It kinda made me happy because the big fantasy thing now, Game of Thrones, I can't particularly stand
We're on the same page here. Not a GoT fan at all (which is too bad because before George RR Martin starting typing incest fantasies with one hand, he wrote some amazing science fiction and created the Wild Cards series).
Back to Shannara, not done with the season yet, but I find myself increasingly annoyed at the emphasis on the post-apoc stuff. Now, it's been approximately 3 decades since I read The Sword (and The Elfstones and The Wishsong) of Shannara, so maybe I don't remember so well, but it's supposed to be... not post-apocalyptic, but fantasy built centuries after an apocalypse, with only the barest remnants. And at one point the elf king mentions it's been "hundreds of thousands of years." There should not be so much stuff laying around. It's annoying. It pulls me out of the moment.
It's all a bit too MTV for me. Still watching, but not loving. Liking, sorta.