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  1. What would you change about the show?

    All shows are capable of overstaying their welcome, no matter how good it initially was. They're telling a compressed story, yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Look at GRRM. His books have become a bloated mess with no end in sight. A compelling and concise story is sometimes the better way to go. As for the bolded, the latter three seasons have been well received as well.
  2. why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    No, they like big moments as long as there's proper build up and it propels the story forward. Shock for the sake of shock is not something that they do. Otherwise, Stoneheart would have been in.
  3. What would you change about the show?

    I cannot agree with this. Quality is subjective. If you find one pair of shoes more comfortable and prefer it to another, it's because you believe it to be of higher quality. Why would you prefer something that you think is inferior? When I say GOT is a quality show, I'm basing it on the high quality writing, visual effects, acting, set designs, story structure, etc. You continue to say that GOT fails in what is established and accepted by the academic community as the fundamentals of good story telling. I keep waiting for you to go into more detail, explaining what these fundamentals are and why GOT fails to meet them, but you never do. All I can say is that if these fundamentals were so accepted by the academic community, professional critics would be aware of them and would have called GOT out for not meeting them.
  4. What would you change about the show?

    Sorry, that was not my intention. I'm just trying to get a better sense of your argument. Of course it's possible that GOT won its awards via bribes. Anythings possible. I just don't think it's very likely, and I've seen no proof to the contrary. As for Chris Albrecht, he doesn't sound very credible, especially since he went after the Golden Globes in a similar manner. When none of his shows won, his response was, "What does that mean? I have no idea." It clearly means that the voters felt other shows were more deserving. That wasn't the point I was trying to make at all. My position has always been and will always be that quality is subjective. It's determined by individual opinions. I was just pointing out that if your claim that GOT was factually a badly written show was correct, professional critics and award voters would have picked up on it.
  5. What would you change about the show?

    So, some awards are bought and paid for, but others aren't? That sounds convenient. If your favorite show wins, it's because they deserve it. If your favorite show loses, it's because the victor bribed the voters. There's no need to speculate his motives. They're staring me right in the face. To me, it sounds like that guy is upset that none of his shows were nominated for Emmys. He even implies there's something fishy going on at the golden globes. It reminds me of Donald Trump insisting that the American voting system is rigged. Isn't the more likely explanation is that Emmy voters simply preferred other shows? Why is that so hard to accept? I admit, I tend to avoid interviews made by those two. The only interviews I've seen were the ones where they gave their interpretations for Sansa's and Stannis's characters, both of which I disagreed with. However, based on those two interviews, I don't think they're egotistical at all. I just think they're trying to create the best tv show they possibly can. Awards are nice, but they aren't necessary. The show was already popular without them. As for your link, either they're blowing off steam, or they're douche bags. I don't think I'm in a position to judge. I certainly have done stupider things than getting drunk and flicking off a camera.
  6. What would you change about the show?

    If winning awards all comes down to who has the most money, why didn't GOT win an acting emmy last year? Why haven't they won a golden globe for best drama? Unless you're suggesting the Crown, Bloodline, and Downton Abbey have more money than GOT. Oh wait, that can't be, or else Downton Abbey would have won best drama and best directing. How did Veep win best drama, but lost to Master of None for writing, if all they had to do was pay a few more bucks? Your argument doesn't make any sense. If what you're saying is true, one show would win an award in every category, but that isn't what happens. Not usually, anyway, and definitely not with GOT. It seems like people make this stuff up in order to justify their favorite show losing. That's the more rational explanation. What does GOT have to gain by winning awards, besides ego? They're already a ratings power house, and a show doesn't even have to win awards to be popular. Look at NCIS. They don't need awards to grow ratings. Ratings have already been growing without them. As to the bolded, competition from breaking bad probably was a factor. Maybe GOT was always the runner-up. With Breaking Bad ended, GOT became the front-runner.
  7. What would you change about the show?

    Oh yes, that old conspiracy theory. It makes you wonder why every show simply doesn't do the same. The reason I consider GOT to be a good show is because I believe it to be high quality. Critics judge the show by literary standards and consider it to well written, so it's not a fact. It's your opinion that it's poorly written, nothing more.
  8. What would you change about the show?

    Season 5 was my least favorite season, but I still enjoyed it a lot. Season 6, though, has become my second favorite, after season 4.
  9. What would you change about the show?

    If it's a fact that the show is bad, why is it that only a small group of people on the internet were able to discover it? Why aren't critics, who are educated, trained, and are paid to determine the writing quality of a show, able to see what you see? It's because your opinion is different from theirs, which is perfectly ok. You need to be more respectful and accept that your opinion isn't the only one that matters. And like I said, I acknowledge the show has failings, but to me, the positives far outweigh the negatives. That's why GOT is a high quality show, imo. Normally, I would agree to disagree and simply drop it, but I don't think asking you to respect other people's opinions is asking too much.
  10. What would you change about the show?

    Yes, no show is perfect because all them fail in the fundamental aspects of storytelling one way or the other. That's why quality is subjective. It all comes down to whether the positives outweigh the negatives. That all depends on the individual. You clearly don't grasp the difference between fact and opinion like you claim that you do. If it was a fact that GOT was a badly written show, it wouldn't be critically acclaimed, it wouldn't have won awards for best drama and best writing, and it wouldn't be as popular as it is. Those all come from the opinions of individual people. Look, hate the show if you want, but don't say it being a bad show is a fact. I certainly would never say it's a fact that it's a good show.
  11. What would you change about the show?

    I fully admit that the show isn't perfect. No show is. And your complaints against the show are opinions, not facts. It's important to distinguish the two.
  12. What would you change about the show?

    That's your opinion, shared by the minority, so not a moot point at all.
  13. Trailer Thread III

    I loved the anime, so I can't help but feel excited for this. I'm probably setting myself up for disappointment, though.
  14. What would you change about the show?

    I disagree. I think 7-8 seasons is what is required to tell a compelling story. Can you think of a single show that's managed to maintain its quality after 7 seasons?
  15. why was Ladystoneheart cut out

    They could have included LSH and given her a more prominent role, but other than appeasing Stoneheart fans, why would they want to?