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  1. 4/10 Not much to like about this episode. Weakest of the season thus far. Sandor and the BwB scene was good and him probably heading North is interesting. The Jaime-Brienne and Jaime-Edmure convos were decent enough right until Jaime declares his undying love for Cersei...again. KL was okay. The rest was quite boring, which might have still been okay had the writing been any good but the quality of the dialogue is on a downward spiral. Was Arya killing the waif and leaving the FM supposed to be a fist pumping moment? All I felt was relief that the idiocy of Braavos is finally over. Unfortunately, there is plenty of idiocy in the other storylines with The North at the top of the list. I've often been quite lenient with my assessment of the show but the continuity errors, plot holes, horribly inconsistent characterisation and general decline in the quality of the storytelling is starting to mount up. There is only so much one can handwave before one starts to look like a fool. I sincerely hope that D&D get their way and there are only 13 more episodes after this season. The sooner the show ends, the better. Hopefully 13 episodes packed with action scenes and the least amount of dialogue possible will be an improvement because the writing is simply not up to scratch.
  2. 5/10 Another decent enough setup episode. Riverrun and The Hound were the highlights. Disappointed that we didn't get the broken men monologue - the book version was much better than what we got in the show. Everything else ranged from passable to meh.
  3. 5/10 Clearly a setup episode for Jaime's Riverlands arc, Arya leaving the FM and Dany finally heading for Westeros. Sam at Horn Hill dragged on for a bit too long and Dany's speech felt cheesy and redundant. The scene at The Twins came across as merely a reminder to the audience of the players in the Riverlands, which is fine since it has been some time since we were in that storyline. Also, David Bradley makes a great Walder Frey. Nice to see Benjen back and the KL storyline took an unexpected turn. I thought Jaime+Mace and the Tyrell army would easily dispose of the Sparrows. The HS has become a major player/obstacle now that he has gained influence over Tommen and Margaery. Overall, a decent enough breather episode which was necessary after the rip-roaring pace of the season thus far and the emotional gut punch of The Door.
  4. 7/10 Would have given a higher rating but the poor writing really drags the show down. Overall though, I enjoyed the episode. I've been more forgiving with my ratings this season now that the show has largely moved beyond the material of the published books. Pretty excited about that and not knowing what is going to happen has improved my viewing experience. The stuff with Hodor and Bran was pretty great, although Summer's death was underwhelming and to me it came across as more "lets kill off another direwolf to save on cgi costs" than anything else. I'm not a fan of time travel and I really hope that Bran's interference in the past is restricted to just this one event. In a story that is so heavily character driven, giving the impression of a deterministic universe would not be a good thing. Further, in a story as sprawling as this one with so many moving parts already, introducing time travel as well runs a high risk of the whole thing becoming a convoluted mess. The play was amusing but the rest of Arya's storyline felt redundant. Ditto for Dany. The stuff at The Wall was okay but nothing to crow about. The worst part was the kingsmoot. The guy playing Euron is a poor casting choice and the manner in which he won the kingsmoot was, quite frankly, idiotic. Confessing to kinslaying and making dick jokes isn't good writing. The sin of kinslaying has become meaningless on the show.
  5. Ran - any update on this Tapatalk situation? It has been over a month. If their developers couldn't be arsed to assist in sorting out the problem then I'll just go ahead and uninstall that app.
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  10. You mean the notification that pops up when you first load the page? If so, yes I have accepted the cookie policy but still receive the error when I try to log in. At least the method I described in my previous post works so I am able to log in on my phone albeit in a roundabout way.
  11. Anyone else still having trouble logging in on their phone? I've made sure that cookies are enabled on both Firefox and Chrome, cleared cache and I'm still getting the error message: Your browser does not accept cookies which is required in order to log in. However, for some reason, I am able to log in from my phone using Firefox with the following method: Select "Request Desktop Site" from the Firefox menu Log in Deselect "Request Desktop Site" which then bring me to the "Sign In" page. I am able to log in from here.
  12. Yeah, alot of screen real estate is being wasted with this new skin. Also, there is no "go to first unread post" option which makes navigating threads, especially ones that are 10+ pages in length, a real pain. I'm also unable to log in on the mobile version. Keep getting the error message: Your browser does not accept cookies which is required in order to log in. Checked my browser settings and cookies are enabled. Tried with both Firefox and Chrome.
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  14. Because it was poorly handled. The events leading up to the burning and rationale were completely illogical and those who felt that it was done for nothing more than shock value were absolutely correct.
  15. 4/10. The WoS was decently done. I thought this episode was supposed to break the internet but it was just more of the same illogical plotlines, inconsistent characterisation and plot holes. So I guess the burning of Shireen ultimately proved to be pointless and Reek morphs into Theon out of the blue and decides to kill Myranda and rescue Sansa (actually there is no Sansa, only Jeyne Poole). The entire WF plotline has been a joke and the same goes for Dorne. The finale was in keeping with the rest of this season - thoroughly mediocre.
  16. I am certainly not a huge fan of either Feast or Dance but I disagree with the bolded. To each their own, I suppose.
  17. I got your point and agree that changes have to be made but that does not excuse the sub par writing we got this season. That was my point. The Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne arcs that we got in the show were rather poor and it had nothing to do with logistics. No, it isn't.
  18. I think we can all accept that the show has to operate under certain constraints, however that does not excuse the poor writing we've had this season. The show is not even internally consistent and that comes down to sloppiness. I didn't mind Sansa popping up at Winterfell but the execution of that plotline has been rather poor. Seems like the entire WF plotline is in service to Ramsay. Tyrion, Jaime, Brienne, are any of their storylines better than their Feast and Dance storylines? Not in my opinion.
  19. Yes he did. Something about Maegor III wanting to outlaw usury. The show made that up since we know that there was no Maegor III in the published material. Perhaps, but then again, who knows? It could mean something or nothing. The show is not exactly consistent with their narrative.
  20. 4/10 A rather poor follow up to Hardhome. Jon and co. just had a battle against the WW, a stare down with the NK, and new found knowledge of Valyrian steel being another effective weapon against the WW. But none of that is even mentioned in this episode. Instead we get sulky Jon and staring Olly. The pit scene was the best part and even that was not great. Stannis allowing Shireen to be burned was poorly set up and came across as nothing more than shock value. Dorne has been very consistent this season - utter rubbish from the beginning.
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