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  1. Of course it was, but Charles Dance and Maisie Williams were a great dynamic. That's the main reason why I liked Tywin there better. Maybe Michael McElhatton would have been just as good, but we didn't get nearly as much build up for Roose Bolton as we had for Tywin at this point, and I think keeping him with Robb throughout season two helped to set up the events of season three better. Also, Tywin was easily the most interesting character in seasons two-four, due in no small part to how D&D used him in season two. I give them a lot of credit for how they translated the first three seasons (not so much season four onwards) in both what they changed and what they managed to keep. Not perfect, but better than anyone could have anticipated.
  2. Oh we're doing it! You better bring it!
  3. Why was there such a push to make just a new trilogy and stop there with the episodic films? This is what I don't get. I think TLJ followed TFA pretty well and led to a lot of new ground, why stop with just one more film and try to tie up nine films when technically episode six was already THE finale? There have been more than thirty years between Return of the Jedi and the sequel trilogy, why were they trying to shove the post ROTJ SW story into just three movies? They didn't need to do episode nine and then be done, Disney really needed to give this new time period breathing room to come into its own. That's what I'm most disappointed by with the sequel trilogy.
  4. Unless we believe that the past Jedi who existed for over a thousand generations were all Skywalkers or Palpatines, then the idea that it’s some kind of lore breaking mistake that there are more force users than just Rey and Kylo roaming the galaxy (Broom boy or even Finn for example) is ludicrous and in itself craps all over the established lore.
  5. Well as far as Luke realizing he was wrong, that was kind of already the point of him facing Ben on Crait in the last film so it’s not really JJ undoing anything rather than just unnecessarily screaming it for people incapable of comprehending anything that isn’t dialogue. Rose was still in the movie and now leading in the Resistance. I would think if someone truly wanted to undo the last movie they would have just left her out entirely. I actually think JJ leaned into the Last Jedi more than he tried to undo it, but the one area where I really disagree with him was going back to the debate about Rey’s lineage. We got the answer in TLJ, he should have let it go. The ending to TROS is actually much better without her shirking one important lineage and claiming another.
  6. I don’t get why people seem to think this is a dig at the last movie. People wanted an explanation for why they couldn’t do this every time and here it is. There are so many moments where they refer back to the last movie I didn’t get the vibe that they were trying to undo it at all.
  7. I thought the bolded part was one of the best departures from the source material throughout the entire show. It did drag a bit though, but she did spend most of Clash of Kings at Harrenhal.
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    I get this sentiment. The story itself wasn't really the problem. Most of the things that happen are believable and consistent with the characters/ universe, it was just done quickly and didn't feel right. I think D&D tried to give George's ending to something that stopped being George's story a long time ago and it just fell flat. My unpopular opinion is that season six is the worst of the entire series, and seasons seven and eight are leaps and bounds better even with their problems.
  9. If 2018 was the earliest that the Star Wars deal was in talks then it makes no sense chronologically, but I have a feeling they were approached about it much earlier than that. The Disney deal happened in 2014 and season four was immensely popular. As much shit as Disney seemed to want to do with Star Wars back then, I have no doubt their names were probably floated for a SW project as early as 2015, whether there was an official deal or not. Even if they weren't splitting their focus between what they were going to do with the Star Wars universe and the last two seasons of Game of Thrones, during pre-production and production for season six I think the show became "A Game of getting this the fuck over with." They were clearly ready to move onto something else, and I don't know what the politics behind putting in a new show runner for the last two seasons were. But as for the bolded part, I haven't seen any evidence to suggest they spent any more time actually making season eight than they did on the other seasons. There was just a longer break between seasons. I'll give them credit for how close they stuck to the books in seasons 1-3. The first episode ends with a child getting pushed out a window, the main character dies in episode nine, there's a storyline on another continent that has almost literally nothing to do with anything else going on in the show, there is a gigantic ensemble cast to keep up with and several different parts of the world where the story takes place, etc. These kinds of things really do break with norms of film and television, and the show became such a hit because people actually responded well to it. It was something new and daring. Look at other adaptations of books or video games, there are typically way more changes. George even said in an interview one time when people came to him about adaptations in the past they'd wanted to do things like cut Daenerys and have Ned Stark live. At least D&D were able to be firm on what they put into the first few seasons. I wish they would have stayed as committed to bucking norms and being unconventional in seasons four onward but the ink is dry now.
