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Return to Middle-earth this fall, because The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is now streaming exclusively on Prime Video in Canada.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a new original TV series based on J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, set several thousand years before the events of The Hobbit. While the series is not intended to be an extension of The Lord of the Rings film franchise, the show will explore elements of the Middle-earth mythos including the origins of the Rings of Power, Dark Lord Sauron's rise to power and more.

In Canada, all eight episodes of the first season are now available to stream on demand, after the season finale was aired on October 14.

The series has generated significant amounts of buzz dating back to 2017, when Amazon Studios acquired the television rights for an estimated $250 million USD. Following the acquisition, Amazon subsequently committed an additional $1 billion USD to produce five seasons of the show, making it one of the most expensive television shows of all time, even before its initial premiere.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is available exclusively on Prime Video and an Amazon Prime membership is required to stream the series – Prime Video is included with all Amazon Prime memberships (including free trials) and grants access to the entire Prime Video streaming library.

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    • I resumed watching from Episode 3, fast forwarding or multitasking as deemed necessary for 3, 4, 5. Got into more serious viewing around Ep. 6. Having watched the entire season, I was underwhelmed. Nothing really sticks out as memorable in this season. I did, however, find the Durin scenes enjoyable.

      On a lighter note, I realized Middle Earth was quite ethnically diverse in those days, but by the time Aragorn comes in the picture something terrible must have happened to that diversity. I found a topic for my dissertation: "The misunderstood dichotomy of Sauron - a melding of racism with evil" :)
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    • Amazing season. Really enjoyed it. Good writing, excellent acting, amazing visuals, and good story.

      Ep 8 really shows the manipulative powers of Sauron. But if you think about it, he is been doing that since Ep 1.

      Also loved the evolution of the Stranger. Slow yes, but good still.

      For those that hate it but continue to watch and then complain in this thread, the only conclusion I can make is that you want to feel superior or something. Like you so smrt.
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    • If you only want to know what happens, watch select episodes.

      If you want to love/hate characters, that takes time (i.e., watch all the episodes).
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    • While it started slow and remained slow for the majority of the 1st season, episode 8 is what we hope season 2 will live up to more often than not. My wife enjoyed the series which is saying a lot as this genre is not her thing, and is talking about looking forward to season 2. While not the blockbuster that i had envisioned, its palpable for now with a glimpse in episode 8 of things to strive for.
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    • So painful watching that 1st episode. To repeat it six more times to get to the end takes a special kind of Tylenol!!!
      The first episode has more exposition to give new viewers some background but generally speeds up (though inconsistently) over the later episodes. You could skip over the Harfoot scenes which doesn't directly tie into the main plot.

      But it is a serialized drama, you do need to watch most of each episodes to understand what's happening.
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    • The last episode would never surprise you if you skip the whole season. The impact of the finale happens because everything that was building during the rest of the season.

      That being said, if you don't have time, watch the first episode, then maybe watch some recaps in YouTube? and then watch the last episode
      So painful watching that 1st episode. To repeat it six more times to get to the end takes a special kind of Tylenol!!!

      Lol.
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    • The last episode would never surprise you if you skip the whole season. The impact of the finale happens because everything that was building during the rest of the season.

      That being said, if you don't have time, watch the first episode, then maybe watch some recaps in YouTube? and then watch the last episode
      So watch all 8 episodes and be bored for the most part?

      Or

      Watch 1st and last episodes and still know whats going on?

      Or just watch the last episode and be wowed!

      Lol
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    • Doubt it. Dwarves rings next. Humans after. Then finally the ring of power.
      Technically at this stage the other rings save the One ring should have been crafted. But with Amazon who knows...
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    • So watch all 8 episodes and be bored for the most part?

      Or

      Watch 1st and last episodes and still know whats going on?

      Or just watch the last episode and be wowed!

      Lol
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    • Good Lord (of the rings)!!! Five seasons?? ?

      When they make an extra season (more than they should), I always accuse them of "cashing in". But in this case, since the cost to make the show is so high, I think they are trying to go bankrupt on purpose.
      There's about 200 years of history to cover, assuming we are at the point where Are Pharazon is about to seize power.
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    • I thought they were all women.

