Words of Winter Posted May 14, 2013 Share Posted May 14, 2013 (edited) I was waffling between 7 and 8. I gave it a 7 because I was expecting more.I write this before reading other people's opinions so I am not influenced.Pros:Dragons are awesome. It is very hard to act around nothing pretending there is something. Emilia Clark does a fair job.Yunkai arc was solid.Glad they did not show the castration. Good decision. Mr. Winky's last stand was a good way (and a cruel way) to lead into that scene. (Oh and two women for his last ovation. Too bad they cut him off before he was finished.) (Pun's intended ;) )Not trying to make the Tyrion/Sansa marriage be the same as the book. The book marriage makes sense, but if they were to run with that now in the TV show, it wouldn't. Instead, they are going with two people who mutually agree to accept but succumb (initially) to the marriage. (IMHO)Good TV but not GreatBear scene. It is really hard to work with animals and pretend you don't have the use of arm. The climbing was unrealistic because he was using both arms. Guess they couldn't kill the bear so they had to improvise. Loved how they ended with "The Rains of Castamere."TVyrion was good, but only as a TV character. Would have been much better if the actress playing Ros was playing Shae instead. The Shae actress is really bad with her lines, but I'll just pretend that is because the common tongue (westerosi "cough" english) is her second language. It liked book Tyrion better. The white washing was complete so Tyrion is now TVyrion.Joffrey scene wasn't as powerful as I think it should have been, but Tywin is still in command.MehBran/Osha. Explain the f***** backstory already. Rat King, ToJ, KoTLT. Anything other than fighting. The husband/wight story is good as giving Osha a backstory, but I don't care about Osha. (Sorry, the more she acts, the more I dislike her. Didn't in the beginning) I assume the fighting will be how they will have Osha and Rickon break away, but bring some substance as well. Puh-lease.I nearly forgot the Ayra story - so if it isn't memorable, it isn't impactful.Sansa/Margery - So she alludes to the carnal knowledge of Bow-chicka-Bow-wowCons.VFX were great for the dragons, but Harrenhall and the bear pit suffered. The scratches were on the wrong side. Were they not? Harrenhall screamed "set" just like the wall did last episode.HistoryEp 1: 8+| Ep 2: 6| Ep 3: 9| Ep 4: 9+| Ep 5: 7| Ep 6: 4| Ep 7: 7| Edited May 14, 2013 by Dread Pirate Dave Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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