the World. A lot of readers came away from that not really understanding what had actually happened, and DG suspects it was because Jordan hadn't fully settled on some of the rules of his world.
    • Reduce the number of Forsaken. For the scope of a miniseries, thirteen antagonists plus the Big Bad is too many. They should either roll some of the forsaken together into the same person or just say that some of them were, like, balefired out of existence before the events of the books, or something.
    • Condense the Slog. Those three books could all be about a season and a half MAX. Focus on the Tower conflict and Rand's superbadass moments, e.g. the cleansing, and seriously reduce the amount of screen time everything else gets.
    • Crank up the psychological/internal conflict. The madness element of male channeling is one element that makes WOT distinct from other chosen-one-y narratives. Lean into it.
    • Remove Shara's participation altogether. It doesn't serve much narrative purpose except raising the stakes during TG, and the stakes are already pretty gotdang raised at that point. In the condensed format of a miniseries, introducing a whole new culture just for the couple of episodes covering TG is a waste of expositional effort.
    • Crank up the LGBTQ and minority representation. I know this one's gonna be contentious, so I'm not summing up his argument; watch it if you wanna talk about it. Personally I'd rather not, given that that's already been dithered about in other threads.
    • Condense Galad and Gawyn to one character. Egwene didn't need a love interest at the end there, and frankly Gawyn wasn't good for much else. Scrap him and keep the more interesting character, Galad.
    What do you think?
     
  2. Jocasta Braithe

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    Morgase's plotline post Gaebril. I don't care if they figure out how to kill her off or stash her somewhere until she's needed again, but I don't need to see every moment of her life in between.
     
  3. Bracken Farthyne

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    :lol Wooord. I don't think it was a bad story, but for the show it will be a bit tangential, IMO.
     
  4. Jocasta Braithe

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    Exactly, I kind of enjoy her as a character, but I would much rather have them cut her than cut something important.
     
  5. Leala al'Dareis

    Leala al'Dareis Aes Sedai Community Care Coordinator Forum Moderator

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    On Daniel's last point, I think they should either scrap Gawyn, cut down his participation, or show some actual character development with him.

    Like, at least make it to where he's good for Egwene, instead of constantly and arbitrarily contrary. :rolleyes
     
  6. Keisha al'Benn

    Keisha al'Benn Aes Sedai

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    I don't think Gawyn could be cut entirely, but either limited in screen time or like Leala says, character development.
     
  7. Dars al'Kaskade

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    Re: Slog...
    if the Faile kidnapping plot is retained, it should last only one or maybe two episodes. The Aiel take her at the end of episode, whatever, 38, and she's rescued by the end of ep 40 at the latest.
     
  8. Skaya Tristian

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    I think they really need to develop him not totally nix him.. I however wouldn't mind a whole lot less of Faile.. She got on my last nerve.
     
  9. Jocasta Braithe

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    I think Faile might work out more sympathetic if we spend less time in Perrin's head. I always think we see Perrin's frustration and confusion but she also must be confused and frustrated but we don't see inside her head and Perrin never picks up on it. I hope their relationship looks a little different from the outside.

    I'm wondering if Elayne's succession can be compacted a little bit? It's really dragging on ATM.