20 Dec, 2022
2022/12/20 13:06:51 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
boosting Amazon’s sales of J.R.R. Tolkien books on which the series was based.
Hopefully it boosted other sellers book sales as well, but I do see this as a positive to come from the show.https://deadline.com/2022/12/lotr-the- ... son-3-renewal-1235201384/
20 Dec, 2022
2022/12/20 13:47:28 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Truth be told I didn't think much of season one but I do genuinely wish the show well and if it brings some people to read books then that is the success I'd wish, for any show that adapts a work.
For me the most appealing part of coming back for season two was Joseph Mawle and his recasting will likely affect my enjoyment as I will miss his performances. He was in a handful of Game of Thrones episodes and he's still the character I think about most. He is not just a great actor but an extraordinary one and his performance in this series was what gave it a real gritty edge that I'd not found in any of the other actors except Ismael. I found it rather perplexing that the only characters I cared about were original ones of the show, mland one who leads a band of orcs. It says a lot of how I reacted to the various characters.
21 Dec, 2022
2022/12/21 15:29:37 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
From what I understand, the showrunners are going back to the drawing board for season two, which is a great thing because season one had a variety of issues. Pacing, casting, logistical reality, dialogue, faithfulness to the lore; these all need to be addressed for season two.
The recasting of Adar was not a positive IMO
Not at all surprised it boosted Tolkien sales however, which is of course a good thing.