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Thread: Another Prime series - LOTR - The Rings of Power

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    No hate, just episode 3 was boring. Meteor man is stupid - tell us who he is and move on. I hate the great long reveals so common in shows.

    I've always wondered why in the fantasy novels their civilizations stay at Middle Ages tech level for thousands and thousands of years. The Elves in this one had fireworks. So why aren't the Dwarves cranking out muskets by then. They had the metal working tech?

    Also, everyone wears bathrobes. Get pants!

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    My guess is Meteor man is Gandalf or another wizard. Not sure the books ever clarified what the wizards are or where they came from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuefelhunden View Post
    My guess is Meteor man is Gandalf or another wizard.
    Speculation is one of the blue wizards. Lots of fill-in-the-blank with those two. Can't be Gandalf.

    Not sure the books ever clarified what the wizards are or where they came from.
    They did.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maia_(Middle-earth)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuefelhunden View Post
    My guess is Meteor man is Gandalf or another wizard. Not sure the books ever clarified what the wizards are or where they came from.
    Every time somebody says ďmeteor manĒ I want to write a Smashmouth All Star parody song.

    ďBut the meteor man begs to differ, crashed in a hole by the Harfoot crittersÖĒ

    Hey now, youíre the Maiar,
    Get your robes on
    Go gray
    Hey how, serve the Valar,
    Wander middle earth
    In the third age
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh9 View Post
    Speculation is one of the blue wizards. Lots of fill-in-the-blank with those two. Can't be Gandalf.



    They did.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maia_(Middle-earth)
    Thank you. That makes the most sense. I hadn't heard of them before but I may not have read all of the books long ago or picked up on that nugget either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercworx View Post
    I donít hate it. Started watching House of the Dragon though and it kind of made me realize Rings of Power was a little boring. Maybe it will pick up more. Recent episode has a little action but I really didnít care about the other character we just met.
    Is it better than Peasant Porn, I mean GOT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOTS View Post
    Is it better than Peasant Porn, I mean GOT?
    If youíre talking about Rings of Power then Itís certainly more family friendly and palatable. Plenty of boring talking and politicking in GOT as well, it was just well written in the earlier seasons.

    House of the Dragon is not better than GOT and is managing to push the vulgarity to the point that I think Iím out (after this last episode). Started out ok but has unsettled me too much this last episode.

    Iíve had a good year for shows though. Got Reacher and The Terminal list. Looks like I might be out of shows though.
    ďArcher not arrow. No such thing as a perfect pistol. Until you commit to being a better archer, youíll keep hunting for a better arrow.Ē

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercworx View Post
    If youíre talking about Rings of Power then Itís certainly more family friendly and palatable. Plenty of boring talking and politicking in GOT as well, it was just well written in the earlier seasons.

    House of the Dragon is not better than GOT and is managing to push the vulgarity to the point that I think Iím out (after this last episode). Started out ok but has unsettled me too much this last episode.

    Iíve had a good year for shows though. Got Reacher and The Terminal list. Looks like I might be out of shows though.
    I highly recommend the animated series Arcane on Netflix if you're searching for a show that doesn't suck.

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    Iím enjoying LOTR ROP for the most part. So far the character development is plodding but nothing actually sucks. I usually figure episode 1 of any new series might be rough and weíre only on episode 3 so thereís plenty of time left to either screw it up or build a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cacafuego View Post
    The "Hobbit" movies were shockingly bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in PNG View Post
    Unless a LOT of people I trust tell me it's good, I'm just going to pass.

    I'm still not over the crushing, epic, stellar level of disappointment I got from "The Hobbit: The Revenge of the Corporate Suits".
    Iím glad to hear someone else say it. I wasnít really paying attention to movies when they came out, and then tried watching them on streaming at home and found myself somewhat horrified and couldnít even follow the story (despite having read the source material). Tried, and succeeded, in getting through it all a few years later and still didnít like it. And I loved the ďoriginalĒ LOTR trilogy films.



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    It's lamentable how little diversity there is in diversity. Cookie cutter is more like it.
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    So apparently Amazon is deleting negative reviews from IMDB (which it owns) and has suspended reviews on Rotten tomatoes. Amazon claims negative reviewers are just racist "review bombers"


    https://www.mic.com/culture/amazon-s...rings-of-power
    This is such an odd thing in film and tv lately. Pandering, I guess. Apparently Ariel is black now too. But imagine the new and cry if they let a white girlfriend play Pocahontas?
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