Padraig O'Sullivan

Ellaria and the Sand Snakes

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I don't think the actresses are bad. The writing, the dialogue, story, etc. were the real issue.

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Ellaria is a very good cast. Otherwise

On 13.05.2016 at 5:43 PM, mattnj81 said:

I don't think the actresses are bad. The writing, the dialogue, story, etc. were the real issue.

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On 5/16/2016 at 0:37 PM, Tianzi said:

Ellaria is a very good cast. Otherwise

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At least somebody agrees with me. The Sand Snakes get a lot of hate, but it is misdirected.

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Indira Varma was a good cast for Ellaria the other three were not so good specially Nymeria and of course Tyene. 

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Seeing as they decided to write Ellaria as a vicious vengeful murderer, Indira Varma probably was an ok cast, although they still wrote her dialogue badly. 

Sand Snakes, well again they wrote characters that were vicious, immature, illogical, and gave them a ridiculous plot and very bad lines so the casting isn't the worst part of the sand snakes, although not very good either. 

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Meryl Streep herself couldn't have made this thing work. It takes a very very very talented actor to sell this kind of dialogue. 

In terms of looks, I think Ellaria, Obara and Nymeria (for some reason I actually had pictured the Volanteene as Asian when reading the books) are a pretty close fit. Tyene looks different than the book version but it's not a deal breaker. 

Of course, there's so much that went wrong with the Sand Snakes that it's not worth mentioning it. But I think it was a missed opportunity to improve on what I think were really poor characters in the books. Shame (Shame! Shame!)

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Obara is the only one I really have issue with. Its not so much her appearance (she is suppose to be big-boned), its the way they have  Keisha Castle-Hughes playing her. She always has this mad dog look on her like someone just pissed in her cheerios.

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On 7/16/2016 at 7:39 PM, Bran Snow said:

Obara is the only one I really have issue with. Its not so much her appearance (she is suppose to be big-boned), its the way they have  Keisha Castle-Hughes playing her. She always has this mad dog look on her like someone just pissed in her cheerios.

Whenever she's on screen, all I see is Buttercup from the PowerPuff Girls.

Overall I think the Sand Snake casting is fine, the short one (bad pussy) in particular is gorgeous. As many have said, the actresses aren't the problem, the entire Dorne story line was just horrifically written and terribly ill conceived.

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Indira Varma was the perfect Ellaria. I don't think that they could find a better actress. However she was a victim of poor writting. The SandSnakes were bad, the casting was off and the writting was even worse.

On 18/7/2016 at 10:12 AM, Rory Snow said:

Whenever she's on screen, all I see is Buttercup from the PowerPuff Girls.

:lmao:

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On ‎7‎/‎15‎/‎2016 at 11:33 PM, Ser Lockjaw of House Bolta said:

Meryl Streep herself couldn't have made this thing work. It takes a very very very talented actor to sell this kind of dialogue. 

In terms of looks, I think Ellaria, Obara and Nymeria (for some reason I actually had pictured the Volanteene as Asian when reading the books) are a pretty close fit. Tyene looks different than the book version but it's not a deal breaker. 

Of course, there's so much that went wrong with the Sand Snakes that it's not worth mentioning it. But I think it was a missed opportunity to improve on what I think were really poor characters in the books. Shame (Shame! Shame!)

Yes, IMHO they're bad characters in the books and while the series did them no favors I don't really think it could be helped.  For me nothing Dornish ,except Oberyn, is worth a hoot, in the series or the books.

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The actresses were not the problem, but the fact that those two morons that run the show made them identical.  In the books they all have different personalities.

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