The Wheel of Time on Amazon Prime strikes a good balance between engrossing storytelling and revealing a vast fantasy universe, however viewers will have to go through a pretty bland first episode before it really gets going. The long-awaited adaptation of a series of best-selling fantasy books by Robert Jordan, which has a fan base and following roughly comparable to George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, which launched HBO’s once-popular Game of Thrones TV series, is now available on Amazon Prime.
The Wheel of Time‘s idea begins with the show’s title, which alludes to a cosmic cycle of reincarnation and prophecy that has an impact on the globe. “The Dragon,” a great soul who has fought the Dark One, a cosmic power of evil, throughout numerous times, is maybe the most important figure in this universe. The Dragon imprisoned the Dark One in a magical prison during the previous age, but at a heavy cost. The Dark One poisoned the supply of magic used by male channelers (the show’s word for magic users), driving them insane and nearly destroying the world in the process.