Amazon seems desperate to get Brazilians to watch The Rings of Power and is offering free food coupons.
Vic Medina | Published
It may sound like a bad joke, but Amazon Prime Video is reportedly offering free meals to Brazilian viewers if they watch the struggling Lord of the Rings series. ring of powerAccording to a new video by YouTuber George The Giant Slayer, if you visit Prime Video Brazil’s Instagram account, you’ll see coupon offers for food delivery service iFood, the Brazilian version of DoorDash or UberEats.Catch: You have to watch the first episode of ring of power to get it.
George the Giant Slayer shared a screenshot of his Amazon Prime Video Brazil Instagram account showing iFood coupons being emailed to Prime subscribers after watching the first episode. promised. ring of powerIt sounds like a great deal, but be aware that the coupon offers viewers 30 Real. This translates to about $5 in American money. That’s not enough for a worthy meal of American fast food, but Brazilian restaurants may offer a better deal.
Bounding Into Comics details Amazon’s latest attempt to get anyone (anyone) to watch the show, which began with promising reviews after its September 1st premiere. However, viewership numbers dropped in the weeks that followed, according to various tracking services. It bounced back toward its October 14th season finale, but the bad buzz surrounding the series loomed over the show like clouds over Mount Doom in Mordor.
George the Giant Slayer, in typical YouTuber fashion, has his own heated take on why the series failed, as he denounces the show’s “woke” mentality. Even for those who accept it, it’s hard to pin the show’s struggles to that factor alone.
While Lord of the Rings fans took issue with many aspects, themes, and characterization of the show, there were some elements that showed promise and were rather entertaining. Deal’s portrayal of Ismael Cruz Cordoba was excellent, but the series as a whole seemed disjointed and failed to pull together the many parallel storylines and multiple characters by season’s end. even admitted that it had a hard time following the large number of characters and deep references to mythology, so even casual viewers were often left unsure of what was going on.
By contrast, HBO’s game of thrones First part series House of the Dragon It faced a similar challenge of attracting an audience for a series that no one really wanted. dragon Often stumbled upon the first season with time jumps and character recasts, its focused storyline and entertaining episodes were skeptical. House of the Dragon attracts a much larger audience than ring of power.
The promotion appears to be an effort to keep viewers engaged when the season is over and viewers’ attention has been drawn elsewhere. trying to Andoroffering its first two episodes on cable television to engage viewers.
Bounding Into Comics also mentions rumors that Amazon is considering a complete reboot. ring of power, trying to completely redo Season 2 could see a completely different story and characters. Given that Amazon has committed hundreds of millions here, that rumor is either complete nonsense or a desperate move to save the series, both of which are sadly plausible at this point.