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Filming's over. No more filming. It's done.
I mean, unless we count that prequel show.Loading …
So we've finally had Gendry's grand return. Who does that leave in terms of characters long overdue to pop up again? Syrio Forel, hopefully Ilyn Payne and.... anyone else?Loading …
I just caught up on this (and Rick and Morty) after missing two eps each while in Israel, and oh boy, oh wow, Game of Thrones, you really had my heart going on that last one. hoboy. You had my hand to my chest. now I gotta wait for the new episode today.Loading …
Does nobody in this story know what scouting and reconnaissance are and why they are important in warfare?Loading …
Oh, I never mentioned here how much I liked the last episode. Best Game of Thrones content since 2015. Emilia Clarke also learned how to act.
The witty dialogue made a return, which was fantastic.Loading …
That was better. Some of the dialogue was weak though.Loading …
speaking of 10/10 shows, any chance today's season premier will promise something better than the shitfest that was season 6?
Game of Thrones is about character action, and telling a story without relying on formulas and cliches. Season 6 was the exact opposite of that--it used cliches in abundance, and was predictable as hell as it followed the "faux-GoT formula" adopted by other shows and movies hoping to ride GoT's coattails--false unpredictability. That is, the twisting of cliches found in other media, in the hopes of shocking or surprising, not in the hopes of telling a fantastic story. For example, the rule of 3 could be turned into the rule of 4, with dramatic music on the third action in order to communicate "you expected the rule of 3, eh? Nope! Dramatic music meant nothing, but to call attention to just how unpredictable we are! Look, here's a fourth action with no fanfare, and it hits the mark! Wowie!" That actually happened in the first season of faux GoT, in the worst episode in series history: The Battle of the Bastards.
But few seem to care that Game of Thrones has abandoned smart writing and character action, instead rejoicing the Social Media Moments™, not written for the story, but for the fans to talk about on Twitter every Sunday.
... and like, why does a premium network series have filler content now?
Game of Thrones seasons 1-5 were 10/10. Season 6 was 3/10 at best. It wasn't just bad for GoT, it was horrible television. Is the Game of Thrones team really this incompetent without the involvement of George R.R. Martin? I'm not sure I can get myself hopeful for season 7. Maybe if Martin returns, we'll be guaranteed 10/10 story again.Loading …
Next season will be coming later in the year than usual (after April), and will also be shorter than 10 episodes http://www.aintitcool.com/node/75621Loading …
I'm definitely going to rewatch the whole series before season 7 starts. The second time around will be delightful now that I know all the characters and I missed too many details. All-time favorite TV show contender for sure.Loading …
It occurs to me in hindsight that the reason the showrunners had Ramsay meet such a grisly end was because of folks who complained that Joffrey's death wasn't slow or painful enough, which is a little fucked up. I found Joffrey's end unsatisfying as well, but it was because he was such a witless, spineless, hopeless little shit who was only shielded from the miserable fate he deserved by the circumstances of his birth, but that never stopped him from swaggering about like he was hot stuff. I wanted his end to involve something like Robb, or Stannis, or anyone really, having killed all Joffrey's guards, then knocking his sword from his trembling hand, with Joffrey then dropping to his knees and begging for mercy before having his head swiftly and justly lopped off. It's not about suffering, but about having Joffery realize he's a worthless, talentless waste, incapable of accomplishing anything on his own, before pissing his trousers upon realizing neither his Mummy nor anyone else is there to save him this time.
But it seems like the showrunners only heard the audience say "We wanted blood! Grisly, copious amounts of blood for the show's most grotesque characters!" and decided to end Ramsay by having our "noble" heroes feed him to his beloved pets who rip his jaw off and tear him apart piece by piece.
So with tonight's finale we can contrast that with Walder Frey's end coming at the expense of a slit throat; not exactly a quick and clean death, but not excessively cruel either, yet it still feels earned and satisfying. It was a rocky season, but I think this was a damn strong finale.
It started off slow, with me fully predicting what would happen in King's Landing, and it took its sweet time getting there with a whole lot of character staring and looking about. It also felt out of character for the High Sparrow to not recognize he was being outmaneuvered until the last second, especially with Margaery there telling him something was wrong. Also, it felt like the "little bird" was deliberately luring Lancel to the Wildfire before crippling him, and.... for what purpose exactly? Perhaps I read that scene wrong.
But after that, damn! So many characters snuffed out in a fiery instant, and I found Tommen's suicide equally shocking. Wouldn't mind knowing what the cover story is for the explosion. Doubt Cersei would be made Queen if the people knew the truth.
Overall it's hard to count how many payoffs and revelations came that must have had viewers saying "FUCKING FINALLY!" The big moments were obvious, but I loved seeing Tyrion being named Hand of the Queen, and Lyanna Mormont is now clearly S1 Arya 2.0.
Well I certainly can't wait for Season 7, so let the 8 month waiting period commence!Loading …
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