  10. I have zero interest in any prequel after the ending to Game of Thrones. If I'm not mistaken George said in an interview that once the books were done all of the mysteries would be solved and the questions would be answered, specifically a Robert's Rebellion prequel would be pointless as a result. Considering Jon Snow's birth, you know the prince that was promised, was a key element of Robert's Rebellion, I would assume George meant his importance in the conflict against the dead would be revealed in the books as well. If the show is to be believed then there was no important reason Jon was brought back, unless killing Daenerys was it. It was hackish to leave so much unanswered just because the material may be explored further in another series. D&D didn't have to answer every question if they were unsure about whether or not people will watch the prequels if they did, but damn they at least could have given us a solid answer about what the damn Night King was doing. "I think he just wants to kill mankind and the memory of mankind, which is Bran. I guess, I don't know." That's literally the only answer we got after the conflict was set up in the pilot and this part of the story made some kind of appearance in all eight seasons. EDIT: Not to say I would completely ignore this spin off if it gets good reviews, but I won't be watching when it airs. I'll probably wait until its first season is done and then stream it if the feedback is positive.
  11. Maybe this has been asked before, I apologize if it has. I didn’t want to dig through three separate threads. I was thinking about something earlier and it dawned on me, why was the term “war of the five kings” even a thing in the show? Robb, Stannis, and Renly were vying for the iron throne or at least defeating the Lannister’s. However, Balon Greyjoy literally had nothing to do with the conflicts in the crown, storm, or river lands. He was calling himself king sure, but he wasn’t making any offensive moves against anybody relevant to the overall war. The Iron Born in the show seem to literally just secede because there’s a war going on and forces who might retaliate are all too busy. Nothing ever seems to answer the question of how their secession was ended either, at Joffrey’s wedding one of the dwarf jousters is Balon Greyjoy but the show never explains why he’s no longer king of the iron islands or what it had to do with the war “Joffrey won.” I just watched seasons 1-4 within the last month or so and there weren’t any kind of skirmishes mentioned between Stark or Baratheon forces and the iron born. The closest thing would be Theon taking Winterfell, and even then Balon Greyjoy didn’t want the north nor did he make any attempt to go after the iron throne. That was solely a northern problem only faintly related to Robb’s involvement in the war against Joffrey. It also happened after the war council in season two where “war of the five kings” was first talked about. Did I miss something really obvious or am I onto a plot hole that hasn’t gotten much attention?
  12. Did she? What season was that? I just rewatched 1-4 and I didn’t hear this line. Either I missed it or it’s something from season five or beyond.
  13. I have mixed feelings on this view. For the most part the relationship between Renly and Loras seemed like an actual relationship (the shaving scene, the way Loras reacted to Renly’s death, etc). Renly wasn’t in much of the show but out of the six whole seasons Loras was in, his homosexuality overall was definitely treated as a novelty. The show failed in general to make Renly the tall and handsome manly man he was in the books but that isn’t really a criticism of his relationship with Loras. Given the context of the scene, Margaery was probably lying to Joffrey about this.
  14. The Northern houses got so crapped on by the writers of the show. They’re either willing to abandon long histories of loyalty to the Starks and sell them out (for reasons), or they’re too cowardly to get out of their castles and do anything to help the last living true heirs to winterfell and the north take back their seat (and the north) from a cartoonishly evil guy like Ramsay who none of them seem to care for or respect. I actually take great solace in the fact that Disney has the track record it does firing creative teams they’re not happy with. I dare D&D to start openly expressing their desire to move on to something else when they’re working on their second or third Star Wars film. They’ll get their wish sooner rather than later I bet. I don’t see them getting more than one out of the three planned films done before they’re out.
  15. Ultimately I agree she got probably the worst deal but I have some issues with this sentiment. Slightly off topic rant about this in the spoilers. Read if you want. Unless Benjen is just revealed to be dead in the book, then he got a pretty bad deal. George was adamant to D&D that Benjen wasn’t Coldhands and they just said screw it and made him Coldhands anyway. His role after season one served almost no purpose, except to further explain that the best plan those south of the wall could come up with to deal with the army of the dead was to stay south and leave it alone.
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