The Plugged In Show, Episode 146: Amazon’s The Rings of Power and HBO’s House of the Dragon, plus Disney+’s Hamster & Gretel


About a year ago, Amazon Prime Video’s Lord of the Rings prequel, called The Rings of Power, began to generate publicity buzz. And not just for bringing back J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise to the small screen for the eye-watering sum of $465 million for the first season alone.

No, the news here was much more controversial: actors had been required to sign contracts that indicated that there might be explicit content on the show—perhaps an attempt to emulate Game of Thrones’ wild success on HBO Max.

Well, at least so far, the producers have kept things pretty much in the same content arenas the movies. But that doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to talk about. In this episode, we’ll discuss what we’ve seen so far, as...

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Sep 8th 2022
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