Neil Gaiman’s “The Sandman” on Netflix, the “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon” on HBO, and Prime Video has its notoriously big budget “Lord of the Rings” TV show, “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” Here’s what you need to know about each one.The plot follows Dream, aka Morpheus (Tom Sturridge), who is one of the “endless,” which are basically deities.
He controls dreams while other members of the “endless” include Death, Desire, etc. When he gets imprisoned for a century, this causes a slew of problems he must fix. The world: The show starts in 1916 London before moving into the present day.
It also includes scenes in a fantastical dream-world realm that has an ornate palace, lush greenery, and a dragon. So, the vibe is urban fantasy, not unlike “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Supernatural” or Gaiman’s other show “Good Omens” – magical characters mixing with the mundane in the modern world, with scenes in more fantastical places.Read more on nypost.com