Unfortunately, one of the show's other shortcomings is the acting. Much of this falls on lackluster writing, but some of the actors, especially the leads, fail to leave a memorable impression. Many of the cast members are young and do not have a lengthy filmography, which does lend a sense of believability to the characters' youthfulness. Still, the lack of experience shows throughout the series' initial run.
Rosamund Pike, who plays Moiraine, leads the cast and her performance is as good as any she's put on before. She proves herself more than up to the task of carrying the weight of the show on her shoulders.
Much like the world that The Wheel of Time is set in, where the women of the Aes Sedai are among the very best and most powerful, it is the women of the cast who are the standouts.
Zoe Robbins, who plays Nynaeve al'Meara, is the most impressive amongst the newcomers. She is intense, passionate, and vulnerable all at the same time, portraying a character that has been thrust into a world she is still attempting to fully understand.
Another standout is Madeleine Madden as Egwene al'Vere, one of the characters who could potentially be the long-lost Dragon. Much like Robbins' character, she is slowly discovering her talent for magical abilities, and the scenes in which those powers manifest are some of the most memorable in the series.