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    How would you rate episode 701?

    Yes, yes, yes. At this point it's completely out of context. The context, certain characters' behavior. It's just one big fanservice to today's trending hashtags. Really, ten year old girl gets to talk like that to 50 year old men who fought wars? Really, she's going to battle and not let the men fight for her? Really, everybody is wearing black leather because why? Really, Cersei knows Jon is king, Daenerys is sailing and the Freys were killed? Did she get that off BBC news? Really, Euron sailed past Dragonstone TWICE without invading it? Really, not a single soul is in Dragonstone? Really, Littlefinger gave up his powerplay to stalk a moody Sansa in Winterfell?
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    How would you rate episode 701?

    I gave it a 7 and I was understanding and generous. - it is absolutely unforgivable that I have to shade my windows, turn off the lights, cover the screen from both sides and still squint for over half a minute to have a clue what is going on in a scene. - Why has every single female lead turned into a version of Cersei Lannister? - There were lots of fillers and redundant scenes, and weirdly some of them worked much better than scenes with actual importance and plot value. - The costume department did one thing and only one thing right this season, Euron Greyjoy. THANK YOU. - Ed Sheeran and Arya were the high point of the episode. - The Intern Life at the Citadel sequence could have been the second best sequence of the episode if only the snaps were the same length or gradually shortened and then lengthened back. - If you aren't going to have dialogue in scene, which was a good idea, btw, you need to level up acting and camera work. - the episode basically consisted of three elements: proposition, filler and aggressive characterization.
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    Would you rather?

    Smell the cold? Would you rather have season 8 air in 2018 or have the spin off start right after season 8 finishes, whenever that is (2019?) ?
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    Would you rather?

    Other. would you rather be Selyse's or Lysa's child?
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    Would you rather?

    Black cells. They are under the red keep they should be cool too, but I probably wouldn't freeze to death. Would you you rather be a wildling or a dothraki?
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    Would you rather?

    A mercenary...? would you rather eat kidney pie or honeyed chicken?
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    Would you rather?

    Run an inn, no brainer. Would you rather see an ice dragon or a wight Hodor?
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    Would you rather?

    Pentos sounds more like my kind of place. I'm lazy to think up a new question so, Would you rather live in Winterfell or Sunspear?
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    Would you rather?

    Rhaegal. Would you rather watch a visually terrible but stimulating and interesting show, or a visually stunning but boring and cliche show? (I can't imagine what I might be referring to probably nothing, just a random thought)
  10. RhaenysBee

