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Old 05-09-2019, 01:31 PM
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Indeed, the mystical part of the show was great; knowing as little as the characters themselves really helped to relate with them and get invested. Now it's Bran knows all, good luck everybody else (including the audience).

I think my favorite scene is still when

the Cartstarks (sp) burst into the room with the young Lannister cousins. The young lads say "is this a rescue??", before one of them gets immediately stabbed. No pomp, no emotion, just - that's how things work around here! Welcome to Westeros!


And they've completely gone away from that. Plot armor has become the norm these days, which the show was renowned for avoiding.

The kid in me is hoping this season so far has been a distraction, a deception to lull us into a state of general disinterest so they can BLINDSIDE us in the last episode or two.

The adult in me almost knew they would chicken out and make the most Milquetoast, unoriginal, lowest common denominator ending.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:43 PM
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Ha, I just necro-bumped the other thread, when the party was in here!!!

I want them to do something crazy with Bran, or something equally mind-bending and original. But it seems likely that they are going with Sonic's #2 scenario above. The easiest of the easy way outs...


But, if they DO go with something like scenario #1, it could be the greatest story ever told. I put the odds at 0.5%.
There are a number of great possible directions to go, though at the moment they're running short on time to pull any of them off. Even the 3ER as evil story. I think that they could have a fantastic finish
with Dany going full on mad queen, Jon falling in at her heels, and the story being all about every effort to break the wheel being futile. I'm not saying it's a happy ending - but it'd be a strong way to bring the entire theme full circle. I was reading last night about GRRM's relationship with Tolkein and how Tolkein represented power in his writing - GRRM's main quibble is "what about all those times you don't get the 'good king'?" He stated that Benioff/Weiss guessed the ending he had planned, and this would fall in line somewhat with his pessimism. All told that's one thing I like about GRRM (and Orson Scott Card when he does fantasy) - he writes from the pessimistic perspective. Usually in fantastical writing the pessimist drifts toward horror and not swords and sorcery.
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Old 05-09-2019, 01:49 PM
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I agree 100% with Sonic's assessment ::shudders::

I'd hold out hope that Bran is indeed the bad guy, but the writing has been so terrible lately that there's no indication it can possibly end up that way.

Shame, was such a great series for so long.
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Old 05-09-2019, 02:03 PM
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Y'all are making me want to drop my plan of binge watching this whole show once it's finally over.....

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Old 05-09-2019, 02:14 PM
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Still binge worthy, IMO. The ending is probably not as bad as we're making it out to be either. I mean, I'll still be glued to the TV on Sunday night.
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:06 PM
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Still binge worthy, IMO. The ending is probably not as bad as we're making it out to be either. I mean, I'll still be glued to the TV on Sunday night.
It shouldn't be as bad as Seinfeld's ending. Or more recently, How I Met Your Mother. Both shows I love(d) (Seinfeld more than HIMYM), but just had lackluster finale's that made me go, "Really? This is what we're left with?"
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:26 PM
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I have hope that their is one more good twist of the knife yet to come.
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:36 PM
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Y'all are making me want to drop my plan of binge watching this whole show once it's finally over.....
Binge worthy but damn, it’s a lot of hours of programming. Probably take less time to read all the books once the whole thing is written.

But yeah, there are better shows but definitely worse shows as well. You almost have to watch GoT for the cultural zeitgeist. How have you had an office conversation without watching it?
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Old 05-09-2019, 03:42 PM
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Binge worthy but damn, it’s a lot of hours of programming. Probably take less time to read all the books once the whole thing is written.

But yeah, there are better shows but definitely worse shows as well. You almost have to watch GoT for the cultural zeitgeist. How have you had an office conversation without watching it?
Yeah, it's a long show, but I got through all of Sopranos in like a month. That's my plan with GoT.

I don't care about spoilers, so people talking about it doesn't bother me. And I think I know enough about it from hearing all the conversations that I can get through a conversation about it with no one realizing I've never seen it.
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Old 05-09-2019, 10:41 PM
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With this binge conversation starting I just need to say two words: The Wire.

SO. DAMN. GOOD.


I'm with Moose...no way these last few episodes are complete and utter ****. Does an ending [royal] you weren't looking for still count as good if it's done properly?
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