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I'm a little torn between 1 and 2 at the top, and I think 3 has a slight dip in quality, with a larger (but not awful, IMO) dip in season 4.  

But if we're ranking those seasons on a board in America with relative height differences showing the drop in ranks, I would put season 5 at about 2 miles underground under Australia, and season 6 above the tallest building in Australia. It is such a massive drop in quality that I'm a little shocked it's the same show and the same guys running it.

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Season 1: I've always gone in for the character moments more than the major battles, or the sex, or political intrigue. And Season 1 had so many character moments from some of the show's greatest characters. The end of 103, with Ned reflecting on the horrors of war is one of the best moments of the entire show - and it's all done with zero dialogue from Sean Bean. That's not the only moment either. Catelyn and Ned's last meeting in Kings Landing; Jaime telling Ser Barristan and Robert about the last moments of the Mad King; Cersei and Robert's conversation where they concede a doomed marriage from day one; these are all fantastic moments that aren't in the books, but serve to enhance the enjoyment of both the show and the books. 

Favorite Aspect of Season One: The acting. Sean Bean as Ned Stark, Mark Addy as Robert Baratheon, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen, and Iain Glenn as Ser Jorah Mormont, in particular, were fantastic. 

Favorite Episode: 106 "A Golden Crown"

Season MVP(s): Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon and Sean Bean as Eddard Stark

Least Favorite Aspect of Season One: Cutting some great character building moments from the book, such as the scene in Maester Luwin's tower between Osha, Bran, Rickon, and Maester Luwin. I also wanted to see the actual battle of the Green Fork, though I understand why it was cut. 

Season 6: The Double D's finally came in to their own and delivered on so many satisfying moments. Sure, the plots weren't exactly as tight and well-scripted as something like Breaking Bad or The Americans, but sometimes a eliciting a visceral reaction from the viewers can be just as satisfying. And Season 6 had plenty of visceral moments, at least for me. These include: Davos and Edd protecting Jon's body from Ser Alliser and the Black Brothers; Jon's resurrection; seeing Lyanna, Rickard, Arthur Dayne, and Aerys for the first time; every one of Bran's flashbacks (but in particular Hodor's collapse); Brienne rescuing Sansa and their exchange of oaths; Theon and Yara's reunion and Yara's acceptance of Theon for the man he is now, even if it isn't what she wants him to be; Cersei's exploding of the High Sept and seizing the throne, Tommen's suicide (ok, these aren't great moments I felt good about, but I will say I did a 180 on Cersei. She reached a level of ruthlessness only Gustavo Fring/Al Swearengen/Marlo Stanfield achieved. And besides, the Kings Landing scenes were some of the greatest sequences in the show's history); and the R + L = J reveal. I also loved the direction and pure spectacle of this year. Everything from the visuals (for the first time in the show's history, at least for me, the CGI and natural shots were hard to discern), to the music, to the acting was fantastic. In particular, Jeremy Podeswa's direction of "Home," Jack Bender's direction of "Hold the Door," and Miguel Sapochnik's direction of "Battle of the Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter," stand among the show's greatest episodes. Enough can't be said about Kit Harington's performance in season 6, he's really come into his own and is the pole position as King in the North. Ditto for Emilia Clarke, whose performance as Dany has been criticized in the past as wooden. While it didn't jibe with what we know about Dany's abilities in the books, Dany's display of power in Vaes Dothrak was amazing, and in no small part because of Clarke's performance. 

Favorite Aspect of Season Six: Ramin Djiwadi's score, particularly "Light of the Seven," which was used to great effect during Kings Landing Scenes from "The Winds of Winter." 