    Atwood's 'The Handmaid’s Tale' on Hulu

    Hmm. I never read the novels, I might give it a go now so that I can compare it to the show. I really enjoyed the first episode, it caught my interest, it defined the context and introduced the main character. I like dystopian stories, and it's been a while since I watched one. I watched the second episode too, which was okay, but I can't say I quite recall what happened. I remember that was the episode that introduced the "ceremony". What I do recall is that I was really disappointed with the third episode. 27 minutes spent on Janine's giving birth? You have to be kidding me. I can see the creative intent behind how slow paced the show is, but the plot of the first 4 episodes could fit into 2 episodes. Long long minutes spent with the camera focusing on Offred's face or somebody else's face. Long long minutes spent in silence. I understand that it's supposed to make me feel uneasy, but to be honest, it mostly makes me feel bored. I must be very insensitive. But slow paced soon turned into drag and I feel like they suffer from the classic case of how to stretch one book into 8 hours of screentime. The actors might be good, I feel like there isn't an opportunity for them to shine because all the scenes are so dull. Elisabeth Moss does a decent enough job with the camera's being shoved in her face all the time, but on the whole, I can't say I'm in deep sympathy with her character. There was no spark. The plot... since I haven't read the book I don't think I should say much about the plot. There are a few things I find illogical. The answers might have got lost in the adaption process, that's part of the reason why I intend to read the book, to find out if there's an explanation at all. I also had the feeling that the jump to Offglen's point of view (her trial and the execution and the hospital) was out of place. It didn't feel connected to the rest of the episode, it didn't blend into its flow. Otherwise the show does a good job delivering an atmosphere, both in the present and in the flashbacks. I only wish there was more substantial plot or a faster paced storytelling, because at this point it feels like a drag. So yeah, it's an interesting show to watch, I'll stay tuned for now, but I'm not particularly impressed so far.
  11. bloody awful trailer, but this actor is still insanely hot. He looks like Legolas in most of these shots thought.
  12. Wow that was underwhelming. The battle was amazing, Helga's burial was beautiful, Ivar is amazing and Floki totally grew on me. However. The Lagertha storyline makes absolutely no sense and the only thing it's built upon is Katherine Winnick looking good in fight scenes. She has no dialogue, she has no agenda, she has no thoughts or feelings. All she has is hairstyles, fight scenes and looking dimly into nothing scenes. She was reduced to a Torvi level character. This bastard person they roasted. Where did he come from? Why? The guy had two minutes of screen time before he miraculously acquired a giant army and attacked Kattegat for reasons unbeknownst to the audience. Then it turns out that he was hired by that other guy who had two minutes screen time and is already dead too. Do we all still remember Jarl Borg (or even the Karl persona) who was an actually enemy with screentime, agenda, valid resources and motives and a name we could remember? Oh the good old days. The moor girl storyline was a mess. After ten-odd years Helga suddenly realizes that she has a seriousl empty nest syndrome and takes this girl who seems to be the same age as her daughter would be. Alright. Floki hates this whole idea. Fair enough. Then the girl disappears and it turns out that she hates Helga more than Floki because... she fusses too much? Then she kills Helga and herself. I mean okay. But Helga didn't kill her family, Helga didn't kill her people. Helga was just annoying and obsessive... Hvitserk and Ubbe still don't bother to have a story. And Hirst sort of forgot about the blond slave along the way too. Sigurd was destenied to die. One can't live with a haircut like that. And there are way too many ragnarsons. If Hvitserk dies too, there might be room for Ubbe to have an actual story. Bjorn became very boring because he's the Negative Nancy of the brothers and for some reason he is always grim. I think Alex's Travis imitation passes (it got better over the years) and it's not completely stupid to have Bjorn (the son who spent the most time with Ragnar) becoming a bit like Ragnar. The trouble is that the new Alex outacts him in every scene. Ivar is a lot more vibrant and driven and smart and thus more likable even if he is a sociopath. If they intend to keep Alexander Ludwig in the loop (who became kinda hot to be honest) Bjorn and Ivar need to develop some sort of bromance because Bjorn is just a cold arse right now. Ivar is brilliant though and I love his relationship with Floki. What happened to Aella's wife and younger daughter? You know my problem with this whole season was the fact that there was only one storyline that drove the plot forward. Ragnar's death and avenging it. Everything else was bullshit that served no purpose. Script writing meetings must be like: Let's bring back Katherine Winnick and Clive Standen! Okay, so say Lagertha takes Kattegat and stays there and then... I don't know, let's have someone attack her! Great, and Rollo... well let's say his