The Greenseer

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  1. We are still missing the central question: Did Robert know that Lyanna ran off with Rhaegar willingly and make up the abduction story? if not Robert then who would've made up the story? Perhaps Rhaegar and Lyanna?
  2. I think we are confusing wether the rebellion was justified with how it was actually started. Robert announced that Lyanna was abducted, thus prompting Brandon Stark to go demand her release. The real question is did Robert know that Lyanna willingly left with Rhaegar or did he lie about that out of anger or pride? Had Robert known/ accepted that Lyanna left willingly, Brandon would not have demanded her release, been killed, the rest of the seven kingdoms would not have rebelled, etc Would Aerys have eventually done something else crazy enough to warrant such a rebellion? Possibly but we can't know for sure
  3. The problem is the Vale saved Jon's ass and everyone knows it, so I'd say he's in debt to LF/the Vale regardless.
  4. And? It is fairly obvious in the books and the show that there is something special about Jon. He has been brought back from the dead for a purpose in the plot and the red god agrees. Not to mention R+L theory. Rickon was always a small character whose only value was being a Stark. A theme I see shaping up is the women of Westeros taking power, obviously Danny and including Sansa, 'Yara', the sand snakes. So it plays into the plot the Rickon would die so Sansa can rule Winterfell.
  5. Why love the waif? She is a nasty brat
  6. You must be trolling, I'd like to know what shows you are watching that are better
  7. I agree, but still think there is time to work in news of Bran and Rickon before his release. I think that may be one of the cliffhangers in the final episode, leaving non book viewers to believe the Stark boys are dead till next season. Meanwhile Cat frees Jaimie.
  8. 9 Really great. Now for the nitpicking: The changes in the storylines actually keep the show interesting, though I don't love them all. The other posters have made some good points. Theon was a perfect blend ruthless, clueless, and desperate. Dany is coming off a bit crazy bratty, Tywin scenes are good TV, he sure can eat and drink it seems, as often as Arya shuttles back and forth to the table, haha. Not sure why they let the Hound find the moons blood. Still hate the new mountain actor, he has no emotion and is too thin, whereas the old mountain was straight scary. Dont love Brienne's awkward portrayal. Another flaw that really bothers me for some reason: Hodor. Hodor sounded like a Shakesperian trained actor when he intelligently states Hodor twice. He is a half-wit he is supposed to mutter Hodor as a reflex, to something he can't express, yet somehow conveys his emotion. Such as Hodor? or Hodor! or Hodoooor... How hard is it to get that right? Not sure how the cat sized dragons are going to burn down the House of the Undying. Anyone?
  9. Really? I'd love to know what you are watching that is better. Especially in the fantasy genre...
  10. A solid 9. Now we're cooking with gas. In previous episodes the story deviations bothered me and were not convincing. This episode however, handled all of the deviations believably. The acting/directing was even better. Plot lines should be easier to follow for non readers. Loved the shock of the opening sack of winterfell, and the pathetic portrayal of theon. Ygritte is awesome, almost exactly as I picture her. We got a bonus Joff slap! Like the dragon thieving, it always seemed like something that should have happened. Tywin/Arya scenes give us dome more insight into the Tywin character, plus he's possibly the best actor on the show. Solid. This was the best show of the season so far.
  11. A solid 9. Now we're cooking with gas. In previous episodes the story deviations bothered me and were not convincing. This episode however, handled all of the deviations believably. The acting/directing was even better. Plot lines should be easier to follow for non readers. Loved the shock of the opening sack of winterfell, and the pathetic portrayal of theon. Ygritte is awesome, almost exactly as I picture her. We got a bonus Joff slap! Like the dragon thieving, it always seemed like something that would have happened. Tywin/Arya scenes give us dome more insight into the Tywin character, plus he's possibly the best actor on the show. Solid. This was the best show of the season so far.
  12. HBO has extras online, they need to air these, following the shows to help explain the backstory. Or AGOT equivalent to the show Talking Dead, which is a discussion about the show Walking Dead which airs after each episode.
  13. I tried to use gravatar but when I click change photo, I select gravatar then hit done. When I then go back to my user name at the top right corner of the forum page the image shows up. I click on save changes, then check my user name again and it is back to blank?!
  14. I gave it an 8, but on further consideration probably should have been a 7. If the show has to make cuts due to screen time & budget constraints, why add so much crap in that isn't even in the books? Examples: Joff and hookers-Joff is already evil enough we don't need additional made for tv scenes to drive that point home. Robb and silent sister: has no point unless that turns out to be Jeyne, which seems to make no sense. LF and Cat: 'let's get it together baby, here's your husbands bones!' what lame BS. Dany getting belligerent with the Qarth: whats the point? There will be plenty of time for her to grow into her royal self. Highly unlikely after starving in the desert and begging for food. Other disappointments: The mountain that rides: looks more like the tree that walks, put some stuffing under that armor, and bulk homeboy up a bit! Mel's shadow babies: looked more like a black fog machine, than a shadow. I think it could have been done more like, well... a shadow! Also my wife who has not read the books, was lost and had many questions, which has me fearing for the overall viewership of the show. The fast dialogue with thick accents are not helping much. Particularly the Stannis/Davos scene, any non book viewer had to be wondering WTF they were talking about. Same with the Arya prisoner scenes, IMO it was not clear as to where they were, and what info the torturers were trying to get, if you were a non reader.