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  1. Stop sitting on the fence....tell us what you really think ;-)
  2. The demise of the Boltons diminishes the series I feel, and the overarching rise of "girl power" is a tad demeaning to women in its exclusive positive discrimination. That said the battle scenes did a good job in deglorifying warfare although the sudden appearance of mounds of corpses did make it a little cartoon like at the end. Can't help but feel that the writers are out of ideas by this stage and are running headlong to the denoument. There will be no more plot twists or turns, instead it's just down to the bookies to put a bet on who will be left standing by the end of the final epidsode of the final series.
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    [Spoilers] EP602

    Well, the chickens came home to Roose didn't they?
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    [Spoilers] EP602

    You or the donkey?
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    How would you rate episode 601?

    Plus, one look at her eyebrows would have told them the carpet doesn't match the curtains.
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    How would you rate episode 601?

    Let's be honest GRRM's writing isn't exactly of the highest quality either. The first book was damn good and could have been left at that. The ideas are good but the entire story creaks beneath the weight of the number of characters being described. I've been reading the books for the last few years purely in order to get to the end. The TV series is enjoyable spectacle but is no great art form let's not kid ourselves.
  7. I think the producers are just trying to out-GRR the books with Ser Barristan's and Greyworm's deaths. All I can hope for now is Denerys and Missandei consoling each other with a mega-bewb sapphic session.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP501 Discussion

    Am I correct in thinking that this series is where they begin to diverge from the books for dramatic licence (seeing that the later books have become terribly dull.......and err non existent)? As such, presumably some of the things people are bleating on about being deleted may make an appearance in some other form later on?
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    To all those people complaining that the series is veering too far away from the books and thus doing a disservice to the writings of GRRM I would say two things: 1. The books are really no great literary masterpieces. The original premise was good and the first book excellent although still no paragon of great writing. GRRM and his writing over the years has become more and more a caricature of themselves and he is actually not that far off becoming a bit of a dirty old man if I'm honest. As such I don't have a huge issue with the TV series veering away from the literal original. This leads me on to... 2. The TV series is going to catch up with the books way before GRRM gets around to finishing them at his present rate of writing and the scriptwriters must have an option to finish off the story, presumably based upon GRRMs literary plans (if he has them). Therefore I can understand if the TV series is going to do its own thing in placing the characters ready for the denouement. I'd also like to add that in my opinion the books have been going steadily downhill ever since the first, as if GRRM doesn't actually know how to end the story. Maybe his best bet is to work with the scriptwriters to bring it to a conclusion then finish off the books based on the TV show. My problem is that in many cases the variations from the books quite often relate to issues that I found fundamental to the written story. Rarely do they improve the narrative for me. More and more I am coming to judge the TV series as just that, a TV series. An adaptation, based on a book rather than a literal translation of the book. As that I would still give it a solid 8/10 for the story so far.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    What the actual fuck? Brienne killing Sandor and Varys running off with Tyrion?!? Is this the screenwriters getting ready to overtake GRRM with the story?
  11. 8 from me. -1 for the whole Grey Worm / Missandei protracted nonsense +1 for the bewbs however A bit odd that Arya reached the Vale. In the book I seem to remember after she left Sandor to die she drifted around a bit until she caught a boat to Braavos? Surely they can't have her meeting up with her sister? Equally the guard on the Bloody Gate must at least mention that he had seen Arya Stark unless Littlefinger sees that the information goes no further. Some significant departures from the books in this series. Maybe it's the scriptwriters preparing for taking over the narrative when GRRM gives up. I can quite see him turning his attention to writing for the TV rather than the books now to finishe the story.
  12. Quite simply the best episode ever, and I've been pretty critical of the last two series. Helped significantly by the decision by Sky in the UK to include only a single ad break. Acting of the highest order from the real actors of the cast. Dinklage, Dance, Coster -Waldau, Dillane and Cunningham
  13. I feel that the breadth of narrative being attempted in this series means the shows are reduced to series of vignettes with no sense of flow to the story. For instance the original relationship between Tyrion and Bronn had some substance whereas now they are reduced to charicatures. Based on the literary output of George Martin the producers could have taken the decision to spread the books out over more series as, at this rate, they are clearly going to catch up with the books prior to the conclusion of the written original.
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    How would you rate episode 301?

    Always the same with the fans on the forums. I too am disappointed with the overall result given the budget and magnificent cast. Since Sean Bean no character has been allowed the time on screen to develop a persona. I suppose that's the inevitable outcome when 10 hour long episodes only equate to around 45 minutes each. To be honest, taking into account GRRM's appalling lack of motivation to finish writing the books the producers would have been better advised to make three series per book. That way they could have made a better fist of including everything from the books as well as keeping pace with the source material.