wife lets him have the weekend off so he can raid a little before he goes back home. Okay cool, at least she can yell at him some more! Hvitserk and Ubbe? That's a no brainer, they should fall for a slave girl, that always worked before. Ah yeah right and then we can drop her halfway through the season too! Yeah, great. Are we done then? absolutely, let's go have lunch. Wait, I have an idea! Yeah? Let's bring Jonathan Rhys meyers in! Why? Because he's great at having sex on camera and we need a new priest. You are a genius, my friend, lunch is on me. the result of this quality writing is that I can't tell if I'm watching the right episode or not. Did I miss one? I'm pretty sure I missed one. Let's check on IMDb. Hmm.. no, it seems like I didn't miss one. Okay then. Wait. Have I seen this before? I must have! No... this is the new one. Oh well. And the worst of all: I'm no longer motivated to watch it. I have to tell myself to catch up on Vikings. I have to convince myself to open the laptop and catch up on Vikings instead of watching some random Netflix. Season 5 expectations: i never thought I would say this but Lagertha needs to die. She doesn't do anything and she is as unrealistic and one dimensional as it gets. Ivar and Bjorn bromance needs to happen asap, especially if Floki will steps out of game (which he sort of should because he should be closing to 60). And if Bjorn goes back to Kattegat next season he needs to have a dialogue with his fucking son. God! Harald and Halfdan need a story. A conflict, a purpose, a bromance with other characters, anything. And for god's sake age the women and don't dress Lagertha in a pink cloak because it makes her look like Professor Umbridge.
  13. Episode 18 whooooooooooo is this person?!?! Whooooooo is her husband? Why did we introduce this random blond woman with the most unViking costume in the world two episodes before the season finale? So lagertha switched men for women because she was fed up with being cheated and lied to and betrayed, but now she is okay with Astrid and Bjorn screwing? Another human sacrifice. Aren't they getting bored with this? I know I am. Okay, but the last ten minutes were mind blowing. Oh my god this awesome. The way they line up for battle and the actors scowl into the camera, and the smile fading From aelle's face, awwwww, beautiful, just beautiful. And the ragnarsons roaring into the camera and dragging Aelle to the snake pit. Amazing amazing. Oh good god, Bjorn is going to blood eagle him? I can't watch. Well Gustaf, Alex and new Alex absolutely killed this. It was insanely cool. I wish the battle was longer, or I wish there was an actual battle. Just a quick one. I could have used a quick battle instead of random blond woman and more human sacrifice.
  14. Aslaug was still married to Ragnar and I'm sure that every single Ragnar son would have had something to say about such promise. But okay, the empty Kattegat is a fair point, still, this is the first time in TEN years that Kattegat is empty. This gets me back to another question of mine: what were all these people doing for ten years?
  15. Because people loyal to Bjorn would have stood in her way? I don't think so. Besides, when they all came back they could have snapped Lagertha's neck, but Bjorn returned and protected her and so none of the fighting men who left with Bjorn fought of attacking their leader's mother.
  16. I'm finally all caught up. Main thoughts so far General: 1. It is just blatantly stupid how women didn't age a day in ten years. 2. Sigurd needs a makeover. That hair. God, why. 3. Bjorn is not a family guy, is he? 4. Not Athelstan again. Why are they so obsessed with him? 5. A massive part of the script feels like a pointless excuse to give this and that actor/actress a scene. 6. What were these people doing for the past ten years? Ragnar: So his plan was to avenge the settlers but the loss they suffered at sea made it impossible, so he gave himself up to get killed and motivate his sons to avenge him (and the settlers) and screw Eckbert anyways? At the same time it felt like he was lost and had no purpose and just waited for death to come to him. I guess those are not mutually exclusive and he wanted to go to England because he wanted to die but also wanted to redeem himself and thought that he would die a death that helps. His death episode was heart wrecking, Travis is great. Bjorn&Torvi: Bjorn is alright, he is the new leader, he is a horrible father, he is fed up with Torvi... oh Torvi... well Torvi is one expesive accessory in this show. The hair and costume design and it's probably safe to say that Georgia Hirst got nice money for those three minutes of screen time she has. Not that we need more of her. It would have been nice to see some establishment to the Lagertha/Torvi coalition. are these two friends? Lagertha: The show got to the point where I dislike Lagertha. Her storyline makes less sense than Ragnar's magic Chinese herbs storyline. She wants to avenge Aslaug and get back her husband and home. Okay. So why sit around in Hedeby for ten years petting snow owls? Why didn't she go and look for Ragnar? Why didn't she attack Kattegat sooner? Why didn't she kill Aslaug sooner? What was she waiting for? Why now? And why shoot Aslaug? Why in the back? She wanted revenge. Okay. But why did she choose his particular time to take it instead of any other moment in the past ten years? And