Favorite Episode of Season Six: 610 "The Winds of Winter"

Season MVP(s): Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, and Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister

Least Favorite Aspect of Season Six: Pacing, particularly in episodes 603 through 606. Euron's portrayal. And little changes from the books, which, if included would not cause confusion

Season 4: The season with the greatest number of "Big Events" from the books (though I imagine if and when George releases TWOW, Season 6 will over take it), most of which went off without a hitch. There were so many great character beats and feats of acting. The character beats that stand out to me: any scene between Lord Tywin and his children; Ygritte and Jon's final scene during the battle at Castle Black; Tyrion's trial; any scene between Jaime and Tyrion; any scene between Sandor and Arya; and the scene between Cersei and Brienne during Joffrey's wedding. Not to mention Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Charles Dance, Diana Rigg, Liam Cunningham, Rose Leslie, Maisie Williams, and Rory McCann were all on fire, turning in some of the show's greatest performances. 

Favorite Aspect of Season Four: As touched on above, there were so many great pairings this season, from Brienne/Podrick, Arya/Sandor, Tyrion/Oberyn, Jaime/Tyrion, Tyrion/Tywin, Olenna/Tywin, Sansa/Baelish, Mance/Jon, to Barristan/Jorah, that make season 4 probably the second richest season for character moments behind season 1. 

Favorite Episode of Season Four: 402 "The Lion and the Rose"

Season MVP(s): Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Least Favorite Aspect of Season Four: Plotting in Essos and poor acting from various side-characters, particularly Daario Naharis. (This is particularly sad because Ed Skrein acquitted himself well in movies like Deadpool and Transporter).

Season Two: Again, more great pairings and improved presentation made for a great season of GOT. Moreso than any other season, season two introduced so many important and well-acted characters, including: Brienne of Tarth, Davos Seaworth, Stannis Baratheon, and Melisandre of Asshai. GOT had shown flashes of technical brilliance in season one, but season two was when GOT really came into its own. "Blackwater" and "Valar Morghulis," in particular were technical marvels. 

Favorite Aspect of Season Two: Great character pairings, including: Arya/Tywin, Catelyn/Brienne, Jon/Ygritte.

Favorite Episode of Season 2: 205 "The Ghost of Harrenhal"

Season MVP(s): Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, and Stephen Dillane as Stannis Baratheon.

Least Favorite Aspect of Season Two: Daenerys' Qarth plotline. 

Season Three: Despite appearing in the lower half of this list, I still love seasons two, three, and five; all three have moments that are worthy of being in any big-budget war, fantasy, or action movie. Season three has several strong points and enlists (in my opinion) the greatest director - Michelle McLaren -  in show history to direct (in my opinion) the biggest moment in series history up to that point - the Red Wedding. And that episode, "The Rains of Castamere," remains one of the greatest episodes of TV history, let alone GOT. But there was something that was...off. I can't really put my finger on it. Perhaps it was the prevailing sense of impending doom running through every episode - season 3 of GOT firmly established that no character was safe from devastating emotional or mortal injury. But hey, that's not really a negative; it's a testament to the strength of the direction, acting, writing and source material. 

Favorite Aspect of Season Three: Jack Gleeson's performance. Jaime Lannister's character development. 

Favorite Episode of Season Three: 308 "Second Sons"

Season MVP(s): Jack Gleeson as King Joffrey Baratheon,  Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, and Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth.

Least Favorite Aspect of Season Three: As mentioned above, this isn't really a negative of the show, but I really get bummed out by 8 or 9 of the 10 episodes from this season.

Season Five: If I had to assign letter grades to each of the six seasons they'd all be B+ or better. Except for Season 5. While season five has one of the best episodes in show history ("Hardhome") the rest was merely average to decent. But that judgement is relative. The worst episode of GOT season five, in my opinion, "Sons of the Harpy," is still much better than, again, in my opinion, than the best episodes of some of TV's popular shows (True BloodArrow, The Walking Dead, and The Killing, I'm looking at you). Season five was the season where the Double D's, for the first time, deviated in big ways from George's books, and for the most part the changes were tolerable, if not a little arbitrary. In particular, I'm thinking of the killing off of Ser Barristan, Sansa's marriage to and the repeated rapes by Ramsay, and the complete whiff on House Martell's plot. The Double D's made up for this in large part in season 6 (save for a leadoff strikeout for Dorne in the premiere episode) and I'm going into season 7 more excited for more GOT than I've ever been. 

Favorite Aspect of Season Five: Amazing visuals, even in the show's weaker episodes. 

