We do not know who Finarfin is in the story yet - but we know he exists. We know Feanor exists in the story too.I literally don't understand what you mean
This is all extratextual. None of that exists in the show. We literally don't know if she had those experiences. You are judging it by the yard stick of another associated story. We don't know what her upbringing was other than she was apart from other elves at a young age and the death of her brother drove her further from them as she grew single minded. That is the narrative we are presented. Yes, Finarfin was name dropped but we don't know what being his daughter means.We do not know who Finarfin is in the story yet - but we know he exists. We know Feanor exists in the story too.
That means Galadriel has growed up in politically difficult and challeging enviroment from her earliest age as Feanor made life difficult for Finarfin, Fingolfin and their mother at Finwe's court.
Even if we do not know this latter part yet - still we shall see the effect of it - and that even if it is never explained to us - the effect should still be there = Galadriel being experinced in manouvering difficult political situations.
That could be if neither Finarfin nor Feanor had been mentioned in the show. But they have been - and as long nothing else had been claimed about them in the show to the contrary - so long what we do know about them from other sources does apply.This is all extratextual. None of that exists in the show.
We see her playing with other elf childen. No reason to assume her growing up isolated in the show yet.We don't know what her upbringing was other than she was apart from other elves at a young age and the death of her brother drove her further from them as she grew single minded.
We know that it is something great as it is connected to the phrase "the Golden House of" and she mentioned it before the "Commander of the Northern Armies" - and she named her father's name before that of Highking Gil-Galad. We can assume Finarfin is a bigger deal than even Gil-Galad from this statement alone. That is enough for the audience to expect a basic knowledge of courtly behaviour from her.That is the narrative we are presented. Yes, Finarfin was name dropped but we don't know what being his daughter means.
No, just dropping some elements from the lore for the sake of the book fans and ignoring the consequences such a namedrop should have - this is not efficient story telling to me. Better if they would leave it out altogether if they cannot handle its consequences - and it would be best imho to just change her name to that any other invented random elvish princess if the character and background of Galadriel is not something they are interested in.It's simple and economical. Which is a storytelling choice and style that again, people may like or not. But I think the internal narrative is fairly consistent.
Then just name-dropping Finarfin feels like cheating the book fans - insincere and dishonest.I really doubt the show will dig deeper into Gladriels past and explore any of her backgrounds and reasons, the show so far made a big effort not to do this and steeamline and simplyfy her story and motivations as much as possible. So far we speculate it was all made on purpose because they bet on character development and growth and hope it will pay off someday duringbthe next five or six years.I have to acceptbthat some folks are perfectly fine wirhnthat specific character and thevstory so far, i don't profess to understand it, but maybe i am thinking too complicated or expect too much. The flaws i pointed at still do exist, i guess it is a matter of view how much attention and weight we give them.
Maybe some of the newer scenes were shot post-Covid. I've heard some of the very restricted scenes with few persons in previous episodes were made during the Covid times. Still they had time enough to reshoot those untill the series' release imho.What i liked most i think was the Stranger and the proto-Hobbits ("Probbits"?) Which was... nicely done, and some of the Numenor scenes, as long as Galadriel isn't involved, some generic family drama but nicely done by likeable actors who start to develop likeable Numenoreans.
For me this is an extended "The life of the Eldar is leaving Arwen" from PJ movies. But there it is a detail easy to ignore, while here it is major issue.That would be the nearest rationalisation, butnthe problem withnthatnis: 1st. It does imply a lot happening off-screan 2nd. Would a random audience understand this? So farbthe show was far more into streamlining and simplyfying stories and backgrounds rather than complicating them and i think that is the way they're still going, not the subversive, deep-implying suggestive take.
As some have stated "It should be spring already".Another thing innthe show i am trying to ger my head around... time! Time is moving differently in every storyline we follow. I already pointed out the Harfoots and the stranger are on their trail probably for months, theyre on foot, have to draw a small cart in a land witjout roads and theyre making a huge amount if miles inntheur half-curcke from western Rhun to the emyn muil borders and the later Dead marshes back into southern Rhovanion - though the exact route might not evennbe this clear.
Durin traveling to Lindon, even on pony it would have taken him a month i guess so some time passed.
Numenor is far harder to interpret... it seems they have been on Numenor only a very brief time following their rushed dialogue, but Halbrabd gas been smitjing soeds and knives... abd even a knife takes days, a high quality sword a week or more and he seemingly even impresses numenorean smiths by his skills! Also, while training a knight takes years, training footsoldiers takes months...
So.. i guess theyre in Numenor for several months by now.
Tirharad on the other hand... it seems like the siege and everything happened within only a few days.
Some of the 3 seem to be? But a moon-sect would suggest that the Stranger is the Man in the Moon. And the werevolves are his pets who got a little unruly.I think they're some moon-sect connected to werewolves. I still don't buy intp the whole blue thing...
But... are they mortals?