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  1. I don't think there's a scenario where it really makes sense.
  2. Moat Cailin is only special in that is has never been taken from the South. That still hasn't occurred. It's vulnerable to the North.
  3. I absolutely despise A+J=T. It undercuts Tywin's hatred of Tyrion, by giving it the legitimization that he wasn't Tywin's son at all, let alone the closest child in following in his abilities. A + J = J + C I can tolerate more, as I at least feel like it adds to that irony, even if I believe it's impossible from book knowledge.
  4. Back in the episode where Kenny was a whore who would do anything for money, he climbed inside Ms. Crabtree's vagina for several hours, dying from the "tight virgin flower" pressure.
  5. He could only hear "Robert" in the whisper, and thought the whole "Robert loved her" was 100% legitimate and totally important.
  6. After giving a shownly friend an hour long explanation for why Jon Snow is not Robert and Lyanna's son, I'm becoming more and more annoyed with this episode. The only shownly I've known that knew Jon was Rhaegar's child was the one who asked me to spoil it for him 2 years ago. I've gotten a couple mad kings and a couple Roberts, but holy hell, how do you do that poorly? And there is no argument they're trying to keep it a secret, since HBO released an infographic including the lineage.
  7. I'm the same way as Dark. There have just been so many problems going on (many of which are what I would call legacy issues, but apply this season every bit as much), I don't think I've given anything the last 2 seasons above a 5 (which I define as average). While there are things in earlier seasons I think failed (Talisa in general, the portrayal of Jon, etc.), it was individual scenes failing rather than entire episodes at a time. Instead of maybe hating a Talisa scene and a Jon scene and enjoying almost everything else, I'm kind of ambivalent on a Dany scene, only mildly annoyed at a Sam scene, and like a Cersei scene, while the rest of the episode has me laughing (in the wrong way, like Varys teleporting or Jon knocking a charging horseman 10 feet back with a sword slash), crying (not at something that is trying to invoke tears), drinking, or banging my head furiously against the couch. So over time, my graph has definitely trended downward. Hopefully with the increasing concentration of storylines, they'll be able to get that depth and attention back in the last couple seasons. I want to like the show. It just has not held up its end of the bargain recently.
  8. There's a difference between using to use imagination for something small. However, it is a hallmark of bad writing (and jarring when viewing I can be fine with Arya infiltrating the Towers. Since they established the mask ability (although I think they messed up doing that), I can be fine with her disguising herself. But killing the #2 and #3 men in a garrisoned fort off screen? I could deal with actually cooking/carving them off screen if there was some indication of how she might do that in a crowded castle kitchen amidst a feast, but her being able to do so is so implausibly difficult that it doesn't work. And that's the key. They don't ask to imagine small things, or logical gaps. They ask us to imagine things that DEFY ALL LOGIC, and I strongly suspect it's because they logically can't come up with a convincing , but damn it, they have their scenes they want to do, regardless of they can logically get the characters there.
  9. You know, I'm at 3 out of 10. A couple cool moments (we really need more Jon Bradley for example), but overall, a whole lot of wtf just happened. I'd give it a 2 out of 10, but I laughed so hard at Preston Jacob's recap that I gave it the extra point. If someone can watch the Lancel section without laughing, I don't know what to say.
  10. One of the better episodes of the season (not that that really says much, the bar is sooooo low). I want to sleep on it before I rate anything, but God, I feel like there was so much that just happened for seemingly no goddamn reason this episode, and a few things that were a little over the top (I get that we need to bullshit a way to have a viewpoint for the wildfire. The stab (but not finish) and crawl only to just miss it was ridiculous though. Two brand new rulers crowned for reasons. "The North Remembers" being thrown out there for serious by someone when it's pretty patently clear the North doesn't fucking remember a damn thing. For as much as show Sam LOVES Gilly, he sure left her there pretty damn fast. Also good to know Randall doesn't care enough about his super special sword to hunt down a carriage on the main road. Personally, the music got overbearing several minutes into the Kings Landing scenes. Glad to know there are absolutely zero ramifications about Cersei withholding information that arguably got her brother killed. Some bad, some wtf, a whole lot of meh, and very little redeeming about the whole thing. Definitely won't be a high score.
