42 episodes

Two queer, sharp witted, and long-time best friends dive deep into Amazon's The Wheel of Time TV show, adapted from Robert Jordan's epic book series. Randland contains critical reviews, thematic discussions, as well as production insights into this prestige television show. Season 3 contains spoiler free tv episode breakdowns, as well as a deeper dive for book fans.Created by Amyrlin Jay (producer by trade), M'Hael Collin (writer extraordinaire) and also featuring Tigraine of Twitter of Time (circus marvel) our official social media correspondent. Randland is Edited by Warder Matt (a dangerously skilled film editor!)

Randland Wheel of Time TV Podcast Jay & Collin & Lauren

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    • 4.5 • 32 Ratings

Two queer, sharp witted, and long-time best friends dive deep into Amazon's The Wheel of Time TV show, adapted from Robert Jordan's epic book series. Randland contains critical reviews, thematic discussions, as well as production insights into this prestige television show. Season 3 contains spoiler free tv episode breakdowns, as well as a deeper dive for book fans.Created by Amyrlin Jay (producer by trade), M'Hael Collin (writer extraordinaire) and also featuring Tigraine of Twitter of Time (circus marvel) our official social media correspondent. Randland is Edited by Warder Matt (a dangerously skilled film editor!)

    The Wheel of Time Episode 8 - "The Eye of The World"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 8 - "The Eye of The World"

    There are no endings to the turning of the Wheel, but it was an ending to Season 1 of The Wheel of Time on Amazon. Join the M'Hael, Amyrlin, and Tigraine for a wild discussion of Episode 8, "The Eye of the World." 

    From Barney Harris's abrupt departure, to the numerous obstacles presented by Covid-19, there were no shortage of challenges for Rafe and the team as they tried their best to wrap up the premiere season of this long-awaited adaptation. 

    Kicking it off with a spoiler-free discussion, Collin & Jay  break down the episode scene-by-scene, giving a candid analysis for what worked on the silver-screen, and what left us wanting.

    Read the full series? Feel free to skip ahead to 1:23:00 and venture deep into the Blight with Tigraine, as we navigate the  surprising departures (or remixes?) from the books; debating what was successful, what was abysmal, and all the feels we had between. 

    • 3 hr 27 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 7 - "The Dark Along The Ways"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 7 - "The Dark Along The Ways"

    M'hael leads us through "The Dark Along the Ways " in this Spoiler-Free breakdown of The Wheel of Time series, Episode 7. From that mind blowing Cold Open, to Machin Chin's sexy Alexa voice, to Lan's framily and the drama that is " Pegwene" (!) there is a lot to dive into.  Not to mention the penultimate episode's epic reveal of the mother-loving DRAGON REBORN!

    Stay tuned for the second segment of our podcast where Tigraine of Time, Blood Snow-Warrior Queen  herself, graces us with her presence to discuss all things spoiler and book-fanatic inspired. Amazon continues to depart from the books in key ways; and speaking of keys . . . how in the light did Padan Fain make it out of the Ways? From Min's debut, Algemar's attitude, to Moiraine calling the cops on Mat, Showrunner Rafe Lee Judkins has certainly given us plenty to discuss. 

    • 2 hr 42 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 6 - "The Flame of Tar Valon"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 6 - "The Flame of Tar Valon"

    "If Wisdom is the title you claim, I suggest you start using some"
    "On your Knees"
    "The strongest channeler we've seen in 1000 years."
    "Mat!"

    A massive amount of intrigue to unpack in Episode 6 of The Wheel of Time series, and M'hael Collin + Amyrlin Jay cannot wait to break it down for you! 

    Join us for the first hour of the show as we bring you a full SPOILER-FREE  episode breakdown. "The Flame of Tar Valon" is rife with showdowns between the most  dangerous women in the world, tearful reunions, and  powerful moments of intimacy as Amazon brings us deep into the heart and machinations of the White Tower. 
     
    Stay tuned or skip ahead to 1:05:00 for our book-fan tailored spoiler segment, featuring Tigraine of Twitter of Time. This episode contains some of the most controversial changes from the books to date, and not everyone is a fan. As the show departs further from the books, our ability to foretell the future of season 1's penultimate episode and finale grows challenging. 

