I can definitively say I have never watched anything with as many characters and as many storylines as The Rings of Power because yesterday’s episode was completely draining.
I’m going to just get this out of the way, the show isn’t bad. Far from it. It’s just…tedious. There are so many things happening in the latest episode that at times it’s hard to keep up, and that is saying something considering I’ve been doing my research and have been watching plenty of Youtube videos so that I would be able to understand the various storylines.
And yet despite its exhausting storyline, I’m still as invested as ever in this show. There are characters that I like more than others. The characters I’m most interested in right now through the series’ first three episodes are Nori, Elrond, Prince Durin, and his wife, Disa, Elendil, and Arondir. Their stories are not really interesting but their presence in the show is magnetic.
And that cliffhanger was so frustrating! Once again, I can’t wait to see what happens next week.
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The last few weeks of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law have left me feeling mixed about the show. This week’s episode, however, was the first one that felt like maybe the story was finally hitting its stride.
With another guest star appearance from Wong and plenty of interesting characters, this episode felt fun/funny to watch.
What was most promising about this episode was its entertainment value. This undoubtedly was the best episode so far and if this trend continues (and I’m saying this knowing Daredevil is coming which is going to be awesome) this show, by its conclusion, could be really good. It’s not meant to be something as profoundly defining as Loki or as psychologically interesting as Moon Knight but it will mark its place in the MCU as a welcome addition to the franchise.
And this week, thankfully, made me like Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk again.
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There are a lot of characters in The Rings of Power. So many, in fact, that we haven’t even met all of them yet in the first couple of episodes. But there’s one character that is one of the most intriguing in the series so far and that is the original character created by J.D Payne and Patrick McKay called Halbrand.
From the very first image that was released featuring Halbrand, it was obvious that he was the new Aragorn-type human character in this story. There weren’t many details to grasp from his character, considering that the writers have steeped his story in mystery. Now that we’ve seen the first two episodes and have met Halbrand my theory on where his story could lead in this show has become more and more apparent. So, let me share that theory.
The theory that I first entertained was that he was, in fact, Sauron in disguise. This would’ve been an interesting dynamic if he had befriended Galadriel only to eventually betray her. Her disdain for him would’ve been even deeper and therefore that connection would’ve become something far more interesting than we originally thought. But I have a better theory, one that doesn’t involve Halbrand being Sauron which would honestly be kind of lame.
Last night I watched the first two episodes of The Rings of Power and it met every one of my expectations in an absolutely stunning fashion. The beginning starts a little differently than maybe expected but what it sets up is a storyline that makes Galadriel’s dogged determination in this show feel warranted and comprehensible.
The first two episodes are perfect because they made us care about every single storyline and the characters that inhabited these varying sections.
Galadriel is on a mission to find Sauron and she will not be denied. Not until she has found the very evil who took her brother’s life from her.
Last week’s episode of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law was the very epitome of underwhelming. Thankfully, this week was a lot more enjoyable. For the first time since the show’s premiere, this series felt like the comedy it marketed itself as. It was silly from the start all the way to the end with another post-credits scene that will stick in the minds of all who choose to watch this show.
She-Hulk is not the best thing to arrive in Marvel’s Phase 4 but it definitely has a chance to be its most memorable installment. Plus, it’s nice to see so many people enjoying the series as a whole thanks to its hilarious addition of wild cameos. This show is simply fun and sometimes that’s all we need.
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I want to love this show and this character and this new chapter being built in the MCU but that second episode just made me pump on the praise brakes. Why? Three reasons.
Despite this show being billed as a comedy, it wasn’t very funny this week. I saw the jokes coming from a mile away and when most of the jokes didn’t land that well.
The fourth-wall breaking felt shoehorned this week rather than feeling natural which was another major denomination to this show’s quality.
It was too short.
The MCU, in order to continue surprising and bringing in new fans, has turned to more genres for their shows and movies to keep viewers interested. And while She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has the chance to be a funny, fun series by its conclusion that second episode made me fear the worst (that it’s actually going to be as underwhelming as my gut first told me when I saw the trailer.)
Jennifer Walters’ dynamic with Bruce Banner in the first episode was delightful but now that they’re no longer together I’m starting to miss that aspect of the show quickly. Hopefully, next week’s episode will restore my faith in this series and remind me why I love She-Hulk.
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