The Rings of Power Final Thoughts

I found myself way more into The Rings of Power than I thought I would be. I went in hopefully optimistic to the first two episodes. As a fan of Tolkien’s writing and world but not as familiar with the Appendices of The Lord of the Rings. I had spent some time with The Silmarillion, but it had been sometime.

The way the creative team was able to juggle the many different storylines was surprising to me. It was in the same way that other shows with multiple storylines. The way the different storylines were told helped it stand out. Between the way the stories were told and the performances there’s a lot to praise in the show.

The effects in The Rings of Power are fantastic for a TV show. The same goes for the set and costume design. Each story looks and feels different from each other as they’re told. The music is absolutely amazing. Bear McCreary did amazing work with the music for the episodes and Howard Shore made a great theme for the series. Fiona Apple’s song for the closing credits of the season finale is hauntingly beautiful, which fits.

I look forward to seeing where the show goes from the season one finale. I feel like it might start to lead to the last alliance of Elves and Men that fights Sauron. I don’t know if I’m right with my guess, but I look forward to learning whether or not I’m right. I give The Rings of Power Season 1 9 rings out of 10.

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