    • 2 hr 15 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 5 Review - "Blood Calls Blood"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 5 Review - "Blood Calls Blood"

    Randland dives into the first Wheel of Time episode directed by Salli-Richardson Whitfield, Episode 5, "Blood Calls Blood."  Collin and Jay take you through a SPOILER-FREE breakdown, covering all the important details from our first vista of Tar Valon, to meeting Loial the Ogier, to the palpable sexual history between Liandrin and Moiraine. 

    Stick around, or skip ahead to 1:34:03 for FULL SPOILER speculation with Tigraine and Jay, who have quite a lot to debate this week! Theories abound concerning combining characters for the show, who's a darkfriend, Whitecloak ter'angreal, and no shortage of foreshadowing. Tigraine highlights what fans are saying in social as we debate what worked for hardcore book fans, what did not, and what's to come in the few remaining episodes of the Wheel of Time season 1!

    Glory to the Builders! Glory to the Gai'don!

    • 2 hr 31 min
    The Wheel of Time Episode 4 Review - "The Dragon Reborn"

    The Wheel of Time Episode 4 Review - "The Dragon Reborn"

    M'Hael Collin and Amyrlin Jay give a detailed SPOILER FREE episode 4 breakdown, analyzing each scene, touching on critical reviews, and discussing film craft and visual effects in Amazon's Wheel of Time series.

    Dragonsworn stay tuned! In the second portion of the episode  Randland is joined by Tigraine, Queen of Twitter of Time, as we dive into full-on-book-nerd-SPOILER-FILLED-MAYHEM (full series spoilers)! Tigraine also spotlights fan tweets to spark further discussion, and gauge the episode reception from the community's POV. 

    From Thom's having even more daggers than pockets, to Moiraine telling Logain he has a Saidin Micropenis, to Liandrin winning over viewers worldwide, we cover all the bases for audiences new and old as we dive deeper into this thrilling new turning of the Wheel. 

    • 1 hr 51 min
    The Wheel of Time TV Premiere, Episodes 1-3: A Beginning

    The Wheel of Time TV Premiere, Episodes 1-3: A Beginning

    Randland Season Three is finally here, as is Amazon's long-awaited television adaptation!

    M'Hael Collin, Amyrlin Jay, and Tigraine of Twitter of Time got together on November 18th in Los Angeles, to watch the premiere of Episodes 1 through 3 of Amazon's The Wheel of Time series. Have a listen to our live, unedited, off-the-cuff reactions recorded immediately after our first watch of each episode.

    Moving forward look for Randland Podcast tapings weekly on Tuesdays, where we will share spoiler-free episode breakdowns, and see what the critics are saying. We'll also be joined weekly by Tigraine, the missing daughter heir of Twitter of Time, to spill the tea on book fan reactions in social, and partake of spoiler filled banter. We invite new and old fans alike on this Journey, as the TV show unfolds on Amazon.

    Tai'shar Dragonsworn!

    Warning: This episode contains book series Spoilers, and TV spoilers for episodes 1-3. 

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

Robbie (Silver Tooth) ,

Love

Funny and insightful WoT content.

General Swans ,

Intelligent and funny

I started re-reading the series last year when I heard Amazon picked it up. In the middle of a podcast gap, I took a stab at several new WOT podcasts hoping to land on something that focused on the upcoming show.

So far I’ve really enjoyed Randland. They develop an excellent structure for the episodes, and though comedic references and general joshing abounds, it keeps a great pace on meaningful content and conversation. The production value is surprisingly good for what I assume is a group-of-friends-start-up variety of podcast. There’s some savvy in it which may suggest at least someone on the team knows what they’re doing on the technical side of things.

Their dealings and analysis of important issues surrounding the books, and it’s tv adaptation, in regards to modern popular culture has been on point. They show an intelligence without coming across as pretentious. I appreciate that.

The Role-Playing thing they do every now and then weirded me out at first, but it’s actually kinda fun. (If that sorta thing, isn’t quite your thing, they set it up to easily skip through)

Great job so far!! I hope you all are able to keep it going. Looking forward to that first season!! 🤘

GFnotbychoice ,

Too many people

A smaller group would be better. Unfortunately the more interesting people are quieter and therefore we end up hearing from people who primarily want to make jokes that are likely only funny in person.

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