Such a rich setting. And ambitious in scale.  Incredible detail.  Really struggles in the way that prequels with known source material do though in that we know this is a story that needs to hit certain beats.  The storytelling’s a bit ponderous but why not just relax into the art and go with it? Will definitely be watching this to completion, and, it doesn’t suck anywhere near as much as The Hobbit.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
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