Amazon’s grand experiment comes to a confident close that sets up an intriguing second season.
The first season’s penultimate episode is thematically rich.
The show streamlines its focus for an action-heavy episode.
The show’s longest episode is bogged down by endless debates and inaction.
The show’s focus on character politics provides the best episode of the season so far.
The show risks alienating casual fans of Tolkien’s work but provides some excellent character moments.
The beginning of The Rings of Power is a worthy successor to Peter Jackson’s landmark trilogy.