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  2. coreywt

    MM GoT #257 on Pawn Stars tonight

    https://gspawn.com/1st-edition-a-game-of-thrones-signed-copy/
  3. starklover

    Destiny of Jon Snow

    why were the freefolk at castle black?
  4. Well I expect Bran and Sansa to have perfectly cordial relations throughout their reigns so there oughtn't be any 'vote-buying' or tax disputes in the near future. The issue would be the next generation. I expect Sansa, after all that she's been through, to remain unmarried and childless, and Bran of course won't father a child, so we're looking at new families with all the old suspicions, rivalries and vying to be top dog that comes with the age-old game of thrones.
  5. So Far we have drogus the philosopher dragon, bran the evil children of the forest revenge, Jon snow as king beyond the wall and possessed Dany. Keep bringing more excuses ...i'm having Fun.
  6. no_one...

    the purpose of Dany's arc

    Danny = absolute power corrupts absolutely / hell hath no fury like a woman scorned Sansa = that which does not kill me makes me stronger Jon = no good dead goes unpunished
  7. Impmk2

    Aussie Thread: Democracy Sausage

    I was really hoping for Plibersek. Oh well. It'll be hard to be less charismatic than Shorten at least. Really don't know where Labor goes policy wise from here. Drop the economic stuff and just run on the environment & energy? I feel like it was the franking credits that did the most damage outside of Queensland. Though they lost the most in the suburbs which would be least impacted by that. Frankly, it feels like north Queensland is lost for the next decade. They should write it off and focus where they can win, but that's probably my bias showing and not a great strategy. As an anecdote I had an interesting conversation with a security guard here at work. He said he voted Lib because Labor was going to raise taxes on him. This is a guy in his 40s, who I'd be very surprised if wasn't on the lower end of the income scale. Just goes to show that scare campaigns work.
  8. Loved: The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Community. The Wire's last season is its worst, but damn does that finale wrap it up well. Mad Men's has that perfect twist at the end. And Breaking Bad is an example of a crowd pleasing finale done well. Community's is really the perfect ending for that show, and also it's funniest episode in years. Angel stayed true to its characters and voice with a bleak ending. Liked: Game of Thrones; it has its silly moments, and the pacing is rushed, but it does a great job wrapping things up while staying true to it's characters and themes. Rome was pretty similar. Seinfeld: It's not the funniest episode, but it's pretty, pretty good. Same with 30 Rock. Medium: Lost. Some of the on island stuff is great, including Jack's ending and Hurley. What bothers me most about this ending is the inane "flash sideways, which turned out to be a way to waste all of our time, tell us things we already knew about the characters, and give us an unearned happy ending. Another beef I have is not with "unanswered mysteries" but how many narrative dead ends the show has, even in its final season (the Temple). Fringe wasn't great, but I was entertained. Same with Buffy. Deadwood's last episode was decent but anti-climactic. Bad: BSG. There's just so much I dislike about the finale, which relied way too much on "God did it" and reduced the show to some strange Luddite messaging. And some of the twists are as implausible as they come. In the context of Game of Thrones, what this tells me is that coming up with and filming a satisfying ending for an expansive show with a huge cast is hard as hell. Out of all the shows of that type with endings I love, only the Wire really makes the cut; and that's the best show of all time. The final season and episode of GOT has its flaws, but I'm impressed with how much worked.
  9. Did they really fuck up Stannis? I certainly felt so at times during the early season, but once we learned there it was going and given that we have every reason to believe that's really where GRRM was taking it perhaps they didn't fuck that one up so badly. It felt bad to me when it was happening, but that was based on my expectations as a book reader thinking that arc was headed elsewhere.
  10. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    You are assuming they said Lyanna. What if they said Ashara, but agreed to not show that reveal?
  11. One possibility I see is she does not go crazy but Jon kills her to make Lightbringer before the final battle against the Others in Kings Landing.
  12. Yes, I very much agree that they were all suffering from war fatigue. Tyrion throws up his hands and says just pick a King and be done with the whole matter. Interestingly the North and Sansa could be one of those factions. Without having to pay tax to the crown Sansa is in position to use that money to buy votes in the south in exchange for favorable rulers to with which to deal.
  13. Brad Stark

