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Is The Rings of Power Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is ok for kids? It certainly is no House of the Dragon (in terms of graphic violence and sexual content). While there is some violence, overall The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is kid friendly for teens. Here’s what parents need to know in The Rings of Power Parents Guide

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The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Parents Guide

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Prime Video is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness.

Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

The series revolves around the forging of the rings. 

Why is The Rings of Power Rated TV-14?

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is rated TV-14 for violence, frightening scenes, and alcohol use which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 14.


There is no profanity so far in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, but they do use the word bastard and “bloody” which is British slang and some may find it offensive.

Mature Content

There is some violence and fighting with swords with blood and gore including hand-to-hand combat. There are scenes of war and dead bodies shown. Some creatures may be scary for young children. Large battles including fire, explosions, fighting with stabbing, and death. A monster is beheaded and there are some jump scenes. 

There are also some sexual innuendos and a secret romance between two characters. A mostly man wearing a loincloth falls from the sky, but sensitive areas are covered by lights and body position.

Characters drink alcohol. 

As the episodes progress, there is some more violent content like a man’s throat being slit, prisoners are attacked and eaten by a boar-like beast, and wild animals feeding on human remains and limbs. 

Age Rating for The Rings of Power

Is The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Appropriate for Kids Under 14? 

The Rings of Power does have complex storylines with lots of characters and some dialogue that may be difficult for younger kids to follow or understand. You can expect to see some violence, fighting, dark tones and themes including war, characters drinking alcohol, some blood and gore, and some sexual innuendos.

To sum it up, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is kid-friendly for kids 13 and older. If kids have seen The Lord of the Rings films, then they should be ok and have an idea of what to expect. 

The costuming, set design and scenery are all impressive. While overall the CGI works, some scenes are iffy. Overall, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power is a great family show to watch with older kids and teens if you enjoy that genre. 

As always if parents have questions about material in TV shows or movies, then I recommend screening them first, because you know your kids best. 

The Rings of Power Age Rating

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