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    Smudge: Martin's latest POV

    I almost wish that Martin had acknowledged he was going to be unable to finish the books earlier on, and dedicated himself to writing more on the television show. That way we could get a conclusion to the story, and some decent writing along with it. Now we are left with a television show that is poorly written, and has so many plot holes that it's almost unwatchable. "Beyond the Wall" may be one of the worst television episodes I have ever seen. And although I was convinced that we would at least get "The Winds of Winter", I'm losing hope that we will even get that now. I still believe we will, but I feel like it is two or three years away. And to be totally honest at this point, the only thing I really care about is how Stannis Baratheon's arc finishes. Hopefully Winds will provide that. The last two books definitely were not as good as the first three, but still had some good aspects. A Feast for Crows was good just for Cersei's point of view chapters, and getting to see just how crazy she is. A Dance for Dragon had the Reek/Theon chapters, which were so good I would actually skip other chapters just to continue reading them. Basically everything in the North in that book was good. Reek/Theon, Davos, Asha and Jon (Well, maybe not always Jon).
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    Star Trek: Discovery #2, set phasers to stunned.

    Although I am for the most part enjoying the show, I find myself longing for the tone of the older Star Trek series. I don't know if it's just me, but is there music playing in nearly every single scene in the show? I miss having longer, quieter, scenes between two characters.
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    Rank the 6 seasons

    I didn't like the way Dany riding Drogon for the first time was handled for the following reasons... 1. It was absolutely impossible for me to focus on this part of the episode after the Shireen burning. I don't think it was a good idea to have anything follow after such an awful moment. For me, Shireen's sacrifice was much more horrifying to watch than the Red Wedding. 2. The scene in Daznak's Pit is empirically better in the novels. This could have been a moment where D & D portrayed Dany as being a badass, with her pulling out a whip and getting Drogon to submit to her. Instead, D & D's vision of Dany being badass involves her pushing over braziers and killing all the Khals in quite possibly the stupidest scene I have ever observed on the show. 3. Why do the Sons of the Harpy stop attacking after Drogon and Dany have flown away?
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    Rank the 6 seasons

    From best to worst. 1 > 3 > 4 > 2 > 6 > 5 When I think of season 6, a quote about Renly comes to mind: "Bright and shiny, pretty to look at, but not worth all that much at the end of the day". Everything seems so cool watching it in the moment, until you stop to think and realize nothing makes any sense. Totally agree about Season 2. I found the Tywin and Arya interactions distracting, and Dany in Qarth was awful. This was when I first started to get nervous about the show.