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  1. Lets not forget that you always, always protect your cleric. Unless you are a group of morons that is.
  2. I should hope we did. It's pure comedy after all. You saw other S7 episodes...did they simply skip this one in reruns?
  3. Mystical

    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    It's interesting however that this comes up. I'm actually fine with this to be honest. If that's where her issues come from then they are actually perfectly fine and valid. Especially the part about why he bend the knee. If Jon shows up with Dany and openly being all lovey dovey, I can understand the Northerners and Sansa's reaction. Because it looks pretty damn bad. Isn't that exactly why no one wanted him to go South? So that the North isn't lost because the King chose some foreign whore. IMO everyone would rightly assume that this is why he bend the knee. And funnily, they would be right. He didn't bend the knee to get Dany's forces, he did it to get laid. Dany had already pledged herself and her forces to the fight without asking him to bend the knee anymore. Of course it all could be solved so easily. If anyone just bothered to ask Bran or Bran bothered to open his mouth. His presence makes conflicts rather pointless. Did Cersei lie or is she really sending help? Ask Bran. What is Dany like and what has she done so far? Ask Bran. Why did Jon bend the knee? Ask Bran. And so forth....
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Because they have never had any use for the character. Or understood her for that matter. But that goes for many of the characters really. I think they just do it because every family apparently needs a bitch. For the Lannisters it's Cersei. For the Targs it's Dany. For the Starks it's Sansa. Or maybe they just do it because Jon is such a dumbass, in order to soften the blow with the viewers, they make Sansa the 'antagonist' to distract the masses.
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    Funniest things about the spoilers are 1) Jon, a grown up man, can't talk to his sister so he sends his other sister to run interference for him and hopefully change the first sister's mind about his current girlfriend. LMFAO. 2) Dany trying the Sansa approach: Tell a lady how beautiful she is to garner support. I expect it will work as well for Dany as it did for Sansa when it came to Lyanna Mormont back in S6. OMG, really D&D? Here I thought Dany was supposed to be so much smarter and more sophisticated than stupid Sansa. 3) Tyrion. But his character is just funny in a sad sort of way.
  6. What I most look forward to is what comes after the end of the show. When no one is forced to lick HBO's ass anymore. To finally get the critical backlash that's been sorely missing. Every time you previously though the critics would break out, they would jingle the keys (with Hardhome, BotB etc.) and everything bad is forgotten. After all, some big shows have managed to get the backlash going same night they ended. Maybe I'm just hoping that some sanity will return to this world.
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    Most stupid death (Show only)

    Glass houses are not fun. Let me warn you.
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    Most stupid death (Show only)

    And you are a critic? On what do you base that? Your language alone suggests that you aren't. No critic worth their money needs to attack a person like that or use that language in order to engage in conversation or defend their position. Btw any critic should consider all angles, like I did when choosing my list of people and I even spelled out the many ways deaths could be considered stupid. All I did was respond to something YOU brought up first, that hindsight was needed to trace the path to Ned's death. All I said was that's not true for some, including me. I never said it was badly executed, something that I have said already. So why didn't you attack the person who engaged me with their response? It was their fault, not mine, that it kept being a topic. I was responding to someone else (what does that have to do with you anyway?) who also, like you, seems to favor going for harsh language when nothing else works and I responded in kind, defending my death choices. Why not attack that person instead of me so that you don't get responses you don't wanna read? And btw, you should have also specified that this thread is for television critics. Then I would have never come in here because I'm not one. But don't worry, I'm done in this thread. I don't like limited discussions like this that only seem designed as an ego boosting 'look how much of an awesome critic I am' and doesn't allow for a wider, more open minded critical thinking.
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    Most stupid death (Show only)