Favorite Episode of Season Five: 508 "Hardhome"

Season MVP(s): Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, and Kit Harington as Jon Snow

Worst Aspect of Season Five: The Dornish plotline.

Whew! Long post!

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Season 1

Favorite Episode: I don't actually have a particular favorite episode from Season 1, I felt like each episode was well done and the introduction to this world was done very well. Although non-book readers might be confused by some of the things going on.

Season 3

Favorite Episode: The Rains of Castamere (sorrynotsorry the Red Wedding was masterfully done)

Season 4

Favorite Episode: The Laws of Gods and Men (some had a problem with Tyrion's speech but I thought it was chilling, easily one of my favorite performances in the series)

Season 2

Favorite Episode: No particular episode but every scene between Arya and Tywin was some of my favorite stuff of this season. (Tywin is still one of my favorite characters even 2 seasons after his death, his absence is felt to this very day, especially by the remaining members of House Lannister)

Season 6

Favorite Episode: Battle of the Bastards

Season 5

Favorite Episode: Hardhome

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I actually find this quite tough and probably regularly change my mind.

 

3  - Loved everything about it, bar torture porn. So much drama and intensity and character development. Everything from the Hound's trial by combat to the RW. 

1 - As people have already said the storytelling, the scripts, the acting was all fantastic. Loved everything and 'The Wolf and the Lion' is one of my favourite episodes of the entire series. 

4 - As much as I love storytelling and character development I also love the big shocking moments and this season delivered them in abundance. The Purple Wedding was glorious; Mountain vs Viper; the 'Battle for the Chicken' and Tywin's death were incredible.

6 - Gets a lot of unfair criticism imo. The story was not as tight and a few inconsistencies but I largely loved it. The first five episodes I thoroughly enjoyed and despite a little lull in the middle the ending was incredible also. Some incredibly emotional scenes as well as real drama. I also loved getting some actual answers of the book/show's mysteries - Hodor, R+L= J actually being confirmed, the origins of the WW, Benjen etc.  Plus the Sand Snakes getting bitch slapped by Olenna made the season even better. 

2 - There was stuff I absolutely loved about this season, particularly Tyrion being the hand. The scene where he played Varys, LF and Pycelle was beautifully done. Obviously I also loved Blackwater but there was a lot of stuff I was not a massive fan of, particularly Dany in Qarth. 

5 - Sand Snakes..... 

 

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This is actually quite difficult to do regarding season 6.  6 seemed to have some bipolarity to it.  Some of the episodes were wonderful and others were abysmal. Season 6  scores a 0 for one storyline (Arya) and a 10 for another (Jon).  One character is practically assassinated (Jaime) and another character is top-notch (Lyanna, either, take your pick).  As a grader, S.6 would balance out to be a 5 but some of the highs were so much higher than a simple 10 point scale.  I actually would find it easier to list my top episodes than my top seasons.  

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Why so much hate for season 5???

WHY??

The Sand snakes sucked and the Sansa scene sucked too (so did Theons endless torture). But apart from it it was pretty good to watch..

Did you fuckers forget about Hardhome? Dany riding a Dragon for the first time, FTW... wow..

Season 5 was good.

 

My ranking :-

Season 4- I loved Jon and Ygritte

Season 5- Epic action, fun enough to watch

Season 2- Loved Jaquen,Arya,Tywin

Season 1- Showed us why GoT is way different from other shows

Season 6- extremely overhyped, tourned out to be meh. Too much inconsistencies

Season 3- Dragged on for too long. Boring as fuck.

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I cant think off the top of my head the best to worst, all i know is when Joffrey died the show got slightly less interesting. I always enjoyed the lannister scenes a lot more than bran's/arya's/snow's/Stannis.

And when joffrey was alive tyrion was in KL which is were i found him at his most entertaining alonside Bronn.

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6 hours ago, robasp2 said:

Why so much hate for season 5???

WHY??

The Sand snakes sucked and the Sansa scene sucked too (so did Theons endless torture). But apart from it it was pretty good to watch..

