This feels like a repeat of Star Wars all over again. I don't like this attitude that many writers and producers have where they think they can come in and write something better than what came before. "The novel Tolkien never wrote." I believe was one of the writer's comments. Tolkien was the Homer of modern times and to think they can come up with anything other than some inferior fan fiction is pure arrogance. Tolkien may have hated PJ's trilogy, we'll never know but at least PJ approached the adaptation with humility and knew the most important thing was to preserve Tolkien's themes and ideas. Not inject it with his own. I'll give this show a chance because it's LOTR but everything I've seen so far leads me to believe it will be a disaster. An expensive one .