from her speech about Ragnar's death it seemed to me like she was counting on being Ragnar's queen and not ruling herself. So once again, why wait ten years and not act sooner? Ubbe&Hvitserk&Sigurd: No looks, no personality. We have five ragnarsons. We are supposed to be drooling over the screen throughout the entire episode. And then they give Sigurd that hair. Out of the three Hvitserk has the least personality. Sigurd has his Freudian age issues because his mom didn't love him and this gives some substance to his relationship with Ivar. Ubbe is the oldest of Aslaug's sons so he is some sort a leader among them, as well as the most mature and enlightened son. But Hvitserk is really just a background piece. Floki&Helga: I'm glad Floki made peace with Ragnar. Helga is sweet as ever but her sudden empty nest syndrome was unbased. The let's have another baby line raises one too many issues. How old are these people? Were they deliberately trying to not have a baby in the past 15 years? Are we supposed to assume they didn't have sex or Helga used some method to terminate any unwanted pregnancy? Fertility issues? I don't understand. Rollo: So this was a wild weekend in Vegas Viking style? Honey, I'm so bored, I need to go and raid a couple towns with the pals, be back by Monday. Show me some internal emotional conflict. And Gisla! God she is still a bitch. England: Aethelwulf has the heart of a sheep. His wife has been sleeping with his father for 15 years and now she even talks down to him and he just sits and endures. And eckbert is clearly favoring Alfred, but Aethelwulf has a son with Judith, doesn't he ever want his own son to become king as opposed to a bastard from yet another man his wife cheated with? Eckbert is awesome as usual, Judith... goodness me, just die already. Aelle is a very sick person. And That family dinner... this is kinda what the Tarlys should have felt like. Aslaug: Well that escalated quickly. I would have really loved to know what her plan was, where she was going to go, how she was going to fight back... it's pretty sad because I hated Aslaug for 3,5 seasons and she gets killed just when I was starting to appreciate her. Ivar: That kid is the best actor on the show ATM. I love Ivar's relationships. With Ragnar, with Aslaug, with Floki. The best scenes were the ones between Ragnar and Ivar. But they really need to do something about the crawling, it's vile. It makes him so inhuman, he is a prince for god's sake. Best scene so far was the ravens and everybody (especially Bjorn) finding out about Ragnar's death.
  17. I doubt that. Netflix is an American company and they are present in many places in and outside of the EU. Brexit shouldn't have anything to do with this. Oh come on now, really? I didn't like this show, but a friend of mine was on the horse stunt crew (and Alexander Dreymon is my dream Rhaegar) so I would still tune in.
  18. Well it was actually kinda cool for something that made little and less sense. Common sense is officially out of the window, I suppose, but I guess they've given up of such lowly boundaries as logic around the middle of season 5. The first twenty minutes were insane, again, aesthetic orgasm. The High Sparrow proved himself a zealous fuck one last time and Margaery died Margaery. Good god, RIP Margaery. She was the last cool character. but the high sparrow died too!!! Yay. I have new favorites to loath, though, so it's fine. That Maester in Old Town seems like an awful piece of shit. Sam was adorable though, and Gilly's non-walking and non-talking baby is at least the size of a toddler now. Mel vs Davos was a cool scene, Jon made a very Ned Stark decision. So Sansa isn't Cersei Stark, she is just baaaaad writing? Or is she still playing Jon? She makes no sense. Nor does Littlefinger. Arya killed Walder Frey. Shocker. Freypies though... I hope everybody who wanted pies are very happy now. Bran made no sense. Jon reveal was kinda non-existent and as underwhelming as it gets. What a waste of hype. At least I didn't have high expectations anymore. Was it me and my laptop and English listening skills or we were not supposed to hear what Lyanna whispered to Ned? Because I didn't hear anything and it was pretty cruel trolling. Daenerys broke up with Daario. What a pathetic idea. Tyrion sucks up to Daenerys. What a pathetic idea. Daenerys names Tyrion hand of the Queen. I guess he was really happy about it, so okay... Very underwhelming acting on both Peter and Emilia's part. So... House Tyrell wants revenge against The Lannisters...? Meaning that one who blew up House Tyrell? Because there isn't really another left. Well Jaime. And House Sandsnake wants revenge against whom? For what? Justice... What about justice for killing off House Martell? At least someone shut up the Sandsnakes. Back to the North. The north remembers. The north knows only one King whose name is Stark. And it doesn't matter if his name isn't Stark! JON SNOW for King in the North. Because the rules of succession matters as little in the north as it does in the south. I really don't know why Hot Pie isn't sitting the iron throne yet. Back to KL. So Cersei is the queen of Westeros now...? I guess the stupidity of the people of KL are only trying to mirror the stupidity of people in our world. People are sometimes offensively stupid. Well, we are in for another glorious season of Cersei... I hope Jaime valonquars her quickly