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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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I am really loving it. Not having much knowledge about the Tolkien universe other than what is in the movies and what I can vaguely recall from reading LOTR and The Hobbit 20 years ago: I think it's just familiar enough while also keeping me guessing.

My theories:

Halbrand (Harbard? Holbrook? Whatever) is Sayron in disguise. The Stranger is Gandalf. I know there are textual reasons why this cannot be from some googling, but it's pretty clear to me they are compressing timelines or the storylines are not all happening at the same time necessarily.

I truly wish this user hadn't deleted her account b/c I want to talk to her so bad about this show and show she FUCKING CALLED IT lmao