Amazon's 'Lord of the Rings' series to start filming in New Zealand


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I've never seen Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones and I never intend to as I am not prey to the shallow culture that you exist in.

Only kidding, I've seen 'em all. Can't wait for this.

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which I did from being to end everyday for about two weeks.

Obviously a typo, but I like the idea that you started reading the book the moment you were born.

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but less critically acclaimed three-parter "The Hobbit",

That's because it was a freaking disaster.

I have no idea how they will build upon The Lord of the Rings and come out with a viable TV show. Like The Walking Dead avoids the word "zombie" like the plague, I think they better avoid all mention of Gandalf or any other big characters, for a while at least, and focus on events in some corner of Middle Earth....perhaps at a time between the Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories. Frankly I am not confident anyone can do what they plan, but I am hopeful.

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I always thought LOTR was underserved by the movies, though I enjoyed them. A TV series will give them the time they need to tell the story properly.

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I believe it will be set in the Second Age. The Hobbit / LOTR was set in the Third.

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What's left to learn that we haven't already learned in a handful of the same movies?

The Valar, Finwe, Feanor, Fingolfin, Luthien, Beren, Ungoliant, Melkor, the Silmarils, Gondolin, Arnor, Angband, the Two Trees, Numenor, Glaurung, Hurin .....Turin you could make a full trilogy about. Trust me...if all you know is the movies, you know next to nothing.

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I'm really happy to hear that they are starting to shoot the TV show soon and wish that  Peter Jackson's would work on some of the Episodes because without him i think this show will not be as successful as the movies.

Can't wait for the first season to come out i'm sure it's going to be amazing.

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What's left to learn that we haven't already learned in a handful of the same movies?

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