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  1. Esa1996

    Fave moment in AFFC?

    One of Jaime's chapters. Don't really know which one is my favorite but they are the only chapters I truly enjoyed in the entire book. The rest ranged from bad to passable.
  2. 10/10. Probably the best episode in the entire series which would make it my all time favorite episode of anything. Hardhome might have been even better IMO, but it's hard to say.
  3. Personally I don't mind it. He's fucked up yes and I occasionally go a bit "Holy f**k Martin, did you really write THIS?", but I have no problems with it being in the book. I've read just as bad stuff in Malazan and The Second Apocalypse both, and wouldn't want them altered either. Personally I think that if an author can make me go "Holy f**k ... did you really write THIS?" without making it seem like it's forced, its just a good thing. For example, Wheel of Time. There are many parts in it where I absolutely hated something that happened, to the point where I didn't want to read on but was regardless unable to keep away from the book for more than five minutes (Yeah, it really happened Was an interesting experience), but I wouldn't want them removed from the series. Wouldn't be the same without them.
  4. Personally I found it to be very good. There are some things that poked me in the eye though. Dany flying on Drogon looked awful for one. Would've been better to show it from the ground, not from atop the dragon's back. Also, the Unsullied are meant to be EXTREMELY good fighters, at least in terms of technicality at least, as they've been trained for around 6+ hours a day since they were still well under 10 years old. In the show they are just cannon fodder to be killed.
  5. If they had a brain they would've sailed south of the Wall and walked to Castle Black on the south side. There'd be no gate barring their way even if Ser Alliser had wanted to keep them out. They would have been safe from the Others for the entire walk too. In the show they apparently sailed to the Wall, but instead of doing the sensible thing and walking west on the southern side of it, they decided to place their lives on the line and walk on the northern side.
  6. Well, that's what half the people here are doing IMO. Anything that's different from the book is said to be bad storytelling, whereas if GRRM would've done it, it would all be seen as brilliant storytelling. Besides, the show has improved some aspects from the books. While Dorne in the show might be a bit pointless, I find it to be FAR more entertaining than in the books. In the books the only character in Dorne I liked was Darkstar, and he was not seen all that much. Sansa's story line is also better in the show IMO.
  7. Good, but not as good as Hardhome. Gave it a 9.
  8. Esa1996

    [Poll] How would you rate episode 508?

    He rated it an 8, I don't think he means it in terms of quality.
  9. The first point would've been too un-Sansa like. Where has this Sansa empowerment come from? Only thing I've read about it is that Sophie had though that she'd be less a victim this season but after reading the script she knew it wasn't so. The second point? That would be one of those kinda hilarious moments where you're like "Seriously? You wrote this into the show?" (I mean it in a disbelieving, "holy crap they are insane in a good way", way, not bashing the show. S5 has IMO been the best season since season 2.)
  10. Esa1996

    Favorite POV Character

    Tyrion, Jaime and Jon are the characters who make me want to read on every single time. The other characters have more variation in how interested I am in their chapters. Arya, for example, is great in ACOK and ASOS (Especially ASOS), but get's boring in AFFC and ADWD.
  11. Esa1996

    How have you started reading the aSoIaF books?

    I'd heard about the TV show, but for some reason I though it was some episodic stuff like Merlin, and being based on a book I assumed it to be awful. Well, in the summer of 2012 I was bored and decided to watch the first episode. After 5 minutes, I was already hooked. There's not many shows that have two beheadings and a plain old death shown in the first five minutes. Removed my delusions of it being anything like Merlin. In the end it took me three days to watch the first two seasons, perhaps two weeks before I got GOT, and around two months to read the first five books.
  12. Esa1996

    How would you rate episode 410?

    Best episode of the season. 10. Totally forgot about LSH, so didn't bother me. Would've been a good addition though.
  13. Gave it a 9/10. One of the best GoT episodes ever. I didn't like lady Olenna's dress. She looks too much like a septa. Otherwise she was great. Better than I expected after the reviews etc. Really liked Thoros as a character. All of the BWB scenes were great. Grenn/Edd/Sam scene was awesome too. Worst scene in the episode? Cat talking about Jon Snow. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't interesting and it went pretty far away from the books. I dislike Mance. He looks old and grumpy. Tormund looks like Tormund but he's gotten too few lines at the moment.
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