This is the fantasy series “Lord of the Rings”

The farmer complains that “poisonous weed grows in the East.” It’s always a bad sign when cows come out of the pasture sick. Even if they give black milk, the devil is involved. In the writings of the world maker J.R.R. Tolkien, he is called Sauron, a warlock with variable abilities. And he probably didn’t die after all when the elves went to war against his lord Morgoth. In the dark, he is likely licking his wounds and preparing to return – like all the great demons of the fantasy genre from Lord Voldemort to the King of the Night. Just eleven days after “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of The Dragon (HoTD)” “The Rings of Power” (DRdM) time show starts on Prime Video on Friday.

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And while at the end of the two episodes awarded to watch (out of a total of eight) the word “episode” isn’t even mentioned once, the first season has already proven to be a master of the fantasy industry.

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Young Galadriel wants revenge for her brother

It is first and foremost the story of young Elf Galadriel (Morfydd Clark), who has had to put her beloved brother’s helmet on a mountain of his slain colleagues – and swear to revenge. Tirelessly, she and her warlike gangs follow in the footsteps of the lost Sauron and his goblins. You hit chunks of ice in frozen waterfalls and find the trident’s head-like crown sign of evil in a black cathedral.

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But Elvish High King Gil-Galad (Ben Walker) ignores Galadriel’s fears, leads the long-awaited peace and sends the beautiful fighter to the port city of Gray Havens, on a journey of no return to the Elven paradise of Valinor. The gods themselves seemed to be looking through the golden cloudy sky. But Gladrill could no longer see them. She finds no pleasure in the idea of ​​an endless idler because of unfulfilled things.

Serial creators have more freedom than Peter Jackson ever enjoyed

In “DRdM,” the series’ completely unknown creators JD Payne and Patrick McKay are much freer than Peter Jackson was in Tolkien’s adaptations. The settings of the second age of Middle-earth, 3000 years before the Hobbit Frodo ring mission, are only passed down in inscriptions to “The Lord of the Rings” or in “The Silmarillion” and not in a closed novel, which involves adventurous film-makers who demand fidelity to the original notorious with a bad conscience.

Visually, the signature Clark could never be Cate Blanchett’s high-cheeked Galadriel. And Robert Aramayo, in “Game of Thrones” young Eddard Stark, as young Elf Elrond bears not the slightest resemblance to Hugo Weaving, Elrond from the Tolkien films. But although there are other differences in the details, Jackson’s sublime sense of holiness and heroism prevails everywhere, and the ornate mood of huge events, enriched with beautiful pathos, sometimes also heavy blasting and flabby wit – all in the midst of gorgeous landscapes! overwhelming architecture.

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Forbidden Love: Elb Arondir (Ismail Cruz Cordova) gently pursues the human Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi).

The events of the rings of power take place in many locations

And love here is romantic and not cruel. A naked woman Bronwyn, whom the dwarf of Arendor will take, as the knight Khal Drogo once did with Khaleesi in “Game of Thrones”, is completely unimaginable in Middle-earth, the Continent of Hai-Min. How Ishmael Cruz Cordova looks at Bronwyn’s scene – only mega movie icon Victor matured in “The Robe” (1953) could do it more seriously and enthusiastically at the same time when he saw the wardrobe of the crucifixion.

And while HBO’s “House of The Dragon” is still a bit grueling in Westeros capital Königsmond in Episode 2, Ramin Djawadi’s trick song from “Game of Thrones” was used as a link to the series’ Great Fathers to be safe. Side by side, Tolkien’s new series tells the story for a long time by moving stories from many places, from many characters.

About the hobbit girl Nori (Markella Kavenagh), who finds something very strange in a crushed meteorite. Or from Bronwyn (Nazanin Boniadi) and Arondir (Ismael Cruz Córdova), who encounter a devastated human village, beneath which something sinister is intertwined. From Elrond, who was in the mining town of Khazad-Dom, which was still full of life at that time, he had to learn that old and short-lived dwarf friends like Prince Dorin IV (Owen Arthur) considered the long absences of their immortality essentially. Friends of the elves to be arrogant and hated. and Galadriel, runs over the ocean in order to take revenge and take care of the whole world.

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In any case, in every case of fidgeting, there’s never that feeling of a little something being amplified as it snuck up at you in Jackson’s “The Hobbit” trilogy. Here’s the series, finding them all, pushing them in front of the screen and hooking them up for five seasons. The story of good versus evil also fits into the real world of war where the attributes of good and evil can be customized more clearly than they have been since Hitler’s murderous empire.

And somehow comforting what we know about the outcome of the second (and third) age. Evil always rises again. But in the end, good victories.

The Lord of the Rings – The Rings of Power Season 1, eight episodes, written by Patrick McKay and J.D. Payne, with Morvid Clarke, Robert Aramayo, Markella Cavinagh, Sofia Numvit, Ismael Cruz Cordova and Nazanin Boniadi (from September 2 on Prime Video)

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