RUSSELL BELL

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  1. In the first season of Game of Thrones when Ned is trying to carry out Robert's will in naming his rightful heir. Littlefinger double-crosses him in open court in front of dozens of witnesses and characters by putting a knife to his neck. Why doesn't Sansa question Littlefinger's role in this? Its hard to believe that she didn't know that he was involved in the betrayal of her father.
  2. Yeah that is interesting for them. I thought they would have gone on to do something a bit smaller in scope. But congrats to both of them, They've done a mostly fine job on Thrones. Very interesting subject matter though, a bit too heavy for my blood.
  3. In response to your original question there are two answers for this. There is the show answer and there is the real answer. The show answer is that we can infer that Varys cares about the stability of the realm above anything else. At this point, Robert is still alive and Dany would have caused more harm than good so the greater good here is that she dies and there is no invasion and hence stability. However, after the events of season 4, the best option for him is to stick with Tyrion and rally to Dany's side. Plus Dany seems like a capable ruler so the realm wins too. The real answer though is that in the beginning, the showrunners were sticking very close to the books at that point and were most definitely not thinking about events that far into the future. Which is that Varys in the books is a supporter of fAegon and Dany's death benefits him too. Moreover, when the script was written, although they might have been cues from Martin the Dance of Dragons wasn't even out yet.
  4. 9/10. Superb opener. Everything I could hope for. Everything with the Hound was gold. The cold open gave me chills. The dialogue is as sharp as it has ever been. The only part of the episode I didn't like was the Euron seems a bit.. cartoonish but we'll see how he plays over the rest of the season.
  5. 'A Time for Wolves' my friend.. Also that would make no narrative sense at this point.
  6. This season was so disappointing on so many levels. The black girls continue to be very annoying caricatures and characters. And Taystee, the most sympathetic and complex one blaming Caputo for Poussey's death knowing that he wasn't responsible or at fault is incredibly frustrating to watch. The inmates' treatment of the guards is reprehensible and it made it hard to sympathise with any of the characters, however these are convicted felons after all so I guess that was to be expected. Overall, things meandered for far too long, the cast feels too bloated and not in a good way like early GoT or Lost, the flashbacks lacked the weight of the previous seasons and the payoffs were simply not worth it. The overall lack of structure suffered as a result. One of the few bright spots were Linda's turn at playing an inmate which was fun to watch and the two Latina girls, Flaca and Maritza are still very entertaining to watch. But otherwise, a huge downswing in quality from the first 4. The cast needs a refresh badly.
  7. Was this a Q&A with George himself? Pls can you post a link to the interview?
  8. I know this might be a little late to reply. But there is 100 percent something going on there and I caught it too. When I saw it initially, I assume everyone caught it as well. The show might be setting top the Jon-Tyrion-Arya love triangle as Jon-Tyrion-Dany instead.
  9. George RR Martin WILL NOT FINISH ASOIAF. It took him 5 years to complete A Feast for Crows, 6 years to complete A dance With Dragons. I don't think we will see The Winds of Winter before the end of this year or it would have been announced by now. We can expect it by early 2018 hopefully. It would likely take 8 years to complete a Dream of Spring. It is highly unrealistic to think he will still be in good health but by that point, I probably won't care anyway and I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't. But there are a few things we can gleam from the show that will happen in the books as well albeit in different circumstances. Stannis' sacrifice of Shireeen, Hodor's origin story, Jon's resurrection, Jon becomes the King of the North, Dany sails for Westeros with Tyrion, Arya returning to Westeros, Hound being alive, Benjen being alive. All that stuff will almost certainly happen in the books. Cersei burning down King's Landing, Jon expedition with men beyond the wall, Barristan Selmy's death has a high chance of happening but not guaranteed. Jon, Dany boatsex probably won't happen though so don't get your hopes up there.
  10. I agree. People say they butchered Stannis. I think Stannis was always sort of a dick though. Dany in the show is still kind of grey so thats okay. Tyrion however is a completely different character. The Tyrion in the show is completely unrecognisable from the Tyrion in the books. There is no depth, no complexity, he isn't even funny or witty anymore. D&D completely destroyed that character in their efforts to appeal to the lowest common denominator. Not wanting to offend feminists or SJW's. He's kind of boring now tbh. I would like to see the prostitute beating, occasionally murdering book Tyrion. It makes him far more interesting. It is what the books were known for doing so well in the first place. Complex grey characters. Peter Dinklage is still a good actor but he could have been so much more.
  11. Yes it seems like that is the case. A small part of me is hoping that HBO is deliberately spreading misinformation because I simply still don't believe how this guy managed to pull if off with all the secrecy behind filming. The only thing we can hope for is that the production values of the show hold up the weak writing. Its quite clear that the addition of the wight hunt is filler because HBO wanted one more year. They were quite clear from the start that it would be 7 seasons but HBO wasn't quite ready to let go. They even said that the show went in a different direction to what they had originally intended in one of the interviews.
  12. I know this might have been said on this thread already but this whole sex on a boat scene is pure speculation much like most of the leaks. The person who leaked the supposed plot is far from credible. The fact that the original leaker deleted his reddit account after being called out by someone else for half of the stuff he wrote as being false is also suspect. In fact we know now, that HBO had paper scripts with water-tight security on sets. On a talk show, Lena Headey said no one was allowed to leave the set because a script was unaccounted for up until about 2am. The odds of some random redditor having the knowledge of the entire script which not even all the actors get to see is highly unlikely. What is most likely is some devoted redditor saw the leaked drone pictures and tried to extrapolate the rest of the plot from the outside scenes and then filled in the rest of the blanks with their imagination. This happened for Season 6 as well, and most of that stuff was wrong. But mostly, I find it difficult to believe that D&D would write such absurd events particularly with the wight-hunt and boat-sex (I know the trailer shows a group of men going beyond the wall for whatever reason, but this would be an incredibly stupid plan if true). Not saying that Dany and Jon can't happen but sex on a boat also sounds absolutely terrible and very "un-Game of Thronesy". Edit: Yikes, Some of those leaked scripts look legit. Whatever has happened to this show? The entire Season 7 arc sounds like garbage. I guess all good runs come to an end.
  13. Favourite season: Season 3. Season 3 had the best pacing of any Game of Thrones season in my opinion. It was the best of both worlds with D&D still sticking fairly close to the book but making excellent changes and actually improving on Martin's work in many instances. Also still had the single most devastating event in the entire series which was executed to perfection. Game of Thrones at its peak with very few missteps as a whole plot-wise. Worst Season: No real bad season but season 5 is my least favourite. But it still had some good moments from episode 7 onwards.
  14. That show is so well written and executed. It's unbelievable. It's everything the final season of Lost should have been. Its without doubt the best show on television right now. It's also proof that a show can remain great even without its source material (Benioff and Weiss I"m looking at you).
  15. There's nothing wrong with marrying your aunt/cousin. Has been done on numerous occasions both in ASOIAF and history (Joanna and Tywin come to mind here). In fact, I grew up in a part of the world where people marrying their first cousins was actually pretty commonly accepted particularly in rural/isolated communities. I think there is a pretty high chance of them getting married mainly because there it is by far the most feasible political alliance Dany could have mainly because D&D have way oversimplified the politics of Westerosi families and cut so many characters there's only 3 suitors when they should be dozens. I don't have a problem with it though as long as its done well. And it does sound like something that George would have had in his original outline that they're simply following. That being said, his original original outline had a love triangle between Tyrion, Jon and Arya which sounded awful at the time so a Dany and Jon love story wouldn't surprise me at all.