      EDIT:

      I just looked them up. Yup, all three are women.
      Yes, we're told they are...
      Wouldn't be surprised if another body part besides boobs would stick out...
      This is one pretty woman you don't wanna date... 😁

      Image
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    • "Nobody knows evil as I have, but I don't know it when I'm staring at it in the face" - Galadriel

      "You have not seen what I've seen, and I've seen Sauron, the guy I've been looking centuries for, for weeks/months and still couldn't find him" - also Galadriel
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    • Who were these dudes? What's the point? Sauron!?!
      They're Sauron Cultists and I think Amazon is using them as a way to get the Stranger to the East, a place that's barely described in the lore and so they'll have a lot of freedom in doing things, perhaps even add the Blue Wizards:
      "I think that they went as emissaries to distant regions, east and south... Missionaries to enemy occupied lands as it were. What success they had I do not know; but I fear that they failed, as Saruman did, though doubtless in different ways; and I suspect they were founders or beginners of secret cults and "magic" traditions that outlasted the fall of Sauron."
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    • I'm just glad those 3 hooded guys are gone.
      Expecially the painted weirdo with boobs.
      It looked like New York subway commuter not the second age character.
      Who were these dudes? What's the point? Sauron!?!
      I thought they were all women.

      EDIT:

      I just looked them up. Yup, all three are women.

      Edith Poor
      Bridie Sisson
      Kali Kopae

      Screen Shot 2022-10-15 at 12.27.39 PM.jpeg
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    • I'm just glad those 3 hooded guys are gone.
      Expecially the painted weirdo with boobs.
      It looked like New York subway commuter not the second age character.
      Who were these dudes? What's the point? Sauron!?!
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    • Wow. Episode 8 was everything this show should have been from the start. Now I'm really interested in the remaining seasons.
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    • I'm just glad those 3 hooded guys are gone.
      Expecially the painted weirdo with boobs.
      It looked like New York subway commuter not the second age character.
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    • I guess most of you liked episode 8 but I found it kind of boring. On the flip side, I enjoyed the harfoot and tall guy friendship thread more than the rest of it, which also seems to be the opposite of most of you.
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    • So darn satisfying. Gonna miss having LOTR to look forward to on Fridays until the next season.
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    • What about the next season? The actual power of the rings?
      Doubt it. Dwarves rings next. Humans after. Then finally the ring of power.
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    • Stopped watching after episode 2, should I just skip to episode 8?
      You could skip some of the slower scenes like the Harfoots, but you should watch the Galadriel/Halbrand scenes to get the full effect from Episode 8.
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    • Stopped watching after episode 2, should I just skip to episode 8?
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    • What about the next season? The actual power of the rings?
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    • Episode 8, finale: wow, they really woke up and made a great episode.

      It's truly as if they were asleep at the wheel, and suddenly woke up with a roar.
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    • As only a casual fan of LOTR, I enjoyed it. Good finale.
      Yeah, I'd say it was really the only good episode in the entire season.
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    • SAURON!!!
      Why was there no text reveal?
      XXXXXXXX
      SXXXOX
      SXUXON
      SAUXON
      SAURON

      Fiona Apple song too on the nose also if your captioning is on
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    • As only a casual fan of LOTR, I enjoyed it. Good finale.
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    • ut in this case, since the cost to make the show is so high, I think they are trying to go bankrupt on purpose.
      Don't forget that this is Amazon, who makes money hand over fist. Better to lose money making content than lose it in taxes paid.
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    • SAURON!!!
      LMAO

      Sauron reveal in the first 5 minutes.... Or is it :p
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    • Good Lord (of the rings)!!! Five seasons?? ?
      There's probably enough big set pieces in the Second Age to build at least 4, maybe 5 seasons around.

