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The Wheel of Time: Season 1 (2021)



Critic Consensus: The Wheel of Time's revolutions can be a bit creaky as it tries to stand out from other fantasy series, but it succeeds admirably in making Robert Jordan's epic approachable for the uninitiated.


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The Wheel of Time is one of the most popular and enduring fantasy series of all-time, with over 90 million books sold. Set in a sprawling, epic world where magic exists and only certain women are allowed to access it, the story follows Moiraine (Rosamund Pike), a member of the incredibly powerful all-female organization called the Aes Sedai, as she arrives in the small town of Two Rivers. There, she embarks on a dangerous, world-spanning journey with five young men and women, one of whom is prophesied to be the Dragon Reborn, who will either save or destroy humanity.


Rosamund Pike
as Moiraine
Josha Stradowski
as Rand Al'Thor
Marcus Rutherford
as Perrin Aybara
Zoë Robins
as Nynaeve
Barney Harris
as Mat Cauthon
Madeleine Madden
as Egwene Al'Vere
Daniel Henney
as al'Lan Mandragoran
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Critic Reviews for The Wheel of Time: Season 1

All Critics (75)

While the adaptation isn't a carbon copy of the books, it works well as a complement.

November 30, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

You are... left with the uneasy, then sinking, feeling that "Wheel" - as sumptuous a production as this is - has been done before and better. A couple of times, at least.

November 30, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's genuinely baffling how perfunctory the storytelling feels in The Wheel of Time.

November 29, 2021 | Full Review…

It does manage to tell its story in a way that's compelling, unique and, frequently, surprising, full of narrative twists and character turns that even the most jaded fantasy reader might not see coming.

November 20, 2021 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's a crowning achievement in every way.

November 18, 2021 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

It's hard to get lost in this world when it feels so emotionally distant, so scattered, and so packed with thin plotlines.

November 17, 2021 | Full Review…

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