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Yesterday 05:23 AM
Roger the Dodger
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Episode 1: 5.5/10

Episode 2: 7.5/10

Marginally better, but again mostly due to all the plot structures GRRM already set, the handling of the details is still pretty messy and rush-rush.

Except the diving meme in the end 10/10
Almost as rich as Tommen's death.

Think we should just allow this stream of average writing to pass till the two season-ending mini-movie episodes arrive, which I am sure would be great if not GOAT. Can't wait for those. With the poor pacing the rest of the episodes have suffered since season 5, they all seem like starters before a main course.

 

I liked how Lady Mormont urged Jon to stay and not leave. That was a rare touch in writing. Show's she has had her own house's interest in mind.

Dany and Varys should have had this conversation several episodes back. Of course, Dany is being edgy through the conversation because the silly audience shouldn't realize how clumsily this meeting has been "fixed" into the plot as an afterthought.

Same for Littlefinger and Jon. 1 minute of meeting and immediate beating

I like how Euron already knew where the Greyjoy fleet was, as it was intelligently left for us to assume given hey -what else can happen? Also Euron "plot device" Greyjoy can do anything he wants no?

I don't care much for the criticism about the time of the Greyjoy fight at "night" but really, Euron can get stabbed multiple times and still stand tall???

Theon's delicate splosh was the lolz, ofc

07-25-2017 12:25 PM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

https://www.polygon.com/2017/7/23/16...daenerys-varys

This guy knows what he is talking about.
07-25-2017 04:15 AM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

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Originally Posted by TheBigFourFTW View Post
The TV Critic.org - Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 2: Stormborn

I thought this was a good review of the newest episode.
A terrible review. Jut like yours on MTF The battle was great. The crypts were bad.

He forgot the Battles of Blackwater Bay and at the Wall were both at night. So much about early seasons being "more realistic" or whatever he was trying to say.

Agreed about Daenerys - Varys (and Daenerys - Mellisandre, and Daenerys - Ollena) dialogues being the best part of the episodes. Dany was GOATing in how the ruler should talk to her/his counselors/allies in this episode.
07-25-2017 03:55 AM
TheBigFourFTW
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

The TV Critic.org - Game of Thrones, Season 7, Episode 2: Stormborn

I thought this was a good review of the newest episode.
07-24-2017 11:43 PM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

"That's not you" reference:

07-24-2017 09:38 PM
ne znam ali mozda
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Damn what was that...crazy good this 7x2.
07-24-2017 07:51 AM
Phenomenadal
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

I don't watch this show, but I did see the scene with Ed Sheeran. What a tune.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GOAT
It's a new one
On ya Ed.
07-24-2017 06:17 AM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

 
A pretty good episode actually, but again they need to advance the story further IMO. The pace is still to slow.
Too much time showing Grey Worm and Missandei for example. Not that I complain much about seeing Miss Emmanuel naked.
Also where is Bran?

Well, Cersei 1 - Daenerys 0. Euron is bringing gifts in the next episode. Daenerys haters got their wish. It is not all smooth sailing for her. She also has to balance all the fractions in her force, which is not a simple task obviously.
Although some of them are gone now. Bye Sand snakes, no one will cry for you.
And Theon cockless coward indeed. It would be funny if Gendry picks him up and gives him a lift back to Dragonstone

You have to admire Daenerys and what they did to her in this episode. Those dialogues with Varys, Ollena and Melisandre were awesome. Especially Varys (RtD got his wish and they finally talked ).

"You are the Dragon, be the Dragon"!

Parts with Arya and Sam were also good. Nymeria finally shows up. And Arya turned North.
How did Sam missed the part about dragonglass healing properties, we all saw in the book he was reading

And did I ask where was Bran. We need him in Winterfell to tell Jon.
Also where were Hound and Brotherhood?

Speaking about Winterfell - Jon did couple of good things - Leaving for Dragonstone and leaving the North to Sansa, but one terrible stupid, typical Stark thing, that killed both Robb and Ned. He needlessly made enemy out of Littlefinger. That crypt scene was bad.

Also I think one dragon will be killed or injured now. Master Qyburn got some good hints from The Hobbit
07-23-2017 06:44 PM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

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Originally Posted by Roger the Dodger View Post
we've been suffering the Hound's miserable emotional state for 4 seasons now. No need to add ten mins of screentime to prolong his misery and ours.

Of course I understood it was the farmer and his child


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Meantime, Mark Mylod is the director for Stormborn. Was responsible for 2 flop episodes of last season.
Should we be afraid?
Yes, the S6E7 and 8 were not the best episodes. We shell see. I expect some good stuff based on trailers.
07-23-2017 03:53 PM
Roger the Dodger
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

we've been suffering the Hound's miserable emotional state for 4 seasons now. No need to add ten mins of screentime to prolong his misery and ours.

Of course I understood it was the farmer and his child


---

Meantime, Mark Mylod is the director for Stormborn. Was responsible for 2 flop episodes of last season.
Should we be afraid?
07-22-2017 03:17 AM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

A new trailer. Looks better and better.



