“The Rings of Power” Episode 8 Review

The first season for Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power has come to a close. After spending 8 hours watching this series, the only thing I can say at the end of it is… meh. The final pair of episodes after the fine showing in Episode 6 continued the trend … Continue reading “The Rings of Power” Episode 8 Review

The Aftermath – “The Rings of Power” Episode 7 Review

After the cataclysmic events of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’s 6th episode, I was expected a bit more of a slower-paced episode. The showrunners and writers delivered a more introspective episode, even if it does rely on a red herring in one specific situation. The one major flaw of the episode … Continue reading The Aftermath – “The Rings of Power” Episode 7 Review

Finally Moving Forward – “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode Six Review

It took five hours of television to reach this point but we’ve finally gotten a resolution to a major story arc. The sixth episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “Udûn”, wraps up the Southlands storyline in the predicted fashion. Instead of focusing on multiple disparate plotlines, this episode focused … Continue reading Finally Moving Forward – “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode Six Review

More Questions than Answers – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 5

Honestly, at this stage of the game, the Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power should be providing more answers than they are posing questions. If there’s a tone of annoyance in this review, that’s intentional. While I am an unabashed Tolkien nerd and I’ve enjoyed quite a bit of what the series has … Continue reading More Questions than Answers – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 5

The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

The 4th episode of Amazon Prime’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “The Great Wave”, is not what I would consider a great episode of television. It’s a good episode, in so much as it moves some of the plots forward, but at the halfway point of the season, I was … Continue reading The Board Continues To Be Set – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 4 “The Great Wave”

Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

Chains come in many forms, physical, emotional, or spiritual. The famous phrase “the chains of command” are meant as metaphorical, emphasizing the weight someone who must command others carries with them. In the third episode of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, titled “Adar”, metaphorical and physical chains are being forged, binding … Continue reading Links Forming a Chain – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episode 3 “Adar”

Return to Middle-Earth – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episodes One and Two

When I was six or seven years old, my mother handed me a worn paperback copy of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. After devouring the adventure of Bilbo Baggins and the Dwarves of the Lonely Mountain, I asked if there was another book from that author. My mother, proud that she had piqued my interest in … Continue reading Return to Middle-Earth – Review of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Episodes One and Two