but since Davos took 10 episodes to find out about Shireen's death it's only fair that Lena Headey will be kept around for season 8 too. And Daenerys sails from Meereen with a huge armada and her dragons are flying over the ships and there are dragon sails everywhere and it looks awesome and it should have happened 5, but at least 3 seasons/books ago. The visuals were great though. You know what this episode reminded me of? The pizza challenge. Throwing random toppings on a pizza that are all very delicious separately doesn't automatically make the pizza delicious too. I love bananas and soy sauce and pickles and Nutella and spinach, but that doesn't make a Banana-soy sauce-pickles-Nutella-spinach pizza delicious. I don't know... A part of me wants to rate the up, but the other part can't find enough reasons. Well the first fifteen-twenty minutes were really great. And I liked when Sansa said winter has come. And the golden dragon on Daenerys's ship was very pretty. Davos and Mel's fight was good too. And... And... Jaime and Walder had an exchange that made sense. And... Gee, that's still only like 5... The first twenty minutes gets 2 points, that's 6 then. Ummm... Sam was sweet. And... everybody is coming back to Westeros... 8. Well... The visuals WERE great. I really can't work this up any higher. 9/10 and I was as generous as it gets.
  19. Camera work, editing, directing: 13 Writing: 6 Acting: 8 Meereen: 9,5 North: 7,5 Final score: 9/10 The director and the editor need an award right now. I am convinced I would have written a better script. Yes, that's obnoxious, but I dont care. Everything about the battle and its aftermath was a cliché. I mean if it wasn't for the director, the editor and Iwan Rheon, the North would have been lost. Let's see. Meereen: strong writing with a couple rocky bits here and there. Tyrion and Daenerys's dialogue was okay, the negotiation with the masters was pretty good, I liked the dialogue and of course, Drogon is my sweetheart. Good to see that Daenerys can finally control the dragons and she uses them. And the Dothraki are back, oh man, finally the show is being as epic as it's supposed to be. Tyrion was amazing too. The problem area was the dragon attack... Do you need all free dragons and multiple rounds of fire spitting to bring down ONE ship? Will the rest of the ships not shoot at your dragons in the meantime? The dragons should be much much MUCH bigger. In my mind, one shot of dragon fire should be enough to take out at least three (if not more) ships at a time. If taking out one ship is teamwork for three dragons, how the heck did they bring down Harrenhal? I'm expecting them to be fucking massive by the time Daenerys lands in Westeros. And I think Emilia is overdoing Daenerys's self confidence and I think the director should tone it down a little. Then the Greyjoys which was surprisingly pleasant I fucking hate the Greyjoys but this was good stuff. I loved Yara and I loved the bad fathers left the world worse than they found but we will leave it better than we found. Loved how Daenerys shook hands with her. I have a feeling that they will try to fuck her over though, because I don't see Yara turning the ironborn from reaping and pillaging, and I don't see her turning from that either. Meereen was really good. The North: There was not one moment when I didn't want to bitch slap Sansa. Jon was a disgrace as a leader, a strategist and a person. But at least we can't complain about the lack of change in his character. Kit was not as bad as usually, he was almost good a couple times. Davos was cute. Tormund was amazing and the Kristofer delivered the best acting after Iwan and Peter. Wun Wun had a beautiful death, that was the only good part about the north script. It was just too beautiful. The rest of the plot was pretty damn predictable, but bowdown to the editor who still managed to inject tension into the scenes. After the riders of Rohan, Eomer, Gandalf and the Eaglas arrived poor editor didn't really get a chance to shine anymore because they started talking again. In fact the north was mostly okay when everybody shut up and fought and let the editor shine. The problem was not necessarily even talking, because Ramsay was instanely good and Tormund and Davos's little exchange was great. The problem was mostly Sansa and Jon opening their mouths. Did I hear Rickon and crypts? Seven save us all... The Visuals with Captial V: Just how much more beautiful could ANYTHING have been? Just the first ten seconds were drop dead amazing shots with amazing editing. Dragon CGI, beautiful. Riding through the men, beautiful shots. Ramsay and the rope, beautiful shots. Jon riding/Rickon running/Ramsay shooting, amazing cutting, so much tension. Death and the dying, insanely beautiful shots, so horrible, so powerful, so moving. The Dothraki charge was insane too. And the Knights of the Vale riding into the shield wall. Bowdown to all the stunt riders. That shit was not easy. And so the aesthetic orgasm saved the episode. Is there anything else to mention...? Yes. See I have dogs too. My dogs eat too. And they don't bark when they eat. Because it's quite difficult with their months full and occupied. They growl at each other when they share food and you can hear the sound of chewing and ripping, but they never barking. Dogs don't bark while they are eating.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 608?

