Tag: Fantasy

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 7 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 7 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 7

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 7 is the seventh instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 6 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 6 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 6

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 6 is the fifth instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 6 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 6 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 6

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 6 is the sixth instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 5

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 5 is the fifth instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 5 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 5

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 5 is the fifth instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 4

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 4 is the fourth instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 4 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 4

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 4 is the fourth instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKSTHE LORD OF THE RINGS TRILOGY: WHY IT WORKS

The Lord of the Rings trilogy

The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic fantasy movie drama series directed by Peter Jackson, based on the classic J.R.R. Tolkien novels viz. The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King. The trilogy was released from 2001 – 2003 and was critically acclaimed and a smash hit at the box office (almost $3 billion), with the final movie sweeping the Academy Awards in 2004.

With the prequel series, The Rings of Power being – like most modern-day adaptations – highly divisive, it is probably instructional to analyse the reasons why The Lord of the Rings trilogy works in a way that seems to have eluded the folks behind The Rings of Power series. Thus, although almost everybody in the civilised world has probably seen these films, a spoiler warning is still necessary.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 3 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EP 3 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 3

The Rings of Power Season 1 Ep 3 is the third instalment of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being unfaithful to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 3 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 3 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 3

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 3 is the third instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EPS 1 – 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)THE RINGS OF POWER SEASON 1 EPS 1 – 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)

The Rings of Power Season 1 Eps 1 - 2

The Rings of Power Season 1 Eps 1 – 2 are the first instalments of the first season of a fantasy TV series streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Loosely based on the appendices author JRR Tolkien included in his Lord of the Rings trilogy, canonically, this series is set in the Second Age of Middle Earth, whereas the Lord of the Rings was set in the Third Age. Much has been made about this series being not true to Tolkien’s works and thus, we have decided to analyse the story of The Rings of Power on its own merits, while ignoring the accusations of virtue signalling race and gender swapping.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 2 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 2

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 2 is the second instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 1 (STORY ANALYSIS)HOUSE OF THE DRAGON SEASON 1 EP 1 (STORY ANALYSIS)

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 1

House of the Dragon Season 1 Ep 1 is the debut instalment of an American fantasy TV drama series based on the Fire and Blood novel written by George RR Martin and is a prequel to the highly successful Game of Thrones TV series. House of the Dragon will focus on the war of succession within House Targaryen, the ruling House of Westeros, almost 200 years before the events depicted in Game of Thrones.

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FOR ALL MANKIND SEASON 3 EP10 (ANALYSIS)FOR ALL MANKIND SEASON 3 EP10 (ANALYSIS)

For All Mankind Season 3 Ep10

For All Mankind Season 3 Ep10 is the final instalment of the third season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA. Season 3 picks up a decade after the events of season 2, meaning the setting is now the 1990s.

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FOR ALL MANKIND SEASON 3 EP9 (ANALYSIS)FOR ALL MANKIND SEASON 3 EP9 (ANALYSIS)

For All Mankind 309

For All Mankind Season 3 Ep9 is the ninth instalment of the third season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA. Season 3 picks up a decade after the events of season 2, meaning the setting is now the 1990s.

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FOR ALL MANKIND 308 (ANALYSIS)FOR ALL MANKIND 308 (ANALYSIS)

For All Mankind 308 Analysis

For All Mankind 308 is the eighth instalment of the third season of a historical fantasy TV drama series streaming on Apple TV+. Created by Ronald D. Moore (Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Outlander), For All Mankind reimagines the space race of the 60s/70s as an alternate reality where the Soviet Union put a man on the moon before the USA. Season 3 picks up a decade after the events of season 2.

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