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RUSSELL BELL

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  1. RUSSELL BELL

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 705?

    The episode wasn't bad per se but the writing felt weird, off. People complain on this site about the show all the time but I've honestly have found most of the complaints to be trivial and nit-picky for the most of it. But for the first time. The plot seems really contrived and dumb. It feels like the writers had all these plot points they want to get to and don't know how to get there and have also run out of time and money. Particularly time because the show needs to end. The wight hunt doesn't make a lick of sense no matter how you look at it. Oh well.. All good things come to end. Bad sex is worse than no sex though and I don't know if I prefer to get a crappy end to the story or no end at all. I finally understand why George takes so long to write these books as the geography of Westeros makes things very difficult. Furthermore, there is no way the showrunners can't see what they're doing so they've clearly made the decision to go this way because there is no other way to tell the story perhaps?
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    How would you rate episode 701?

    9/10. Superb opener. Everything I could hope for. Everything with the Hound was gold. The cold open gave me chills. The dialogue is as sharp as it has ever been. The only part of the episode I didn't like was the Euron seems a bit.. cartoonish but we'll see how he plays over the rest of the season.
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    How would you rate episode 701?

    'A Time for Wolves' my friend.. Also that would make no narrative sense at this point.
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    Favorite POV Character

    First readthrough. Thoroughly enjoying it. Its got to be 1. Jon. 2. Eddard. 3. Sansa
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 607?

    Yes, I agree. Pacing is a real issue. Episodes 2-5 were actually alright. 6 and 7 have been a slog in comparison. Then we'll get more action in 8 and 9 with an overstuffed finale. I don't understand why the run times for episodes vary so wildly either. The last two episodes have barely hit 48 minutes if your remove the intro.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 606?

    Gave it an 8. Solid across the board. Thought Dany's scene at the end was a bit unnecessary. Really surprised at how much I enjoyed Gilly and Sam's scenes. Also loved the flashback to the Mad King. He had one line and he really knocked it out of the park.
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    [Spoilers] EP605

    Yeah I agree, but I can't really blame the writers in this case though. Its an inherent adaptation issue that has existed since at least the third season. You have significant characters in a notable places over huge distances and trying to move them around all within only 10 episodes a season is simply not possible. The proper passage of time wouldn't work either because realistically it would take Littlefinger about 3 to 4 weeks to get to the Wall or Moat Cailin from The Vale. But why would Sansa and Jon be at Castle Black for that long if Jon claims to be leaving? George intended his work to be unadaptable and because of this some things simply can't be done.
  8. Season 6 has started quite strong, and I would give it a 10 but for the fact that even though Dany's scene was good and she needed the Dothraki to bend to her will. I'm pretty sure that Targs are not immune to fire. So -1 for that.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 603?

    It was a solid 7.5, since i can't give it that an 8 is fine. However, I still liked it. This is one of the few episodes that D&D aren't trying to do any shock moments or stupid plot developments just for the sake of it. Just solid progression and strong characterisation which is what I liked Game of Thrones for in the first place. Nothing flashy, except the Tower of Joy scene which was well done but unnecessarily truncated imo. Shows like Mad Men prove that nothing needs to happen to make compelling tv. Just watch characters have a conversation is all that it needs sometimes. The dialogue is still not as good as the earlier seasons, but its good enough for something that was written in a year not in 5.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 603?

    It was a solid 7.5, since i can't give it that an 8 is fine. However, I still liked it. This is one of the few episodes that D&D aren't trying to do any shock moments or stupid plot developments just for the sake of it. Just solid progression and strong characterisation which is what I liked Game of Thrones for in the first place. Nothing flashy, except the Tower of Joy scene which was well done but unnecessarily truncated imo. Shows like Mad Men prove that nothing needs to happen to make compelling tv. Just watch characters have a conversation is all that it needs sometimes. The dialogue is still not as good as the earlier seasons, but its good enough for something that was written in a year not in 5.
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    How would you rate episode 602?

    I completely agree, some people are way past pleasing no matter what the show does, complaining is far more fashionable than praising I'm afraid.
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    How would you rate episode 602?

    Superb episode. Bar Hardhome, best episode since season 4.
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    How would you rate episode 601?

    I thought it was alright, gave it an 8. Solid, didn't like the Dorne bits, but I think they effectively ended Dorne thankfully. Was hoping to see more of the Euron Greyjoy stuff though.
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    Little Questions That Don't Fit Anywhere Else Part 3

    Just realised that to the average person, a Dragon called Drogon isn't a very creative name for a dragon.
  15. Fair play, might be portrayed as an idiot by the mainstream but he's honest.TRUMP: 'Clinton created ISIS with Obama' https://t.co/p5dz0EUbMA

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