    Yeah... This was definitely the weakest episode of the entire season. It was 70% filler 25% bullshit and 5% badly written plot progress. The one reason I gave it 3 instead of 1 is the master level of trolling. I mean one just doesn't get better at trolling the audience than D&D. It is poetic. It is an art they have perfected. Master of Ships, Master of Whispers, Master of Coin, get off it. Master of Trolling. After my initial what the fuck was that reaction all I could do was laugh for half an hour. The episode title makes all the sense now. Who gets epic faith militant slaughter by FrankenGregor? No one. Who gets Cleganebowl? No one. Who gets Mountain vs anybody? No one. Who gets LHS? No one. Who gets epic Jaime vs Brienne combat? No one. Who gets a Tully army to get back Winterfell? No one. Who gets an epic Blackfish fight? No one. Who gets an Arya is not Arya twist? No one. Who gets Syrio Forel? No one. Who gets epic duel between Arya and the Waif? No one. Who gets fight club Arya? No one. Who gets Ironfleet? No one. Who is right about their guesses? No one. Who can write a screenplay? No one.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 607?

    3. I mean what the fuck was that? By far the weakest episode of season 6, imo. It was boring and ridiculous. Queen of Thornes was good and I'm glad that Margaery is only playing everyone. But all the chit-chat with the HS is boring as hell, the HS ordering Margaery to share Tommen's bed and the idea that Tommen goes with that issue to the HS are both beyond ridiculous. Cersei is a waste of screen time, she does and says nothing. Riverrun was boring, the Jaime Blackfish scene was flat and dull, neither Jaime nor the Blackfish got to shine. It was so boring even Bronn failed to shine. Glad to see Bronn exists though. And I mean did we honestly have to waste some ten minutes for septon meribald and company just so they could all die? Yes, the hound is back, we get it, surprise, surprise... And it just comes to my mind, was that mustard cloaked dude supposed to be Lem Lemoncloak? Such a waste of time. And Jon and Sansa... For fuck's sake, can they look more ridiculous? A bloody ten-year-old calling them out on shit... Jon the poor broken man no.3 is lamer than hot pie. It must truly be tiring to die, but it didn't seem to bother lord Beric to have a voice, and even Theon fucking Greyjoy, broken man numero2 has more spirit than Jon. And Sansa didn't even do anything, she just stood there. So yeah, little miss assertive tells them to take a hike, but ser Davos saves the day after the two idiots fail to compose an offer, because he is good with kids because he was a fan of Shireen. I mean come on. And then Glover rejects because he won't fight with wildlings and house stark is dead. Does he argue that Sansa is a Bolton? Does Jon explain the bigger picture? Do they tell him about Rickon? So all Sansa was there for was to remind Glover of his allegiance and when he said that allegiance doesn't exist because the Starks are dead, she just said Oh well okay then... BLOODY HELL that was the worst writing ever. And it's not over yet. They go back to the camp and she is back at bitching about how they need more men and criticizing Davos. GIRLFRIEND, did you help convince anybody to give men? Did you do half as much as Davos? All you do is bitch about what others should do and then act behind their back. Davos is a battle seasoned man with good judgement who's been advising a king for half his life, he is straight with Jon. Sansa is a secretive, stupid and bitches about everything. So who should be his most trusted conselor? Sansa? Littlefinger? God, I want to bitch slap Sansa so hard. She was totally fine from season 2 to 5 and now she is back at it again with this full force Cersei attitude. Yara and Theon... Drink! Right, because ale will fix the shit he's been through... And if it does, that's just fucked up writing. And since when is Asha gay? Arya... First I thought the old woman with the cart was pyat pree. At least I was half prepared for what was coming. So what now? Game over? Where is a girl's caution? Where did a girl put his mind? Will the girl die alone in the streets? Will the girl magically warg into her direwolf? Will the girl honestly have the lamest and most unworthy death on the show? A girl's overconfidence is her weakness. (I'm warning you Sansa) Yes, my expectations were probably too high, but this was just pathetic. I should say something positive too. Queen of Thornes was one. The other was the (not so) subtle foreshadowing. And last bit of rant: why the fuck did Edmure Tully not die? I want death. Not oh s/he'll come back anyways death. Real death. Lots of death. Heads. Spikes. Start closing the bloody storylines already!