Did you fuckers forget about Hardhome? Dany riding a Dragon for the first time, FTW... wow..

Season 5 was good.

 

 

Because it sucked. Sand snakes were god awful. Sansa story was bad. The season, like you said, had a good episode, Hardhome. That was the only one that was good. Dany's dragon moment who gives a rats ass, Stannis character assassination, 20 good men, Super Brienne, Olly, Kings Landing sucked, STannis Battle for Winterfell garbage, Tyrion meeting Dany for the first time was abysmal. 

Congratulations though if you enjoyed it, granted you only named an episode and one scene. 

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9 hours ago, King Onion Knight said:

Because it sucked. Sand snakes were god awful. Sansa story was bad. The season, like you said, had a good episode, Hardhome. That was the only one that was good. Dany's dragon moment who gives a rats ass, Stannis character assassination, 20 good men, Super Brienne, Olly, Kings Landing sucked, STannis Battle for Winterfell garbage, Tyrion meeting Dany for the first time was abysmal. 

Congratulations though if you enjoyed it, granted you only named an episode and one scene. 

Yes, the moments you mentioned where WTF moments, but I felt the story go on.. They wrapped up stannis probably because he wont continue in the books anyway. Too fast : only that I agree. Twenty good men, stannins quickly burning his daughter was all bad. It was a shit way to wrap up stannis story, but it needed to be wrapped up nonetheless.

Kings landing was not garbage. Cercei doing the walk of shame, rise of the sparrows-cerceis own mistakes, pathetic tommen. 

Kings landing in season 5 was much better than season 6.

Olly- for a show only watcher, it doesnt matter who all kill Jon. Before knowing the book story I felt perfectly OK with olly betraying Jon.

For a show only watcher, killing Jon for letting the wildlings in is much bigger motive than going to winterfell, baby swapping and stuff.

Super Brienne? - what do you even mean?

If it was about beating LFs guards, she is as good as the hound. She could easily do that.

If it was about Stannis, she was just a bit late. Probably if she was a little early she would have to face more soldiers or could have even died.

But the show always has a shit "just in time" (trademark) all the way from season 2. The stupidity is consistent. Not just with season 5.

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With regards to season 1 I think it does definitely have the benefit of the strongest cast the show has ever had but I don't think it really had the same strength of character we've gotten used to since and in general I felt it was finding its way a little in many areas only hitting its stride in the last few episodes.

It seems to be a minority view but I loved Stannis's story on the show though out and if season 6 had a big weakness it was that it missed that sense of inevitable Shakespearian doom around him and Dilane's general gravitas that filled the gap of Tywin nicely in season 5.

 

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10 minutes ago, MoreOrLess said:

With regards to season 1 I think it does definitely have the benefit of the strongest cast the show has ever had but I don't think it really had the same strength of character we've gotten used to since and in general I felt it was finding its way a little in many areas only hitting its stride in the last few episodes.

It seems to be a minority view but I loved Stannis's story on the show though out and if season 6 had a big weakness it was that it missed that sense of inevitable Shakespearian doom around him and Dilane's general gravitas that filled the gap of Tywin nicely in season 5.

 

Each season since 3, there has been a gradual decline in the best acted characters and acting quality. Fairley, Gleeson, Dance and Dillane (arguably Pedro Pascal as Oberyn and Kerry Ingram who played Shireen) were all outstanding in their roles and (I mean no offence) extra focus on characters like Daenerys, Daario, Bran, Sandsnakes etc obviously coincided with a slight but notable loss of gravitas or emotive acting.

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On 7/24/2016 at 11:51 AM, lakin1013 said:

This is actually quite difficult to do regarding season 6.  6 seemed to have some bipolarity to it.  Some of the episodes were wonderful and others were abysmal. Season 6  scores a 0 for one storyline (Arya) and a 10 for another (Jon).  One character is practically assassinated (Jaime) and another character is top-notch (Lyanna, either, take your pick).  As a grader, S.6 would balance out to be a 5 but some of the highs were so much higher than a simple 10 point scale.  I actually would find it easier to list my top episodes than my top seasons.  

