Here’s some good news straight from the beautiful Shire. Netflix has just announced that the fantasy trilogy Lord of the Rings is now available on the streaming service. YAY US! As someone who makes sure to watch the trilogy at least every trimester of the year, this is one of the greatest things that have happened to us fantasy fans. We all know what this calls for! Yes, you’re right. It calls for an 11h and 22min marathon in the comfort of our beds. What more do you need in this fall weekend?
Netflix took its sweet time to announce the ‘arrival’ of the trilogy and they did so in such a creative way. Yet, I still believe that non-LOTR fans were super duper confused. Here is what the company tweeted:
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) October 24, 2018
Of course, people who haven’t watched the trilogy didn’t mind sharing their thoughts with us die-hard Hobbit fans. And some of their responses to Netflix’s tweet were downright hilarious.
A wizard and his eight friends take a ring to Tokoyo (Twice?) take a right turn and one becomes a king?
— David Hollingsworth (@DavidrHolly) October 24, 2018
While we do see where David got that from, we also know for sure that emojis refer to the brilliant trilogy, Lord of the Rings. For those who don’t know, this trilogy consists of three movies, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King. Now go back to the tweet and see how much sense it makes now.
But of course, a lot of people caught on quickly on the reference and made sure to express their feelings in an abundance of ways.
So we are getting LOTR’s trilogy ?? Nice !
— Mark Watwood (@MarkWatwood) October 24, 2018
While another simply posted the following:
— Eanna McCarthy (@EannaMac87) October 24, 2018
I think they have come in just the right time. I mean, we just had a one-month long celebration of Halloween. The clock has gone back one hour. Christmas sounds like a little bit too far away, and we just feel like we are in a constant slumber. So, it really is the best excuse to simply ignore everything in life and spend some time with Frodo and his fellow best friends.
the Lord of the Rings trilogy is now streaming (if you have a spare 9/10 hours) https://t.co/lHwmregKSL
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) November 1, 2018
And as if that wasn’t enough, the easily-accessible movies will now keep us busy while we are waiting for Tolkein’s adventures to the small screen, after the company confirmed a new TV series based on J.R.R’s writing back in May.
— TheOneRing.net (@theoneringnet) May 16, 2018
Well, if you haven’t already heard, Amazon is bringing to us a five-season ling adaption which begins with a story about a young Aragorn. Sharon Tal Yguado, Head of Scripted Series at Amazon Studios, said in a statement:
The Lord of the Rings is a cultural phenomenon that has captured the imagination of generations of fans through literature and the big screen.
She then added:
We are honoured to be working with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins and New Line on this exciting collaboration for television and are thrilled to be taking The Lord of the Rings fans on a new epic journey in Middle Earth.
I have to admit, you guys. I haven’t been this excited in quite a long time. I won’t even feel guilty for spending that much time under a cozy blanket and binge-eating.
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