 

So Papa Tarly joins Cersei.
Lannister army looks awesome - for now
Melisandre joins Daenerys.
Jon calls "Daenerys" by name
Euron wins a battle but not the war.
Jamie/Tarly take Highgarden.
Unsullied take Casterly Rock.
fun fun fun...
07-22-2017 03:12 AM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

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Originally Posted by Roger the Dodger View Post
Also, I have had enough of the Hound wallowing in self-pity and self-brought moral confusion.
Either start killing or die. Really.

Would love to see him in a fight against Tormund and watch one of them flop but that seems unlikely because GoT fights aren't as brave as before. He'll probably strangle Thoros of Myr out of boredom. But no one will mind because no one really cares about that boozard.

Ah, the good old days when they pitted well-built characters like Jaime vs Ned Stark so that we had no clue where the story was heading. The good old days when they referred to books written by GRRM himself rather than slaughter his epic with HBO's full legal force.

Bye, bye good old days!

Welcome, shitty scriptwriting
Oh Come on. If you are going to whine, whine about something that is really worth whining. Your wishes are terrible and make a stupid story. Tormund vs Hound. That is shallow and bad crowd pleasing storytelling.

Actually what they did with Hound is quite good character development and adds a nice dimension and depth to the story. i.e good writing.
You obviously didn't manage to figure out what is the significance of Brotherhood Without Banners, Thoros and Beric. Also you obviously missed all the little subtleties around Hound in the last episode. You probably missed that the house they are in is the same house Arya and Hound were in in Season 4 when Hound stole gold from father and daughter, saying "they will be dead by winter". And he found them dead there. You also missed that the line "Be nice to strangers and strangers will be nice to you" from Arya scene with Lannister soldiers referred to Hound. and than you whine why you don't get Hound vs Tormund.

Pay a bit more attention to details and the story instead just whining about meaningless things. You will enjoy the show more.
07-21-2017 05:36 PM
Roger the Dodger
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

Also, I have had enough of the Hound wallowing in self-pity and self-brought moral confusion.
Either start killing or die. Really.

Would love to see him in a fight against Tormund and watch one of them flop but that seems unlikely because GoT fights aren't as brave as before. He'll probably strangle Thoros of Myr out of boredom. But no one will mind because no one really cares about that boozard.

Ah, the good old days when they pitted well-built characters like Jaime vs Ned Stark so that we had no clue where the story was heading. The good old days when they referred to books written by GRRM himself rather than slaughter his epic with HBO's full legal force.

Bye, bye good old days!

Welcome, shitty scriptwriting
07-19-2017 08:49 PM
Floki
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

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Originally Posted by Nathaliia View Post
So do you expect George Martin will write a different ending to the TV show and that Dany has less items there than she has on the show?

I don't find this TV writing sloppy.

Also things like "wow this show is so crap because suddenly ships / Arya covered so much distance within 1 episode". Yes, movies aren't played in real time, sometimes they show 1 minute in 5 minutes and sometimes 5 years in 1 minute. I'll never understand criticism for that.

The only thing TV does make sloppy is the character of Euron, who, I believe, has much more cards up his sleeve in the books. Also the actor doesn't have charisma. It's painful to watch.

They killed off a lot of the strong men characters anyway (it's not TV writers' fault either, G Martin did it first). With elimination of Stannis actor or Charles Dance, Roose Bolton and even Ramsay (he was a bit caricatural but he was a psycho and it was scary enough - otherwise why Javier Bardem or Christoph Waltz would be so popular in Hollywood) there's generally less danger and charisma in the air. They should bring in this Tarly father maybe.

As for black colour, oh cmon, Jon Snow has been wearing black since day 1, and now also Dany wears black and is in some black castle. Sansa is also in black. I think it's just supposed to show winter and set grim winter atmosphere on show that in the past was full of colours everywhere.
Agreed, pretty much 100%.

It seems like some people are actually trying very hard to find things to complain. "Main actors are wearing black buhu", big deal. Costumes actually look much better this season.
I also never understood the criticism: "Oh he was on the other continent last episode, how did he make it back so fast" - it is not real time people.
07-19-2017 08:39 PM
Nathaliia
Re: HBO game of thrones - anyone watching?

So do you expect George Martin will write a different ending to the TV show and that Dany has less items there than she has on the show?

I don't find this TV writing sloppy.

Also things like "wow this show is so crap because suddenly ships / Arya covered so much distance within 1 episode". Yes, movies aren't played in real time, sometimes they show 1 minute in 5 minutes and sometimes 5 years in 1 minute. I'll never understand criticism for that.

The only thing TV does make sloppy is the character of Euron, who, I believe, has much more cards up his sleeve in the books. Also the actor doesn't have charisma. It's painful to watch.

They killed off a lot of the strong men characters anyway (it's not TV writers' fault either, G Martin did it first). With elimination of Stannis actor or Charles Dance, Roose Bolton and even Ramsay (he was a bit caricatural but he was a psycho and it was scary enough - otherwise why Javier Bardem or Christoph Waltz would be so popular in Hollywood) there's generally less danger and charisma in the air. They should bring in this Tarly father maybe.

As for black colour, oh cmon, Jon Snow has been wearing black since day 1, and now also Dany wears black and is in some black castle. Sansa is also in black. I think it's just supposed to show winter and set grim winter atmosphere on show that in the past was full of colours everywhere.
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