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  1. duncanthemedium

    [Spoilers] EP707 Discussion

    I would guess nothing. Matters of passion are separate from matters of politics in Dorne. We also don't know whether Elia objected to this annullment or thought there could be a Dornish menage-a-trois (which btw is what Targaryens are also known for). I really think that there are some characters that I see fighting the Night's King and there are others like Arya, Sansa, Theon, and maybe even Jaime whom I see not participating in that battle, but trying to nullify Cersei's advance in the South. Theon is one of those characters too. My guess is his efforts would somehow lead to a redirection of the Lannister resources (Golden Company, Iron Fleet,etc) in favor of the larger battle against the Night's King. Sorta like Riders of Rohan. But that would be right at the end. His main role will pertain to the Euron/Cersei threat.
  2. I would still rate the episode (ep.4) where Dany and Drogon swoop in on the Lannister Army in the Reach (or whereever, Crownlands?) as the best one. Jaime has that brave knight brain fart and Bronn has his golden moment, Dickon Tarly feigns to be significant, Tyrion's herat breaks a little as Lannister soldiers are reduced to ashes and Jaime's fate hangs in the balance, and finally we see a glimpse of the Dany-Jon loving on the cave walls. This was the best episode of the season next to that one. (9/10). The season overall was 7/10
  3. duncanthemedium

    [Spoilers] EP706 Discussion

    Umm...I dare say that the writers won't have such a complex payoff for that storyline. Odds are that all three characters, Sansa, Arya and Petyr are playing the 'game of thrones' in the proper. Sansa is trying to best Petyr while infantilizing the new Arya whom she doesn't know or understand at all. Her loyalties are still to Stark and Winterfell. Arya is too much the Nymeria lone-wolf type. She has learnt in Braavos to tell a lie...remember this was a part of her training. So she knows what Petyr is doing and is trying to play his conniving butt, without letting Sansa in on it, because, SHE doesnt get Sansa as well! Finally, Petyr's point of view as the expert player of the game of thrones is what the show runners reveal to us. But Petyr doesn't understand that this is not that old game anymore. Not only has Sansa learnt the lessons he painfully taught her in these preceding years and not only can she best him, the skill-set that Arya and Bran have are beyond his calculations and schemes. I think Lord Baelish will meet his end at the end of this season.
  4. duncanthemedium

    How would you rate episode 210?

    Really? Even Ned's head being chopped off? JK, I totally get it... I gave the episode an 8 (minus points for the HOTU and Jon/Qhorin storylines) I give the season a 8.8 which is an average of the ratings I've been giving the episodes throughout the season. Those are solid TV numbers imo. (three 8s, six 9s,one 10) Bring it on, season 3!!!
  5. duncanthemedium

    How would you rate episode 210?

    I think this is a universal verdict: Jon and Dany were not handled in the best possible way this season. Apart from that though everything else was absolutely brilliant. I am really excited about seeing more of Stannis/Mel and Brienne/Jaime. Arya and Bran were amazing as they were in the last season too. And Tyrion is his brilliant self as always. Can't wait for season 3. Until then, I'll let dreams of Margaery's neckline sustain me... :drool:
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    How would you rate episode 209?

    I wonder how anyone willfully gave this episodes the 6s and the 7s I spot up there... Hmmm... so a 10 would be the televisation of the Second Coming? Or would Jesus' visual effects and make up or whatever maybe even get that down to a 9?? :dunno:
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    How would you rate episode 209?

    A perfect ten 10. Bloody brilliant!!! GRRM should write the RW and the PW episodes next season too!!! OH MY GODDDDDDD....I have already seen the episode twice!
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    How would you rate episode 208?

    Gave it a 9. First off, to all the haters, remember this is not a book where your imagination and the author's words can give you limitless possibilities. I am so sorry that you do not like the way the show is turning out, but please be more articulate and discerning when assessing this TV SHOW (NOT A BOOK!!!) because it makes me feel guilty for absolutely LOVING the show, as if its some kind of a betrayal. I love the books, and I love the show and to me they are separate media with their own conventions and imperatives. This episode was absolutely amazing. Remember, even the books are not all about the action. Its also about the 'games' that characters play off each other. I was gonna call the Theon/Asha scene followed by the Tyrion/Bronn scene a 'one-two punch of excellence' but then we got Arya/Jaqen, Tyrion/Varys, Tyrion/Cersei, Davos/Stannis and finally Robb/Hotness, and I was completely blown away by the writing. The adaptation from the books, the emotional and character build up, spot on! Absolutely spot on! Great building of anticipation for next week (and the promo looks amazing!) I am hoping it would be the 10/10 that I am saving for it since the beginning of the season. It might be a general american audience thing, where people get bored with character development and lack of action (I know its not the case with people who love GOOD fantasy/sci-fi) but some of the comments here just dont figure for me. I loved all the one-on-one character interactions (save maybe the Shae scene). Next week, Blackwater Bay, welcome to the world!!!
  9. duncanthemedium

