Delusion is a little bit of a troublesome sell, so it could appear kind of surprising that MTV’s latest scripted sequence, The Shannara Chronicles, is a sweeping tale about an endangered magical kingdom in the far future and the elves, druids, trolls and humans that inhabit it.
However The Lord of the Rings-esque story (a bunch of individuals should go on a quest to avoid wasting their magical kingdom from evil—and it was additionally shot in New Zealand besides) is if truth be told definitely engrossing, utterly stunning and funny—even for individuals who do not rather recognize what a Hobbit is.
That Is MTV, of course, so individuals are extremely horny, and a couple of of these hot persons are tasked with saving their magical kingdom from destruction through an evil demon, who is summoning demons via the Ellcrys, the magical tree that protects the dominion, which is now cursed. (Yeah, it is a lot).
Stated sexy individuals embrace Austin Butler, a.Okay.a. your dreamboat dangerous boy crush from Sex and the town prequel The Carrie Diaries, as Wil Ohmsford, a half-human, half-elf who’s it seems that the descendant of the royal Shannara elf clan; a smokin’ hot tons of-yr-previous druid, Allanon (Arrow‘s Manu Bennett), the one individual in the kingdom who remembers the best way to summon magic; elven princess Amberle Elessedil (Poppy Drayton), who can keep up a correspondence with the Ellcrys and is the one one who can assist it regenerate with out that pesky evil curse.
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Still right here? Yes, it is lovely same old Fable fare nevertheless it completely works. Butler brings a variety of humor to the could-be-ridiculous situation, and Drayton is the perfect blend of gorgeous and strong wanted to play a believable badass. And if you happen to appreciated Bennett on Arrow, you’ll completely enjoy him here. Plus he wears fewer garments.
You Understand How you had to give an explanation for to some of your mates that Friday Night Lights wasn’t actually about football? Which Is kind of like what The Shannara Chronicles is here. There May Be greater than Myth at play right here, and it is the most effective Sport of Thrones-for-common-cable express That Is debuted yet. And Everyone’s sizzling. What’s to not like?
The Shannara Chronicles airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on MTV.
What did you bring to mind the ideal? Will you keep on with it, even if Delusion isn’t in reality your thing?
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