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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #285 on: 18 May, 2019, 12:52:38 pm »
Blazing Saddles ending! But with Dragons!
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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #286 on: 18 May, 2019, 04:09:17 pm »
Something else just struck me: the people who say this is completely out of character for Daenerys haven't been paying attention.  Her potential ruthlessness and megalomania has been brewing for a long time.  Her father was a psychopath too.  I just can't see how people missed it.

Also, GoT continues to buck trends by making the most heroic characters fuck up massively.  Like Dredd in both Sin City and Day of Chaos, they've made a hames of it despite their best efforts and as a result caused thousands to die.  You didn't see that kind of thing on Lord of the Rings.
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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #287 on: 18 May, 2019, 04:12:48 pm »
Something else just struck me: the people who say this is completely out of character for Daenerys haven't been paying attention.  Her potential ruthlessness and megalomania has been brewing for a long time.  Her father was a psychopath too.  I just can't see how people missed it.

Because we do not want to see this "pretty face" girl being the "baddie". We all shouted and routed for her in season 1. As you said this was already present in previous seasons

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #288 on: 18 May, 2019, 04:52:05 pm »

1) That was great and I will now show how I am as smart as the writers of the show and smarter than you.


Suddenly I hate myself.
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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #289 on: 18 May, 2019, 05:05:19 pm »
Tyrion, Varys and Jon Snow had already talked her out of using the dragons on King's Landing on two previous occcassions in series 7, so it was hardly out of the question that they would need to do it a third time, and that they might fail.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #290 on: 20 May, 2019, 10:18:13 am »
Well, that was rather enjoyable. :)

The quality of TV these days is pretty damn good.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #291 on: 20 May, 2019, 12:31:58 pm »
I like the idea that you have been watching for 70+ hours of TV thinking "when's this fecking song going to start?"


...and I thought prog rock songs had long intros...

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #292 on: 20 May, 2019, 03:48:18 pm »
A Song of Disappointment and Failure:

Part 1) Main Quest = Side Quest.
Part 2) Bitches be crazy, yo.
Part 3) Weird kid wins gold medal.

Fin.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #293 on: 20 May, 2019, 05:00:10 pm »
Well, I certainly wasn't expecting it all to turn out to be Bran's dying dream as he lay at the bottom of the tower from episode 1, but here we are. More audacious than Bobby Ewing in the shower, that's for sure.
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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #294 on: 20 May, 2019, 05:00:55 pm »
Part 1) Main Quest = Side Quest.

Or: there were two quests, which both got resolved.  (1: Walker threat. 2: Civil war threat.)

Part 2) Bitches be crazy, yo.

Except for Sansa, Arya, Brienne & Yara.

Part 3) Weird kid wins gold medal.

To resolve that pesky civil war threat.
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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #295 on: 20 May, 2019, 06:53:08 pm »
On the plus side, thank fuck that's over because it was like being gradually waterboarded episode by episode. We got a Scooby Doo mixed with a Return of the King and some Marvel sequel expanding hinting style ending. Who couldn't be happy with that?

Can't wait for all those spin offs now. The Adventures of Arya et al.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #296 on: 20 May, 2019, 07:16:07 pm »
For me the ending was very satisfactory. This season had some issues but the end made up it all up for me.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #297 on: 20 May, 2019, 09:18:20 pm »
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Something else just struck me: the people who say this is completely out of character for Daenerys haven't been paying attention.  Her potential ruthlessness and megalomania has been brewing for a long time.  Her father was a psychopath too.  I just can't see how people missed it.

Can you really not see how there's a fairly sizable logical jump to go from 'potential ruthlessness' to slaughtering hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children? Its the extreme level of her actions that people have taken issue with, apparently including the actor who plays the character. As for the Mad King, I guess my interpretation is that during his reign he had suffered a long, slow descent into paranoid schizophrenia and wasn't just 'genetically evil' because he was a Targaryen.


As for the finale, It was about as good as I could have hoped given how much I disliked the general direction of the season as a whole. It had some truly outstanding visuals (drogon emerging from the snow, Dany framed by the dragon wings) and it's nice that they at least acknowledged the existence of other houses like the Arryns, Tullys and Martells - one of my main complaints the last season or two is how empty the world has felt relative to the early seasons. I was almost certain we'd never get any more scenes featuring non Stark or Targaryen characters.

I found the first half hour completely devoid of tension given that there was never any doubt (to me, at least) as to which way Jon would go re: Dany. However Jon subsequently going into exile beyond the wall was a great ending for him - a neat inversion of the opening scene of the pilot - life going out into the cold vs death coming out of it. It felt logical, poetic and bittersweet in a way that a lot of the other resolutions didn't.

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Re: Game of Thrones: the last series [SPOILERS]
« Reply #298 on: 20 May, 2019, 09:40:45 pm »
I liked most of that - most characters ended up in a satisying place even if the way they got there wasnt the greatest.  I really enjoyed the first half up to and including Jon/Drogon, though at that point you realise that there is a whole half a series at least that would be needed to untangle the dangling threads and it makes you miss the darn show with half an hour to go.  Was it just me who thought it was going to all go a bit racist, as the Westerosi characters surveyed the "evil barbarians" whooping and hollering the slaughter up and slitting those throats?  What I think would have worked much better would have been getting Grey Worm on side rather than against Jon.

I mean, glossing over Jon's presumably stupid confession. Say in the throne room Grey Worm is also there or turned up and witnessed the deed, and it was a confrontation between them where Jon convinces him to break the wheel  - it was Dany's obsession with the feeble little throne that got Missandei killed and she wants to go on and on?  Then you don't have to have the awkward scene where he just allows the murderer of his Queen to not only go free, but also the chap who told him to do it....


but after the time jump - oof - If they had ended it on the Council meeting they could have freeze framed as everyone guffawed over a brothel joke from Bron - oh the hilarity!  Thankfully the final shots of Jon off to the North were fitting...but just imagine if Jon had been the one to stop the final battle, to break the wheel - giving Jon a heoric speech and actually finally doing something right, and gave Grey Worm agency on all this, as opposed to him meekly accepting what a bunch of the same old tossers that Dany was there to remove wanted





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