Sean Hoffman
1 min readJul 8, 2023

The Rings of Power

I don’t watch much television, but I was really looking forward to the Rings of Power. It’s taken me a while to get through it; between that, watching some stuff with my Chica that she likes, and The Witcher, my already scarce TV time gets stretched thin.

And I will be honest, specifically with regards to The Rings of Power, let’s just say that they spend a lot of time gathering ingredients before they start mixing the soup. I had some trouble following some of the story lines and how they were going to coalesce into something which was somehow related to the lore that I have loved since I picked up “The Hobbit” when I was twelve years old.

And despite being a naturally tan human myself, I had to adjust to having brown Hobbits- or Harfoots, as the case may be, as when I thought of Hobbits, I always thought of them as small Irish people.

But I recently finished Episode 6, and let me say it’s working for me. I no longer view Arondir as simply being a tan stocky elf, and instead see him as a complex, flawed, heroic, bad-assed fighter that kicks every bit as much Uruk (orc) butt as Legolas did 22 years ago.

I am very much looking forward to the last two episodes of season 1 and to season 2. Folks, give Rings of Power a chance. I suggest you watch at least until episode 6.

Sean Hoffman

Software Developer (C++, C#, Go, others), Husband, Father. I eat fried potatoes annually on July 14th.