Even if you’ve read all the books and seen all the movies, you’d be forgiven for not knowing what the heck The One Ring to Rule Them All actually does and where it comes from in The Lord of the Rings series. That’s what YouTube is for.
YouTube explainer extraordinaire CGP Grey is back to lay out everything in the second part of his LOTR lore series. First he explained everything you could ever know about the origins of Tolkien’s world. Now, everything you could ever know about the preciousssss:
The video gives context to the events in the books and movies that are genuinely revealing, from the incorruptibility of the dwarves to the somber victory for the elves after Sauron is defeated.
Hopefully Grey’s next video will explain why The Hobbit trilogy has more minutes of film that pages of source material (hint: money).