September 30, 2023
The Lord Of The Rings The Rings Of Power

I want to see even more original characters in the second season of The Rings Of Power. Namely, characters played by actors of color and women. Says Annlyel James

The Rings of Power has been the most fun series I’ve watched since WandaVision. From the weekly debates on “Who is Sauron?” to the sheer enjoyment of the world-building and visual superiority of this series, The Rings of Power has been quite the experience to embrace every Friday. But now that experience is about to come to an end. And while that is a bit saddening I can’t help but think about what lies ahead for this show.

Lord of the Rings The Rings Of Power


The Rings of Power will take place over five seasons. And while this show still has a lot to do in terms of building the storylines surrounding established legacy characters like Galadriel, Elendil and Isildur, Elrond, Durin, Tar-Miriel, and Ar-Pharazon it has been the introduction of its original characters that have brought a real meaning of stakes and suspense to the series.

With legacy characters, we already know how their story will conclude. So despite moments of suspense, the viewer can breathe easily knowing a specific character will survive certain scenes because we know what happens to them later on down the line. The latest episode, “Udun”, was a perfect display of actual tension and suspense because there were characters whose fates are yet unknown.

Lord of the Rings The Rings Of Power


Arondir, Bronwyn, and Theo are characters created for this series. And throughout the last episode, I felt genuine anxiety when I began to suspect that some of them would not survive. This is the brilliance of adding these new characters. It provides real stakes when there previously wouldn’t be any and the coming seasons need to build upon that.

I want to see even more original characters in the second season. Namely, characters played by actors of color and women. I want to see more awesome elven heroines, not just Galadriel. I want to see even more representation for the Black, Latino, and Asian communities. And I want to see more Black elves because now that we have one there have to be others right?

Suffice it to say, I’m very excited for the upcoming season and all of the new storylines that will take place. But first, we have to finish this season first.😅

“The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings Of Power” is now streaming on Prime Video. Are you enjoying the series so far? Sound off below.

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