  22. 8/10. It was insanely cool and insanely cute after last week's fiasco. (Yes I know, the common opinion was that last week's episode was insanely cool, but I thought it sucked and that's why I refer to it as a fiasco) I see where they are going with the episode title, but I'm still not 100% sure about the structure of the episode. It just didn't build up. That's why I deducted 1,5 points. And another 0,5 for those couple boring bits. Benjen returns, hurray hurray... Quite boring and pretty unnecessary if you ask me. (His overhyped return... I mean who CARES about Benjen after six years?) The Mad King wasn't mad enough for my taste but it was still cool to see him. I am however growing more and more concerned about a certain ToJ scene... Maybe it will be for the best if we don't get to see Rhaegar after all. Sam and Gilly were sooooooo cuuuuuute, oh my god, all the emotions. So sweet, so tense, so lovely. The Tarly family casting was 100% on point. His mom, oh my goodness, she was so lovely and his sister was prototypically silly and innocent in the adorable sense of the world. Dickon was quite a dick, which is to be expected, but still nicely caught in the middle. All the Hornhill scenes were perfectly adorable and made such a beautiful parallel/contrast to Tyrion/Tywin relationship and Lannister family bonds. Gilly was a sweetheart when she gave that pep talk to Sam. And I was so so so proud of Sam when he decided to be a man. It was just amazing. And little Sam isn't an infant anymore! Bravos... When I first saw the troup I was like not again... But there was so much meaning in that scene this time. So many layers and dimensions. Basically every single word and gesture was on point. And Finally Needle! I hope Arya pierces the Waif with it. Bran again, boring boring boring boring. The only good thing about Bran is getting flashbacks. KL! I am hoping that Margaery is only playing at being brainwashed. Because so far it seems that she wasn't the one to outplay and manipulate everyone to her will. I loved how Jaime and the Tyrell army marched up to the stairs and demanded Margaery's release. And I loved the king Robert music and the camera work when Tommen walked out with the King's guard. And poor Jaime... Honestly, Tommen is a shame. If Tyrion or Tywin were still around this would have never happened. If Varys and Littlefinger were still around they would have known. HOW did nobody know? How did nobody stop this? HOW could this happen to the Iron Throne? Jaime dismissed? The high sparrow ruling KL? It is insane. I want the hypocrite old fart's fanatic head chopped off. I don't even remember the last time I wanted someone to die so bad. I am in shock. How could they let this happen? What a scene...! Drogoooooon! Omg Daenerys was actually riding Drogon! Omg just how epic that (would have been with a proper build up, but still kinda) was? I still think Drogon should be larger though. I know cgi is expensive but does it really make a difference? Is this his full size? Or is he still growing? Because his skull is most definitely not the size of a cart just yet. And I want a massive dragon. Like and GIANT massive fire breathing dragon that's so big it barely fits the screen. I also got a momentary deja vu. Daenerys's white horse probably had the same vanishing powder sprinkled over her as Aragorn and co's horses at the black gate. Gotta love vanishing horses. I liked this episode a lot. Very good writing. Wait, there was Walder Frey and Cersei too. Walder Frey was quite necessary, but Cersei was pretty boring and she doesn't make any sense this season. I will take that back if she takes out the high sparrow or burns KL.
  23. RhaenysBee

