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Subj: Re: There IS Only One!
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    The TV series was fine. It had a rough start for half of season 1 then found its legs and got moving.


I didn't get very far with the tv show. The first episode was so uncompromisingly bad on every level - there's literally nothing good about it with the sole exception of Queen's music - that I nearly gave up there and then. I forced myself to watch a couple more episodes on the belief that it HAD to get better because it couldn't possibly get any worse, but I was wrong. It just didn't get better. So I stopped watching.

Highlander is one of those rare franchises where subsequent instalments have not only added nothing of consequence to the original, but actually detracted from it.

For example, in the original film we find out exactly what 'the prize' they're fighting for is: To become mortal, to be able to do all the things that mortals do, and Connor gains the ability to read others' thoughts, an ability he vows to use to help bring peace to the world.

That was a good, strong ending. It subverted expectations (a DEpowering rather than an empowering), and still managed to deliver a happy ending for the good guys.

In the series, the prize is to gain the power of all the immortals who ever lived and be able to rule the world forever. Which was just...boring. Plus of course, it completely undermines the ending of the film. So...no thank you.

For my money, the only way they could have continued with Highlander after the first film was to have set the series - or films, or whatever - in the past.

Season 1 started to get better with the episode when they brought in Darius the Monk and the immortal Grayson as the villain of the episode.

The season 1 finale where we lost Darius and the Watchers/Hunters were brought in improved the show.

As to the PRIZE, well we seem to be covering that in the other thread


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