The rings of power season 1【review】

The Rings Of Power season 1【Review】

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The first season of «The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power» has concluded, and it’s the perfect time for a retrospective on this ambitious Amazon project. With a budget that places it as the most expensive television show in history, the series faces the monumental task of surpassing the expectations set by Peter Jackson’s iconic trilogy. In this article, we’ll explain the season’s highlights and challenges, from character development to fidelity to J.R.R. Tolkien‘s work.

The Struggle to Live Up to the Legends

The series’ narrative, set in the Second Age of Middle-earth, faces the challenge of being a prequel, withholding information about the characters’ identities. While this generates intrigue, it sometimes results in inconsistent plots and unnecessary detours. However, the series succeeds in developing richly and deeply both new characters and the familiar elves and wizards from the original trilogy.

Outstanding Performances

Despite some narrative stumbles, the performances of the leads, especially Morfydd Clark as Galadriel, stand out. Clark embodies the grace and power of the elves, providing an electrifying performance in key scenes. The relationships between characters offer a unique perspective on the lasting impacts of war in Middle-earth.

Morfydd Clark as Young Galadriel

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of «Rings of Power»

The Good

Art Direction and Middle Earth

The art direction, makeup, props and visual effects of «Rings of Power» are outstanding, creating a stunning visual spectacle. The depiction of Middle-earth, from Númenor to Khazad Dum, demonstrates an authentic care for Tolkien’s world.


Despite certain stumbles and previous plots, the series stands out for its originality by using authentic material as inspiration to tell its own story.

The Bad

Pacing and Development

The slow pacing of the series, especially in extended episodes, such as Galadriel’s arrival in Númenor, can affect the viewer’s experience. In addition, the overall character development and lack of charisma in some cases, such as in the Harfoots’ narrative, are negatives that need to be addressed in future seasons.


The Ugly

Problems with Female Character Development

Despite improvements in female representation, the series still faces challenges in the development of female characters, such as Earien and Bronwyn. The writing of these characters sometimes lacks depth and clarity in their motivations.

Final Thoughts and Expectations for Season 2

«Rings of Power» is an imperfect series, with brilliant creative ideas and some uncomfortable areas. The visual representation of Tolkien’s world is impressive, but pacing and character development issues need to be addressed in future seasons.

Despite its flaws, the series proves to be closer to the story than some critics believe. With season 2 on the horizon, it remains to be seen if «Rings of Power» will deliver on its promise of being an epic television event.

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