    Gee, there are different kinds of stupid. Stupid can mean 'from a story perspective', 'from a character perspective', 'from a writing perspective' or even 'from an audience perspective'. So the opinion on 'stupid' varies. Gee, you'd think you'd know something so simple. That a word can have different meanings depending on where and how it's used... I didn't need hindsight for that, and I was Unsullied then. Ned was an idiot from the moment he set food in King's Landing when he thought he should insult all the people in charge on his first day. No it wasn't original. Shows have been doing that for forever, especially in the sci-fi, fantasy or supernatural genre. And now all the main characters have nuclear-resistant plot armor to the point that it makes everything hilariously bad. From Jon in Bastard Battle or Wight Stupidity to Jamie after Field of Fire and plenty more. It's true, in earlier Seasons Jon alone would have been perma dead 20 times over. Those days are long gone though.
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    Most stupid death (Show only)

    You said stupid death. You didn't define what stupid. Quite a few characters people have mentioned died simply because they were stupid (like LF). Jon's death was stupid because it was utterly and completely pointless. Other than getting him out of the Night's Watch it achieved nothing. And he didn't have to die for it considering the only character to whom Jon's desertion even occurred was freaking Ramsey. Ned and Robb I listed because they were both morons, aka STUPID. What's that got to do with iconic scenes? LF has been a brain dead moron since S4 to the point where the few schemes he had only worked because other characters were even dumber than him or smarter than him via luck. Roose Bolton, same thing. Anyone with a healthy amount of smarts (which Roose had some of) would know it's only a matter of time until your complete psycho of a son attempts to off you.
  11. *cough* Arya/Brienne *cough* Season 4 started out badly immediately when you think about both Jamie and Brienne being in KL while Sansa is STILL THERE and NEITHER do a damn thing about it.
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    Most stupid death (Show only)

    Too many to list to be honest. But Jon Snow, Ned Stark, Robb Stark, LF and Roose Bolton are probably my top 5.
  13. I still want to know what was going on in early S6 at Castle Black. Why was everybody fighting over Jon's dead body? It's not like Alliser and company wanted the body to burn it to prevent it from turning into a wight. So why did we spend 2 episodes on this? It makes no sense. And then the Wildlings come, who are anti-raising-the-dead, and are all for bringing Jon back. And Davos says 'fuck the gods' and then asks Mel to use her god given powers of resurrection, that he had no knowledge of, to bring Jon back. Why so much stupid???
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    Season 8: News, Spoilers And Leaks

    I don't know if he was good or bad as far as child actors go. I'm loath to be too hard on children especially when there are quite a few bad adult actors on this show (see Kit and Emilia for example). So I give him a lot of leeway there. Even harder to say how he is now as an actors as Bran wasn't in S5, barely in S6 and anyone can play a robot like in S7. And I haven't seen him in anything but GoT. Considering that this show is often titled 'Dragons & Tits' I find it hard to believe that show watchers aren't into the fantastical elements. After all the dragons are overused on this show precisely because the viewers love themselves some dragons. I care about the human aspect myself hence the earlier Seasons were more for me, when it was about intrigue, betrayals, politics and so forth. Before the show went all CGI fantasy and didn't know what to do with it's human characters. But that didn't mean I didn't appreciate the fantastical elements, it's just that they were wasted. If D&D had used them like the books, to foreshadow events for example, instead of wanting their shocking scenes, the fantastical would be much more related to the main story (or the characters) and the viewer might appreciate them more. But I'm not interested in an 11th hour save. They have had the latter half of S6 and all of S7 to seed that Bran might be crucial in defeating the NK and his army. And they did nothing. What's the point of Bran's useless warging and visions that only show him watching the army march across the land but not doing anything else? And then get bested by the NK in vision land every single time like when he was marked or when the NK severed his connection with the ravens. Bran is an exposition tool, nothing more. And so far only an exposition tool for Jon's parentage and legitimacy and the latter doesn't even matter because in D&D land succession, inheritance, kinslaying etc. doesn't matter. Jon being legitimate (though by all laws no one should believe it anyway, R+L got married without witnesses by a clearly drunk or senile Septon) should be irrelevant because it has been irrelevant for Seasons for every other person in Westeros, including Jon (see him becoming KitN). Shouldn't finding a way to beat the NK and his undead army be 1000x more important to the story at this point than Jon's legitimacy?
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