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    Fantasy and SF Recommendations: Series

    Some series that most people may enjoy: - The Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson (the second book, Words of Radiance, is one of the best fantasy books) Overall: 5/5 - The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny (they are all great, light reads. Won't take you too long to get through the series) Overall: 5/5 - Kingkiller Chronicles (it's lost a little bit of steam, but the prose is still quite good, and the books are essentially recounts, which makes them pretty interesting. A different type of fantasy from most.) Overall: 4/5 - Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson (great series, with one of the best magic systems in all of fantasy. Plays around with tropes, but also tries to subvert them.) Overall: 4.5/5 - Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch (the first book is amazing. The ones after are nowhere near as good, but can still be decently entertaining.) Overall: 3.5/5 (the first is a 5) - The Dark Tower by Stephen King (a lot of people like it, hence why I put it here. A bit of fantasy flavoured with sci-fi and a little bit of the western genre. For me, the first three books are good, but the rest are pretty underwhelming.) Overall: 3/5 - The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe (very different from your traditional affair. Good read, although takes some time getting into.) Overall: 4/5 - Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb (has a great protagonist, and the first book is good. I found the next 2 just ok, but many have loved them, so you might too.) Overall: 3.5/5 - The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher (the series is weird in that it gets progressively better. The first few books are a chore to get through though - the first 2 are fun, but it gets tedious after that for the next three or so because they follow the exact same formula. After that it really comes into its own though.) Overall: 3.5/5 (books after the first 5-6 are about 4-4.5) - The Broken Empire Trilogy by Mark Lawrence (good stuff [weak middle book though] if you are fine with quite dark reads. I enjoyed it, but the second book did drag the rating down.) Overall: 3.5/5 - Malazan Book of the Fallen by Stephen Eriksen (epic in scope and littered with great moments.) Overall: 5/5 For context, I would give ASOIAF a 4/5. The first three are 5/5, but the last two have been 3/5 for me.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    Show-Oberyn, is, without a doubt, the better character. More interesting and more fleshed-out. Also, while being likable doesn't make one a better or worse character, it really helped here, imo, just because everything is so grim all the time that it just gets a little exasperating. There's literally no one important out there who's genuinely likable as well as powerful and having Oberyn be that brought a breath of fresh air.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    Rating it like that doesn't make sense. Episodes should be rated by the quality of what was in, not be omissions.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    ^ IDK about that. There were still far, far too many cliffhangers. Very few characters had an entire arc.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    Dude, that part to me felt like a subtle piece of awesomeness by D&D. The way I interpreted it was that Jaime felt liberated from the clutches of Tywin due to Cersei telling him that now they have the upper hand. This gave him motivation to come free Tyrion. But yeah, I agree that the scene itself was kind of too quick.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    Perfect in every way- hands down the best ever!
  7. I think that this episode was a much bigger achievement than Blackwater ever was. Sure, the Night's Watch might not have been that developed before this. However, here, they get more development than all 4 seasons combined. We see how inexperienced and frightened they really are, and it is conveyed in such a believable and touching way. Allister Thorne Edd, Grenn, Pyp and Sam became a lot, lot more awesome as characters. The scene where the giant charges at the men of the night's watch while they chant their vow is, personally, the most moving scene for me. The very fact that they were able to create one of the most epic yet touching and heartbreaking with characters who were previously not so fleshed out before makes it a grand achievement in my eyes.
  8. Ending this episode with Stannis would have made it basically Blackwater at the Wall. Also, the moment will definitely be remembered. Just because it isn't an end scene doesn't mean it won't have an impact. Come next season, people will remember Stannis' heroics in the face of doom. Impact on Jon was personally what I wanted, and got :)
  9. Easy 10. I'm glad Stannis didn't show up- this episode should have, and did, focus solely on the Night's Watch. Stannis will get his big moment next episode. Be patient.
  10. Not only that, but the large consensus is that GoT is having its best season so far. The IMDB scores reflect that. So far, episodes 2,6 and 8 of this season have higher scores than any episode from the previous seasons except for Rains of Castamere, which has a stunning 9.9.
  11. Yeah, the beetles' story was amazing! I don't know why everyone is hating on it.
  12. Isn't there a part in the books where someone is talking to Dany about some Unsullied going to brothels to feel a woman's soft touch? I'm pretty sure there is- this is just a sub-plot that's been influenced by that. There's no butchery as you stated. By the way, D&D's Daenerys worship is a false belief- they have clearly shown her as being capable of making rash and questionable decisions. Have you not watched any episode after Breaker of Chains? Because, so far, we've had: Oathkeeper: Dany chaining up the masters, against Barristan's advice. Nazi-Targ banner ominously sprawling over Meereen. The Laws of Gods and Men: Her decisions being questioned even further, with her morality being questioned by the Joel Fry's awesome Hizdahr. Mockingbird: Jorah questioning Dany's decision-making, and Dany even conceding that she was wrong. The Mountain and the Viper itself: Daenerys rashly banishing Jorah. ^Seriously, I don't know how anyone could say that Dany is being depicted as a hero or whatever after all that has transpired up until now this season. One last, minor point- show Daario is not the greatest of characters, but no one, NO ONE (except Darkstar of the night) can be worse than the blue, shallow book Daario.
  13. I'm actually really curious about what problem do people have with Missandei and Grey Worm's scenes- is it that they feel that Grey Worm cannot have affection without lust? Surely, it can't be about it being filler, since we don't even know where this is going. I thought it was a wonderful and quiet moment, something the show does very rarely.
  14. See, there are probably many more people, including me, who are shocked by the amount of 6,7 and 8s it's getting on Westeros.org (many of us think that it deserves a 9 or 10). People are always going to have different opinions, bro- that statement of yours was kind of an extreme overreaction :)
  15. The IMDB board doesn't seem too fond of it too- though the average score it has received is 9.9, so the voting public seems to like it just fine.