BlackLightning Posted October 24, 2022 Share Posted October 24, 2022 28 minutes ago, Steelborn said: Casterly Rock and Highgarden being generic castles from medieval Spain was literally criminal. Makes me wish HotD would just retcon both locations, if we ever get to see them on the show. Correct me if I am wrong but weren't they the same generic castle from medieval Spain? The only difference is that they had their CGI team put Highgarden on a hill and Casterly Rock on a cliff. Same generic location however. Ugh. 7 minutes ago, Leticia Stark said: So the Dance will start because of an accident lol this must be a joke Yeah I didn't like that either. 6 minutes ago, The Bard of Banefort said: Regarding Daemon choking Rhaenyra, I thought it fit with this version of the character. As I've said before, there's no coming back from murdering your wife. I'm glad the showrunners were willing to show how inevitably toxic this marriage would become. That said, I thought the placement was really weird. Choking someone is something you'd expect to happen in the heat of a raging argument, not between two people disagreeing in low voices. It also completely alters the very first line of dialogue we received from HOTD: "Dreams didn't make us kings, dragons did." A lot of people are upset that they cut a scene of Daemon having a meltdown on the beach (there were photos of it leaked during filming). But I think that was the right choice considering the decision to use the choking scene. Showing Daemon's grief could be humanizing, but it also runs of the risk of making what just happened about Daemon's manpain. "He only choked her because he was so upset!" And now that you remind me, that's another thing I haven't really liked about this season. They seem to be constantly writing and shooting scenes that give Daemon greater dimensionality and depth...only to cut them out in post-production. Like the scenes of Daemon comforting and encouraging his daughters, removed so that we would only see Daemon walking away as they cried. I think they should've left in the scene where Daemon is having a nervous breakdown on the beach after the stillbirth of the baby princess. Yes, a few people would make it about Daemon's manpain but...let's be real. The man just lost his brother and his daughter within days of each other and his brother's last will and testament was disregarded by his sister-in-law who proceeded to steal the birthright of his wife. That's a lot for anyone to go through, especially since said wife is being so slow to act. Choking Rhaenyra out of anger because she isn't as rageful and active as he is makes sense for the character. GRRM talks about how Daemon was the best and worst of men all wrapped up into one. We should see that and feel conflicted about him like everyone else in Planetos did at the time. Arystan, Sand11751, Morte and 1 other 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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