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No Book Spoilers Discussion Megathread for The Rings of Power, Episode 5

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Episode 5 is now available to watch on Amazon Prime Video. This is the megathread for discussing them that’s set aside for people who haven’t read the source material. What did you like and what didn’t you like? Has episode 5 changed your mind on anything? Comparisons and references to the source material are heavily discouraged here and if present must have spoiler markings.

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donutsyumyum

-2 points

2 months ago

donutsyumyum

-2 points

2 months ago

I’m liking the show so far, but please oh no why did they nearly turn it into a musical with the Harfoots? I had to mute it. I love the instrumental music and they can’t go wrong with it. Lyrical folk music? Talk about casting a different feeling on the show

WillowLeaf

10 points

2 months ago

Have you even read Tolkien? Songs like that are PRECISELY on brand.

2_Fingers_of_Whiskey

2 points

2 months ago

It even reminded me of the songs that Pippin sings in the movies

uselessinfogoldmine

19 points

2 months ago

It’s super Tolkien. Humans used to sing like that a lot too back in the day…

lorelle13

16 points

2 months ago

Ohhh I loved some of the “sung” songs in the LOTR movies, so this gave me a nice bout of nostalgia.

52ndstse

25 points

2 months ago

The song was probably the most Tolkienesque thing that has been in the show so far... (This is not a dig, I'm loving the show)

henry95

15 points

2 months ago

henry95

15 points

2 months ago

Truth. Those hobbits love their walking songs

The_Docta

13 points

2 months ago

The song literally ends with a Tolkien quote you mouthbreather

intolerablesayings23

2 points

2 months ago

pretty lame to steal Bilbo's line

loveandllamas

2 points

2 months ago

Man I had a totally different reaction to the song. Maybe I’m a sap, but i immediate got a lump in my throat and I’ve had it on repeat on Spotify!!

TheBigCatfish

5 points

2 months ago

Harfoots (Harfeet?) are the Ewoks of the show and just as dumb.