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I haven’t seen a post about this yet, so I’m starting one. Has anyone been watching the Rings of Power lately? I’ve been enjoying it a lot. It’s beautiful and it’s very “LOTR” and I think the vast majority of complaints about it are coming from super fans and racists.

For me it’s just nice to see a high fantasy show that isn’t chock full of nudity and rape and nonsense. I’m really having a good time watching this.

I haven’t seen a post about this yet, so I’m starting one. Has anyone been watching the Rings of Power lately? I’ve been enjoying it a lot. It’s beautiful and it’s very “LOTR” and I think the vast majority of complaints about it are coming from super fans and racists. For me it’s just nice to see a high fantasy show that isn’t chock full of nudity and rape and nonsense. I’m really having a good time watching this.

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[–] FragariaVesca 6 points Edited

Yes. I also enjoy the lack of gratuitous gore, nudity, rape. I’m glad it sticks to the spirit of LoTR in that. I have been and want to continue to be able to watch it with my children. The LoTR is about hope after all and the triumph of good over evil. Game of Thrones is pretty much the opposite, despair and the triumph of evil over good. I’m watching House of the Dragon too though, not with the family obviously. I like it but I would prefer that the violence and rape could be implied rather than explicit. I am there for the story line, the costumes, the dragons etc.

Regarding Ring of Power, I was initially a bit disturbed by short haired elves who are not beautified by whatever means was used in the films. They don’t look different enough from humans. Also Galadriel’s character seems quite different than in the later stories but I suppose an elf can change over the course of a thousand years…

The halfoots if that is how you say/spell it it and Gandalf, Dwarves and Elrond are my favourite story lines atm. I love the costumes and the sets.

Halflings (Hobbits in general) - Harfoots are one of the three strains of Hobbits. The others are Fallohides and Stoors.