Even Ayra's and Jon's storylines were bi-polar. Arya's plotline started total shit (randomly getting beaten while blind and the worlds least subtle "tests"), but the middle part with the theatre troop was great. Then the leaving was terrible.

Jon's storyline wasn't so bad, but the actual resurrection was boring. But the lead up to it at CB was really good. The next few episodes were great for Jon. But then Ep6-8 were sorta boring for him. Snowbowl was great for him again.

I think S6 is just very differently paced than all the rest. Every other season slowly builds to a climax. I'd argue S2,3, and 5 took way to long to climax. But nearly every season pretty much rocks the back half of the season. S6 had the best start to a season, but had a really bad midseason lul. Eps 6-8 were way worse than 2-5 and 9-10. 

I think it's nearly on par with S2 and 3. S1 and S4 are definitely better. Better than 5.

I also don't get the Jamie character assassination stuff. The only difference I can tell between book and shoe Jamie is that Jamie doesn't hate Cersei for cheating on him. Either because he doesn't believe the allegations or because he doesn't care.

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My Ranking:

Season 1

Positives: Very tightly knit, well written and a great adaption of the first book.

Negatives: There are a few scenes which I would've liked to be bigger in scope such as the Tourney of the Hand, Dothraki Wedding, Robert's hunt and would've loved to see the battle at the Green Fork but these are all production and budget related issues which I don't really fault them for.

Season 3

Positives: A really strong season for the most part, they really nailed some scenes to perfection such as Jaime and Brienne in the bath tub & Red Wedding.

Negatives: Too much focus on King's Landing which left some other storylines feeling underwritten like Arya with BWB. Theon scenes extremely repetitive and really didn't add too much imo. Tyrion shouldn't have had as many scenes as he did this year, while Catelyn really deservered a much bigger role; this was supposed to be her year.

Season 4

Positives: Really fast paced, a lot of well done action & they nailed most of the big moments.

Negatives: Craster's Keep is nearly complete filler; they really should've replaced it with more quieter character moments for Jon. There's quite a few plot holes in this season such as Lannisters apparently out of gold mines yet still maintaining their reputation without anyone noticing, Arya showing up at the Eyrie and being able to leave and the way Sansa and Littlefinger escape danger so easily after the murder of Lysa was contrived. Tyrion's whitewashing with Shae attacking first and no mention of Tysha really fucks up Tyrion's arc and Jaime's arc for the next season. Yara at the Dreadfort, though I think this was more fucked up by production as Bryan Cogman mentioned it was supposed to be a different originally.

Season 2

Positives: Blackwater was amazing, Theon's storyline, Tyrion in King's Landing - both superb. Also Shadowbabies.

Negatives: Yeah this season is super overrated imo, the second half feels very rushed, so much is skipped over which shouldn't have been. Jon is basically an idiot - don't understand why they removed all the Qhorin Halfhand scenes from the book. Talisa is a cliche and her and Robb's romance is dull and uninspired (there's a reason why George skipped over this in Book 2). Most of Dany's storyline was messed up, House of the Undying was bad, lacked all of the mystery and intrigue from the books. Don't understand what they think they achieved by making Qarth more political. Oh yeah, Arya scenes with Tywin are great scenes but repetitive and made show Arya lose out on some important character development that she had in ACOK storyline.

Season 6

Positives: Battle of the Bastards is the cinematic peak of TV, Hodor feels, Production values off the charts this year, some great cinematography.

Negatives: Characters are being handled very sloppily now; they are seriously suffering without the books. There's just so much weak dialogue and out-of-character moments. Sansa not telling Jon about the Vale knights because she wanted to claim the victory for herself??? Right okay... so she basically sacrificed the lives of thousansd of the Northern and Wilding army and also lost out on the potential chance to negotiate for Rickon's life. Everything after theatre stuff for Arya was worse than Dorne, that stupid chase in the street and that smirk from Jaqen at the end, saying she's finally No One? Ugh... They really don't care about earning moments, I mean Jon being named King in the North makes no sense and is completely unearned, why they didn't have Robb name Jon the heir in S3 I will never know. Jon being named King when he is sitting next to a trueborn Stark makes no sense. Tyrion being named Hand of the Queen? for what? He fucked up so why is he being rewarded and now he's apparently found a reason to live because of Dany? when did that happen? Not in S6...

