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  1. On 17/06/2016 at 7:06 AM, roadking said:

    I generally like every episode.. some are better than others yes but i'll still take it over The Voice anyday...

    I love the visuals, the scenery, costumes, etc..

    I think my biggest complaint with this episode is..

    why didn't Brienne get more passionate with her pleas for aid with Jaime and then later the Blackfish?

    send a raven telling Sansa she failed? She never really tried..

    I mean she has been to the Wall. you think she woulda been brought up to speed on the whole white walker thing?

    she's the first one to come down south with some real intell lately..

    she shoulda been like "dudes, whatever you're squabbling about here ain't shit compared to what's coming"..


    I'm hoping the Hound keeps on keeping on.. I hope he gets his hands on some valariyan steel and some dragonglass...

    it would be cool to see somebody breakout some longbottom leaf in westeros.. getting tired of wine..

    cali love

    Yeah. It was weird how Brienne tried once to convince Blackfish and then was all like, "oh let's send a raven to Sansa telling her what we failed". Plus a few episodes ago Sansa said they couldn't send a raven to Riverrun because Ramsay might intercept it so she needed Brienne, but apparently now the raven-network is working fine again?

  2. Uhuh, thats easy to say but can you defend your argument with examples on how this season wasn't immature? Can you point to some of the more mature scenes this season?

    I think you're misunderstanding the argument I was trying to make. I actually gave this episode a 1. While I loved the Walk of Shame and most of the actors (the actor for Stannis is amazing, which is why it hurts even more that he's nothing like bookStannis), this episode was imho so illogical, inconsistent and downright insulting to the intelligence of the viewers that I cannot bring myself to give it a higher score.

    All the reasons why can basically be found in the 'rant and rave' thread. It was mostly the terrible FTW scene with a lot of wasted build-up and no aftermath that did it for me, plus the waste of screentime that is Dorne and the ruined character that is Stannis.

  3. It's funny to read all the butthurt reponses that it's "immature/stupid/etc." to give this episode a rating of 1, but everyone is perfectly fine with giving it a 9 or a 10. If a 9 or a 10 is an acceptable score if you loved the episode, then so are 1 and 2 acceptable scores if you didn't like it. If you prefer less extreme ratings then give it a 7 or a 4. That's the whole point of a 1 to 10 rating system.

  4. Brilliant episode, it's unfortunately predictable to see how many people have given it a 1. Really? I didn't like LOTRs but I'd never give it anything below a 5 just out of respect of the storytelling, the acting, the directing etc. I wouldn't be giving it a 1 just because I didn't like it. Really petty.

    Luckily the reviews throughout the net are showing a saner reaction, looks like it's gone down brilliantly.

    Poor Shireen :( Can't wait to see Davos' reaction.

    And Dorne, myeah, let's just put a discrete veil over that one.

    How is a 9/10 a sane reaction and a 1 is not? It also depends on the value you assign to each number. For some people, a 6 is "mediocre/below average", while for other people that would be a 4.

    Personally I gave this episode a 1 even though I greatly respect the actors and love most of the costumes, make-up, soundtracks etc. But I want to give off a signal that I'm not okay with the Shireen scene. Not because I can't stand the fact that she dies but because of the context. D&D keep going for cheap shock factors instead of logic and consistency. First we had the Sansa rape and now this. Both events make no sense given their respective character arcs, D&D's promises and logical expectations. By now the show feels like a horror movie with cheap jump scares instead of the promising ASOIAF adaptation that I saw in season 1-3.

  5. How so?....Isn't this the same Stannis that murdered his own brother, that burned his brother in law, that tried to kill his nephew Edric Storn?....Remember that this very character betray his other brother, Usurper King Robert, when he flew to Dragonstone and didn't tell him about the relationship between Cersei and Jaime and their bastards kids. Is not like Stannis is above to murder children because that was his mission when he was sent to Dragonstone to kill Prince Viserys and baby Princess Daenerys. Stannis has always been evil in the books and in the shows.

    Stannis didn't murder his own brother. From the books, it can be argued that Stannis didn't realize he killed Renly and that it was Melisandre who killed Renly behind Stannis' back. See this post: http://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/topic/94724-stanniss-decision-to-have-renly-killed-long-post/?p=4824562

    Plus even if he had done so, it was in self-defence. Renly would've killed Stannis (he told his men not to damage Stannis' body too much) the very next day.

    I don't believe there's such a thing as "evil" in the books (well, apart from Ramsay perhaps) and Stannis is definitely not evil. He's morally grey, like pretty much every character. It took him an entire book to make up his mind about Edric Storm and even then we don't know his final decision (Davos interrupts him before that). Is Stannis capable of sacrificing one person, even a child, for the realm? Yes. Is he capable of sacrificing his daughter and only heir to get better weather after G.I. Ramsay burned down his tents and horses? That seems very illogical and unlikely.

    I expect that in the books Shireen will either be sacrificed by Melisandre or Stannis will do it because he has no other choice and Shireen will die anyway (so they're in a truly desperate situation). You could argue that the situatoin was desparate in the shows but the build-up/tension was terrible.

  6. 1/10

    I am truly sorry there isn't a lower mark.

    This show has sunk to the lowest level possible. I have written about all the reasons why it is so at length already, especially after "Sansa rape" episode. I am not going to waste my time on that again.

    However, I'd like to emphasise what I consider the lowest point a human being can sink to in his greed and quest for fame and that is the fact that D&D have "explained" to us that Shireen's death was GRRM's idea. First of all, they were not meant to spoil what is in the yet unpublished books and what isn't. Secondly, and most importantly, the mere fact Shireen was burned doesn't mean a thing. We have not read HOW GRRM led to that moment in the books. He has prudently released a TWoW chapter dealing with this part of Stannis's journey and we do not see Shireen being anywhere close. So, GRRM DID NOT WRITE THIS STUPIDITY WITHOUT TRUE MOTIVATION. And the fact that these two despicable men are putting the blame on the writer while NOT following his story, but inventing their own, is morally disgusting. They should, at least, stand behind their own shallow and stupid decisions. I am thoroughly disgusted by D&D. Now they have bitten the hand that feeds them.

    There is absolutely NOTHING they can do or say after this that would bring my mark about them and their work from 1 to 2. Despicable human beings.

    This. I can see it happening in the books, maybe near the end of TWoW. But Stannis would never sacrifice Shireen just to get better weather. Most likely she'll die either way, so it's only a choice between burning her now and saving everyone, or doing nothing and then she gets killed anyway. Maybe the WW are about to descend down on them or they are trapped and ambushed somewhere.

    In the show, we get this pathetic excuse that Ramsay burned a few tents and now suddenly Shireen has to die. There's no build-up, no logical explanation, it's just pure shock factor. I enjoyed some parts of this episode, the whole scene with Drogon was cool, but I'm giving it a 1 just for the Shireen scene. The show has now really degraded to cheap shock factors and "everyone could die", which is not at all what GRRM intended with his books.