Industry friendo: "Hired in the aftermath of #MeToo, no experience in features and someone known not to even read scripts while at NBC, Amazon's Jennifer Salke has always been a smoke and mirrors executive, and right now Jeff Bezos is getting snowed by her hype and penchant for overspending. Amazon Studios' first season of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ia rumored to have a price tag of $465 million for the first season alone. And yet little buzz has resulted since Jackson's original trilogy is all anybody needs. There's no way to justify that cost. Somebody nicknamed it 'Late Night Tolkien' in reference to the fortune that Salke spent and lost on Mindy Kaling's woke comedy, which ended up minus $40 million."