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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby gavdann » Fri May 10, 2019 9:32 am

I agree that the quality of GoT dipped during s6 when they ran out of the source material and I also agree it feels rushed at times but I also think the new series has got progressively better.

Ep1 was hugely disappointing for me. They could have added the 20 minutes of important character development to ep2 and made that a feature length episode. The rest seemed to consist of characters wandering around Winterfell scowling at one another. As for the Never Ending Storyesque dragon ride for two sequence... Bah!!

Ep2 was very good. For me it struck the right tone. It was a classic on the eve of battle episode.

Ep3 was just incredible for me. There was very little dialogue and I couldn't see what the fuck was going on for the most part but it still felt exhilarating. And it all culminated in that awesome Arya ninja moment. Brilliant!!

Ep4 again was very good. Not so many oo's, ah's and sharp intakes of breath but a good mix of strategic dialogue and ships getting annihilated by those monster arrows. I'm not sure why Daenerys and her dragon couldn't have just torched the whole bleedin' armada though.

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Postby bloodfiend » Mon May 13, 2019 6:28 pm

Episode 5 was freakin mental, stunningly filmed and amazing to look at.

Was the Dany stuff too much? Probably, but I still loved it.

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Postby WorMzy » Mon May 13, 2019 7:43 pm

Yeah, good episode, but again with the plot armour though. The named characters that you knew would die, did. The others got a bit banged up, but they'll live.

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Postby Bisset » Tue May 14, 2019 11:43 am

I'll be honest I didn't like Season 7 and didn't think they could do much worse.

I was wrong.
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Postby Skippy » Tue May 14, 2019 12:07 pm

Bisset wrote:I'll be honest I didn't like Season 7 and didn't think they could do much worse.

I was wrong.

I liked the first half of season 7 (until it became all White Walker boredom), but this season misses on every note. Spoilers:
I feel like they should have made last season all about finishing the white walkers, maybe ending with The Battle of Winterfell, and then made this season all about Cersei versus Dany. Certainly stretch out the Dany going mad stuff over more than 2 episodes, if you want to go down that route make it seem somewhat earned. Also then you can stretch out some of the character deaths and make them seem a bit more meaningful - Varys, in particular felt rushed, I don't feel like Tyrion would have sold him out like that, same with Cersei and Jaime where again their end felt a bit rushed. I love the Clegane stuff though. It was a really good episode, just needed a bit more build up to make decisions like Dany going mad not seem a bit hollow. They needed more episodes.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby WorMzy » Mon May 20, 2019 8:53 pm

Unexpected, if somewhat disappointing, ending to GoT.

Glad that Tyrion got one last good speech in before the end. Laughed at the reaction to Samwell's suggestion. Rolled my eyes at Sansa's declaration. Was pleasantly surprised by Bronn's contribution.

Was alright. Sincerely hope the last books will be more fulfilling though. Eventually.
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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby Skippy » Tue May 21, 2019 12:16 am

For the poor season leading up to it, the finale was actually pleasantly respectable, at least as much as it could be. It was nice to see all the characters get a decent send off as well, even if some of them were fairly unrealistic.
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Postby Darkweasel » Tue May 21, 2019 3:03 pm

I liked Season 8 and thoroughly enjoyed the finale.


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Re: TV: Current and Recent

Postby gavdann » Tue May 21, 2019 10:53 pm

I thought the season was uneven but excellent in parts. However that finale left me completely cold. It was a huge disappointment.