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  1. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    the writing? so so. what has driven the series IMO is not the writing of D&D but the stellar acting of the ensemble cast. That made what was a very disappointing season from an adaptation/writing standpoint, watchable. just my two cents of course!
  2. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    that is too funny. I had that wiki link ready to post and decided against it however I think the general sense may hold true for some, perhaps for myself. Put simply, if the shows producers can not realize the opportunity LSH provided to end the episode and also realize the book fan desire TO see it, what is the point. It does seem the work of amateurs that have been covered for 3 season by the STELLAR acting of the ensemble cast. However next season any shortcomings on their end are going to be significantly magnified as the characters and locations expand. A massive task to adapt to make both non-reading and book readers happy. I simply don't think they are up to the task, and may have lost some (book reading) viewers with this season. I think they lost me. That is a shame. I have loved the actors and their performances, but I don't want the books ruined for me and don't trust the producers to handle the adaptation properly as we move closer to the series catching and surpassing the books
  3. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    lol. I made that comparison earlier and not in a postive way. This is 2014, not 1963
  4. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    I just LOVED the Hound/Arya/Brienne dialogue. Perhaps the best part of the episode for me. Though I still think Jon/Mance was stellar as well.
  5. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    That more than disappointment over additions/omissions may drive me from the show. I enjoyed the insights over and above what the books have covered (the NIght's King) but previewing character fates? Either by killing them outright or perhaps deleting 'unimportant' characters. No thanks. I can and will wait for the books. I can live with disappointment in the way D&D treat the source material and failing to deliver on the wealth of killer source material, but not with having the punch line of the books ruined.
  6. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    change is good, when well done. I loved the Brienne/Hound section. Not the fight, but the pre-fight talk over Arya and before that the connection between Ayra and Brienne. That was IMO so very well done. That is in part why I had given the episode a 9.5 up until the Tyrion character emasculation (white washing) and LSH decapitation and missed opportunity for delivering a killer season finale cliffhanger dropped the overall episode rating way down.
  7. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    I am leaning towards that myself. More for the notion that as we get closer to the series catching up with the books, and the show 'previews' character fates, I don't want to know if characters (like LSH?) are in the end expendable and not worth the time to introduce. This may be it for me, not for enjoying the show, I really have some problems how the producers are working with the source material and I do so love the books. I started watching the TV show because of the books, not the other way around.
  8. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    I know I have concerns about D&D's ability to handle all the new characters and new locations and things sort of splinter and decentralize beginning next season. Perhaps adapting these books to TV was beyond anyone's ability, but this season more than the previous have given me cause for concern that they simply aren't up to it. Next season will tell us that I suppose.
  9. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    I had given this a 9.5 up through the Brienne/Hound fight. the only deduction being the amateurish CGI skeletons (no budget for the wights? come on) once we moved to Tyrion I was thinking they might just nail this episode. They couldn't possible screw up Tyrion's section. But of all the extended dialogue sections of all the time they have given him to shine, they picked THAT section to rush it and totally eliminate the Jaime/Tyrion/Tysha hate that Tyrion came to feel. A very important character aspect. Then Tyrion/Tywin underwhelmed and is not a crime to have Dinkledge's Tyrion character have shades of grey. He didn't need to kill her out of self defense. He character does not ride a white stallion. The book sure loves to have him do that, he has shades of grey. Killing her was one. Then there is LSH. A massive and very regretable omission. A missed opportunity to make up for all the other problems of the season and end it on a high note. Giving it a 6 and that is very generous. Very disappointing.
  10. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    amen to that HBO should fire D&D just for that, they just lost all kinds of water cooler talk and even more hype for next season for leaving that 5 extra minutes out.
  11. mickyd

    How would you rate episode 410?

    stannis/jon/Mance - fucking great! Especially Jon/Mance and the toasts. Best part of episode horrible CGI for the Jason and the Argonauts quality skeletons. WTF Awesome Brienne/Arya/Hound!! very lackluster Tryion/Tywin. We got 7 minutes of beetles and no 7 minutes of Tysha and the hate for Jaime from Tyrion!!! WTF!! . NO LSH!!! wow. Just wow.
  12. perfectly said. Very entertaining. The acting has been superb and casting has been first rate, and has been generally (Dario :bs: ) from the start. However in my mind season 4, and the whole way the wall was handled in season 4, has been the first sign that the producers may not be up to the task to carry off this adaptation, though it might be beyond anyone's considering the wealth and depth of the source material. So much useless, made up BS earlier in the season and because of it we got a rushed battle compressed into one episode that lost it's epic scope. any attachment to the men fighting such odds (though the episode sure failed in that. A handful of men and a couple of giants) AND what could have and should have been THE climax which was Stannis arriving. Even as little as 15 to 20 minutes of screen time earlier in the season in place of the 'made up' TV scenes could have given the characters on the wall much more depth, and an climax that didn't leave you unfulfilled. I love the books, but felt nothing when Grenn and Pyp died. I had not attachment as a TV viewer to them. I didnt' even feel it for Ygritte and her death in the books nearly brought a tear to these otherwise jaded eyes. lol I guess my point and overall fear is, highlighted by this episode, is that D&D will not be able to be up to the task of next season when characters splinter to new different locations and new VITAL characters are (will be right?) introduced. Time will be mighty tight for all the established beloved characters, with time needed for the new ones to be introduced and developed, AND for time make up to continue previous D&D plot inventions/deviations. IF episode 9 was rushed, episode 10 willl exceed that by all they need to cover, and season 5 might lap both in.
  13. Just watched it a 2nd time Going with a 6. For pure entertainment a 10, it really did have me on the edge of me seat at least the first time, though the ending still sucked and sucked even more the 2nd time around. As a book reader a 2, and the ending REALLY sucked. It didn't have to be Stannis arriving (but could have should have if they had pacing the plot better, and perhaps spread out the events of ep. 9 and starting it earlier thus having his entry be the climax of the episode) but still felt wrong. Make it be the siege it was rather than the apparant Wall attack being a handful of people and 1 or 2 of the 100's of giants and mammoths Mance had. Total loss of the epic scale the book had. btw Hopefully sometime soon we will have seen the last of emo-Jon.
  14. agreed 100%. Makes me very afraid for next season, when the plot lines, locations (and characters) expand substantially. I afraid season 4 was just the prelude to season 5 and perhaps the material just beyond being the ability of the producers to do well. The saving grace of the show are the actors, this season for me was the actors covering the asses of the producers. but I wonder myself just how much further that will carry me along if Season 5 was as bad, with unnecessary plot diversions and creations thus leaving little time to expand important and necessary canon plot lines. Just my two cents!
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