Chuck88

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  1. How would you rate episode 410?

    Everything that was truly important about this episode in terms of the book narrative was done wrong bar Stannis for a change. Clearly show-watchers that can't remember that Lysa is Catelyn's sister are now the priority. Fine.
  2. I adored the entire episode on the first viewing up until it became clear that Stannis would not be making an appearance, thus cramming up the finale and also slightly diminishing the impact of his arrival altogether. Although that might turn out to not be the case. However on the second viewing, this is a truly fantastic episode. I can wax lyrical about the direction, the choreography, the editing and all the incredible effects to no end. i also remember being constantly in suspense from the first time we saw Joe Gatt's owl. Although that might have been down to some lingering PTSD from last week. But it was the character moments that really stuck out for me. Sam guiding Pyp and Olly through the battle and death in the case of the former, whilst Janos Slynt cowered in that room where Sam downright refused to stay. Love is the death of duty. I can't say enough about Grenn. You constantly see interviews with cast members being asked how they would like to die on the show. "The way Grenn died" is probably the correct answer now. A heroic, blaze of glory death for the greater good is not something we've seen a lot of on this show. Then there's Jon and Ygritte. A little cheesy perhaps. But the infrequency of this sort of thing on this show make it feel somehow more real and incredibly emotional. I've always been a huge fan of Rose but this has been Kit's season in terms of acting and he absolutely nailed it again here and throughout the remainder of the episode. Even feckin Tormund! You can hear the self-loathing and blame in his voice when he calls out at Jon. Amidst all of it though, the character that I've grown to like the most is Ser Alliser. We talk about how Jorah, Tywin, Bronn etc are all improvements on their book counterparts. With Ser Alliser, the TV version is so far ahead it's unreal. Without going into too much detail, he encapsulates this 'grey' aspect as much as any character on the show or book. My own favourite character, Theon, included. So much props to Owen Teale. Anyway I still just wish we had Stannis arriving to round it off and probably confirm it in my own mind as the best episode in the show's history. I hope they have something special up their sleeve for next week.
  3. The extra ten minutes at the end doesn't mean shit when the last three episodes have all been under 52 minutes.
  4. Enjoyed the episode but can't help feel like it missed something out...
  5. How would you rate episode 407?

    8/10 There was so much to be positive about in this episode; things from the books I had no idea would make it to the show and to say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. Why they felt the need to change one of the series most iconic lines is beyond me. I know there's a lot of names to remember but if unsullied can't remember who Catelyn Stark is by name then they should probably not be watching. Aside from that, awesome episode. Ranks at the 3rd best of the season so far for me, behind last weeks and episode 2. Spoiler It's gonna be absolute mayhem from here until the end.
  6. People are making far too much of the Asha sequence. It was poorly handled in the sense that she gave up so easily. The speech beforehand was fantastic. I get why she left Theon, but why the hell not at least kill Ramsay as retribution? Obviously that would have screwed everything up plot-wise, but surely there was a better way to establish why she couldn't. That said, people writing off the whole plot-line prematurely is pretty frustrating to see. The ironborn plot is advanced ever so slightly now that they know the extent of what's happened to Theon and just how much of a lost cause he is - opening up the plot for the introduction of future characters that some fear might not make the show. What's more frustrating is that people are letting this, the lack of a Kevan namedrop ruin one of the most dramatic and well-written episodes of the entire show. We finally see the moral ambiguity the show is renowned for find its way into Dany's storyline. Alfie and Iwan were magnificent as always. Not to mention what is probably the best Tyrion scene thus far. There are no words to describe how excellent everything about the last fifteen minutes or so of this episode are.
  7. Euron Greyjoy

    If he's early 20's he is younger than both his niece and nephew. I don't think he should be as old as Balon but early 20's is pushing it just a bit. I think Mads Mikkelsen, James Purefoy or Dominic West would be perfect. Mads might be a little unrealistic but the other two would be doable.
  8. GoT Youtube vids - Part 2

    Gets me every time. This one has been posted before but it's far too awesome to have so few views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvoDjt84Eqc
  9. The Best Episodes So Far?

    1. Rains of Castamere (as awesome as Blackwater was, I have never experienced anything like watching the RW. Knowing what was coming made it all the worse. Surreal and horrifying. 2. Blackwater 3. The Old Gods and the New (RW aside, Theon's miserable attempt at beheading Ser Rodrik is in my opinion, the best scene of the show so far. 4. Kissed by Fire. 5. The Wolf and the Lion 6. Baelor 7. And Now His Watch Is Ended 8. Myhsa 9. Walk of Punishment 10. Valar Morgulis
  10. Best/Worst Named Characters

    Best Barristan Selmy Arya Sansa Jorah Victarion Asha Davos Stannis Beric Worst Shagwell
  11. Who are your top four characters?

    Alive Jaime Theon Davos Sansa Dead Robb Tywin Cat Ned
  12. How would you rate episode 310?

    Was getting ready to give it a 10 but gave it an 8. Absolutely loved it - bar one major gripe. Kings Landing was perfect this week. Could have done without Varys and Shae Really enjoyed Asha's scene. Did NOT expect to see Patrick Malahide back at all. Bran and Sam had some of the best scenes. Jon and Ygritte was a little cheesy, but Rose Leslie once again killed it. If it wasn't for NCW, she'd be far and away MVP for the season. Ramsay has his own way of doing things. Been waiting for that moment for a year. Gotta say though, Davos absolutely stole the show this week. Wasn't thrilled by the ending scene, or rather what was not the ending scene. Not sure if LS will happen at all.
  13. Had a chance to settle down a bit. Still genuinely can't remember much else about the episode at all. I don't even care that they cut out the 'Ned loves my hair,' line. As GRRM has said about the show before, the spirit was very much the same.
  14. How would you rate episode 306?

    Wasn't an amazing episode, especially in comparison to the previous two. But still very decent. Ramsay and the shot with Ros at the end made it for me. And that shot atop the wall at the end. Arguably the most beautiful shot of the entire series. 8/10