I don’t expect the Irish Hobbit. In The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video, weekly), there is a lot of such content. At least, I think they are Irish. The world JRR Tolkien designed on paper, as far as I know, does not include our beloved homeland. And still, the Hobbits – sorry, “Harfoots” – here continue to sound like an addition to Darby O’Gill and the Little People.
ome background. First, Peter Jackson, the New Zealand filmmaker behind the big-screen, global conquest story, was not involved in the film. Lord of the Rings TV series. He said that the curators invited him to participate and he asked them to write the script. Alas, they never sent him one and that was the end of it. Second, with a plan to run 5 seasons, costing about 1 billion dollars, Rings of Power Officially the most expensive TV show ever made.
Yes, the overvalued fantasy is all the rage at the moment. Dragon’s HouseFor example, rumored to have brought HBO back to a whopping $200 million. However, the difference between that vampire Game of Thrones This fascinating LOTR spin-off and prequel that you can watch Rings of Power With your grandma, it’s safe to know that no character will randomly initiate an orgasm or be knocked out by a ruthless prince.
Real, Rings of Power, like the Jackson series, is an inherent and magical affair. So playful. Yes, we’ve yet to come across a character as great as Frodo and his boys, but it’s an eight-part series – and we’re just getting started.
Developed by JD Payne and Patrick McKay, and directed by JA Bayona, the prologues – are based on the Tolkien spin-offs and are set in the Second Middle-earth Era (a few millennia ago) Hobbitsbasically) – sets us up for a nice classic mind match between good and evil.
It’s a busy story. Galadriel (the excellent Morfydd Clark, replacing Cate Blanchett) is now a young and fearsome warrior, and the only Elf in her kingdom who believes the Dark Lord Sauron (he’s the bad guy) and his hordes. His evil orcs are lurking around. Everything gets complicated.
Po-faced Elven rulers engage in cryptic chit chat with pointed-eared architects (enter Robert Aramayo, replace Hugo Weaving as Elrond). Sweaty humans run squalid taverns and do their best to stay alive. After that, we spent some time in an underground dwarven kingdom. They all hate each other but will probably fight together when war breaks out.
Meanwhile, Lenny Henry comes across as some sort of Celtic Harfoot senior who suspects that something fishy is going on, sure, sure. We even got ourselves a forbidden romance spot between a goblin soldier and – gasp! – a lowly healer. Oh, and at one stage, a giant beard fell from the sky, and guess what? I think I know who he is and where we are going with this.
Is the world’s most expensive TV show one of the best? Not yet. But it looks deadly. It’s not just a bit of cinema. It is – and this is the important bit – a stable slow burner; an epic in a breathtaking direction that, while not quite as compelling as its game-changing predecessor, promises a tempting reward for those who stick with it. Mind you, I could have done it without the hobbits, but the girl and the bejaysus, I’m here.
Meanwhile, on Echo (Netflix), a successful author named Gina (Michelle Monaghan) goes missing after her twin sister Leni (also Monaghan) goes missing. I’m a twin myself, and although I’m hardly an expert on these things, I’ll say this: if your identical sibling’s spouse calls to say they’ve disappear and the whole town is searching for them, the last thing you should do is get on a plane and return home to join the search party. Think of the confusion it will cause for the poor locals.
Anyway, Gina doesn’t exist in the real world and – judging by the actions of everyone involved in this amnesiac, empty-headed soap opera – no one else either. At the end of the first episode, we find out that it’s not Leni that’s missing, but Gina, and that they’ve swapped lives every year since they were kids. Think Lost Girl With twins, only one is more stunned than that sound. Monaghan, meanwhile, takes on the air of a performer forced to watch his own show.
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