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Just posted now. This doesn't leave much room for anyone other than Lyanna as Jon's mother.
  14. If the show wanted to explore the morality of killing/executing/murdering - whatever you want to call it - evil people without a fair trial, they should have carried through with it. Instead, all it asked us to do in that scene was feel sad for Jon being forced to stab his lover. Where was the ominous music? Did Tyrion look at Jon like he was mad and tell him he was a cruel bad person for not holding a trial first? Did any of our "heroes" suggest a trial? And Jon didn't even get punished. He was sent off to the NW to appease GW, but we saw him riding off with his pet and his Wildling bros in the end. This is rant & rave WITHOUT REPERCUSSIONS so you can gtfo with that last remark.
  15. coreywt

    MM GoT #257 on Pawn Stars tonight

    Rebecca the book expert valued it at $2500-$4000, pawn shop made a deal for $1600
  16. I gave it 7 though as always with the past couple of seasons or so the more I think about it the worse the rating would get if I waited longer. When thinking about the show as a whole I never considered not watching it like other shows I've enjoyed but drifted away from. So, though I've been disappointed in the last couple of seasons execution writing I'd give the series an 8.5.
  17. starklover

    the purpose of Dany's arc

    brainwashed and abused as a kid. i dont think she would been a good ruler.
  18. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    From the man himself: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/2019/05/20/an-ending/
  19. I'm arguing this same point with Aquintus here. The way I see it, Sansa understands the mentality of the North better than anyone. The North was always happy to bend the knee to a Northerner in the North - i.e. Ned, Robb, but never to bend the knee to a ruler in the South. After thousands of years of independence, Aegon did enforce subjugation; as a result, the leader who did was always remembered as the one who bent the knee. So there is no contradiction or hypocrisy in Sansa demanding the North regain their freedom and her being acknowledged as Queen in the North. Where there IS a potential plothole here, and no one has pointed this out here, is that the North could accept Bran as their king, even as king of all Westeros, since he is the eldest living male Stark. But I still maintain that Sansa has never been a scheming power-hungry bitch like some people portray her. She's understood her people and protected them from uncertain elements including Jon's stupidity, and I have no problem with where she ends up.
  20. I thought the implication was that he already knew he would become King.
  21. As I read through this thread I'm somewhat surprised at the amount of series finales I've seen and forgotten even if I had a bad or good reaction to them. I mean I hated the finale to HIMYM when I saw it but the hate has been somewhat dulled by endless watching of reruns of all the other episodes which I somewhat enjoyed. So I wasn't even remembering it as a contender when first starting this thread. But then I read this thread and am reminded of how much I hated it. So thanks all for reminding me of that...not. On the other hand this thread has reminded me of how much great the finale of The Americans was, which I also had forgotten. So what do I remember? Well I remember being pretty satisfied with the finale of Alias. The last season was pretty weak but the last episode and what happens to everyone was pretty satisfying and its up there for me. Similarly I remember Fringe having a pretty great finale. It probably ties with the finale of Person of Interest which had about the best finale I could have hoped for for that show. The finale that is burned in my mind for being my least favorite ever and that I actually remember is Lost. I hated that so much that unfortunately it looks like I'm never going to forget it.
  22. Yeah, I find, in my opinion, BBT to be one of the worst, if not THE worst, TV shows of all time. It's incredibly offense to people with autism, and as a friend of mine likes to put it, "It's pretty much blackface for nerds".
  23. Wholala17

    the purpose of Dany's arc

    Giving the story a multidimensional "villain". Without her POV, she'll end up a laughable caricature villain like the NK - a malevolent dragon princess invader with an army of savages who takes what is hers with Fire and Blood, no matter the cost.
  24. Well, there goes the books for me. I don’t know why she must go crazy. All the women in the books go crazy and I’m sick of it.
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