News culture “A fan fiction”, the best Amazon series of 2022 is not The Rings of Power
Published on 24/12/2022 at 12:05
The 2022 calendar was particularly rich in series. This type of program has become the sinews of the “cold” war between the major SVOD players such as Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max and finally Prime Video. This year, Amazon made an impression by releasing its adaptation of The Lord of the Rings. Still, The Rings of Power isn’t the platform’s best series in 2022.
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Rings of Discord
It was the audiovisual event of the month of September and even of the year 2022 for some fans who were eagerly awaiting the new adaptation of the works of John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Season 1 of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power landed on Prime Video on September 1 and ends six weeks later… on October 14. The least we can say is that this adaptation of the Second Age of Middle-earth has caused a lot of ink to flow and divided the various fan communities.
Between the liberties taken with the source material and the lack of epic ambitions (according to some), this first salvo of episodes did not convince an audience yet won over to the cause of the elves and/or Sauron. However, critics hailed the first season with a luminous 85% on RottenTomatoes, which did not prevent it from being snatched the title of best series of 2022 on Amazon.
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We find another adaptation in the first place of the best series broadcast on Amazon Prime in 2022, and even its spin-off in second place. The saison 3 de The Boys was acclaimed by fans and critics alike, receiving a whopping 98% on RottenTomatoes. The animated UFO The Boys presents : Diabolical was crowned with a 97%. William J. “Billy” Butcher aka Monsieur Charcutier and Vought Industries still have great surprises in store for Prime Video subscribers in the years to come. A spin-off entitled Gen V is currently in development and will be released on the American SVOD service in the year 2023. Of course, season 4 of the main series with Karl Urban (Dredd, The Lord of the Rings) and Antony Starr in the main roles is already in the pipeline.
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