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  1. Let's review the court of King's Landing: King: Brandon Stark An autistic creep with zero charisma who claims to be a wizard with clairvoyance, but did nothing to stop any of the carnage in KL. Hand: Tyrion Lannister A man guilty of patricide, the most grievous sin in all of Westeros. Furthermore convicted of murdering Joffrey, but I guess he gets a pass for that, or he convinced everyone of his innocence somehow. Master of ships: Davos Seaworth A lowborn smuggler, and previous Hand to, and most loyal supporter of, Stannis, who famously tortured his own daughter to death to gain the favour of a foreign fire-demon. Master of coin: Bronn A lowborn cut-throat with no experience in finance. Grand Maester: Samwell Tarly Became somehow the most senior member of the Citadel overnight, despite having fathered Children and stealing property Lord commander of the Kingsguard: Brienne The first woman on the job, but I guess all of Westeros acquired modern values overnight? Veteran of one battle, wherein she didn't make a single tactical decision. Yupp, I can totally see how the Westorosi nobility can get behind this!
  2. Why in God's name did they make Bran such an unlikable, autistic creep if they knew he was gonna end up as king? They've made Jon dull as fucking plywood on the show, so that asshole wouldn't be the ideal candidate either, but better than this shite.
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    Episode two retained the high quality. They manage to make radiation a more frightening antagonist than the murderer in almost any horror movie. Excellent portrayal of Soviet bureaucracy as well.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 805?

    I give it 5/10 for the following redeeming points: The Mountain forgetting he's a zombie when he sees his brother and disregards his programming by killing Qyburn and ignoring Cersei. The shots from the streets showing the horrors of war. Tyrion and Jaime's final scene Emelia Clarke's acting as mad Dany was surprisingly good. The spectacular visuals. Everything else was truly awful. The character assassination of Jaime and Dany are utterly unforgivable.
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    Chernobyl (miniseries)

    The first episode of the new HBO/Sky mini-series Chernobyl premiered earlier this week, and it's pretty fantastic. The episode filled me with dread the way few shows have ever accomplished. Everything feels so realistic and genuine, from the acting to the sets to the bureaucracy (if you can overlook the fact that Russians and Ukrainians speak English). If the first episode is any indication, this show will be one for the ages. Trailer:
  6. Lots of shitty writing in this episode as expected, but the scene that annoyed me the most was Bronn's. Sure, the script was awful, but the very idea that some random dude with a loaded crossbow could just walk in and threaten the Hand of the Queen without repercussion is beyond laughable. No one bothered to post some guards outside the door?
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    SPOILERS: Rant and Rave

    So Ned Stark's sword was melted and forged into two swords; now in the possession of Jaime and Brienne. Why hasn't any of the Stark children brought it up and demanded the steel back as a form of restitution? I would think at least Arya would hold a grudge against that (and would appreciate the opportunity to wield a Valyian steel sword).
  8. I'm aware that consistence in army size isn't this show's strong suit (anyone remember the Karstark troops making up half of the Northern army back in season four?), but I would none the less like to discuss the size if the opposing forces in the upcoming battle. The army of the dead: Jon said in season four that Mance's army contained 100,000 troops. Assume all those are now in the army of the dead, and add some wildling elderly and childen that weren't in Mance's army, plus some Night's Watch and whatever they picked up at the Last Hearth, the total number might be at around 120,000. The army of the living: There were 8000 Unsullied to begin with, maybe 2000-3000 have been killed in the battles thus far. 40,000 Dothraki in Essos, maybe 10,000 are gone by now. Jon hoped to have 10,000 Northern soldiers ready for the battle (unsure if this included the 2000 Knights of the Vale). That would put the total number at roughly 45,000, the majority of which as Dothraki (although they are conspicuously absent from most of the preparation scenes in WF). What do you think?
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    Dorne? Highgarden? Riverlands?

    Edmure Tully will appear in season 8. (Source)
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    True Detective Season 3 (SPOILERS)

    I may have misheard, but didn't the woman from the tv crew say something about how the case was similar to "spiral" case or something like that? The obvious reference would be the season 1 case. If so, it would mean that the seasons take place in the same fictional universe. But it might also just be an Easter egg.
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    Better Call Saul -- Season 4 Better Get Emmy

    A terrific finale to the show's worst season (still great though). Like others who wrote here, I wish they'd give more screentime to Nachos; a tremendously fascinating character. That shot with Mike shooting Werner gotta be the more gorgeous the show's ever had.
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    Better Call Saul -- Season 4 Better Get Emmy

    I don't know, I would hate if they did the "kill the workers"-twist. It's way too obvious, plus would have all their preparations of making the location of the lab unknown unnecessary. Whatever company/organisation the Germans are working for also ought to have some preparations in place to dissuade the criminals they work with from murdering them when the job is done.
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    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    Hearth-wrenching end to episode three, but I guess it wouldn't make sense to the story if June escaped to Canada this early. Do you think we will see the British-Canadian invasion of the US east during this season?
  14. Check out the vote spread on IMDb's Black Panther site: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1825683/ratings?ref_=tt_ov_rt Can we boil it down to 3000 racists, or is something else going on?
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    Peaky Blinders Season 3 - Spoilers

    So glad this show it back! I find Aidan Gillen extremely annoying in every role he plays, but apart from that everything looks promising.