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I’ve never read the Earthsea books by our friend Ursula K. Le Guin. It’s never been my sort of stuff, magical medieval stories, but having now seen how wrong I can be after reading my other friend George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire (the first five published books, anyway), I think I might give them a try. The important thing with any kind of story is the ability of the writer, and George and Ursula are among the best.

Not that you could tell it from this TV adaptation. We lasted only about fifteen minutes and it was already so boring and pedestrian that I was sure of one thing: This was not what Ursula wrote about. And I was right. I won’t say anything more about it, but let her speak for herself, in an extraordinary posting at the IMDb: