The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (2022)


Season 1
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

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It may not yet be the One Show to Rule Them All, but The Rings of Power enchants with its opulent presentation and deeply-felt rendering of Middle Earth.

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Critic Ratings: 475

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Episodes

Air date: Sep 1, 2022

Galadriel is disturbed by signs of an ancient evil's return; Arondir makes an unsettling discovery; Elrond is presented with an intriguing new venture; Nori breaks the Harfoot community's most deeply-held rule.

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Air date: Sep 1, 2022

Galadriel finds a new ally; Elrond faces a cold reception from an old friend; Nori endeavors to help a Stranger; Arondir searches for answers while Bronwyn warns her people of a threat.

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Air date: Sep 9, 2022

Arondir finds himself a captive; Galadriel and Halbrand explore a legendary kingdom; Elendil is tasked with a new assignment; Nori faces the consequences.

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Air date: Sep 16, 2022

The Queen Regent Míriel's faith is tested; Isildur comes to a crossroads; Arondir receives an ultimatum; Elrond unveils a secret; Theo disobeys Bronwyn.

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Air date: Sep 23, 2022

Nori questions her instincts; Elrond struggles to stay true to his oath; Halbrand weighs his destiny; The Southlanders prepare for attack.

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Air date: Sep 30, 2022

Adar and his army march on Ostirith.

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Air date: Oct 7, 2022

Survivors of a cataclysm try to find safety; the Harfoots confront evil; Durin is torn between friendship and duty; Adar considers a new name.

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Air date: Oct 14, 2022

New alliances are forged.

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Morfydd Clark
Galadriel

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Robert Aramayo
Elrond

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Cynthia Addai-Robinson
Queen Regent Míriel

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Owain Arthur
Prince Durin IV

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Maxim Baldry
Isildur

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Nazanin Boniadi
Bronwyn

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Charles Edwards
Celebrimbor

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Trystan Gravelle
Pharazôn

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Lenny Henry
Sadoc Burrows

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Ema Horvath
Eärien

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Markella Kavenagh
Elanor "Nori" Brandyfoot

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Lloyd Owen
Elendil

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Dylan Smith
Largo Brandyfoot

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Charlie Vickers
Halbrand

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Leon Wadham
Kemen

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Daniel Weyman
The Stranger

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Joseph Mawle
Oren

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J.D. Payne
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Patrick McKay
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Lindsey Weber
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Callum Greene
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J. A. Bayona
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Belén Atienza
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Justin Doble
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Jason Cahill
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Gennifer Hutchison
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Bruce Richmond
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Eugene Kelly
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Wayne Yip
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Critic Reviews for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power: Season 1

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  • 1d ago
    SPOILER ALERT: The acting is good. The cinematography is good for TV. I even like the efforts they made for character development. I even like Galadriel's character. I was not a big fan of the musical scoring if I'm being honest. So the series started well and then sort of got worse and worse. I think the most annoying thing was how much it tried to copy the feel of the original LOTR movies almost over doing it. And then at the same time can't adhere so some of the most basic plot lines like that Sauron created the rings of power and gave them to the Elves. Nope Amazon has to rewrite the story which is now in conflict with the books and the LOTR movies. It is clear that the tolkien estate entrusted the writing to the wrong people. They obviously never read any of the source material. I'm not hard to please. But it reminds me of just how bad the very last star wars movies was. All the sudden the emporer is shooting lightening from his fingers and bring down all the star ships. Just so stupid. And sadly Rings of Power is almost as bad as that. It would have been so easy to write an original story since for the most part they had a blank slate. And still they have to out of there way to change the little bit we already knew about how the rings were forged. Its just dumbfounding how ridiculous this turned out. I could have written a much better version of this story in about two hours and you wouldn't have had to pay me anything to do better than this.
  • 1d ago
    Before I watched the series, I read about alleged review bombing going on regarding this series, and that this was the reason for the low viewer ratings. I decided to be completely objective in my viewing of The Rings of Power. I tried to watch it first with my wife (who is not American or caucasian). She lost complete interest in the series early on and made me turn it off. I just made another earnest attempt to watch it on my own, but literally hated almost every scene. In my mind those who are review bombing are more likely the ones giving it high ratings. With the exception of the cinematography, there is precious little to like about it by almost anyone, but especially by people who like myself have read all of Tolkien's works several times, and who are big fans of Peter Jackson's efforts with the LOTR and The Hobbit.
  • 1d ago
    Great plot, suspenseful with extraordinary graphics. Slightly unbelievable plot twist however
  • 2d ago
    Thank you "woke" media for ruining yet another franchise.
  • 2d ago
    No one who worked on this show read the books and it shows. It deviates so severely from the original writings. Nothing other the names are in alignment with the lore. This is a sham of a show and a disrespect to Tolkien's work. Do yourself a favor and watch the original trilogy, or better yet read the Books.
  • 3d ago
    Really didn't like this.
  • 3d ago
    Of all of the film adaptations of Tolkien's work to date, this one rings truest to his vision of middle earth, though it does take some liberties with the source material at times. This series, like the silmarillions themselves, was truly a creation of singular beauty.
  • 3d ago
    it's hard to describe how terrible this show is it's cheesy, cheap, poorly written, poorly acted everything is terrible on this show there are no remnants of tolkien's magic here
  • 4d ago
    The visuals are amazing and the orcs were the best yet for any LOTR installment. Unfortunately the writing is absolutely abysmal and even a talented cast can't make up for the non-sensical deviation from Tolkien's carefully crafted logic-based world.
  • 4d ago
    Not good, could've been worse. Sets and costumes were decent to great, if video-gamey. But...the weak script, limp acting, and absolutely forgettable soundtrack really drag this down. If it wasn't LoTR (sort of), I wouldn't have given it a chance.

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