Not so much.
I think I'm fairly near the upper end of the Tolkien fandom spectrum. No, I don't speak Elvish, but I used to read Lord of the Rings every year, have most everything J.R.R. wrote and can accurately recite some of the songs and poems.
Maybe that's my problem: I seem to know more about the books than the host, which is really irritating.
Father Andrew also makes some pretty significant mistakes, conflating battles, names, events and this combined with his (freely admitted) "fangirl" behavior to really turn me against the show.
I think the final straw was his refusal to completely and unconditionally condemn the Peter Jackson movies. These are terrible, both as adaptations and as standalone movies. I wish to emphasize that second point, because people will sometimes argue that Jackson can't be blamed for having to make a few concessions to the necessities of putting the story on film.
If you take the movies as they are, they are completely incoherent. The plot is completely incoherent.
I've already linked to my trashing of the film, and so I won't repeat (or add to) my previous invective. Suffice to say that Father Andrew's unwillingness to put those atrocities in their place - either because he's too nice or simply doesn't see the problems - is a deal-breaker.
I tried, but I can't take it anymore. I'll stick with Lord of Spirits and leave it at that.