New Delhi: Comparisons between “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon and “House of the Dragon” on HBO — two brand-new prequel series with massive budgets and established fan bases — were probably inevitable. And the internet has already complied with great pleasure.
George R.R. Martin, the author of “Thrones,” who was greatly influenced by J.R.R. Tolkien, the original author of “The Rings,” wants nothing more than tranquilly in the realm. The Hollywood Reporter quoted him as saying, “It’s not a death match or anything.” We are not required to be grouped together.
House Of The Dragon vs. Rings Of Power
Comparing J.R.R. Tolkien to George R.R. Martin, who is frequently referred to as “the American Tolkien,” is not entirely fair. There is no rivalry between the two authors. Martin draws heavily from Tolkien’s work, particularly in the areas of magic and world-building, but he also goes beyond what Tolkien accomplished. Martin and Tolkien both sold tens of millions of copies of books, but Tolkien’s have been in print for a lot longer.
The Rings Of Power and House Of The Dragon both debuted to rousing acclaim from critics and viewers. The beginning was significant in all ways for both parties, and the trigger point was in the right place. However, according to the Variety report, the Tolkien saga appears to have significantly outperformed George RR Martin’s world in terms of viewership.
The Rings of Power’s first two episodes were streamed by about 25 million people in the 24 hours following their release on September 2, according to the report. While on August 22, 10 million people consumed House Of The Dragon. The gap is 15 Million, which is a sizable amount. But one must take into account that Amazon is a global platform, while HBO Max is still a domestic one.