Amber not punky
i didnt read any of the books
so they just left us there???
why not Shoot more ep of season 3?? if they cant or dont have the money they should have ended the season with ep 9
Yeah, I kind of think the same... It's so annoying that they have to conform to this format, even when it does not work at all.
Personally, I did like the last episode. I am tired of the conventional "cliffhangers" at the end of each season... I thought this last, longer episode was almost the only one that succeeded at finding a good pace, with a number of really intense scenes. Then, it's true that they had to give us a sense of "closure" for every character, in spite of being at a point where there isn't really any, since they're in the middle of the book.
I thought they did well enough at showing us that each character had come to the end of a journey, and was moving on towards something new.
What I did not like is that this decision to cut the book into two parts is quite lame. Their fear was that they had to cover too much material for a 10-episode season. But the result is that they do not have enough to last for 10 episodes with only one half of that material.
So my impression was that we got 8 rather badly crafter transition episodes trying to drag the story on and on (mostly by adding scenes which were rather out of character, like the now infamous "If I had loved Jon Snow" scene...), and then 2 real episodes, with no real ending. I don't think that was a better option.
I assume a 15-episode season would have been impossible for various reasons I don't know about. I assume they were also happy to spread it over two years, because of the "catching up with the book series" danger. But it's a shame how outside factors always end up fucking up things most of the time.
Or maybe I'm just really mad at the moment because Showtime has announced that we would never get a proper ending to the Borgias (not even the poor substitute of a 2-hour film as had been suggested... nothing at all).
At least I hope HBO won't do the same with Game of Thrones and turn it into another Rome.