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The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power

HalfGlass

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Apr 21, 2013
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People complained that the Hobbit felt like too much filler…Jesus this show makes that look like a sprint to the finish line.

I can say - this show is probably the most beautiful ever put on TV, but this story is so drawn out I’m losing interest and I love Lord of the Rings. Also, none of the main plot lines (save for maybe Galadriel and Elrond) are grabbing me.
 
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Jerroddragon

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Jun 27, 2017
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People complained that the Hobbit felt like too much filler…Jesus this show makes that look like a sprint to the finish line.

I can say - this show is probably the most beautiful every put on TV, but this story is so drawn out I’m losing interest and I love Lord of the Rings. Also, none of the main plot lines (save for maybe Galadriel and Elrond) are grabbing me.
They need to hook me with Galadriel plot....because I already know how it ends.

Elrond on the other hand im more interested to see how his friendship will end up.

I agree, they have lots of mysteries going on but that also means until episode 9/10 we wont get any answers so unless there is a season two most the interesting things they can show us wont show up until the show is basically over
 

Nick

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Sep 22, 2011
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So i'm someone who has little interest in this franchise. Never seen any of the movies let alone am I familiar in any way with the books. I know this is a different LotR, so I can just jump right in here. The mixed reviews have sort of just kept me away so far, however I guess not seeing any other LotR project, maybe that won't matter much for me. :lol:
 

OhHaiInternet95

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Aug 18, 2017
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So i'm someone who has little interest in this franchise. Never seen any of the movies let alone am I familiar in any way with the books. I know this is a different LotR, so I can just jump right in here. The mixed reviews have sort of just kept me away so far, however I guess not seeing any other LotR project, maybe that won't matter much for me. :lol:
What is a pain is that the series doesn’t look all that great, but the loudest voices criticizing it are, well, a crowd that I don’t want to be associated with.

But I will say, if an LOTR land is going to be this and not the Jackson trilogy, I have no interest.
 
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HalfGlass

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Apr 21, 2013
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So i'm someone who has little interest in this franchise. Never seen any of the movies let alone am I familiar in any way with the books. I know this is a different LotR, so I can just jump right in here. The mixed reviews have sort of just kept me away so far, however I guess not seeing any other LotR project, maybe that won't matter much for me. :lol:
I’d argue while it does stand on its own - the show is literally only for diehard fans of the lore. It’s so detail oriented with little propulsion to the story.
 
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LieutLaww

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May 3, 2015
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A lot of the reviews I am seeing are complaining that this show is inventing stuff that is not in the books and yes they are because Amazon doesn't have the rights to anything outside of The Hobbit and LOTR books so they can pull from the appendixes from Return of the King but nothing from the Silmarillion etc, things are slow or seem to be as they are doing a lot of building but there is 50 hours of show in total so plenty of stuff to come.
 
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AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
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Honestly having a blast with this show.

It caught onto me really well early on, and while EP2 did a smaller effort, everything after that felt good. Episode 5 might have the funniest line of the season, and some of the best performances too.
 
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AlexanderMBush

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Nov 23, 2013
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Me after Episode 6:



Episode 6 might be one of the best episodes of television right now. How it concludes and begins new plotlines, how it's scale is appropriately shown; and that final 10 minutes. Bravo work to everyone on the show.
 
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