There's an image from The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series that perfectly illustrates the connection between the Amazon Studios show and the work of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien.
The image is of a leaf painted in beautiful autumn colors, upon which a nasty black slime has slid.
However, some viewers may argue that the beauty of Tolkien's work is marred by the perceived ineptitude of Patrick McKay and JD Payne, the main writers and showrunners of The Rings of Power. These two individuals, who somehow obtained from Amazon Studios the opportunity to work with the largest budget in the history of television series - 465 million dollars - have faced criticism for their writing.
Despite their claims of spending 10 years writing scripts for the big screen that never came to fruition, the first season of The Rings of Power received mixed reviews, prompting some to recommend against watching it.
Ultimately, it is up to the individual viewer to decide whether or not they want to watch the show based on their own interests and opinions.