      First season: re-emergence of Sauron and evil
      Second season: forging of rings and the war between Elves and Sauron
      Third/Fourth season: Numenor defeats Sauron, but in turn is corrupted by Sauron and is destroyed
      Final season: Development of Arnor and Gondor, the War of the Last Alliance
      But in this case, since the cost to make the show is so high, I think they are trying to go bankrupt on purpose.
      It's also better if you can get more episodes to amortize the initial production costs.
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    • Apparently plan is for 5 seasons. So pacing won’t change for next season.
      Good Lord (of the rings)!!! Five seasons?? ?

      When they make an extra season (more than they should), I always accuse them of "cashing in". But in this case, since the cost to make the show is so high, I think they are trying to go bankrupt on purpose.
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    • Man, some of y'all are so "Tolkien this, Tolkien that" lol

      I don't really care for whatever is established in the books. But the show is just "okay" and very average to an LoTR outsider like me.

      The Erlond and Durin parts are the only thing I like so far.
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    • After catching up to episode 7, I think the main problem is "pacing". Too slow. The writing in general is OK, but the pace is too slow.


      Instead of having two seasons, they should had made it into a single one (maybe 10 episodes instead of 8, and that's it). They should tell the story faster, and just warp it up.


      • The story of dwarf Prince Durin and elf Elrond is excellent. The dialogue is well written, it comes out so natural, and the scenes are so well acted, those guys truly seem like friends of 40 years.
      • Elf Galadriel, King Halbrand of the Southlands, all the crew from Númenor, black elf Arondir, etc. - all of that plot is fine, just speed it up!!
      • The Harfoots plot: reduce the screen time in half, or less
      Apparently plan is for 5 seasons. So pacing won’t change for next season.
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    • After catching up to episode 7, I think the main problem is "pacing". Too slow. The writing in general is OK, but the pace is too slow.


      Instead of having two seasons, they should had made it into a single one (maybe 10 episodes instead of 8, and that's it). They should tell the story faster, and just warp it up.


      • The story of dwarf Prince Durin and elf Elrond is excellent. The dialogue is well written, it comes out so natural, and the scenes are so well acted, those guys truly seem like friends of 40 years.
      • Elf Galadriel, King Halbrand of the Southlands, all the crew from Númenor, black elf Arondir, etc. - all of that plot is fine, just speed it up!!
      • The Harfoots plot: reduce the screen time in half, or less
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    • The writers of this show are literally dancing on Tolkien's grave.
      Luthien is Tolkien's most beloved female character but Galadriel is likely #2 given his rewrites of her background to make her ever greater and pure; so a living Tolkien might not too upset about the repurposing of the glade meeting.
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    • Well, feel free to disagree with me, but I really doubt Tolkien would have OK'ed this monstrosity, and these showrunners taking ownership of his life's work and shitting all over it.
      This isn't an agree/disagree situation.
      I'm pointing out that the fantasy you are pushing is sheer poppycock, and has no grounding in reality.
      You are abusing the bones of Tolkien to give greater weight to your froth.

      Anyone can play your game. Heck - I'll give it a try.
      Based on what I know about Tolkien, I'm pretty sure he'd be much more critical about your ironclad position than any umbrage he would have with the writers of this show.
      Fortunately, for me, a dead man can't clarify whether I am right or wrong.

      That you somehow have chosen to believe that you have greater expertise on Tolkien's writing than the writers of this show is comically naive. Do you honestly believe they were oblivious to to characters that were inspired by Tolkien's wife?

      This show is an adaptation of varying ideas from Tolkien's writings. It very clearly is not an attempt to be a word for word visualization of his writings. Why is this so difficult to grasp? You are getting angry over a false premise.

      Tolkien died in 1973. I'll play your game again.
      Were I to ressurect him today, I'm fairly certain he would look in awe at the visuals of this show, as the medium was very different in his time. He most definitely would not say the CGI looks cheap.

      Tolkien was both a writer and a philologist. His was a world of the written word.
      Tolkien was very critical about movies and TV, because he did not believe the medium would ever do justice for what was written. In other words - he did not believe it was possible for any writer to be able to pull it off.

      At best, this show borrows from ideas Tolkien established, but is most definitely aimed at entertaining an audience who have not read his books. If you want true Tolkien, read his books. Trying to find that here is an exercise in futility.
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