Yes, it’s legal. Yes, it’s free.
The official Web site for Legend of the Seeker has arranged to make the first seven episodes of the show available for free through Hulu.
Legend of the Seeker is based on Terry Goodkind’s Wizard’s First Rule, bringing Goodkind’s imagination to life through syndicated television. The creative team behind the show are headed by Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert, the guys who created the immensely popular Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess.
Filmed in New Zealand, Legend of the Seeker has achieved successful first season ratings in the U.S. syndicated market and has been assured of 22 episodes.
In my personal opinion the show is pretty good although not great, but every first season is kind of rough. They have had to deal with a lot of set up stories, fleshing out character backgrounds, explaining the concepts of the society (to the audience), and so forth. If you’re not familiar with Terry Goodkind’s books you won’t feel left out if you decide only to watch the show.
SF-Fandom does not yet have a dedicated forum for Legend of the Seeker but we have many Seeker discussions in our Fantasy Television Forum. I’m still waiting to see what the consensus will be on how fans refer to the show: should it be LoTS or just Seeker?
That takes me back to when Xena fans debated whether to call themselves Xenites or Xenaphiles. Xenite actually won out in a poll, and the rest is history.
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