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Re: Game of Thrones - Spoilers
« Reply #390 on: May 21, 2019, 05:43:01 PM »
An ordinary ending for an extraordinary series, but I enjoyed it all.

Hope there's spin offs, someone was convincingly telling me last week there's a prequel about the Mad King era in production already? Haven't investigated tbh. Ayra going East could be very interesting and is a blank canvas.

Yes!!! I get it now . . . didn't make sense to me at half 3 this morning!!

Except she's going west.

That was an absolute travesty of an episode to round off a travesty of a season. None of it made sense. Absolute pish.
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« Reply #391 on: May 21, 2019, 06:59:23 PM »
What was the point of the build up and reveal that Jon was a Targaryen with that ending?

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« Reply #392 on: May 21, 2019, 08:34:57 PM »
What was the point of the build up and reveal that Jon was a Targaryen with that ending?

What was the point in all the episodes wasted on Brann, he was useless.
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« Reply #393 on: May 21, 2019, 08:35:51 PM »
The white horse was Shadowfax and clearly Ayra is going east into a Middle Earth/Westoros spin off.  8)
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« Reply #394 on: May 21, 2019, 09:47:13 PM »
The white horse was Shadowfax and clearly Ayra is going east into a Middle Earth/Westoros spin off.  8)

Awful lot of similarities with LOTR

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« Reply #395 on: May 21, 2019, 10:16:39 PM »
The white horse was Shadowfax and clearly Ayra is going east into a Middle Earth/Westoros spin off.  8)

Awful lot of similarities with LOTR

John snow clearly modelled on Aragorn even down to the style of his armour which was very like the armour in Return of the King I thought. Also the cinematography was very Star Wars -esque(I know they are involved in SW but still...). It was a good closing though and opens up the door for spin offs etc.

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« Reply #396 on: May 21, 2019, 11:03:53 PM »
They should have killed grey worm in the end. He just become annoying.

Seen a quote on twitter from someone who said they were delighted to see greyworm survive because he was black.  ::)

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« Reply #397 on: May 27, 2019, 06:14:38 PM »
Just finished the series last night, so I can finally look at this thread!

I thought the ending was fine. The only thing that was a little bit rushed was Dany's descent into evil, but there was plenty of foreshadowing in the early seasons for that. She'd promised she'd burn cities to the ground if people didn't follow her. She's like a female Genghis Khan, and that was foreshadowed in the golden crown incident where her brother had molten gold poured on his head (Genghis poured, I think, molten mercury into the eyes of a defeated enemy who wouldn't surrender). She started out with good intentions but become so carried away with her messiah complex that she lost sight of what she was supposed to be doing and ended up being a genocidal maniac, which I think is a great lesson.

I agree that Grey Worm was annoying and should have fought with Jon Snow at the end.

Jamie's end with Cersei was appropriate.

Cersei's hand character was killed by his own creation, a nice little Frankenstein moment.

The hound bate his brother in the end but had to sacrifice himself in the process.

Arya's set up nicely for a sequel. The way she took out the Night King was nice, but it'd have been cool if she killed him with a Needle modified with Valerian steel or Dragonglass, so Jon's first-season advice to "stick them with the pointy end" would have come full circle.

I like how they picked a new system of royal succession, although they just seemed to go with Tyrion's suggestion even though he had no authority at that point. I like how they laughed at the idea of democracy when Sam suggested it. And they were right, universal education is a prerequisite for democracy, and their society was a long way off that.

The boy that plays Bran ended up with the easiest job in acting. Christ, I could sit in a chair and stare into space myself.

Jon ended up in the North, although I was wondering why he seemed to abandon his post and go north of the wall with the free folk. That was probably a one-way ticket for him since he was abandoning the Night Watch. I was wondering why the wall was still being maintained, but I suppose there's always the risk of a future return of White Walkers.

The Night King was a sinister looking baddie who never spoke, although I never quite understood his motives.

The first show that took long story arcs like this was Babylon 5, and they messed up their story slightly by compressing two seasons into Season 4 because they thought they wouldn't get a 5th season. When they were renewed for a 5th season then they put together an unconvincing story to fill the remainder of the time. It's hard to get the long-form storytelling right, but I feel like GoT has pulled it off well.

The pacing of the last season was a bit slow and I felt like the episodes were longer than they needed to be. And it was a bit annoying that you'd need night vision goggles to see what's going on a lot of the time. But overall, a decent end to a remarkable achievement in television.