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‘House of the Dragon’ vs. ‘The Rings of Power,’ Who Is Winning?

Matt and Julia dive into Nielsen’s newly released ratings and determine which show is benefiting its host platform the most

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‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 6 Deep Dive

Plus, Joanna and Mal discuss their theories after this episode’s explosive ending

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Bask in the Splendor of Middle-earth

The ‘Lord of the Rings’ series has excelled through its intricate world-building, establishing a new imagining of Middle-earth that feels just as expansive and lived-in as Peter Jackson’s film trilogy

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‘House of the Dragon’ and ‘The Rings of Power’ Taste Great Together

The HBO and Amazon fantasy epics are competing products, but they’re different enough that viewers don’t have to choose sides

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‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 4 Deep Dive

Joanna and Mal also discuss some of their theories about the mysterious characters throughout the show and look ahead to what potential book spoilers might mean for the future of the show

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‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 4 and ‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3

Chris and Andy talk ‘House of the Dragon’ Episode 4 and ‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3

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Get to Know Númenor, the Anti-Elf Island of ‘The Rings of Power’

The third episode of ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ introduces Elendil, Isildur, and the island of men

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‘The Rings of Power’ Episode 3 Deep Dive

Joanna and Mal share their impressions of the Amazon Prime Video series so far

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‘The Rings of Power’ Episodes 1 and 2 vs. ‘House of the Dragon’ With Mallory Rubin

Chris and Mal discuss the shows’ attention to detail, their methods of adapting original material, and the value of both series running simultaneously

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Who’s the Bad Guy in ‘The Rings of Power’?

Sauron is the big bad of the Second Age of Middle Earth, but two episodes into Amazon’s new fantasy series, the Dark Lord is making himself scarce

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‘Rings of Power’ Episodes 1 and 2 Deep Dive

Joanna and Mal journey to Middle-earth to break down the beginning of the series

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‘House of the Dragon’ vs. ‘The Rings of Power’: The Biggest Rivalry of the Streaming Era Has Begun

Prime Video has spent nearly a billion dollars to ensure that ‘The Rings of Power’ is the next ‘Game of Thrones.’ There’s just one little thing standing in its way: ‘House of the Dragon,’ the literal next installment of ‘Game of Thrones.’

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‘The Rings of Power’ Is Visually Jaw-Dropping. Does It Need to Be Anything More?

For fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writing, seeing his world brought to life will be a dream come true. But the question is whether Prime’s big bet for the next ‘Game of Thrones’ can bridge the gap for fantasy skeptics the way that series did.

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What You Need to Know Before Seeing ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’

Amazon’s new ‘Lord of the Rings’ series takes place well before the events of the trilogy we all know and love. To put things into context, here is the One Explainer to Rule Them All.

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The Most Essential ‘The Lord of the Rings’ Moments to Revisit Before ‘Rings of Power,’ With Bryan Cogman!

Mal and Joanna speak with consulting producer Bryan Cogman about the upcoming show ‘The Rings of Power’ and all things ‘Lord of the Rings’

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A Field Guide to ‘The Rings of Power,’ Pt. 1: Concerning Hobbits

The furry-footed creatures of the Shire have always been the audience surrogate in ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ which is why their ancestors are being given a prominent role in Amazon’s upcoming series