The Rings Of Power Season Finale Showed It Can Meet All Your Expectations And Still Be Exciting

This article contains spoilers for “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” season 1.Tearful goodbyes and too many endings: we’ve come to expect those from “The Lord of the Rings,” and the season 1 finale of “The Rings of Power” didn’t disappoint in that regard.

Like “Andor,” “The Rings of Power” is a prequel to a prequel, and the challenge any such narrative faces is: how do you engage viewers with a story when they already know how it will ultimately end? “The Hobbit” movie trilogy began with “An Unexpected Journey,” but maybe all it and “The Rings of Power” could ever hope to be was a journey to an expected destination, with some unexpected developments along the way.”Better Call Saul” skirted this issue slightly by being both a prequel and a black-and-white sequel at the same time.

“The Rings of Power” has done it by finding ample

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