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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Sep 22 7.46am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I thought I would start a thread about these 2 shows I have now seen both episodes of each show.

House of Dragons.
I quite enjoyed the first 3/4 seasons of GOT always partial to a bit of sex and violence but by the end I was getting bored of it.
However I thought I would give HOD a go.

Rings of Power
I loved Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogy (faithful to the book) I have loved the book since I was a child I have also read most of the back stories which form the Rings of Power show. So I was a bit concerned when I heard they were playing fast and lose with the story. Tolkein isn't good at writing female characters so the woke need to shoe horn them into the story.

Conclusion for Both Shows
They are absolutely terrible, confusing plots, boring characters, too woke etc.

Apparently the streaming companies have spent a fortune on both shows my advice they should have hired a decent scriptwriter. As for the actors if you are going to spend a fortune on a show at least get some with sex appeal or star quality.

I hear that fans of the genre are not happy these could end up being the most expensive turkey's in a long time.

Over to you.

 


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View kingdowieonthewall's Profile kingdowieonthewall Flag Sussex, ex-Cronx. 04 Sep 22 9.51am Send a Private Message to kingdowieonthewall Add kingdowieonthewall as a friend

go woke, go broke.

Amazons 'rings' is managing to upset many.
I'll stick with Dragon though for now.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 04 Sep 22 9.55am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I think the woke thing is the least of their problems.

What irritated me about Rings is the hobbit story line. This is completely unnecessary and invented they play no part in the origins story as told by Tolkein.

 


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View eritheagle's Profile eritheagle Flag Erith 04 Sep 22 9.58am Send a Private Message to eritheagle Add eritheagle as a friend

I'm not going to bother watching LOTR one as I hear it's so bad that Amazon have disabled their comments bit on the show to hide the negativity.

I have been watching house of dragons though.
It is a bit of a slow burner and I'm sure it'll get better. I'm against all this woke cr@p (i'm not going anywhere near She-Hulk!) but I haven't noticed too much of this thus far.
I have quite enjoyed it but hope it only a couple of series long as don't think it will keep people like me interested in it for 8 seasons like GOT.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 04 Sep 22 5.31pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Only watched Rings so can't compare but...

The woke thing is proper annoying but I will endure it this time.

I am not a Tolkien or die affecianado (my brother is so can imagine his view) so actually couldn't care a less if the tale deviates from his work... if it is good. I suspect there are many who disagree and the JRT purists are who caused amazon to close down the comments to counter the nerd psunami.

Is it good? Not an expensive flop for me. A very expensive piece of OK.

One thing. The Suits have not only sought to ride the inclusive horse but they have obviously been watching GOT. The elves are irritating RP. The rubbish hobbits are Oirish. The dwarves Scots. And significantly the men are course lipped northern a la GOT. I think they are seeking a hybrid by way of cashing in. Which will annoy the Tolkien nuts even more.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag Portishead 04 Sep 22 6.04pm Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

A ps on the woke. There has been a backlash on this but the reply is quite good. 1 Tolkien referred to brown skinned elves. 2 a theme of the books is different races fusing together to overcome a common foe. 3 its not real! You can cast who you like.

Very different from eg that Ianucci abomination on copperfield which I would urge everyone NOT to watch.

 

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