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Jamie Lannister

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  • Birthday 11/19/1990

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  1. Stannis. D&D certainly bungled a lot of character arcs, and some characters were translated horribly from book to screen, but Stannis was a character they had a very low opinion of to begin with and coloured his depiction in the show with their clear bias against him. The showrunners having such an extreme interpretation of a very grey character -- boiling him down, to quote Benioff, to an "unquestionably terrible king" without empathy or humanity -- did him an enormous disservice, essentially making him an outright villain long before they had cause to. His more humane qualities in the books are either downplayed or absent entirely, while his negative ones are jacked up all the way. It's like they tried really hard to make viewers hate this guy, and it pleased me to see how that didn't take. I went from apathetic on the character to rooting for him purely out of spite for the contempt D&D had for him.
  2. Her closure seemed the most directionless of all the main characters. Her clich├ęd "hero strikes off alone to go see the world" ending felt like such an afterthought, like they had no idea what to really do with her.
  3. Lord Commander Brienne writing Jaime a flattering eulogy in the White Book would've been a great ending to his story... if only the two preceding episodes hadn't voided his entire character arc in the show. For fuck's sake D&D. For fuck's sake.
  4. Was the valonqar even on the table here? I thought the Maggy vision omitted it in the show. You're right though. Jaime ultimately had no character development, he didn't change or grow as a person at all. It was just a character examination. We see that he's not quite as bad as he first seems, but is ultimately the exact same man he was in S1E1. I'm so torn. It's awful, but I kind of buy it for the show. They made Jaime so much more detestable and Cersei so much nicer that it almost makes sense for these two characters. But it's not at all what I want or expect from the books.
  5. I'm confused at these people happy with NK dying like a chump because "the real meat of GoT is political intrigue, grey morality, not good vs evil." Are you joking? Cersei and Euron are about as shallowly evil as he was. This show has been neatly divided between TEAM GOOD and TEAM BAD for a while now.
  6. You remember that Avatar: TLA episode, where the gang hides out in the Fire Nation and watches a parody of their adventure so far that's just rife with mischaracterisation, terrible dialogue, and absurd plot, but "at least the effects were decent"? The effects were really fucking decent. So was the music, the cinematography, the atmosphere. Dragons savaging each other above the clouds in a blizzard, the Lich King swooping down to blow everyone the fuck out while his pet sears the castle with its ice beams? The cannon fodder army with their flaming swords, a 5'0 ninja mowing down hordes of zombies? Good God that shit was enjoyable. Stupid as all fuck, but so very enjoyable. Just a shame the story sucked except for Mel's stuff.
  7. Not gonna lie, the six or so seconds of silence between Jaime and Bran alone made this entire episode worth watching to me. Those were six or so seconds of wordless excellence. A great call back to S1E1.
  8. Eh, 5, mostly for the battle at the end. That was actually pretty cool.
  9. 6/10. Would be a point or two lower but Walder is amazing.
  10. Solid 8. Easily the best of the season so far. Could've done with a little less Arya, the first Tyrion scene was flaky, and the Ironborn stuff is really suffering from this dude's oddly uncharismatic (IMO) portrayal of Euron, but I found a lot to like in this ep. Even the Dany stuff was decent.
  11. A generous 4. Awful ending aside, it was just... boring, more of the same conversations spoken with slightly different words. The excellent Pryce doing the same thing he's done every episode thus far, Tyrion taking half an hour to shrug his shoulders and say kinda sorta but not really, etc. We're halfway through the penultimate season (I think) and the amount of time they're devoting to repetition is just baffling to me. I appreciate build-up and foreshadowing, but why are we only getting this now? Why did it take so many lengthy speeches for Elliot Carver to give us his backstory, four episodes of pointless floundering for Cersei to put a plan into motion? Maybe I'm being too harsh and it's just Dany getting to me. I can't stand Emilia's Dany, and an episode of her suspense-free posturing (come on, did you think for a second that that was going to end in anything but total, predictable victory for our "silver"-haired heroine?) was bound to disappoint. Daario and Jorah continue to be the least interesting "duo" the show's ever contrived (seriously, give this trope a rest D&D) and not even Conleth's spectacular Varys can save the funny dwarf man from succumbing to Essos' plague of frustrating irrelevancy. I did like Jon and Sansa's interactions. I thought it was nice how the two Stark kids who never even liked each other can reunite with such warmth after all they've been through. Quaint. The Pyke stuff was alright but I worry no one is going to care; Yara is thoroughly unlikeable, and most show-only viewers I know are already soured on "that evil cringey pirate dude" from the last episode. I'm really surprised at how much people seemed to like this ep here.
  12. Solid 8/10. Really good episode. The Dany/Tyrion fanfiction was awful but pretty much everything was great, especially Jon's stuff.
  13. Maybe they'll bring back that cute Asian priestess from episode 4. That whole scene was pretty ominous.
  14. 6/10. The Bolton OC is enjoyable, Roose & Ramsay are still fascinating, Sansa's still hot, Jon's scenes continue to impress, and the looming fight with Stannis is intriguing, but not a lot else had me enraptured. The effects were decent. The dragons looked great.
  15. 5/10. I don't usually enjoy the catch-up premiers and this didn't break tradition, but it was still peppered with a few cool scenes. The ending was pretty great even with its implications.
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