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  1. Yet another intelligence-insulting Ding-Dong retcon. Even if they intended for Dany to become evil all along (and I seriously doubt they were thinking that far ahead), they never developed it. Instead, being the prideful p****s that they are, they try to rewrite history to rationalize their latest contrivance. How many times have we been through this with them? Thank the gods it’s the last time...for now. Are we supposed to pretend that Dany’s conquests of Astapor and Meereen were preludes to wanton mass-murder in King’s Landing? That’s absurd, and not just because they portrayed those actions as unambiguously heroic. And Tyrion’s paraphrasing of Niemoller’s poem is just offensive. They contrived for Dany to become evil in the penultimate episode so that she had to be killed in the finale. Once you see how poorly planned their writing is you can’t unsee it. I’ve never even been a big Dany fan. I’ve always criticized her absolutist style of rule. But they murdered her character in more ways than one.
  2. Why would a history about the succession war after Robert’s death (its in-universe name is War of the Five Kings) be called that anyway? Another cringe/groan-inducing attempt at fan service.
  3. In all the time I’ve spent with friends and on this forum theorizing about different ending scenarios, I don’t think that I’ve ever come across this one or anything like it. If this is anywhere close to the ending that GRRM sketched out for the Ding-Dongs (even if they botched the execution as they ran down the checklist), then he can take as long as he likes to keep writing/rewriting. Because this was horrid. Absolutely horrid. The show overtaking the books might end up being a blessing in disguise if it gives GRRM a chance to “beta test” this ending. I have huge doubts that this is how the story will actually end, and even if it does, I know that the context will be completely different: characters will be driving the plot rather than the plot driving the characters, for one. That alone will make everything better. This show has left such a bitter taste in my mouth. I can’t believe how bad it became by the end. What worries me now is that I won’t ever be able to separate the show from the books in my head. Like that instead of reading WoW and DoS unsullied, I’ll be on the lookout for spoilers from the show, to say nothing of any rereading.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    I'm really looking forward to getting back into the books once this disasterpiece is finally done. For one, the books are better, and for another, the books are less divisive. With the books, we may have disagreed about this or that, but everyone agreed that we loved the books. There isn't that same agreed-upon love for the show. It's divided the fan base and embittered both sides. To me, that's the worst thing about the show.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    I think that's when it went off a cliff, for sure, but even when they still had plenty of "book" left to adapt they often altered or ignored the source material anyway, like the "Talisa" storyline that sucked up so much time and made so little sense.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Indeed, S01 was fantastic. I was absolutely ecstatic as I was watching it. I spread the gospel of GoT to friends and family. But now we can see the signs of the problems to come. Remember the ridiculous "s-exposition" scene when Littlefinger divulged his deepest, darkest secrets to two random prostitutes-in-training getting it on? "Play with her ass"? (Although in retrospect, "Ros" would turn out to be far from the worst original creation of the Ding-Dongs.)
  7. No, contrived/contradictory writing is not "trope busting." Unless "good storytelling" is a "trope" of some sort, that is. GRRM busts some tropes, sure, but he does so in a way that is dramatically and thematically satisfying (i.e. a way that makes sense). GRRM doesn't lead his readers down a dead end - or over a cliff - and then say, "Surprise! Shocked?" Were my expectations subverted when Jaime said that he didn't care about the people of King's Landing? Yes, they were. Given that he once sacrificed his honor to protect the people of King's Landing (and had to wear it through his life like a badge of dishonor), I didn't expect that. It didn't make sense. Were my expectations subverted when Jaime's last act was to try and save Cersei's life? Yes, they were. Given his "redemption arc" (not to mention the fact that she just tried to kill him and his brother), I didn't expect that. It didn't make sense. Having a character die after a series of inconsistent and incoherent actions is indeed "anticlimactic." It has nothing to do with how he died, but why. Imagine if he had died the same way, but with Brienne instead.
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    Gendry and Dany both kinda forgot...
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    Rant & Rave without Repercussion: Burn It All Edition

    "GoT" no longer has any characters - not in any meaningful sense. None of the characters have consistent personalities or motivations, let alone any development. They're just a bunch of puppets that the writers get to do whatever they need them to do in order to move through their checklist. (Except it makes even less sense, because some of the items that seem to be on their checklist can't be from GRRM.) It's bizarre to me how little the Ding-Dongs either don't understand or don't care about these characters. It's got to be some combination of both, but why? How can you be in charge of a story like this and be so careless and thoughtless? There's just too much to criticize at this point. It's an avalanche of failure that just gets bigger as it rolls downhill. After enduring so much abuse from the show and its fans for so many years, I'm delighted that "GoT" is ending on such a sour note. Hopefully this taints its memory as a whole and we'll be spared some of the nauseating encomiums to this "masterpiece" to which we'd otherwise be subjected forever and ever. It has nothing to do with the show overtaking the books, either. That's a common misconception among fans. These problems were evident from the very beginning, though they became undeniable by S05 and S06. "GoT" was a bad-faith and low-effort adaptation of "ASoIaF" long before they ran out of source material.
  10. I don't think that either of those examples were "misdirection," particularly Talisa. I think that's giving D&D far more credit than they deserve. It was just pointless, time-wasting writing which made so little sense that we contrived these fantastical interpretations just make some sense of it. On a side note, even if their intentions were "misdirection," that's still not how you do it. You don't lead your audience down a path that goes nowhere and then shout, "Surprise! Shocked?"
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 510?

    Between the anticlimactic Battle of Ice to the James Bond-style poison lipstick, this episode was a disaster.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 509?

    This is an imposter of an adaptation.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 506

    You finally, really did it... YOU MANIACS! YOU BLEW IT UP! DAMN YOU! GODDAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!
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    How would you rate episode 503?

    I don't understand how anyone is ranking this above a 5. The books aside, the show is bad on its own. The characters make no sense, the writing is poor, and the plots are sluggish.
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    How would you rate episode 410?

    My mistake, then. For some reason I thought it happened quickly and quietly in SoS. Never mind!