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  1. Exactly. I like the point this reviewer makes, that the show seems unable to understand that being a bad ass is not the only way to show strenght and intelligence:
  2. The show has as much contempt for book!Sansa...
  3. My thought too. Mostly because, I start from the other side: Brienne filling Jaime's page in the White Book seem like a little too caring of a detail to be coming from D&D (in the show Jaime shoved the book off the table for some action with Cersei). So I suspect Brienne will indeed become "King's" Guard in the Book, and that would make sense if Sansa is Queen. And Sansa is the only Stark who is actually learning about politics. Jon is more of military tactician - politics got him stabbed. Bran is too mystcal for the south or for holding diplomancy over 7 kingdoms. Arya might become a ninja, though in her journey she has lived what the smallfolk has gone through - she should really join the Small Council in th enew position of Folk Representative ;P ...and then it's all rainbows ad unicorns (GRRM did say there will be unicorns).
  4. Quoting from the Rate Poll thread, but ranting in here: All the while on the writers' side, the effort culminates in "Dany kinda forgot about Euron's fleet" and in not even bothering to check the wiki for the fact that Gendry might be a Waters rather than a Rivers... And that's why the atrociously lazy writing is even more an insult than just an insult to the audience's intelligence. It is an insult to the tremendous work of actors and crew, it shows no respect for their engagement, it sells all their crafts out for cheap bangs and petty statements.
  5. I just saw Drogon's entry. Everybody stand on their marks. Play the lovely music.Deanerys don't panic. Why didn't St. Tyrion offer Drogon a breath mint? And great idea to design the dragons' spikes arranged like that on their backs. I guess it made sense creatively, since a woman was going to ride it.
  6. No, no, they changed that because, creatively, it made sense... because they wanted it to happen.
  7. LOL. Sorry, I've not been watching this season anyway, just reading. That's why I can laugh at that joke, instead of throwing my TV out the window right now.
  8. Not an issue for Westerosi sensibilities? Why was Theon horrified and crying?
  9. So many vows.

  10. That would have worked wonderfully. 100 times more emotional than the head-scratch-inducing thing they did in ep 10. I've always found Tyrion and Shae's mushy scenes boring, but I'd really had felt for both of them, if the show would have done the above suggested version. But since Martin has mentioned that he's going to reveal more about that scene (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/16/game-of-thrones-finale-martin/), I guess the show had to put all the same characters in the same scene although they removed the motivations. Fact is that the book version, while leaving question open, makes sense, the TV version doesn't. The TV version very often leaves the viewers supposing that more will be elaborate in a future ep or season.... Didn't happen yet.
  11. I gave it a 5 for mainly most of the reasons listed in the nitpicking (HA!) thread. Like the rest of this season, it felt like disjointed scenes with weird pacing, no middle ground between nonsensical fillers and rushed should-have-been high points. Most of the builds-ups and follow-ups are missing.
  12. It's also a failure. Physically strong women don't mean equality in complexity of female characters. The same goes for Talisa: sassy emancipated woman from Volatis, she's a trope.
  13. Apparently, boss fighting skills = leadership skills. Show's own Craster's story made Jon grow: he learned to spit -- he can now become lord commander!
  14. Vote: 5 to 6. Impression: who cares? Again again and again, boring irrelevant fillers instead of a proper build up, that in this case has been missed all season. Maybe they should have let Mance (who?) deal with the mutineers and Bran, while the NW organized their defence (+ Noye!). But that takes strategies and tactics. Instead, we got disorganization and Hollywood clichés. You have the wall. - No, you have the wall. - And now, you. - But I want to fight below and show off. - I want, too! - And I'm going to hold the gate with no advantageous weaponry. Another cliche: Book!Ygritte dies like a warrior. In the show, no matter how tough and skilled she is, she dies as Jon's lover, due to a moment of emotional hesitation, killed by a boy so that he becomes a man. Sam and Gilly: gah. He is a hero all of a sudden and she's all needy. I liked the design of the Giants and the Mammoths. As you said, they should have placed a lot more people around them. Favorite parts of the ep: Thorne and Tortmund - they both had great presence in their scenes.
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