THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES: SEASON TWO REVIEWED
“The Shannara Chronicles” enters its second season requiring me to keep a Wiki page open while watching the series. The most notable thing about this show is how fast MTV dumped it to the Paramount Network between seasons. Apparently, teenage boys weren’t keep the audience numbers up for the show at the former Music Television. Now, this foreign show gets to fight it out on the former Spike Channel. Between the now-dead Heathers and other shows, it appears that any show not featuring a Teen Mom is destined for Paramount Network.
If you’re a fan of the books or first season, you’re going to be onboard for this one. Honestly, the only fantasy series that stands out to me anymore is Game of Thrones. But, that takes the various aesthetic values that arrive from HBO series. I appreciate that something like this can have such high production values on basic cable. Still, it pains me how out of the target bracket I am now. If I was a middle/high school kid, I might be into this stuff. But, even then….I would’ve been more into Game of Thrones.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby TrueHD 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 5/15/18
- Video - 94%94%
- Audio - 93%93%
- Special Features - 90%90%
- Show Score - 89%89%
The Plot Thus Far
Season Two finds the Four Lands in chaos. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil Ohmsford, scarred by the loss of Amberle and his separation from Eritrea, has turned his back on his magical destiny to become a healer. But when a mysterious woman named Mareth saves Wil from a Crimson attack, he is forced to rejoin the fight. After reuniting with Eretria, Wil and Mareth seek out Allanon, only to learn that the Druid’s former protégé, Bandon, is on a mission to resurrect a creature of darkest evil: The Warlock Lord. Together, our heroes must band together to take down The Crimson and prevent Bandon from unleashing an even greater threat upon the Four Lands…before it’s too late.