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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 watched the first episode with a friend who is very into LotR (I am not but I like the trilogy) and oh boy were we bored out of our minds. It is just very hard to care about anything because nothing happens.

Also they were too lazy to give the Elves different ears.

Not giving them pointy ears would be a plus if I was going to watch it. There’s nothing in his published works to suggest they had them.

https://middle-earth.xenite.org/do-tolkiens-elves-have-pointy-ears/

That would screw with the continuity though. (Not giving them pointy ears now when they have them in the movies. Especially concerning the characters that appear in both the movies and the show. Would be different if the show used a completely different premise, just loosely based on the original stories.)

Yeah, the films have bugger-all to do with the books ... glad I never felt the slightest temptation to watch them. I used to read LotR at least once a year.