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The Shannara Chronicles 

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Series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of the Four Lands.
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Series cast summary:
Austin Butler ...  Wil Ohmsford 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Ivana Baquero ...  Eretria 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Manu Bennett ...  Allanon 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Aaron Jakubenko ...  Ander Elessedil 19 episodes, 2016-2017
Marcus Vanco ...  Bandon 18 episodes, 2016-2017
Poppy Drayton ...  Amberle Elessedil 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Melise ...  Mareth 10 episodes, 2017
Vanessa Morgan ...  Lyria 10 episodes, 2017
Gentry White ...  Garet Jax 10 episodes, 2017
Emilia Burns ...  Diana Tilton 10 episodes, 2016
Brooke Williams ...  Catania 9 episodes, 2016-2017
Glen Levy ...  Slanter 9 episodes, 2017
Daniel MacPherson ...  Arion Elessedil 8 episodes, 2016
Jed Brophy ...  Dagda Mor 8 episodes, 2016
James Remar ...  Cephalo / ... 7 episodes, 2016
Caroline Chikezie ...  Tamlin 7 episodes, 2017
Desmond Chiam ...  Riga 7 episodes, 2017
John Rhys-Davies ...  Eventine 8 episodes, 2016


An Elvish tree, known as the Ellcrys, is dying. The bad news is that the tree has been the only piece of magic that protects the Four Lands from the Demon World. Amberle Elessedil is the only one who can save the tree. But she has to unlock magic that the Elves haven't used in thousands of years. With the help of Wil Ohmsford, she travels to find the lost magic. But it won't be an easy task. Written by Chris Green

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Did You Know?


Austin Butler, Manu Bennett, and Malese Jow have all appeared on CW shows. Arrow (Bennett and Butler), The Carrie Diaries (Butler), The Flash and The Vampire Diaries (Jow) See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Shannara Chronicles S 1-2 (2019) See more »

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Not a waste of your time, trust me.
26 September 2018 | by AdielMayuniSee all my reviews

I'm extremely picky when it comes to watching shows. I have to care. I'm glad to admit that I care! It's not perfect, it has it's downfalls, but this show is very special. There are reasons why it's not a perfect 10, and I'll eloborate about it below. I'll also address some of the criticism this show gets here.

The bad -

The show is aimed at a younger audience, as in teens to young adults, but it has a mature theme. Some might call it a bit "edgy" (very slightly though in my taste) but not to the point where it seems too strained, and it really depends if you're bothered by that or not.

Character arcs and especially character development only really happen to the supporting roles. Whether it's the Elves or the Rovers. Some of the time to finish the arc the character has to die. But we'll come back to that below.

The good -

The show isn't afraid of killing characters, even ones you were introduced to from the start, which what sets it apart from Twilight, and especially Shadowhunters (both books and the tv show) and what gives it even more purpose, sense of danger goes well with the other mature themes that it has. More shows should do this, honestly.

Arcs are well planned out. You really get what motives the character to act like it does and what makes it do the things that it does and say. I never felt like a character died before it needed to do what it's supposed to do.

World building is the greatest quality this show has. They really did an excellent job on this, perhaps it's even on par with Stargate.

Eretria might be my favorite female character ever.

The middle -

Because the show has a strong complex female lead, it get a lot of unwarranted criticism about it's "women empowerment" and I beg to differ! Women are not acting masculine and men are not disempowered in this show, unlike many other stories in recent media (comics, book, other TV shows). It also doesn't do the opposite, where the female lead just waits for her hot vampire boyfriend. I honestly believe it's men and women, working together for a better cause. As much as it has it's female lead, it also has an equal amount of male lead.

If you have any doubts, give this show a try. It's one of the only worthwhile fantasy shows that going on at the moment.

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