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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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[–] starsstorm 4 points Edited

The first episode was completely ghastly, but it is improving. I really don't like how they have Elrond talk down to Galadriel in the first episode and I don't like how she's apparently so much more hot headed than any of the male elves despite being among the oldest of the elves we've met so far. I also do not like how all the female elves who aren't warriors are veiled at all.

The storylines with the dwarves, numenor, and the southlands (entirely created by the writers) are all better and you can feel how much more they care than what they're doing with the elves in their own lands. Additionally, they could remove the hobbits and it would make the show about 20% better. I'm disappointed that it took four episodes for Elrond to feel like Elrond. I think Disa is completely brilliant and a scene stealer.

I am enjoying it, but there's just so many little things.

edit: I should add I'm a second generation super fan, so I am pretty nitpicky.

They have Elrond talk down to Galadriel??? She's literally his mother-in-law!

I didn't take it that way. They are old friends and he keeps trying to talk sense into her and talk her off the ledge. She talks down to him for being a young little brat who doesn't understand her pain if anything. I think because he looks older than her it may come off differently than intended.

I will say: people are right to criticize these elves who look too old. Galadriel and Arondir have the right look, but I don't think any of the rest do. They all look too old and ugly. Gil Galad maybe is an exception, maybe.