The Wheel of Time: Season 1

The Wheel of Time: Season 1

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Oscar nominees Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) lead this series adaptation of Robert Jordan's fantasy epic novels, centred on a world-spanning saga involving the reincarnation of a being who will either save or destroy humanity.

2021USAAmazon Studios
ActionAdventureFantasy

Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Leavetaking

A strange noblewoman arrives in a remote mountain village, claiming... More one of five youths is the reincarnation of an ancient power who once destroyed the world – and will do so again, if she’s not able to discover which of them it is. But they all have less time than they think.

EPISODE 1.2

Shadow's Waiting

Moiraine and Lan lead the four villagers to safety, unsure... More which is the one from the prophecy. But the friends are equally unsure about their rescuers, especially once they see how far Moiraine is willing to go for her mission – and how far astray Lan is willing to lead them.

EPISODE 1.3

A Place of Safety

Moiraine and Lan find help in an unexpected – and... More unwanted – quarter, as the separated villagers try to find their way back to each other, or at least to refuge. But they all soon learn how far the Dark One’s reach extends, and how few they can trust on the road.

EPISODE 1.4

The Dragon Reborn

Moiraine struggles with uncertainty while Lan struggles with their new... More companion. Rand wonders about Mat and Mat starts to wonder at himself. Egwene and Perrin take their first steps down a different path. An incredible new power is unleashed on the world.

EPISODE 1.5

Blood Calls Blood

Perrin and Egwene run into a familiar face. Mat and... More Rand see strange ones. Moiraine and Lan mourn their loss.

EPISODE 1.6

The Flame of Tar Valon

Moiraine faces the consequences of her actions. Mat faces the... More darkness in himself. Egwene faces the most powerful woman in the world.

EPISODE 1.7

The Dark Along the Ways

Moiraine and her charges are diverted from their path by... More an unexpected encounter. This diversion, though, reveals many things — Moiraine’s true goal, Lan’s past, the fractures that have grown in the group, and the identity of the Dragon Reborn.

EPISODE 1.8

The Eye of the World

For twenty years, Moiraine has dreamed and worked towards this... More moment. But she can't stop the Dragon Reborn from seeing the appeal of the Dark. Season finale.

The Wheel of Time: Season 1 | Reviews

82%90 reviews

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Variety

Variety

(The Wheel of Time) suffers from too much story, told too hurriedly.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

I never felt like I was watching an unfolding story, but I absolutely felt like I was watching the whiteboard in a writers room...

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Financial Times

Financial Times

While there is enough violence and faux-mysticism to keep genre fans happy, convincing human interactions are harder to find.

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IGN

IGN

The Wheel of Time is gorgeous, well acted, and strongly written...

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Paste

Paste

Amazon’s production doesn’t seem to trust viewers to stay invested without moving at a breakneck pace, preferring instead to just skip along to the good stuff...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It’s in the verve of life and depth of character that (The Wheel of Time) is a few revolutions behind.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

This probably won’t manage the Thrones-like crossover Bezos demanded, but The Wheel Of Time is a rich, enveloping fantasy nonetheless...

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TV Guide

TV Guide

However basic its beginnings, The Wheel of Time quickly reveals itself as an expansive world that demands return visits.

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Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

It’s hard to engage with (The Wheel of Time) thanks to its middling CGI and overstuffed mythology.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

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

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

So focused on the big picture that it neglects the small things and feels bland.

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The Wheel of Time: Season 1 | Trailers

The Wheel of Time: Season 1 | Release Details

The Wheel of Time: Season 1 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.