  11. Body walls have occurred in history. But they always involve a chokepoint, and don't happen in the middle of a fucking field. It's like saying Hannibal would be able to beat the same amount of mordern American infantry, because he beat those numbers once in something completely unrelated. Sherman's overrun of Fort McAllister may have happened, but that doesn't mean it should be used as justification for a 20 minute storming of Winterfell. It's comparing apples and battleships.
  12. One of my guilty pleasure shows is Moonshiners. And the West Texas Investors club. I love the Transformers movies, Talladega Nights, and other patently ridiculous movies with plot holes and contrivances. Hell, the movie I've enjoyed the most in the past year was Kingsman because it was so unexpectedly good. I judge things within the frame I expect of them. So for Moonshiners, I'm expecting an obviously fake "reality" show. For Transformers, I'm expecting Optimus Prime riding a fire-breathing-T-rex-transformer level of action. I fell in love with Game of Thrones (I came to the show before the books) because of the character interactions way back in Season 1, and how those were the driving elements of the politics, the characters' actions, and ultimately the events of the story. I began to expect "high brow" character based drama, with the occasional action sequence as a sweetener, which seemed to flow naturally from the characters and events. I can go back, and while I become more annoyed with certain things that I think are indicative of future fubars, they are relatively minor at that point in time, and I still enjoy the early seasons of the show. But somewhere along the line (I think directly proportional to the amount of time that has passed from the Red Wedding), D&D have made the shift from that to the spectacle, stabby stab and Big Battle Episode being the main attractions. And there's nothing wrong with liking that. On that level, I think Game of Thrones would still be an enjoyable show, which is generally a technical marvel, despite some bad scenes (Dany's magic flamethrowers in the Temple of the Dhos Khaleen for example). But for those of us craving for the high-brow drama that the show started as, the show falls hilariously flat. As far as how that relates to ratings, everyone has different scales. I've seen people who do nothing but trash the episode in their post, but they give it a 7 as if that was a bad grade. Other people (me included) leave 5/6 as average, and thus in a season that has been particularly poor (particularly for those still craving that high-brow drama), have never given anything higher than a 4. An 8 is great, a 9 is holy shit, and a 10 is the pinnacle of what I expect (off the top of my head, I can only name 2 episodes I would give a 10 in Baelor and Blackwater). That doesn't mean they're without flaws (nothing ever is), but that it succeeds at that level despite its flaws in my mind.
  13. So, I will admit my statistics isn't as up to snuff as it should be given my job title, but in what world is something composing 5-10% (depending on how you're defining low rankings) as outliers? They do show that there is a clustering of activity around that point for some reason. I know if 5% of our sample was wrong in audit testing, we would be f***ed, and would consider that indicative of a pervasive issue with the population, unless we could identify why those specific 5-10% were off (maybe all performed by same accountant).
  14. Another absolute failure character motivation wise. And like episode 8 last year, another good spectacle event (the only reason this isn't in the 1-2 territory for me), albeit with certain problems within it (waaaaaaay too much shaky cam, I literally had to pause the battle for a minute when Jon sword swiped a guy backwards off his horse 15 feet so I could stop laughing, not sure how the pile of bodies was supposed to happen, Wildling archers refusal to kill Ramsey, etc.) I absolutely love how they're doubling down on how utterly ridiculous it was to burn Shireen within the context of showverse, given the required geography to make the scene work (considering they were returning from Winterfell, and marching an Army back there within at absolute most 32 or so hours from parley to battle.) I'm a big Stark supporter. And the show has managed to make me not feel something seeing that Bolton banner fall and the Stark banner loaded up in its place. I think that is the biggest damn indictment of this season.
  15. Storyline. With a few exceptions, the acting on this show is top notch. But great acting can't save a bad story/dialogue.
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