A Lord of the Rings TV series? Nobody has the stamina

Amazon’s cynical venture is based on a period in Middle Earth so boring that Tolkien didn’t even write about it. It risks junking the franchise for ever

Amazon’s just-announced Lord of the Rings series carries with it the inescapable sense of make or break for the service. Its television output is divided between: 1) rampantly depressing comedies about disaffected urbanites who waft their hands listlessly through beams of sunlight in their apartments in lieu of telling any jokes; and 2) Jeremy Clarkson wincing and belching while attempting to ward off gout.

But Lord of the Rings could be its Game of Thrones. It could be the big, expensive, prestigious breakout show that finally pushes Amazon over the edge.

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