the foundation appleTV series is surprisingly good! loved the books as a kid. it's been a while, so not sure how close it is to the source material, but it feels well-written, well-acted, and it's visually stunning.

@sabbatical I love the visuals in the show. It's perfect in that way.

@levisan started listening to foundation on audiobook now and am realizing they really did take a ton of liberties! but for the most part i think they made good choices. seems like they’re making the show a bit more raunchy as it goes on though, which is too bad.

@sabbatical Sex sells, sadly.

I'm fine with taking liberties in an adaptation. After all, it's all fan-fiction. At least that's what I tell myself when I consume a second version of a thing after consuming a first one and get flustered at a change in things…

@levisan much of the time, it's just careless and disrespectful to the original. wheel of time series for example i just couldn't take. but the changes i'm noticing with this one seem well thought through mostly — the cloned emperors, robot lady, and cryo sleeps for salvor and gaal for example. clever mechanisms to allow characters/actors to continue through different parts of the story without it seeming forced.

@levisan before watching, i was wondering how they'd make the series have any cohesiveness or character development since it spans centuries pretty quickly, but they did a decent job with that!

@sabbatical I suppose you could say that the closer an adaptation is to the original (or more compatible a spinoff thing is with the original), the more authentic it is

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