all right fam let’s go
this show really gets that the missing thing in high fantasy is that more Gandalfs should be milfs

also hot parents ship bathtub scene at 18 minutes in, thank you for my rights
I have not read the books, I am coming in fresh as a newborn babe, so please no spoilers!
the lantern festival is so PRETTYYYYYYYY also Mat bought one for his mom 🥺
I am immediately into this matriarchal witchery and the caste system between village witches and like the Witch Pentagon or wherever Rosamund Pike lives
oh fuck oh fuck not the nice village dance party
A+ monsters good job production team I am officially Shook™️

also whew whew whew the battle couple energy of watching her and Lan fight together is 🔥🔥🔥
okay now are we seeing all our kiddos fighting the Minotaur things because they’re just everywhere or are we seeing them all specifically because the monsters have the same magical spidey-senses as Moraine 🤔🤔🤔

(obviously, do not tell me)
Gandalf, Dumbledore and Allanon found QUAKING
I am DEVASTATED for my son Parrin, I already want to protect these children with my life
that was an AMAZING pilot, this could not be more Extremely My Shit

everyone who knows ANYTHING about me will have instantly clocked that I will now ship Lan and Moraine until I DIE and if anything happens to either of them I will light my television on fire

my heart entirely stopped beating at that river dock scene
I love the implication that this world is huge with many different culture who all have different names for magic but it’s the same force

the world of this show already feels satisfyingly vast without getting you bogged down into a million different locations or people yet
just women sitting in the woods shooting the shit about magic and power, I love this
even before I saw Mr. Witchburner guy with the Whitecloaks I was like, this is sus, nothing good in this universe can come of a huge group of all dudes
ooooooh Lan Mandragoran does NOT like watching the Questioner put hands on his boss slash queen slash wife
yes please to all of these sets but especially the abandoned walled city
Mat and Parrin are my precious children and I love them so much even though I hate that Parrin is keeping this sad sad guilty secret
I am such a predictable shipper bitch but Protective Lan has me ALL in my feels
[redacted] IS ALIVE?!?!???? what an ending!
oh god this chase and escape I am so stressed I cannot BREATHE
okay but I’m gonna be grumpy if I’m supposed to ship Lan with anyone who is not Moraine
every single dream everyone has had in this show has been HARROWING, I think they should simply never sleep
I love that the foreboding music instantly tells us that this is a Bad Guy Town
for some reason, when the balladeer was announced and we just saw his hands strumming for a minute like his face was going to be a reveal, my first thought was “….. it’s going to be Sting”

that just felt like the kind of thing he would do
every song in this universe is an ominous minor-key banger
lmao okay so the bard multiclassed as a rogue apparently
me, knowing that the classic Joseph Campbell hero’s journey arc of basically every western high fantasy epic requires that the squad get split up: ugh I hate it when the squad gets split up
I like that Dana just fully assumed they were boyfriends
oh okay so balladeer is a dilf
extremely into all the Light and Wheel theology

it’s The Dragon and I’m extremely hyped he is in this show, I hope he gets to be absolutely bananapants crazy
so distracted by seeing one of my other TV boyfriends that I completely forgot to scream about the ice queen milf with the red cape and the lethal cheekbones and the smoldering sexual tension slash competitive antagonism with Moraine
anyway my verdict is 10/10 I’m very excited, everyone who knows me and predicted this show would be my jam was right

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