doghouse Posted May 25, 2015 Share Posted May 25, 2015 (edited) I enjoyed this show but I am having troubles disconnecting the show from the books. I blame myself for that, not the writers/directors. they have about 2 1/2 seasons to tie up everything and I have faith that they already have the storyboards planned out for the rest of the series. The fact that this season is deviating from the books and creates scenarios we aren't familiar with or cutting ones we were expecting is affecting our enjoyment of the show. I think the season is moving along at a remarkable fast pace and it seems hard to believe there are only three episodes left. I enjoyed the Dorne scenes... sue me. The Jaime scene reinforces what all of us know, that Jaime is Myrcella's father. But to her, he is an uncle who never paid her any mind. Who is he to tell me who I can love... in a situation I was forced into... in a place I didn't want to go? The prison scene with Bronn and the Sand Snakes forced the nudity quota a bit but its freaking GoT!!! Unneeded nudity has happened for 5+ seasons. Also, I think it will eventually foreshadow cracks in the union of the Sand Snakes when it really matters. Plus, it makes sure we never forget... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5V8ecsrxeY EDIT: Went back and reread earlier posts. Cheers to Hand of the Kingslayer for having the same song on their mind when referencing Bronn!!!! I enjoyed the Wall stuff but I don't think I wanted Aemon to die yet. He was one of the few characters, like Barristan, who was valuable to putting the pieces of prophecies and histories together for the younger generation. Now, they are both gone. The Sam-Gilly attack and love making didn't bother me and seemed appropriate given the circumstances (Jon leaving, Aemon dying). Plus... GHOST! I thought the Stannis stuff was just enough to hold us off until the big snow battle begins in Episode 9. I liked the fallout from Winterfell. Sansa pleads for Theon's help and it backfires. Makes sense. Sansa's old lady friend is flayed. Makes sense. Sansa grabs something and quickly hides it. Hmmmm... something tells me that is going to get used in her next appearance and I'm looking forward to it. The Tyrion-Dany stuff was a tease but you know Tyrion will probably single-handedly save those future scenes. Mereen has badly needed some good acting and it is going to happen finally. The Cersei scene actually disappointed me a tad bit. I think she was actually too reserved in her response. I wanted her to go mad. Way too reserved. Everything else about King's Landing was fine. Super solid episode and I think the last three episodes are going to be cram-packed with super interesting fallout from everything that has been building so far. The payoff is going to be huge in nearly every single location... The Wall - CaesarWinterfell - Baratheon-Bolton Battle / Sansa's escapeKings' Landing - Trial of Margary & Loras / Cersei's walk of shameDorne - Either Jamie & Bronn accomplish their mission or they don't. I have no idea how it turns out. If Myrcella gets an ugly scar to go match her uncle's, it will be a bonus! Meereen - Dany & Tyrion! Drogon! Fighting Pits! House of Black & White - Eh... been a bit of a letdown so far but something has to finally give. I have hope!!! Edited May 25, 2015 by doghouse Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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