How Would You Rate Episode 106?
Posted 23 May 2011 - 07:58 PM
Pretty good episode. Not quite reaching perfect marks, though. Figure the second season will improve. They'll learn from their mistakes. More direwolves, less exposition. A little more Lannister gold.
Should be sweet.
Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:35 PM
So yeah, it's not going to have the same surprise or impact when he...you know...
Posted 23 May 2011 - 08:38 PM
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 12:36 AM
Dinklage is 41 - 18 years older than Tyrion but you are okay with that? In the books, Catelyn estimates that Ser Vardis Egen to be about fifteen years older than Bronn. So if this Bronn is 15 years older than the one in the books (truth is he's closer to 20), that would mean Brendan McCormack should be about sixty. I can't find his actual age, but he's clearly not sixty. Probably a good bit younger than Jerome Flynn.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:28 AM
Epi | Title | Rating | 6.........7.........8.........9.........10 ----|-----------------------------------------|--------|------------------------------------------- 101 | "Winter Is Coming" | 7.8 | ******************* 102 | "The Kingsroad" | 8.2 | *********************** 103 | "Lord Snow" | 7.9 | ******************** 104 | "Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things" | 8.2 | *********************** 105 | "The Wolf and the Lion" | 8.8 | ***************************** 106 | "A Golden Crown" | 8.8 | *****************************Overall series average - 8.3
Posted 24 May 2011 - 01:30 AM
E06 - 8.68 (136 votes)
E05 - 8.63 (235 votes)
E02 - 8.14 (235 votes)
E04 - 8.00 (248 votes)
E01 - 7.88 (241 votes)
E03 - 7.87 (136 votes)
Overall series score: 8.19 / 10
(so few votes for the pilot episode)
Posted 24 May 2011 - 03:46 AM
And my gal Dany rocked! The powerful, yet quietly eerie way she delivered the final line gave me goosebumps.
I will miss the actor who played Viserys. But what a memorable way to go!
Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:28 AM
I've been re-reading the first book after a few years and must say that I am surprised how I am picking up a different take on Theon second time around. First time reading through the books I think you miss much of the nuances the author included as you weren't neccessarily aware of the future importance of seemingly innocuous comments/occurences. When I read through the first time Theon's story was very surprising for me as it devloped. However second time of reading, and the wildling scene in particular, you get the suggestion of a certain cavalier, flippant attitude towards the Stark children that wouldn't be expected if they were blood relations. In the book Robb is incredibly angry with Theon for taking the shot. The TV series is using a slightly blunter instrument to make the point however I believe that it is a point present in the book.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 06:59 AM
Actually, over a 9, but not perfect. There are some things I still dislike about how the stories are being adjusted - Theon/Roz didn't fit well & some other minor quibbles, but to me this has been the best episode so far. If I can ever get HBO Go to work, maybe the next will bump it up a notch, but this was the peak to this point for me.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 11:00 AM
Great episode, but not quite perfect. Maisie Williams and Peter Dinklage continue to nail every scene they are in, but I'm consistently disappointed when Sansa or Draco Malfoy (Joffrey) are in a scene. The lack of direwolves during the fight in the woods was also a disappointment. Overall the series appears to have finally picked up momentum and this episode did an excellent job of keeping it going.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:27 PM
Posted 25 May 2011 - 01:04 AM
Solid. Like in all previous episodes, there were some unnecessary changes and scenes.
Really not a fan of how they continue to portray Theon. It's like who cares if and when he becomes a dick? He already is! Way too one-dimensional for my liking.
Didn't like the change to the Moon Door just so they could add a cliche into the Bronn fight.
Sean Bean was once again one of the big highlights.
Not a fan so far of Littlefinger or really anyone else in the King's council. Those characters (and the intrigue) was much more interesting in the book (so far).
Tyrion Lannister is great once again.
The crowning scene was done really well but when you start feeling bad for Viserys there might be something wrong! In the book I didn't feel bad for the character at all. It's strange how they made Viserys into a somewhat semi-sympathetic character but Theon is a complete douche who you feel nothing for.
I actually didn't mind the Sansa scene.
The Jeoffrey cast is great. That actor is creepy!
Posted 25 May 2011 - 02:28 PM
They keep being too obvious with things, and it's beginning to bother me a little. Dany and the dragon eggs, Dany and the fire thing, Theon and his imminent betrayal (is it even betrayal at this point, given how much crap he gets from everyone?), Baratheon and the golden hair, etc. All these things came as surprises in the books; now they're so obvious, it's painful.
Otherwise, good episode.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 03:39 AM
I thought it covered a lot of ground well, with fab performances all round. I actually think Alfie Allen is capturing Theon very well - I can easily imagine him in the events we know are coming up in the future, esp. his initial meeting with Asha, a real highlight for me. Harry Lloyd's Viserys deserves all the plaudits it's receiving.
Enjoyed the Bronn fight - I always imagined Sean Bean (in his Sharpe persona) as Bronn whilst reading the books. Loved Mord - could not resist telling my wife about the gold teeth he later acquires, probably the only spoiler I've given her! She's never read the book and positively loves the show (as do all her workmates she convinced to watch based on my say-so). Dany's story is her favorite part.
Downsides - as SFA-OK says above the King's council is lacking something; I don't recognise Renly on TV as the Renly in the books and Littlefinger, one of my fave characters hasn't really shone yet. Early days for him I guess, and Varys is fine so far. I guess it's just Renly.
As always, the end of the show is a huge wrench back to reality.....
Watching from ep. 1 tonight as my friend from Oz is over - I have to do my BwB duty!
Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:38 AM
I did really enjoy episode 6, the "crowning" scene was really the crown of the episode. Harry Lloyd played Viserys the Mad brilliantly, right to point he pitches forward, gilded.
As for the Theon bit, in the books, I was under the impression that Robb, Jon and Theon, of similar age were brotherly rivals, even though Theon was not a "Stark", he was not mistreated or mistrusted how they are portraying it. When he travels as an envoy, it is his poor experience running into Asha that (I had thought) causes him to decide to.... well, we know what he does.
...and the direwolves, where, oh where, are the direwolves? I started a topic called "HBO GoT: Where are the Direwolves?" to discuss it, but the wildling/Bran scene was one of the best scenes where the direwolves earn their keep. Couple that glaring omission with the vaguely wolf-like dogs they were forced to use (stupid Irish wild animal laws...) and what was a terrific aspect to the books is barely a footnote in the show. As near as I can tell, the only characters in the show aware that the 'Wolves exist are Bran's throatless assassin, Sansa and Joffrey.
Posted 26 May 2011 - 06:26 AM
I think it's a little bit of both. Having read the books, we are surely more quick to catch on the clues, but at the same time I get the impression that they really wanted to make sure as many viewers as possible understand what's going on. Because it they don't, or lose track of the events, they'll most likely stop watching. And that's bad for your ratings. Hence, the obvious-in-your-face thing.
Edited by Songlian, 26 May 2011 - 06:26 AM.
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Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:13 AM
That is great to hear. I hope you get similar enjoyment on the twists and turns yet to come.