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How would you rate episode 401?

How would you rate episode 401?  

704 members have voted

  1. 1. What's your rating from 1-10, with 10 being the highest/best

    • 1
      3
    • 2
      1
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      3
    • 4
      10
    • 5
      12
    • 6
      27
    • 7
      104
    • 8
      240
    • 9
      203
    • 10
      101


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Haven't been around for ages (forgot my password yet again - so sorry, Elio!), I gave this a 9. Probably the best Premier since Season 1. I don't have many complaints, but I took a point off for clunky scenes: 1) Brienne meeting the Tyrell girls - WTF? 2) Emilia, after 4 years, has got no better at all! That recoil she did from Drogon's attack was the best acting she's done since Day One.



I wasn't bothered by new Daario, folks. I hated him in the books, so I'm not invested in him and couldn't really care less who plays him. But at least this new guy can act a bit.



Same with the Thenns for me. Just another wildling group - they all started to blend into one in the books for me, but I thought the Magnar was well played.



Oberyn and The Hound stole this one for me.



And now I've got the wine in for Episode 2. Must toast the wedding of King Joffrey of the House Baratheon, First of his Name. :)



Nice to be back among you all - I've missed you. And where's Patrick Stormborn? His posts kill me :)


Edited by Drogon's Personal Trainer

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601 votes, average of 8.17, normalized score (removing the top and bottom 5%) of 8.29.

It's an interesting trend that it's gradually fallen a tiny bit as the voting wears on. I suppose those who did not rush to watch the premiere may have, in general, had more laid back feelings about it without all the hype being a factor.

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Something really seems to have missed the mark here. After so many people wanting to see a Stark, and Arya in particular, start to fight back, when it happens they appear to get put off by it.

A podcast I follow had the same reaction. The season preview episode lamented the amount of time before 'Arya finally strikes back - it has been hinted for 3 seasons now. They need to make it happen"

* Arya gets stabby*

Ep1 Review podcast "The whole Arya deal was creepy and I was really put off by the triumphant music" - and this was one week after they called for Arya to start getting stabby. They got their wish and promptly turned their noses up at it.

Good answer to my being critical... better than most, anyway.

But hang on just a sec here.

I remember Arya's first kill way back at King's Landing. That was perfect; sudden and shocking to Arya. The time she killed that little crew of loud-mouths after the Red Wedding was nicely done as well.

However, this time, bot the men she kiled were already on the floor, she was basically being a Jakal following the Hound around and picking up his scraps.

That bothered me about as much as how much she enjoys killing now.

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However, this time, bot the men she kiled were already on the floor, she was basically being a Jakal following the Hound around and picking up his scraps.

That bothered me about as much as how much she enjoys killing now.

Polliver was on his feet and behind the Hound, and fit enough to have put a sword through Sandor's neck if Arya had not ham strung him.

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I'm a bit late with this comment but I'm just not sure how folks rate the season opener as they would any other episode. Given the demands (setting up the stories, making introductions, etc.), I always have to rate the opener as the opener. It has to be viewed thru that lens, IMHO.



With that said, 9.


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I voted 8, because it starts a bit slow. They have to build up the new series, but episode 1 was really entertaining though.



BTW: Here are some funny comics (S4, E1 related):



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It is called "A Game of Tropes - The Contest".



If you want to see more just search for #BOUT2


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Perhaps this episode really merits a 7; but I'm so glad the season started up that I gave it an 8 anyway. The best parts, as is not uncommon, involved the Lannisters, especially Jaime. Sansa was decent; she's more open with Tyrion than in the books, but also has more of an attitude. I like the bit with the Hound and Arya at the end.

What had me scratching my head was the bit with Grey Worm and Daario. What the? I wasn't sure what was going on with the wildlings, either.

Anyway, I found it good but not great.

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626 votes, 8.16 average. 8 median, 8.28 normalized average.

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The valyrian sword scene was epic. Branding down Ned Stark's Sword of the First Men was insane. How it was made and then given in vain to Both


"Gold Hand" Kingslayer and Joffrey upset me when they got them. But the ritual done by Lord Tywin was like ending the reign in the north.



That to me, opens a lot of doors in the great war that is coming.



The introduction of OBeryn to the pinkmen (past the bi scene) was crazy too. i really like how he just came and arrived in king's landing and not formally


introduced to tyrion and the future exchange between the two was epic.



it shows that the sins of the lannisters are once again haunts tyrion, now that he is only master of coin and not hand of the king.



i really appreciated the premiere.


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Revised my vote.



From a 9 to a 10.



For the excellent exposition with Tywin having melt down Ice and reforging of the two swords.


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I accuse you of being a turncloak to the number 9 King Tyrion!



:)



It was a pretty awesome intro though. But I didn't like him burning the wolf pelt. That bastard!


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