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  1. @StepStark I agree on a lot of stuff (though Rickon zig zag is not bothering me as much as the pure skill of Ramsey shooting, he should rather command an arrow SALVO) there is also one clash of logic with @Ingelheim said * Jon charging at Ramsey because /suicide * Jon caring more about others than himself Which one is it then? Because after a minute of stare down (cliche as f*) with Ramsey he decides the best course of action is to charge and abandon all the plans they made for battle and in effect draws so many of HIS people (who really went out of their way to support him btw) forward and into early grave. BoB for me was a really big disapointment. And even if I'm fine with Jon failing as general horrendously like that (I am not though), where are the consequences of his actions? Like, who in their right mind would still follow such commander? I'd desert, no doubt.
  2. I see where you're coming from, but I did not laugh at all. I was shocked, I was angry and felt insulted. How can D&D still be in the entertainment business after this fiasco is beyond me.
  3. Indeed, Battle of the Bastards was an insult to my intelligence. I cancelled HBO right after and I'm still pissed about it. Horrendous, 1/10 episode, a prime example how writing can destroy everything that other departments build.
  4. Yes my friend, an even better example I am sure everyone can relate with
  5. I did point out specifically - of character development. One of the best. Ofc he has some flaws, never denied that. And I don't think the show will go down into history, tbh. Like everything in pop culture, this show will be forgotten as well. 5-10 years from now? Don't know, but I am sure, it will be. Only quality prevails on the long run and as it seems for HBO, they only care about the short one, that is quarterly earnings. +1
  6. I come from a family that really appreciates literature, music,... Actually everything in life, food, drinks, art,... We're true hedonists For me, to give a series/movie a 10/10 rating, it has to be something really really spectacular not just in terms of visuals, music, acting, story... But it needs to have a long, if not everlasting influence on me. To open a subject, to make me think, make me feel or challenge in some ways. ASOIAF, though it has its negatives, was up there. Characters, their interaction and development of those is really where GRRM is a true master and why this story caught my eyes at first. And then I really liked attention to detail; it really payed off (first few seasons), so I choose to read books and oh my did I like them very much because of it. Now, suddenly attention to detail is not preferred anymore due to popping up whole lot of questions that sadly cannot be answered. At least not within the frame show hands it to you. Was I ever entertained sometimes by a bad show/music performance/movie? Sure, but I'd never gave it a 10/10 rating because of it, because I understand the limitations of it, and I cannot ignore that. You watch, you forget, that doesn't deserve a fantastic rating. Example, it's like going to a concert (let's say Justin Bieber, though there's no way I'd go there, not even if you pay me), I get smashed and have a good time with my friends, OK, I had a good time but is he a 10 stars artist I'd recommend listening to? Nah.
  7. Anyone giving the show an 8, 9, 10 is effectively saying the show has high art writing (actually high art on every department). 1. I'm not a snob, thank you. 2. I'll write in threads I feel I have something to say/add. I don't see this thread is "What did you love about this episode?" My second post was meant as a reply to a rant about rants. "They don't get it", well, I don't get how anyone can give this show a 10, but hey. They still do - so what? 3. Bolded, talking about straw man arguments Who said that? The nitpicking is not nitpick anymore in many things, like it was in first few seasons, there are major plot holes and major nonsensical stuff, character butchering (Jaime, Tyrion, Jon "Tardaryan", Varys, LF, etc,...) I don't care about the height of Gregor Clegane, I can live with that (as long as they don't cast a 'dwarf'), but I can't live with the 'Great Wight hunt' mini adventure, which they effectively spent 2 hours on it, and just because they can't think of a way how to get the NK pass the wall. I can't live with Cersei (has zero bargaining chips) still being in power where she has been literally robbed of any. I can't live with ravens going with the speed of a Lamborghini,... Sorry mate, but these aren't minor nit picks. Even the battles (which are very nice visually) are spoiled by show's (now already a standard) deux ex machina (at least twice per major character per battle), then there's Hollywood cliches,... This does not deserve high score at all, writing is atrocious. Costumes, which so many love to point out, are great - no argue there, but are there any fashion guidelines all characters are taking into account? Like, winter collection, it's all about the black? Influenced by the watcher on the walls ? Music is great though, perhaps the best thing in the show.
  8. I could say some stuff for 10/10 posters and their reasoning behind it but choose not to. Some can ignore all the bad (and there's A LOT of it) and get hyped because some line of text or something (like dragons)... But many can't because it breaks their immersion. Many people ask question regarding the show they watch, seek answers and do not take everything and every explanation as the logical one. But saying that the show is high quality in writing, that is just plain lie, blindness or w/e reason. But mostly just being unable to recognize quality, after all, a quick glance at popular culture is more than enough for me. All surface, no depth.
  9. I gave it a 3 and that was, as always, being generous. Stuff happening off screen, character butchering, irregularities, fan service, cheesy dialogue, cliches,... I am glad we are in for the finale season, the less, the better.
  10. At one moment when they were holding hands (on a ship) and she let go of his, I thought Jon died in that bed That 5 seconds emotionless/blank stare! Had a laugh though, quite a laugh if I'm honest.
  11. "Professional" critics have never been a voice of truth. And this goes for any industry, gaming, music, filmography,... The only thing critics will tell you is who payed them more for a review. They won't bite the hand that feeds them. Even on user-rating sites, every major company has thousands of accounts there, like IMDB, Steam, etc... And I haven't even touched the effect of marketing and popular culture.
  12. Don't forget, birds don't fly at night and Targaryan ship also made it to the wall, it wasn't just the dragons! For all the reasons mentioned, I gave it a 3 for CGI and that's me being really generous.
  13. Pretender Arya? Or maybe wife of Jon? Yea, I know he has none, but Arya couldn't.
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