Originally Posted by out_here_grindin
but this is what the book readers do. They don't blatantly say what will happen but they will put these little snide wink wink to other readers comments that they think are so clever that a non book reader will never figure out.
It is annoying, and snobbish moreover. I'm a book reader and I told them so...but it's not like anyone cares about those not simultaneously updated to their level.
This series is really declining big time. Last season was very strechy in its good moments, and this one is just boring. Characters are just one dimensional using catchphrases and literary gimmicks.
The "you know nothing Jon Snow" as Ygritte died was so stupid!
First rule of action scenes: if you don't care for the characters, then the action will be boring no matter how well executed. This episode suffered from that.
It's like death in a Bollywood film if you've ever seen one.
I think a lot of it has to do with Jon's dumb grin which seemed a bit out of place to me
, I could've done with a subtle smile there. Or perhaps that simply is his way of subtly smiling, in which case he can't be saved.
Jon's grin wasn't meant to be subtle, IMO. It's part of the developing moral ambiguity in his character, the way I see. He knows Ygritte fell for him, and he knows a smile can charm her enough to not kill him. Jon Snow's loyalty is only to Castle Black and his character now seems committed to any amount of fox-like diplomacy to keep Castle Black going. He's dropped way below the Kantian moral standard set by his father Ned Stark.
Also, Grenn with Night's Watch defending the gate was pretty emotional.
I'll miss Grenn. And even Pyp. RIP
Grenn, Pyp and Dolorous Edd kept the humour running in the Night's watch. With two of them gone, I hope Dolorous Edd remains, or else Jon Snow will brood all over Night's Watch, with Sam crying on one shoulder, and the Blind Maester on the other. Not like they have much life in the north.
Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel
Last episode was shit
Ygritte looks like Bianca from eastenders which ruins' her romance with Jon snow
Hilarious the kid with the toy bow kills her
It will be interesting to see if they will give this boy further role in the series, cause he wasn't there in the books.
It was completely unexpected, outstanding!
I liked the last episode very much, to be honest. A whole episode focusing on the battle was risky but it paid off. The cinematography was great considering it's a TV series. The giants looked very good.
And damn, Snow eventually showed he wasn't only a naïve, useless bastard. Good development of character.
Neil Marshall seems a bit of an expert in directing action scenes. He also did Blackwater in Season 2.