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« Reply #930 on: May 16, 2019, 11:45:08 AM »

Quarter of a million fans sign petition to remake Game of Thrones series 8, blaming 'woefully incompetent writers'

(they have a point lol)

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/2019/05/16/quarter-million-fans-sign-petition-remake-game-thrones-series/
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« Reply #931 on: May 16, 2019, 12:25:03 PM »

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« Reply #932 on: May 19, 2019, 09:59:52 AM »

this is a very interesting image

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"One episode of “Game of Thrones” remains, but many fans have already come to a decision about the show’s final season: They do not like it"

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/05/17/upshot/game-of-thrones-imdb-ratings.html


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« Reply #933 on: May 20, 2019, 03:07:40 AM »

After all this time I can’t help but find this very underwhelming Sad
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« Reply #934 on: May 20, 2019, 05:35:19 AM »

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« Reply #935 on: May 20, 2019, 07:09:34 AM »

It's a very literary ending - I'm guessing GRRM gave plot points along the way to the end and then gave a detailed overview of the very ending.

I think it was a great ending, but it highlights how poor the decision was by the showrunners to only have 6 episodes in this last season.

A simple fix would have been to have a 2 or 3 hour long finale but they could only have done that with more episodes leading up to it - that would have then also fixed all the problems with the rest of the story being rushed in this season.
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« Reply #936 on: May 20, 2019, 10:03:44 AM »

 Very much felt like two parts. Loved the first part up to the point that the dragon takes her off. Thought the burning of the Iron Throne was quite good, didn’t dragon fire forge it? Tyrion and Jon together felt right, Jon trying to cling on to her being queen right up to the very moment he kills her.

Then the second part started. The kings council bit felt wrong, sending Jon to wall (and beyond?) seemed like it didn’t fit the narrative from last few seasons, especially with Greyworm and the troops sailing off. Bran becoming King when he hasn’t really been in the show or had his character developed in that direction (what happened to him not being bran anymore, he said himself he was the 3 eyed raven now) The only thing that seemed ok in the second part for me was Sansa and Ayna, exactly how you would expect it.

I suppose the nod towards family’s no longer ruling and future rulers being chosen the same way (and eventually by the people as Sam had suggested) is the first step towards democracy rule.

Feel like I need to read the books but no sure I’m clever enough to follow all the characters. Has anyone read all of them so far?
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« Reply #937 on: May 20, 2019, 11:32:11 AM »

Where did the dragon go?
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« Reply #938 on: May 20, 2019, 12:38:07 PM »

Very much felt like two parts. Loved the first part up to the point that the dragon takes her off. Thought the burning of the Iron Throne was quite good, didn’t dragon fire forge it? Tyrion and Jon together felt right, Jon trying to cling on to her being queen right up to the very moment he kills her.

Then the second part started. The kings council bit felt wrong, sending Jon to wall (and beyond?) seemed like it didn’t fit the narrative from last few seasons, especially with Greyworm and the troops sailing off. Bran becoming King when he hasn’t really been in the show or had his character developed in that direction (what happened to him not being bran anymore, he said himself he was the 3 eyed raven now) The only thing that seemed ok in the second part for me was Sansa and Ayna, exactly how you would expect it.

I suppose the nod towards family’s no longer ruling and future rulers being chosen the same way (and eventually by the people as Sam had suggested) is the first step towards democracy rule.

Feel like I need to read the books but no sure I’m clever enough to follow all the characters. Has anyone read all of them so far?

The books are great, and quite easy to follow, as each chapter is written from the perspective of one character.  There are more characters, some of whom never made it to TV, and some with very different story arcs (i.e. dead in books, less so on TV).

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« Reply #939 on: May 20, 2019, 01:17:54 PM »

I could be a character.

Tomus Redarian. First of his name. Breaker of wind. Eater of pies.....
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« Reply #940 on: May 20, 2019, 02:38:57 PM »

Simple minds are easily pleased, so I enjoyed it.

Good to see Bron back on the firm, at the end.


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« Reply #941 on: May 20, 2019, 03:52:34 PM »

Disappointing really.

Lots of plot holes at the end, final series a couple of episodes short.

Still, an all time great series
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« Reply #942 on: May 20, 2019, 04:34:29 PM »

I've seen about half a dozen episodes of GoT (started when the show started, didn't take to it, have watched a handful of episodes since - eg, the Red Wedding). However, I have read episode synopses after the broadcast for the last few series (mainly UK newspaper sites). I also have a good friend who's a proper Thronie, whose weekly mission has been to report to me on everything that's happened, what was good, bad, clever and silly, and where the TV deviated from the books. After initial resistance, I've accepted the inevitability of these messages and so have a broad working knowledge of the happenings. I have the kind of knowledge to know what the Cleganebowl is and I have all the Lannisters and Starks, but in the smaller details am not sure whether Jerome Flynn made it out alive.  

If you'd been told before episode 1 of this series that the ending would be as it is (Jon, Dany, Drogon, Tyrion, Bran, Arya, Sansa, Brienne and so on being where they are), would this have been acceptable?

The impression I have is that the ending was a bit "storybook", but that's kind of the point because fantasy stories are supposed to end that way. I get GOT is "different" (it isn't, but ok...) but the concept of no single ruler over all the kingdoms and the beginnings of a democratic process in a world that will never forget what horrors can be unleashed when they fight must be a decent ending of itself. Plus the Starks who started off as the main family end as the main family.

I figured the Dany demise was inevitable, so I was surprised by all the uproar about it. She had said at the start it would be a bloody ending and it makes sense that one of her and Jon had to kill the other - seriously, in what telly universe could the writers end something with a man running the world with his aunt/wife? - one of them had to "turn" and it made more sense for it to be her than him. Standard Jacobean hug/stab for the win. If in doubt, you can always use one of those as a writer.  

So, I thought the ending when I read it was pretty sensible. Consensus is it didn't get to that ending in the way people wanted, but the ending itself sounds pretty fair.

Obviously, next time, if you want character development, get Phoebe Waller-Bridge to write it.
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« Reply #943 on: May 20, 2019, 05:54:24 PM »

I’m glad aryas faceless training was so crucial to the story line.
Brans warging skills were amazing too, so useful.
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« Reply #944 on: May 20, 2019, 08:20:01 PM »

I actually liked the last half hour or so - the council choosing a leader, the laughter at references to democracy, Bran the Squint, Greyworm looking double 'ard, the little scene at the end with Tyrion and his homies  (Jerome and Davos are my faves I think) running the court/council whatever was pretty good and an interesting homage to the end of the Godfather (1 or 2, one of them anyway).

All in all - utter pish and one of the all time average series. Had to go back and watch a few early episodes to see why I ever watched it - not convinced it was a good judgement but much better earlier obvs. Think I must have slept through half of them because we see Mountain quite early with a proper face and about half the size he later was and I'd forgotten that. Gonna have to watch a few more old ones to see when he lost his face.

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