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    Because they never remember to reread their previous scripts or rewatch their previous seasons. I never read my papers before submitting them either, but I don't make millions of dollars through them, nor do I have a world wide audience... Thank you. this is the absolute worst that could happen to the plot. if Bran messes around in the past and we find out that he is responsible for stuff in the present, it's basically a Harry Potter woke up in the cupboard under the stairs level end game. Luckily that didn't happen either, so maybe Martin is better than that too, but the possibility itself is bad enough. War and politics don't happen because some stupid cripple boy manipulates the past. If Bran had anything to do with Jon, Daenerys, the Mad King or Robert, I'm officially out. It would be a sad destruction of an otherwise epic story.
  24. RhaenysBee

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 605?

    4/10 everything that wasn't Hodor was pretty much ridiculous. It felt like I was watching a different show. Littlefinger is a joke, he orbs between the north and the vale like a bloody white lighter, he has no connection to the crown, to the Boltons, to Dorne,to Daenerys, to Jon and the good North, he is a big fat nobody who may or may not have influence over the little boy who poses as the lord of the Vale. Why exactly did she not have him killed on the spot? The kingsmoot. I hate the ironborn so bad there are no words for it. Euron looks ridiculous, like a fatter version of Theon, one of the worst castings. And for god's sake the dude is elected King and the next minute half his fleet is stolen and nobody says shit? The king who lost the north, the king who lost his fleet? Make me a thousand ships, from what, dude, you live on a fooking rock. Daenerys... Was Emilia Clarke hungover in that scene? Was that even her? everything was off. Where is she going with the Dothraki? Where the fuck is Drogon? And Tyrion, for fuck's sake WHY does Meereen need a red priestess? Because a spy master, the supposedly smartest man alive, a translator of 19 languages and an army commander aren't enough to figure out how to sell the peace they made? How the fucking fuck will a red priestess serve Daenerys's cause? And Bravos, oh my god, how much more boring can that shit get? Wtf is this #tbt theme? It passed one time, but another bloody play? It was a repetition inception. A repetinception. And Arya will take the rest of the season to make up her mind and kill them all. And what the hell is Sansa doing lying to Jon? That was all the off-screen brutalities at Ramsay's hands did? Make her a cocky player who thinks she is smarter than everybody else? Because that sounds a whole lot like another character prototype that we have a whole lot of as it is. The dress and the cloak was nice though. And Tormund is awesome. And then... Bran... I can't even begin to describe how I feel about that. If I had to rate just that cave bit without Hodor and the rest of the episode, it would be a clean 1/10. What is this? What the fuck is this? Hodor's story was beautiful though. That half a minute was 10/10 and definintely among the most touching scenes of the show. And one more thing. Rickard Stark in a flashback? Will we see him burn? If yes, fine, if not, waste of time. And let me just say, Brandon Stark is mentioned half a hundered times in season one and he's even mentioned in season two. I don't usually talk shit about the show, but is it physically painful to be consistent to oneself in writing?
  25. Hmm. Jon and Sansa: 10 Daenerys: 9 Rest: 6-7 Episode: average 8 Jon and Sansa: everything about these two reuniting had me squalling with joy and jumping up and down. The scene they hugged, the chatty scenes, the pink letter. Sansa was amazing and she brought the best out of Jon. Daenerys: well that shit was spectacular, and I've been missing Daenerys doing spectacular shit. But. The dialogues about Daenerys being fucked by everyone are more over used than Daenerys would be if she were actually fucked by everyone. We. Get. It. But yay, badass dragon queen can burn the shit out of people even without her dragons. Because she's creative and cool. Now this would have been much more enjoyable if I didn't have all those book theories in the back of my head about how Daenerys is not fire-proof and the birth of the dragons was a one-off thing. Shame on all that shit taking away from the awesomeness of that scene. The other thing that bugged me a little bit is that if Daenerys can totally make this work without Drogon, and the other two dragons have been locked up for two seasons, what's the actual POINT of having dragons? Ramsay: Ramsay was good, but why why why why why why why bring back Osha to repeat a scene from a previous season and die? Littlefinger: Wasn't that a long ride from the North back to the Vale? Sansa got married and went to wall, Stannis lost, Jon died and returned to life, Theon escaped and sailed to the Iron Islands... All the while, Littlefinger was riding back to the Vale. He is still a manipulator and sweetrobin is still a little bitch. So he sold Sansa to the Boltons so he could go raise the Vale to help Sansa against the Boltons? Okay. Meereen: Tyrion was great doing that negotiation, Missendei and Grey Worm were absolutely idiotic and annoying. KL: Cersei Jaime Keva and Olenna were good. The High Sparrow bores me to death with his preaching, I want to shoot myself in the head every time he appears in a scene. Margaery and Loras were great. Wall: Tormund and Edd were so funny. Like the scene when Brienne confronted Mel and Davos. Davos finally feels something is fishy about Stannis's defeat. But why did he only start asking questions now? Jorah and Daario: they are neither funny, nor smart together. But at least Jorah is getting weaker so there are signs of his sickness kicking in. was there anything else? Tommen. Tommen was as lame and boring as ever. Theon! There was some Theon too. Theon is boring. His sister is annoying. I hate the Greyjoys, book or show.
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