Season 5

Positives: Hardhome. Arya, Jon and Cersei's storylines are good. Stannis burning Shireen was an amazing moment even if the build-up was poor.

Negatives: Everything Else.

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20 hours ago, MoreOrLess said:

It seems to be a minority view but I loved Stannis's story on the show though out and if season 6 had a big weakness it was that it missed that sense of inevitable Shakespearian doom around him and Dilane's general gravitas that filled the gap of Tywin nicely in season 5.

Just want to say I agree. BookStannis and showStannis differ and there are arguments that can be made for both, but Dillane was great and there's a hole left when he exited that hasn't been filled yet. 

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I thought season 6 was much more enjoyable TV than 5 but it didn't feel like GoT because of predictable story lines and lack of political depth. I think it has finally removed the feeling that we were getting an insight into real characters lives, and instead every character is just voicing the writers' attempts to shuffle the stories towards big moments and the ending.

Its strange though because I really enjoyed 6 but it has lost the uniqueness of the books and early seasons which were so consistently surprising and game-changing. 

Overall - (1=2=3), 4, 6, 5

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, rhoynestar said:

Just want to say I agree. BookStannis and showStannis differ and there are arguments that can be made for both, but Dillane was great and there's a hole left when he exited that hasn't been filled yet. 

It will never be filled. The show will cut characters rather than introduce better ones.

On 25/07/2016 at 11:00 PM, Neel74 said:

My Ranking:

Season 1

Positives: Very tightly knit, well written and a great adaption of the first book.

Negatives: There are a few scenes which I would've liked to be bigger in scope such as the Tourney of the Hand, Dothraki Wedding, Robert's hunt and would've loved to see the battle at the Green Fork but these are all production and budget related issues which I don't really fault them for.

Season 3

Positives: A really strong season for the most part, they really nailed some scenes to perfection such as Jaime and Brienne in the bath tub & Red Wedding.

Negatives: Too much focus on King's Landing which left some other storylines feeling underwritten like Arya with BWB. Theon scenes extremely repetitive and really didn't add too much imo. Tyrion shouldn't have had as many scenes as he did this year, while Catelyn really deservered a much bigger role; this was supposed to be her year.

Season 4

Positives: Really fast paced, a lot of well done action & they nailed most of the big moments.

Negatives: Craster's Keep is nearly complete filler; they really should've replaced it with more quieter character moments for Jon. There's quite a few plot holes in this season such as Lannisters apparently out of gold mines yet still maintaining their reputation without anyone noticing, Arya showing up at the Eyrie and being able to leave and the way Sansa and Littlefinger escape danger so easily after the murder of Lysa was contrived. Tyrion's whitewashing with Shae attacking first and no mention of Tysha really fucks up Tyrion's arc and Jaime's arc for the next season. Yara at the Dreadfort, though I think this was more fucked up by production as Bryan Cogman mentioned it was supposed to be a different originally.

Season 2

Positives: Blackwater was amazing, Theon's storyline, Tyrion in King's Landing - both superb. Also Shadowbabies.

Negatives: Yeah this season is super overrated imo, the second half feels very rushed, so much is skipped over which shouldn't have been. Jon is basically an idiot - don't understand why they removed all the Qhorin Halfhand scenes from the book. Talisa is a cliche and her and Robb's romance is dull and uninspired (there's a reason why George skipped over this in Book 2). Most of Dany's storyline was messed up, House of the Undying was bad, lacked all of the mystery and intrigue from the books. Don't understand what they think they achieved by making Qarth more political. Oh yeah, Arya scenes with Tywin are great scenes but repetitive and made show Arya lose out on some important character development that she had in ACOK storyline.

Season 6

Positives: Battle of the Bastards is the cinematic peak of TV, Hodor feels, Production values off the charts this year, some great cinematography.

