Should epic fantasy shows have required homework? Well, not homework exactly, but should you need to do research to understand what’s going on? Is TROP suffering from the kind of writing that is coming for straight-to-streaming? Are we sure that there was only ONE meteor? And get an impromptu Age of Sail lesson from A.Ron.
A.Rondork and Jimbella are here to tell you about the good moments and a few moments to grumble about. Some speeches come a bit short of Independence Day level of inspiration, but nothing comes close to the magic of the relationship between Elrond and Durin. When Galadriel isn’t writing checks she can’t cash, she and the other Elves seem to be operating in stark black and white. So where does that leave the characters? Find out in this episode of Dug Too Deep.
Feedback is coming in from all ends of the spectrum. Is Galadriel just a hot-headed teen who needs to cool off with 1,000 years of jail time? Or is this a good portrayal of a young Galadriel who will become the powerful and wise Galadriel in the movies? And if you watch picture-in-picture, don’t do it around Jim and A.Ron. They may go feral.
The dwarves are possibly the best part of this show. Who else wants to see a dwarf scale a rock face? Galadriel gets some sense knocked into her head between those prosthetic ears. But do the writers have the sense to write the nuances that political allegory requires? Follow along Galadriel’s journey as the OG horse girl makes her way through this (still) very beautiful show.
Take a big gulp of elf juice before diving into episode three feedback. Lore-bombs are going off with the addition to show-only characters. When the entire show is based off of some appendices, you need to get creative. Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.
Full bellies, rolling caravans, and epic horse riding for the ages. Between the great visuals, fully developed languages, and fun with the Harfoots, we’re ramping up to the halfway point of this season. We get a confusing glimpse of mean-Galadriel and an exciting look at what the Harfoots (Harfeet?) are up to. Want more lore? Check out the Lorehounds and get the inside scoop for all things Middle Earth.
We’re back to hear what you thought about the first two episodes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, as well as whatever other feedback you have hidden under your barn flooring. Join us for the feedback podcast and stick around for the second half to hear the lore corner where David and John of The Lorehounds join us for deeper answers to select questions.
The depth of Tolkien’s colorful world continues to glow on the screen. We hear fully developed languages, get hints at the evil lurking in the shadows, and see the shining glory of Khazad-dum pre-Balrog rampage. The Bezos Bucks are paying off as sets, costumes, and effects dazzle. It seemed that HOTD and TROP would inevitably go head to head, and so far each is holding their ground.
A.Rondir and Jimafell are joining the fray against the spreading darkness of the Second Age. With gorgeous shots of a younger Middle-Earth and lore up to your eyeballs, we are pleased with this half a billion dollar show. Evil encroaches, romance blooms, and did we mention this show is beautiful?! Are you gonna be a rock and miss out, or are you going to be a boat and watch this show with us?