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« Reply #915 on: May 08, 2019, 08:44:01 PM »

PS- do you know who the guy in the pic is?
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« Reply #916 on: May 13, 2019, 03:40:45 AM »

I'm not even sure where to begin with that one.

Even by GOT standards, that was a brutal watch.
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« Reply #917 on: May 13, 2019, 03:50:51 AM »

Still not sure what I think of it.  Gut feel is surprised, but underwhelmed by that one.  'Epic' in many ways, but for the wrong reasons.

I suspect the reaction is going to be negative overall.
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« Reply #918 on: May 13, 2019, 04:29:49 AM »

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« Reply #919 on: May 13, 2019, 09:04:14 AM »

I can’t stand what they did to Jaime. Don’t get the feeling the books were going down that route at all.

I liked how casually Qyburn got taken out.
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« Reply #920 on: May 13, 2019, 09:32:28 AM »

The events of that episode would/should have taken half a series to play out and, if anything, it's the one which has suffered most since the TV series overtook the books.  It just felt unnecessarily rushed, despite being a 'feature length' episode.  Varys and Cersei, in particular, have been sold short of screen time in this series, and you can't imagine that being the case if they were still following a book narrative.

We've waited for many of the events in this episode for a long time, such as Cleganebowl, and in seasons past they'd have had a full episode to themselves (compare The Mountain vs The Viper, as an example).  Arguably there were at least 4 or 5 episode-worthy events shoe-horned into a single one which, explains the conflicted feelings of 'oh wow, epic episode' along with the underwhelmed 'but, was that it?' feeling alongside it.

If anything, it's made me really hope that he finally does get round to releasing the books and that we ultimately get a proper narrative, free of the influence of TV script-writers.
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« Reply #921 on: May 13, 2019, 01:26:32 PM »

This season feels rushed
Night king should have been the final boss
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« Reply #922 on: May 13, 2019, 05:36:23 PM »

This season feels rushed
Night king should have been the final boss

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« Reply #923 on: May 13, 2019, 06:04:11 PM »

This season feels rushed
Night king should have been the final boss

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More emotional connection with Cersei (which made her death by bricks all the more disappointing). Hopefully she survived it and gets killed by one of Sansa, Arya, or Dany.

Maybe the real final boss villain is Dany though...
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« Reply #924 on: May 13, 2019, 08:02:21 PM »

OMG, might as well have dumped a big shark in the middle of the episode. Hour plus of a, suddenly, nuked up dragon flying around. Utter tripeage. Oi Oi, just one more to go.
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« Reply #925 on: May 13, 2019, 11:18:29 PM »

Dany heel turn gets a big YIKES from me. Just not earned and it's a clear result of rushing to a finish and missing the key character development that makes this feel left field. I know they have been foreshadowing it but I need to see her descend into madness.

Lots of great moments though, particularly enjoyed Tyrion and Jaime saying good bye & Arya running through the city. Felt like a real visceral war film.

Looks like we are getting heroic John on the throne at the end though, really hope they twist it in some way. GOT has never been predictable.
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« Reply #926 on: May 14, 2019, 12:06:06 AM »

Leaks are out
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« Reply #927 on: May 14, 2019, 06:59:50 AM »

There are some great 'moments' in this series, unfortunately I think that's how the script has been developed. I think the show runners have had a visual idea in their head then worked the script around how to get that, whereas earlier series had the story in place then worked out how to show it.

I'm a little bit more confident about a satisfying ending now though but still need to hope for it rather than expect it.
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« Reply #928 on: May 14, 2019, 08:17:27 AM »

Dany completely losing her shit like that seems out of character compared to what's been developed in the previous 7 seasons. Yes, win the battle brutally with collateral damage, but not AFTER the battle is won torching the very people she sought to liberate and rule. She's definitely a gonner now though. Just a question of who does her in.

I agree that Cercei deserved a better death than that. Not sure how I feel about Jaime. At first I was a bit against the whole redemption arc they were giving him, but suspected the King Slayer's final redemption might be killing Cercei. I actually think him reverting to being a Lannister loyalist and going out by Cercei's side makes the most sense.

Clegaine Bowl was a bit meh, but had to be done and they both had to die.

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« Reply #929 on: May 14, 2019, 11:58:21 AM »

Just read quite a long tweet thread by @DSilvermint - I’ve retweeted it @scottoreilly he explains his theory quite well as to why the show feels different, says it’s all about the process of plotters (shows writers) vs pantsers (meaning flying by seat of their pants, say GRRM is the most epic pantser around)

Anyway decent read. I can’t copy the link so if someone can that would be great, if not you will have to find it.
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