Negatives: Characters are being handled very sloppily now; they are seriously suffering without the books. There's just so much weak dialogue and out-of-character moments. Sansa not telling Jon about the Vale knights because she wanted to claim the victory for herself??? Right okay... so she basically sacrificed the lives of thousansd of the Northern and Wilding army and also lost out on the potential chance to negotiate for Rickon's life. Everything after theatre stuff for Arya was worse than Dorne, that stupid chase in the street and that smirk from Jaqen at the end, saying she's finally No One? Ugh... They really don't care about earning moments, I mean Jon being named King in the North makes no sense and is completely unearned, why they didn't have Robb name Jon the heir in S3 I will never know. Jon being named King when he is sitting next to a trueborn Stark makes no sense. Tyrion being named Hand of the Queen? for what? He fucked up so why is he being rewarded and now he's apparently found a reason to live because of Dany? when did that happen? Not in S6...

Season 5

Positives: Hardhome. Arya, Jon and Cersei's storylines are good. Stannis burning Shireen was an amazing moment even if the build-up was poor.

Negatives: Everything Else.

We have the same mind! Agree on almost everything, although I feel season 2 is better than you give it credit for. I love the Shireen moment itself despite how bad it was contextually, The staging, acting etc is remarkable.

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On 7/24/2016 at 11:43 AM, robasp2 said:

Why so much hate for season 5???

WHY??

The Sand snakes sucked and the Sansa scene sucked too (so did Theons endless torture). But apart from it it was pretty good to watch..

Did you fuckers forget about Hardhome? Dany riding a Dragon for the first time, FTW... wow..

Season 5 was good.

I didn't like the way Dany riding Drogon for the first time was handled for the following reasons...

1. It was absolutely impossible for me to focus on this part of the episode after the Shireen burning.  I don't think it was a good idea to have anything follow after such an awful moment.  For me, Shireen's sacrifice was much more horrifying to watch than the Red Wedding.

2. The scene in Daznak's Pit is empirically better in the novels.  This could have been a moment where D & D portrayed Dany as being a badass, with her pulling out a whip and getting Drogon to submit to her.  Instead, D & D's vision of Dany being badass involves her pushing over braziers and killing all the Khals in quite possibly the stupidest scene I have ever observed on the show.

3. Why do the Sons of the Harpy stop attacking after Drogon and Dany have flown away?

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On 19 juillet 2016 at 9:45 PM, JonSnow4President said:

I'm a little torn between 1 and 2 at the top, and I think 3 has a slight dip in quality, with a larger (but not awful, IMO) dip in season 4.  

But if we're ranking those seasons on a board in America with relative height differences showing the drop in ranks, I would put season 5 at about 2 miles underground under Australia, and season 6 above the tallest building in Australia. It is such a massive drop in quality that I'm a little shocked it's the same show and the same guys running it.

I don't think I could have put it in a better way :). Maybe season 4 is a bit worse than you rate it for me, but basically this is it.

On 24 juillet 2016 at 7:43 PM, robasp2 said:

Why so much hate for season 5???

WHY??

The Sand snakes sucked and the Sansa scene sucked too (so did Theons endless torture). But apart from it it was pretty good to watch..

Did you fuckers forget about Hardhome? Dany riding a Dragon for the first time, FTW... wow..

Season 5 was good.

Because season 5 sucked. King's Landing was awful, Dorne was an idiotic mess that made no sense, Sansa's story was dumb and offensive, The whole Daenerys plot was a mess as well and the wall lacked several important plot point to justify the death of Jon (plus the mischaracterization of the whole Samwell to Oldtown). Hardhome sort of cool, but a cool battle doesn't redeem shit. 

 

EDIT: and I had forgotten about Shireen nonsensical death, Brienne being super useless or Jaime changing characterization for no reason.

 

Dany riding a dragon wasn't really cool IMO. I felt it was not really well done (not talking about the quality of the CGI, but about how it was done. Rubicante above me summed it up pretty well :)

Edited by Anton Martell

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