What are People Saying About Amazon’s “The Lord of the Rings: The Ring of Power”?

Screenshot from “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”
Screenshot from “Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power”

It’s been five years since Amazon bought the rights for The Lord of the Rings and the show based on this epic fantasy book series has been in the making ever since. The Rings of Power finally premiered last week, but what are people saying about it, and is it worth the watch?


As a creator of this series, Amazon Prime has nothing but words of praise for The Rings of Power. They claim that 25 million people tuned in to watch it in the first 24 hours, making this the biggest Amazon premiere of all time… but did this series live up to the hype in everyone else’s eyes?


The critics have been kind to The Rings of Power since its premiere. The series currently holds an 84% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating generally favorable reviews. It’s received praise for its plot, cinematography, visuals, and musical score.

The Audience

The fact that 25 million viewers tuned in to watch the first two episodes makes it seem this series is a huge success but did they actually like it? The audience score on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes tells a different story, but there’s a possibility the show was review bombed by the haters who refused to see it due to their loyalty to the original trilogy.