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On 5/9/2019 at 7:26 PM, zoonation said:

The mob mentality that seems to be forming on the interweb dissing everything about the show is all too predictable.  

The writing this season is pretty weak for sure, but all these complainers will be glued to their TVs at exactly 7:00pm est this Sunday and next.   

People love complaining. 

It’s the whole I’m smarter than the highly successful people who made this astronomical  hit shtick. It’s what powers the internet. Some lunatic here thought he could beat a champion professional boxer. It is what it is. 

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I bet all those people who named their daughters  “Khaleesi” feel kinda dumb right now.

Why do people say the Arya thing is fan service? That’s so ### #### lazy. They spent 7 ####ing seasons working up to that. Pay attention. 

Let's talk about danny. First, she was nothing without her claim to the throne.  She was raised by her ######## brother to think that was the only thing that mattered. Episode 1 he starts out by

1 minute ago, Capella said:

It’s the whole I’m smarter than the highly successful people who made this astronomical  hit shtick. It’s what powers the internet. Some lunatic here thought he could beat a champion professional boxer. It is what it is. 

Agree. And the worst part is that the social media masses all think the show owes them something.  

“I’ve invested 8 years in this show!  How could they do me like this?!”

My own view is that the writing has clearly taken a step back since the source material was exhausted, but it still easily the best show on tv now (by a mile) and one of the greatest shows of all time.  

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Imagine the Lord of the Rings movies being released today.  

“This is so unrealistic!  Why didn’t the giant eagles just fly Frodo over the volcano so he could drop the ring?!”

 

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30 minutes ago, zoonation said:

Agree. And the worst part is that the social media masses all think the show owes them something.  

“I’ve invested 8 years in this show!  How could they do me like this?!”

My own view is that the writing has clearly taken a step back since the source material was exhausted, but it still easily the best show on tv now (by a mile) and one of the greatest shows of all time.  

This is where I am. I was highly entertained Sunday. The show ended and I couldn’t wait for more. I would’ve paid 200 bucks to see the next two right there.

Then the next day it’s non-stop dork snark about how the show with flying ####ing dragons and blue-eyes zombies doesn’t meet their expectation for realism. 

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45 minutes ago, facook said:

I hate myself for coming back to this thread.  I enjoy the show.  Get over your complaining, dorks.

This would be a boring thread if it was just a bunch of people talking about how awesome the show is. Most of the complaints here are minor...just a few are over the top.  Feel free to ignore the thread if you don’t want to see valid discussion of  this great show.

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5 minutes ago, Pipes said:

This would be a boring thread if it was just a bunch of people talking about how awesome the show is. Most of the complaints here are minor...just a few are over the top.  Feel free to ignore the thread if you don’t want to see valid discussion of  this great show.

Agreed.  It's also idiotic when people want their/"the most logical" endings and decry the alternative, which is what we're getting.  "The most logical thing would have ended the show 3 seasons ago, and in a way less entertaining way!! That should have happened!"  meh.

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1 hour ago, Pipes said:

This would be a boring thread if it was just a bunch of people talking about how awesome the show is. Most of the complaints here are minor...just a few are over the top.  Feel free to ignore the thread if you don’t want to see valid discussion of  this great show.

..and in the post complaining about the complainers he says that the writing has clearly taken a step back - which is mostly what the gripes are about.  

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3 hours ago, Capella said:

Then the next day it’s non-stop dork snark about how the show with flying ####ing dragons and blue-eyes zombies doesn’t meet their expectation for realism. 

I dont see it as comments about realism as we know it, its  about characters and the world as it was established in the early seasons.  

 It's a show with about about the characters, and what, 5% or less of dragons and blue eyed zombies? 

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7 minutes ago, shadyridr said:

I love the people complaining about the whiners but saying in the same post that the writing is clearly worse than in the past.

The writing in ep 2 was as good as its ever been. Same with Varys/tyrion scenes last week. 

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6 hours ago, shuke said:

No way.

S8E2 was very good in a vacuum. When you consider the characters they focused on and then what happened in the battle, that ep comes across a bit more hollow.

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44 minutes ago, hagmania said:

S8E2 was very good in a vacuum. When you consider the characters they focused on and then what happened in the battle, that ep comes across a bit more hollow.