    How would you rate episode 207?

    oh and I agree... I want the old Gregor Clegane back!!!
  10. duncanthemedium

    How would you rate episode 207?

    9... Loved Ygritte, love to hate Theon, and its great what they're doing both with Jaime and Dany sorylines. Absolutely LOVED the scene between Tywin and Arya. They are setting up some things well. I mean Dany's storyline is so much more wonderful in this timeline...call me a heretic, but this Dany story is better than the original. I wonder where the Sansa-Shae alliance is going... they might be looking to explain what Shae did to Tyrion later.. The whole Karstark thing was well-handled. This explain's that incident with much economy as well as giving good ol' Nikolai some screen time. Roose Bolton is not creeping me out enough though... All in all...I wish every day was Sunday!!!
  11. duncanthemedium

    How would you rate episode 206?

    AWESOME episode... again, not giving it a 10 cuz that's reserved for Blackwater. Great acting from Bran, Theon, Tywin Thank you to D&D for adding something interesting to Dany's storyline. (Its funny how I worship ASOIAF yet absolutely despise Dany..and its affecting my judgement of the TV character too) Jack Gleeson's Joffrey takes the crown (lol) for me, though, for that little scene with Sansa at the beginning. I wish they postpone the PW for as long as possible so that we can enjoy his performances. I was kinda weirded out by the Osha scene...cuz well...never thought of her naked, lol. Great episode over all
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    How would you rate episode 205?

    Oh also...Maisie Williams will be the next Judi Dench or Helen Mirren or something, the way she controls her expressions....
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    How would you rate episode 205?

    Loved this episode. A solid 9. I WAS kind of thinking how short and un-Vikingy the iron-men appear to be. Anyway...the rest of the episode was great. I especially loved the different motivations, and connivances they've come up with in Qarth and Harrenhal to economise screen time and pace and still keep the story plausible. Xaro appears more 'life-like' and comprehesible than in the books, where the Qartheen customs make him appear more...remote and exotic, so to speak. Great work all round. This is the first time Dillane becomes Stannis for me. Cunningham was awesome. Gwen Christie, superb, even by book-loyalist nitpicker standards I should think. The Tyrio sequence...woweee...Can't wait til Blackwater!!!
  14. duncanthemedium

    [Book Spoilers] EP 204 Discussion

    No way are you comparing the sheer quality of writing, ACTING, sets, styling, directing etc. that appears on GoT with those sucky adaptations... cummon!!!
  15. duncanthemedium

    [Book Spoilers] EP 204 Discussion

    Thank you my friend. Very well put! On the whole, I am kind of tired with people judging the series in comparison with the book. Especially with the case of Ros. I mean give it a break already. Imagine going up to GRRM and saying 'yeah well that whole scene with Theon and the captain's daughter on the way to Pyke...yeah, kinda pointless'. I mean come on! The screen play is a re-interpretation and GRRM is in on the changes. We all know that. Learn to live with it. And judge it as it is and for what it is - a TV show. My only, and rather shallow criticism, is with the make-up and stylist department. Melissandre is supposed to be mesmerisingly, enchantingly beautiful, van Houten is a veritable goddess in real life, but she looks like a horse in the series. (I am sorry...but that is what it is). Same with Margaery and what I think might be Jeyne (Talisa in this episode)... though i do think that the robb-jeyne love story is more plausible if he sees her as a smart and daring ladyling rather than a 'oops I f**cked you so now I must marry you...oh wait I DO love you' kinda thing that was in the books. Kudos to Emilia Clarke for her acting, Peter Dinklage is a god as usual, and Maisie Williams' expressions were sublime. Liam Cunninham on the other hand wasn't as convincing in the shadow-baby scene as he could have been (kind made the scene look kinda fake, no terror on his face) and the new Mountain isn't as threatening as he was in the first season. Bring that actor back! His character on Spartacus was de-faced (literally), so he should be free now!