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Amazon’s ‘Rings of Power’ has a viewership problem: Most people didn’t finish season 1

Only 37% of US viewers watched to the end, a damning statistic for Amazon's top drama.

On Apr 4, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Warner Bros. is launching a movie NFT platform, starting with ‘Lord of the Rings.’ But why?

It basically looks like a glorified DVD menu, but somehow more expensive.

On Oct 20, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ ends season 1 as it began: With wildly uneven pacing

The show manages to feel glacially slow, even while rushing through momentous events.

On Oct 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ finally picks up the pace with episode 6

This action-packed episode is the best so far—but Galadriel's characterization is going in a puzzling direction.

On Sep 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ episode 5 illustrates why Durin and Elrond have the best relationship in the show

In a show that often prioritizes style over substance, Durin and Elrond ring true.

On Sep 23, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Doom comes to Middle-earth in ‘The Rings of Power’ episode 4

The show's deeper worldbuilding expanded this week, foreshadowing the future of Númenor.

On Sep 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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In the game of ‘House of the Dragon’ vs ‘The Rings of Power,’ viewers win

It’s a great time to be a fantasy fan right now.

On Sep 15, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘Rings of Power’ fans are theorizing that Sauron is hiding in plain sight

Is Sauron already in the show, disguised as a seemingly-unrelated character? It's possible!

On Sep 12, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ episode 3: Is it just me, or are the harfoots kind of horrible?

The harfoots' latest subplot relies on incoherent worldbuilding—and an unpleasantly ruthless attitude to disability.

On Sep 9, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ cast and crew speak out against racist backlash

The show's creative team are standing up to racist trolls—and they're joined by the original LotR cast.

On Sep 8, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ review: Amazon tries its best to copy Peter Jackson’s ‘Lord of the Rings’

This epic Middle-earth prequel boasts gorgeous production values—but the writing is a little thin.

On Aug 31, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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One porn to rule them all: The best elvish porn to feed your fantasy

Did someone say Porn of the Rings 3D?

On May 26, 2022 by Beck Diaz

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This week in streaming: Return to Middle-earth

Also: 'All of Us Are Dead'.

On Feb 16, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Why do male elves have short hair in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ show?

In 'The Rings of Power,' some elves like Elrond have short hair, sparking controversy among LOTR fans. But do elves actually have long hair in Tolkien canon?

On Feb 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Review: Bezos wanted his ‘Game of Thrones’; Amazon Prime’s new fantasy epic ‘The Wheel of Time’ is a worthy challenger

The Tolkein-esque series offers vast worldbuilding, interesting storytelling.

On Nov 19, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski