on a set (or on location) wearing costumes and acting. it doesn't feel like place where people actually live and breathe.
the pace is all over the place. wasting an entire episode on that warder bond was ridiculous.
and the worldbuilding is kind of ridiculous when you condense it like this:
we have this kind of magic. and these evil creatures. and also this old city with a different kind of evil magic. and these magical objects. and this other kind of magical object. and also this other magical place. and this new kind of magical bad guy. and this dude can talk to wolves. and there's a magical dream world.