That's kind of been the problem with all of this season.  Episodes are good individually...but kind of pointless in terms of how they contribute to an epic story.  We're still left wanting to know what will happen, but all the mystery of "what happened and how did things arrive at this point?" is gone. 

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16 minutes ago, Drunken Cowboy said:

The problem with the writing the last two seasons is that it is dumb. Nobody does anything clever. Every move is ridiculous. It makes it harder to cheer for your favorite characters. 

I think the "Gods it's hot in here" scene was a new writing low for the show.

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1 minute ago, otb_lifer said:

why do you hate soap operas so much? 

:popcorn:

I'm fairly certain there was some sort of major argument between the writers and Djawadi about trying to work the Nelly song into that scene.

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19 hours ago, Gr00vus said:

I'm fairly certain there was some sort of major argument between the writers and Djawadi about trying to work the Nelly song into that scene.

this post derserves so much more luv - chuck it on r/freefolk and it easily bags 50k+ upvotes and a pouch full of Reddit gold. 

troof.  

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On 5/10/2019 at 8:29 AM, eoMMan said:

He becomes Cersei's new Queensguard after he kills the Mountain and Jaime, after Jaime finds a croc/**** pic from Ser Brett of House Favre on Cersei's iPhonexr, which will be tonight's "accidental" product placement.

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Mrs. : is your show on tonight.

Me: Yeah, its the next to last episode.

Mrs: that was a fast season.

Me: not season, series. Next week is the last show.

Mrs: its ending?

Me: yeah. Next week. 

Mrs: What are you going to do when over?

Me: 

Mrs:

Me: We could have more sex.

Mrs: find another show. 

 

Happy Mothers Day!

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23 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

Sorry if this has already been posted.

https://twitter.com/dsilvermint/status/1125856091261136896

It makes sense to me.

This is articulated perfectly.  And, I think, the reason that Dany’s end in this show will almost certainly be unsatisfying.  

Because it feels like it will serve a predetermined plot point brought in for landing that I suspect will leave the viewers feeling it was “unearned”.  

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1 hour ago, Yankee23Fan said:

Mrs. : is your show on tonight.

Me: Yeah, its the next to last episode.

Mrs: that was a fast season.

Me: not season, series. Next week is the last show.

Mrs: its ending?

Me: yeah. Next week. 

Mrs: What are you going to do when over?

Me: 

Mrs:

Me: We could have more sex.

Mrs: find another show. 

 

Happy Mothers Day!

I woke up today and told my wife/mother of my child that the only mother I am recognizing today is the mother of dragons. 

I’ve been playing catch-up all day. 

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Rewatching the Bronn scene.

It's not in Winterfell castle. It's in an outbuilding. More of an Inn.

And I think Bronn was perfect. We've been seduced to think he cares about Tyrion and Jamie and to some extent he does because he sticks with them.  But hes always been focused on getting paid. Lest we forget the bag of money Jamie gave him when they took Highgarden.

It was a good scene and not long enough.

 

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3 minutes ago, Yankee23Fan said:

Rewatching the Bronn scene.

It's not in Winterfell castle. It's in an outbuilding. More of an Inn.

And I think Bronn was perfect. We've been seduced to think he cares about Tyrion and Jamie and to some extent he does because he sticks with them.  But hes always been focused on getting paid. Lest we forget the bag of money Jamie gave him when they took Highgarden.

It was a good scene and not long enough.

 

An inn in the north with allies everywhere. They. could have and should have had him chased down and arrested. 

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1 minute ago, BigSteelThrill said:

He is a Merc'. Last employed by Jamie as far as anyone knows.

Right but Jamie and Tyrion could have ordered him apprehended. Like if someone came to try and kill you and you were the Hand of the Queen, I’m pretty sure you would and should order people to go after him as soon as he left.

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18 minutes ago, Man of Constant Sorrow said:

Ok, I didn't have time to catch up this week. 

I am about 9 pages behind. 

But, I am ready for my watch. 

I'm over 500 pages behind

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It's going to be weird when this is just a song from that show we used to watch. It's not like I crank it while i drive slowly by the beach but this is such an iconic song and i think it's going to age like the Seinfeld bass line. 

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