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  • Luke Dias
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    This will be a major hit at the tech noms, and I think it will end up competing with House of the Dragon for the fantasy Drama Series slot. Above-The-Line I’m not expecting much, except for Morfydd Clark in Supporting Actress, and even then House of the Dragon is ever present (though Clark may pull ahead if HBO is stuck campaigning more than one actress for the show in addition to the Succession and White Lotus nominees).

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    So far, I have seen 3 episodes, and man… I just can´t get into it.. Although I saw the LotR and the Hobbit movies ,,hundreds times,, I am not familiar with the books. I see it as a positive, at least I am freed from comparisons with the original work of prof. Tolkien.

    To me, it feels like they dedicated 80% of their effort on CGI and cinematography, and 20% on writing and character development. If you asked me who is my favourite character, I wouldn’t have an answer. Unfortunately, Galadriel takes the cake as the most annoying one, what a disappointment (nothing against Clark)

     

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    Emil Petrov
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    I can see this winning A LOT of Craft Emmys, but after the first 4 episodes, I can’t see it going to the primetime noms. Acting is quite average thus far. I know Amazon will push Morfydd Clark for a nominations, but for me she is quite average thus far. Not even a little bit of Care Blanchett’s greatness there.

    My favorite performance is from Markella Kavenagh. She is quite good in this.

    Let’s see what will happen till the end of the season.

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    Victor
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    So far, I have seen 3 episodes, and man… I just can´t get into it.. Although I saw the LotR and the Hobbit movies ,,hundreds times,, I am not familiar with the books. I see it as a positive, at least I am freed from comparisons with the original work of prof. Tolkien.

    To me, it feels like they dedicated 80% of their effort on CGI and cinematography, and 20% on writing and character development. If you asked me who is my favourite character, I wouldn’t have an answer. Unfortunately, Galadriel takes the cake as the most annoying one, what a disappointment (nothing against Clark)

    Just watched the first three and my feelings are kinda the same, too much “look how beautiful our CGI and cinematography are” and too little storytelling and character development.

    I’ll keep watching to see what’s in the store next tho.

    Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen!!

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    FilmRoyalty
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    This should sweep the craft awards.

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    mafro987
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    Caught up with this, and I can only echo much of what has been said already. It’s visually stunning and should sweep the crafts, but there simply isn’t much of a story here so far. Irrespective of whether this is partially due to much of the material from The Silmarillion being off limits for Amazon, the narrative is thin. None of the cast have been able to make their characters particularly memorable or distinctive.

    FYC: Station Eleven in all categories

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    Victor
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    None of the cast have been able to make their characters particularly memorable or distinctive.

    That’s the gospel truth, outside of Galadriel for obvious reasons i really don’t feel like they are memorable.
    Even Galadriel is like just written to be there, doing whatever i guess.

    I’m kinda sad, i was on a mission to like this show because of how loud and unbearable the trolls are against it, but it just didn’t click with me YET.

    Emmy winner Matthew Macfadyen!!

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    wolfali
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    I really enjoyed the first three episodes but episodes four and five were just so dull that I don’t think I’m going to continue with this show past the season unless things drastically improve or rebound in the back half. Painfully low stakes, timelines too scattershot that even Tenet felt like much easier to follow than episode 5 did… ultimately very few things happened in these two episodes. I have a thing for shows whose drama is driven by characters having conversations in rooms with one another but the events of episode 4 and 5 in Numeron could have been trimmed down into a 10 minute sequence. When we didn’t see the Harfoots for a whole episode I thought we would either have an episode really focused on them or one where something substantial has happened in the story and yet we find them in… more or less the same place they were in episode 3? Mess.

    The visuals are fantastic though and I do echo the comments above that it deserves to sweep the creative arts and likewise I still find Clark a nice presence here but even then, did anyone else feel nothing in that scene in episode 5 where Halbrand and Galadriel confess their secrets to one another? As a Tolkien I’ve always found discussions over morality and corruption to be really captivating in this world but here it just felt contrived. Galadriel’s characters has been nothing more than a glorified extra in these last two episodes and I feel like I know absolutely nothing about Halbrand’s character at all and I don’t know if that’s just how passively he’s written or if Vickers’ performance really just lacks the necessary charisma.

    FYC: Better Call Saul and The Good Fight in all categories including Bob Odenkirk, Christine Baranski and Rhea Seehorn.

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    My opinion of the show remains the same. Outside of the LOTR tag and a much bigger budget, there really isn’t much here that differentiates it from the other middling streaming fantasy shows.

    A Negroni. Sbagliato. With Prosecco in it.

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    syrax
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    Well, it sure will get tons of nominations in craft… But I don´t feel like they should win it all…. The budget gap between this and other shows is so absurd, I don´t think this is the message Emmy´s want/should sent… 🤔

     

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    interview with the vampire 85 mc

    rings of power 71 mc

    house of dragon 69 mc

    Time magazine: “It’s been a disappointing season for high-profile series based on mega-popular fantasy novels. Interview succeeds where House of the Dragon and The Rings of Power have been struggling because it puts a compelling spin on a familiar world and has a real sense of fun—which used to be inherent in genre fare before it started winning Emmys and Oscars and got freighted with the burden of prestige. Now so many major IP-based projects seem focus-grouped to the point of blandness.”

    The megabudget shows will probably prevail in the techs from sheer expense.

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    After being disappointed week after week seeing that ‘nothing’ was happening, everything starts paying off in episode 6. That was one great episode! The different storylines start meeting and in such a satisfying way. Maybe it also shows how this series is strong if they focus on one storyline instead of hopping around, but I do understand that they need to build all the storylines before it all can come together.

    The writing was good, I love how they try to ‘humanize’ the orcs and show that they also have feelings. It kind of contradicts Galadriel’s belief that they are pure evil.

    The ending was everything I was looking forward to from a LOTR series. I hope the next 2 episodes will be just as good, if not better. I feel like they might have lost viewers in the first 5 episodes, but if only people watch this episode they might come back and watch the rest of the series.

    P.S. Bear McCreary’s emmy incoming

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    The ending was everything I was looking forward to from a LOTR series. I hope the next 2 episodes will be just as good, if not better. I feel like they might have lost viewers in the first 5 episodes, but if only people watch this episode they might come back and watch the rest of the series.

    I think they have. I wonder if maybe it ends strong people might come back and binge at the end?

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    Nuebert
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    I think they have. I wonder if maybe it ends strong people might come back and binge at the end?

    I do hope so. I’m kinda rooting for it now that it’s getting better

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    kat_ebbs
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    The one thing I will say is whilst I generally like Clark I am never entirely sold she has the presence or physicality for this. I know it’s essentially stunts and choreography but the little bits of physicality and swordfighting aren’t particularly convincing.

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