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  2. CrypticWeirwood

    Your favorite individual acting performance

    Some of that may be because of the comparative age and experience of the actors involved. Compare that of the actors you mentioned playing the Lannisters with those of the actors playing the Starks or even Lancel. The acting of the three elder Starks playing Ned, Cat, Benjen was stronger compared with that of the children whom the tale was actually about. But they didn't last very long compared with the Lannister clan's four main actors, while the kids (including Dany) all had to grow into being actors as they went. None of the four Lannister actors you mentioned did so because they already were actors. That's why they got Diana Rigg to play the Queen of Thorns as a foil to Charles Dance’s Tywin. They needed to pair him with someone of comparable acting chops so as to make their shared scenes together sparkle. Imagine if we could have had that sort of chemistry between any two of the Starks or one of them with Dany! It would have been magical. But we never did. And although they were in much smaller roles, Jim Broadbent as Archmaester Ebrose and Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow brought the same level of gravitas as Rigg and Dance, creating more out of those characters than we might have otherwise expected.
  3. King Jon Snow Stark

    Destiny of Jon Snow

    Grey Worm could not leave king’s landing it was surrounded. It made sense he got something and they got something. He wanted Jon Snow punished. They punished Jon Snow. Because Grey Worm did not know what Nights Watch is he think it’s a real punishment. If Jon stays in nights watch he has freedom to move around and rise to leadership again. If he leaves no one will chase him. Grey Worm was tricked.
  4. Yes, that's what I was referring to. But the rest of your post I find confusing because on the one hand you're suggesting we probably shouldn't believe them (D&D) and on the other hand you're saying yes, that's the way it was always going to go that way, so there's no reason not to believe them. I didn't think it was going to go that way even though the reader had been prepped to consider it.
  5. Arthur Peres

    Should Martin have ended the War of Five Kings?

    This fit in "plot convenience". Ramsey should have been killed on the spot together with Reek. His disguise is even more dumb when you think about it. Why Rodrik was dumb enough to kill the son noble and potential heir to one of the strongest vassals of the Starks and let the peasant live?
  6. No. I actually started another reread the day after the finale to cleanse myself of disappointment. As others have mentioned, the ending isn’t what disappointed me - it was the rushed way we got there. So many interesting plot lines were just dropped for the sake of simplicity and time. I am going back to the books to seek solace in their complex plots that have yet to be sabotaged. (Although I must confess, at times I fear that the intricate web of plot lines may be what is stalling GRRM - his story may have become too complex for him to ever finish.)
  7. Newstar

    GRRM's (Brief) Thoughts on the Final Episode

    GRRM has done multiple interviews where he has implied that the books and the show will basically have the same ending in broad strokes but will be different for minor characters. This blog post, where he starts talking about Lady Stoneheart, Jeyne Poole, etc. is really no different. Honestly, though, any negative reaction from book fans to the ending is the meltdown over D&D revealing that Stannis burns Shireen in the books all over again. They'll tell themselves that it will be different in the books, and nothing GRRM says could convince them otherwise: Dany fans will tell themselves that Dany's actions in the books will be entirely sympathetic and that her heel turn in the show is Hollywood nonsense. Tyrion haters will tell themselves that Tyrion being the endgame Hand is a D&D contrivance because he's their fave. Disappointed Braime shippers will tell themselves that Jaime truly loves Brienne and would never choose Cersei over her. ...And so on.
  8. Arthur Peres

    Should Martin have ended the War of Five Kings?

    This is the problem. In a series that even after 300 years there are still bitter vassals claiming to have more right to Highgarden than the Tyrells because they were "stewards" suddenly is fine with a nobody, there is there for 2 generations, getting Harenhall and becoming a lord paramount of the riverlands (he's not even from there), while also he takes the lord of the Vale as his ward, and is never around his castle... Littlefinger does have a very strong plot armor, no way the Tyrells involved at the purple wedding would let him alive after he stabbed Ned and Joffrey in the back.
  9. no problem, for once i was wrong about something (jk) i deserve it
  10. ARYa_Nym

    Who was Daenerys turned into?

    Maybe it would have made more sense if Tyrion had been true to his character. He's far more likely to tell her to burn down KL than save peasants.
  11. Clegane'sPup

    Westeros is NOT medieval Europe

    I have a verra inappropriate sense of humor. Iffin' I responded seriously my arse would be kicked to the curb in a heart beat.
  12. Brave Ser Robin

    The aftermatch of the decision made by D&D

    I prefer substance over style. While i really appreciate and marvel at the production, what I'm really looking for is compelling characters and story telling. I think the wrong choice was made.
  13. didn't see that till after I wrote it. My mistake.
  14. Cas Stark

    GRRM's (Brief) Thoughts on the Final Episode

    It's terribly sad for an artist to disrespect his own art like that, both in refusing, as the creator of the story, to even call his own story the canon, and instead giving this fairly dumb analogy, which I'm not sure why he thinks it is so brilliant, that none of it matters because it's all fictional and there is no canon. I'm sure if someone had asked Margaret Mitchell how many children Scarlett O'Hara had she would have said 3.
  15. yes yes it was a mistake, as i already admitted a few minutes ago
  16. CrypticWeirwood

    Your favorite individual acting performance

    True, but that was just her evening out the score, since the last few episodes also killed her. ;—}
  17. This may have slipped your notice but Drogon isn't a human being. He's a carnivorous animal.
  18. No she didn't! She took the stuff form that one guys house in the show and that was it. If she had sacked the city she could have bought all the unsullied easy and all the ships she could have. In the book she gets kicked out of that guys house when she refuses to marry him and then joins up with sir barriston and..can't remember that guys name who brought three ships to take her to that guy in pentos who we saw at the beggining when he spent time with dany and her brother and set up her marriage to khal drogo. She never sacks Qarth just that guys house who helped take her dragons to the warlocks and killed some of her people and tried to have her killed too.
  19. Right, she locked them up; she didn’t execute Drogon for killing an innocent little girl. Complete and utter hypocrite who kills when it serves her purpose and doesn’t when it serves her purpose.
  20. When you don't let your two pit bulls roam the streets are you doing it to punish them or as a reasonable precaution? Particularly when there is reason to believe that another one of your dogs may have mauled a child to death? I don't think I've been arguing that Dany isn't capable of bad judgment. There's a lot of space between bad judgment and "of course she was always mad and/or the sort of person who would slaughter hundreds of thousands of innocent commoners for no reason."
  21. The Lord of the Crossing

    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    Crakehall. "All the Crakehall women are sluts" said a wise man. I love Walder's witty abrasiveness.
  22. The Lord of the Crossing

    Prophecy and the Three Heads of the Dragon

    Are you proposing a new theory? Rhaegar had a daughter prior to Rhaenys. With whom, I might wonder. Ashara. But we not met a girl of the right age. She would be close to 20 at end of the Dance.
  23. Ahh yes, in the trenches. I remember now. It's been about 10 years since I've seen it.
  24. Dany probably burned that orphanage Margaery visited. "Madness...madness and stupidity"
  25. With them going over the top in a suicidal charge.
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