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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby Timotheus » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:58 pm

So about as much time was spent on last 2 episodes as on the entire second season... Crazy how fast things are going right now. I get why they're doing it, and I still love the show, but I miss the subtlety and the great dialogues of the first seasons..
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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby Timotheus » Mon Aug 07, 2017 3:20 pm

Great episode, because of obvious reasons.

But I thought the wall paintings were absolutely hilarious. You have all these abstract symbols and figures, and suddenly there are these really detailed paintings of the white walkers. With the peaks on the Night King's head and all. It really looked like Jon painted those on there himself :lol
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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby gbruin » Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:28 pm

Timotheus wrote:Great episode, because of obvious reasons.

But I thought the wall paintings were absolutely hilarious. You have all these abstract symbols and figures, and suddenly there are these really detailed paintings of the white walkers. With the peaks on the Night King's head and all. It really looked like Jon painted those on there himself :lol


:lol My wife and I said Dani should check his fingers for chalk! That and Jaime sinking into the depths just three feet from shore were the only hiccups in that episode for me. Otherwise it was freaking great. Easily a top 10, maybe top 5, for me.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby gbruin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:49 pm

Seems like half the GoT fans I know have already watched the next episode which was "leaked" online a couple days ago.

I could wait until Sunday, but I do have tomorrow off...
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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby Violent Corpse » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:45 am

I'm not feeling the show anymore. It was the political intrigue, intelligent dialogue, and scheming that made me love the show. Most of the major characters that were involved in these plots are either dead themselves or their equal counterparts or circumstances against whom/which they had to do the intriguing are dead/over, leaving them with nothing interesting to do anymore. Tyrion, Varys, Baelish (my favourite characters), are all shadows of their former selves.


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And what they did to Lord Baelish was just unfair. He was my favorite character, but he had been relegated to irrelevance since the last 2,3 seasons. They had the most cunning man in Westeros turned into a total imbecile and get killed off after working himself from the ground up to achieve a position of power all by himself. That just uncharacteristic of a man of his intelligence. Killing a character when they are still relevant is a much more respectful way of sending them off. Reducing them to insignificance and then killing them off for it is a disgrace, and Baelish deserved anything but that. That being said, Gillan's performance in his final scene was the highlight of the season in terms of acting for me. What a brilliant actor.

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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby Fish Tacos » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:49 am

To be fair they may have matched Littlefinger's demise to George RR Martin's, but I'm still on book 3 so I'm not sure how much it deviates. That being said, I completely agree. Baelish got neutered as a character after Ramsey Bolton's demise. His plan to command the north went up in flames and he didn't seem to have much ambition after that. It seemed he was trying to do to Sansa what he did with Lysa but it was a pretty big stretch and they killed him without so much as a trial because the walking (well, maybe not) deus ex machina Brandon Stark said some stuff.

I did enjoy this season - it seems like a good return to form for S1-4 even if it is rushed. Which is odd because it's 3 episodes shorter, not sure why they didn't take their time a bit more. One complaint I have though is Euron Greyjoy just seems so out of place. It's like a Walking Dead villain wandered onto the wrong set.
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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby Violent Corpse » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:57 am

I find it difficult to digest that Baelish didn't even attempt to challenge Bran's "visions". He could have easily talked his way out of that.

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Re: The Game of Thrones Thread.

Postby gbruin » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:16 pm

Violent Corpse wrote:I find it difficult to digest that Baelish didn't even attempt to challenge Bran's "visions". He could have easily talked his way out of that.

Yeah, he hasn't missed many opportunities to spin others' words. But he may have been so shocked at hearing his own words verbatim that for once he was stunned into silence and confusion. I can accept that option. Plus, frankly, I'm so glad he's dead (except that Aidan Gillen was such an incredible actor!) that I would buy about any excuse.

I saw a Making Of video of the summit meeting in King's Landing with all the current principals, many of whom had never shared a scene together in 7 years, and how much they enjoyed the two weeks of filming (and particularly the partying every night, it sounds like) and I think that Gillen and a few others deserved to be at those parties, too. What an amazing cast.
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