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Season 3 Update



Junesong
Rohan


Feb 29, 12:36pm


Views: 13293
Season 3 Update

Things are looking good for ROP.

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."


Archestratie
Rohan


Feb 29, 4:06pm


Views: 13255
Heh


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Well, doesn't Amazon lose like 30 trillion dollars if they don't make five seasons or something like that? So, a third season getting underway is not a real surprise. I'm just hoping that we have some good episodes to talk about in season 2.

My Low-Magic Fantasy Novel on eBook/hardback: The Huntsman and the She-Wolf

The Huntsman and the She-Wolf on audio Book.


DGHCaretaker
Rohan

Mar 29, 11:00pm


Views: 12903
Screen Rant On Season 2 & 3

There is a new Screen Rant article about pressure on Season 2 to fix Amazon's mistakes, but don't bother. It mentions Season 3 also. But I'm not even going to link to it because It's a worthless, short, lazy exercise to see how many times the writer can repeat the same things, hoping you already forgot what they wrote in the previous paragraph. It probably only exists for the clicks. The mistakes aren't listed except for being predictable and departing from the lore. It's written like an AI on Valium. It's Access Media like this, and other things generally going on, that makes me wonder if the world is being affected by some unknown analog to Roman lead pipes and human IQ is in catastrophic decline.


Eruonen
Half-elven


Mar 30, 4:50am


Views: 12887
In the article these three gems of consistency

1. The first season of The Rings of Power received mixed reviews,

2. The first season of The Rings of Power received mostly positive reviews,

And then sums up with:

3. the series currently holds just a 38% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, though critics were more receptive, with the series holding an 83% critic's score.

Obviously, Jeff Bezos does not hold people accountable and is content losing millions "McKay and Payne will be staying busy with Amazon MGM, as it was announced that the pair have signed a new overall deal with the studio. " They should have been axed in a sane world.


Intergalactic Lawman
Rohan


May 11, 7:25am


Views: 7151
Hmmm...

This whole series is a waste of time. Hope the 'mythical' modern audience of 200 or so weirdos are enjoying it!


(This post was edited by Intergalactic Lawman on May 11, 7:27am)


Ereinion Nénharma
Lorien

May 11, 8:56am


Views: 7111
I enjoyed it very much...

... thank you.

''Do not fear the shadows, for seeing them means light is near...''


Junesong
Rohan


May 11, 3:52pm


Views: 6971
We are!

Thanks for asking

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."


AshNazg
Grey Havens


May 11, 4:48pm


Views: 6959
Weirdos?

Lots of very serious Tolkien fans here who enjoy the show very much. What's weird about that?


DGHCaretaker
Rohan

May 11, 7:38pm


Views: 6919
Myth

This would be a better post if you got the myth correct. Amazon posted numbers multiple orders of magnitude above 200 that were well beyond credible and provable, then the internet says only 37% finished watching it. Maybe you could find sources for all that.

Also, like what Amazon did itself, name-calling isn't impressive.


Junesong
Rohan


May 13, 11:56am


Views: 5376
Hard to understand

Are you saying Amazon inflates its viewership to obfuscate its failures? What's next? The sky is blue!?

Parts of ROP are trash. Maybe they'll do better next time. I don't know what the creators were thinking.

Parts of Jackson's LOTR are trash. Maybe they'll do better next time. I don't know what the creators were thinking.

(BTW - both WB and NEW LINE were suspected of fudging numbers as well, including lawsuits and bad blood. Amazon is just business as usual. If there wasn't a white hot culture war about this crap, nobody would even notice.)

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."


Owlyross
Rohan


May 15, 5:50pm


Views: 4729
Selective statistics

The 37% figure was taken before the series had finished and reflected initial drop off, which was inevitable. Amazon's figures were taken longer term, and just like enjoyment of the season, its success was a slow burn. It was far and away Amazon's most popular series in terms of viewership, that's simply a fact.

"Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both."
Benjamin Franklin
The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.
Horace Walpole (1717 - 1797)


Junesong
Rohan


May 15, 6:33pm


Views: 4708
I'm in there

I loved it so much I watched it all through 5 times. (Love mixed with a bit of loathing, to be fair)

So I guess I look like 5 people in the stats.

"So which story do you prefer?"
"The one with the tiger. That's the better story."
"Thank you. And so it goes with God."