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  1. Ugh what a boring episode. GRRM or not, an entire episode of exposition is boring.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    Good point. I hadn't thought about it that way. Also, I wasn't under the impression that Gwen Christie had a body double. They "uglied" (relatively speaking) her up a bit in the show, but she's a stunning looking model irl, so I don't see why she'd need a double.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    Because the show has always played well with musical motifs and character themes. It just seems weird that they'd play Theon's theme over a scene that had nothing to do with him, is all.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    It made for an incredibly powerful scene but I couldn't help thinking "this is Theon's theme...". A more soaring and dark variation of the Stark/Winterfell theme would've been nice.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP305 Discussion

    So far, this season is just getting better and better. Last week's episode was more "in your face" good, mostly because of Dracarys, but this week's was just all around excellent, well paced, well written and extremely well acted (well for the most part). I love the buildup, ep 9 is going to be phenomenal, probably better than Blackwater. Overall, I love the direction this show is taking. It used to be bleak and sad, now it's becoming extremely dark and hopeless. Beric vs Hound was the best fight scene we've had so far. Best since Hound vs Mountain Jon/Ygritte: Still don't care about this storyline. Kit is terrible. Dragonstone: Wow, I loved everything there. I love the dark gothic atmosphere in those scenes. In the books, I always got an extremely creepy vibe from all the scenes in Dragonstone. Okay, the pickled babies was not exactly subtle but this is TV, they need to establish things with the little time they have per scene/location. Selyse was great, a bit more human and less batshit insane as in the books. I liked that. hehe Edric. Shireen was perfect, just the right amount of hope and melancholy. I'm looking forward to her teaching Davos how to read. I'm a bit saddened by the omission of Patchface, but I don't think he'd work well on TV, plus we already have enough characters as it is. Maybe they'll give his prophetic powers to Shireen? Jaime/Brienne: Highlight of the episode without a doubt. That bath scene was extraordinary. Emmy for NCW already. Robb: Man, the Karstark execution gave me chills. Brilliant scene. And the Roslin/Edmure marriage is in motions. Arya: Loved all of her scenes. Maisie is the best. Her scene with Gendry made me tear up a little. Daenerys: Good scene. I love listening to Valyrian. Grey worm is hot. Barristan/Jorah banter was well written. King's Landing: Okay they are overplaying Olenna now. The toilet humor has to go and she's not as sharp as I imagined her. The actress is great, but her lines are just badly written. Loras scene was a little pointless. Nice butt though. Littlefinger continues to be one of the worst characters, god I just want to smack him everytime Aiden Gillen opens his mouth with that forced raspy voice of his. Tywin/Tyrion/Cersei scene was fantastic. What with all the buildup for royal wedding, it's obvious now PW will happen in ep 10. It's just be weird if all the buildup led to having to wait for next season. So yeah, overall, fantastic episode, the buildup this season is incredible; it's so much better than last season.
  6. ^It's not outside of the realm of possibilities. Abused children (which Theon sort of was) often love their parents much more than they love them. It's entirely possible that Ned tried his hardest to never be a true father to Theon but Theon still yearned for his approval and loved him like a real father. It totally makes sense to me. 10 all around: Best episode of the season for me. All the storylines clicked. This season is so much better than S2 so far.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Can a sword really slice the top of a head clean off like Stannis' did ? I doubt so. I'm not expecting GoT to be a historically accurate depiction of the War of the Roses, thus don't really care much about the science behind the battles or logic behind the tactics. The book made it sound like the river was literally on fire and I distinctly remember having a feeling of suffocation while reading that scene...Actually the characters in the show itself mention the river being on fire a few times but after the initial wildfire explosion (which, admittedly, was spectacular) we really really don't get a sense of anything being on fire except a couple guys on the shore. That was my only complaint in an otherwise amazing episode.
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    [Book Spoilers] EP 209 Discussion

    Minor complaint : When I read the battle, I pictured a true inferno of flames, as if they were caught fighting inside a furnace. It made the Hound's fear a little more believable. Here he was like "aah a burning guy! I must flee!" Other than that, awesome episode. Stannis being in the thick of the action was a brilliant idea and the Wildfire explosion was pretty damn cool.
  9. What a boring-ass episode. Arya/Tywin : What a disappointing end to a great storyline. So Tywin just goes 'I need to go' and goes. That's it. And then Arya says "I need to escape" and she escapes. No tension, no suspense, nothing. All that incredible build-up for nothing. Lame. Brienne/Jaime : Fun start for their road trip, excited to see more. Theon/Yara : Okay but they made it way too obvious that the two boys were not Bran and Rickon. No suspense whatsoever there. Tyrion: Fun scenes this week. Robb/Talisa: Yaaaaawn. What's with the infodump about Volantis ? Cersei : Alright. Stannis/Davos : Enough with the backstory. Dany : Jeez, go to the House of the Undying already! All in all, this episode bored me to tears, ep 9 and 10 better be damn good or I'm not watching s3. This season has been extremely underwhelming.
  10. Oh okay I thought this was a purely arbitrary decision from the execs. It's understandable, considering how period pieces like this must be insanely expensive compared to your average 12 season shows (dexter, breaking bad or mad men for instance, not that these shows have bad production values, on the contrary, but yeah probably way less expensive)
  11. I don't get why they went for a 10 episode format. The show would've benefited immensely from a 12 episode format.
  12. Yeah that's why I seem to be inclined to think it was Pyat, as he was shown in the "previously" But yeah the more Quaithe the better, so here's hoping.
  13. Hmm I'd love that, but I think they would've shown Quaithe in the "previously on". I don't think non-readers even took note of her.
  14. I love when people say Tywin was not a villain in the books. Tywin : -the guy who forced his 13 y/o son to watch his wife getting gang-raped and then forced him to participate -the guy who employs people such as the Mountain, Amory Lorch, the Bloody mummers and sets them loose on innocent smallfolk -the guy who wiped out an entire house just because they dissed him... -need I go on ? Really, not a villain.
  15. The whole scene just made no sense. He chose to let her go, I accept that... but why did he chase after her ? And why didn't Qhorin and the rest wait for him ? And where was Ghost ? And well I hate Jon and Ygritte in the book too, so there you have it :P
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