1. #29101
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkeon View Post
    Yes. That's precisely why people are complaining about the last season.
    I would say it is nearly universal that people who complain are those that don't get what they want.

  2. #29102
    Quote Originally Posted by Pvt Hudson View Post
    I had been looking forward to Preston's review of episode 6 more than the finale itself

  3. #29103
    If they were expecting to get there expectations subverted, then... did they get what they wanted?

  4. #29104
    varys death still makes me facepalm at how stupidly rushed it was like the whole season.

    Dany turning from overzealous ruler into hilter into the spawn of 2 episodes gave everyone whiplash including the actors themselves.

    but varys omg, what were they thinking. "He dies to show how bad dany is" but lets have her burn down a city to show how bad she is.

    The season is a cluster fuck omg
    Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes are SP's.

  5. #29105
    Quote Originally Posted by Marfrilau View Post
    Considering "subverting expectations" is usually a term used in a negative manner I highly doubt that fans loved it because of that...
    Everything about this season was predictable except the ease by which the Night King was killed and Bran taking the throne. If you thought Daenerys wasn't going to die this season and take the throne, you weren't paying attention or forgot what show you are watching. The problem is that they only set up her death over the course of the last three episodes.

  6. #29106
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorsameth View Post
    Because the show wanted a singular villain for the audience to react to and to drive the story while GRRM doesn't like that sort of thing.
    This sounds legit. I really wish they did more with the white walkers, but i guess this new series they are filming will center more around it and the leaf girls (i forget their name)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dymonic View Post
    Fighting against a warlock is about being under a constant barrage of smaller spells that chip away at your health. During the fight you would constantly be trying to do enough damage to the warlock to kill him before his spells build to critical mass, killing you. Warlocks prefer a very blatant display of their power. Walking around with their minions, or having their spells scorch the very earth they are battling upon

  7. #29107
    Not my work, but found this amusing. Westeros is a sim of Westworld.

    I think Euron, Sam and Arya are guests. Euron for the reasons you explained, Arya because she's OP and unkillable (and notice how a random host saves her during the stampede at KL) and at the end she unlocked a new "West" expansion pack, and Sam because he also should've died a dozen times (notice how the dead don't harm him even while he's sitting there crying, and hosts like Edd go out of their way to save him).

    Now, what happened during season 8 was definitely a park-wide malfunction. The Dany host failed to interpret the sound of the bells as her trigger to stand down and instead destroyed the city. The Jon host had been glitching for a while, only able to repeat certain phrases like "She's muh queen" and "Ah dun want it" over and over again. The Jaime host totally malfunctioned and instead of completing his plot of killing Cersei ended up actually murdering a guest (Euron) in the process.

    Bran, of course, is the only A.I. that achieved sentience (when he warged during the Long Night he was actually seeing the main code and altering it). He manipulated all the other hosts to vote "aye" for him as king even though it made no sense.

    And of course, Pod is one of the most in-demand sex-bots in the park.

    For the Euron explained part https://www.reddit.com/r/asoiaf/comm...as_ended_lets/

  8. #29108
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    Euron has been from alt dimension in my head anyway. I like the comment in that thread about the coffee cups and water bottles.

  9. #29109
    Dont know if this has been posted yet, but truely, thread/

    Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
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  10. #29110
    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoCarlos View Post
    varys death still makes me facepalm at how stupidly rushed it was like the whole season.

    Dany turning from overzealous ruler into hilter into the spawn of 2 episodes gave everyone whiplash including the actors themselves.

    but varys omg, what were they thinking. "He dies to show how bad dany is" but lets have her burn down a city to show how bad she is.

    The season is a cluster fuck omg
    WTB Blackfyre plot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyattbw09 View Post
    Game of Throne Fans: What we love about GoT is how they subvert expectations.

    Also GoT Fans: Season 8 was terrible because it did not go like I expected.

    That being said, season 8 was clearly rushed and they needed at least 2 more full 10 episode seasons to build the character archs in a way that made sense for how they ended. However, I don't think it was nearly as bad as everyone seems to think it was.
    THey needed 2-3 more seasons. They left alot of important plot lines out that really harm the final product. Primarily a good dornish plot, and the blackfyre plot were missing. And this isn't including Lady Stoneheart, or how important house Manderly and White Harbor is to the north.

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    Going to say this. Lena Hedy really does deserve recognition for playing one of the most hated characters in TV or Cinema History. She breathed life into Cersei which its now difficult to imagine anyone else playing her. Also Maisie Williams also deserves recognition. When she is given a chance to act she can really knock it out of the park, like her early scenes with Charles Dance, or playing off the Hound a season later. I don't think D&D knew what to do with her once she was in Bravos and the really ruined a chance with using her correctly. I think that Emilia Clark can do a good job playing crazy fortunately. The only issue was the pacing of it. They really could have benefited as mentioned by everyone with brain cells that more seasons were needed to properly pace the show. One final thing. D&D did an excellent job in adapting the screen play from the books. And if I was looking for someone to show run with information already being available and just adapting it I would hire them in a heart beat. I also wouldn't let them play with anything that they create themselves. Once there framework they are working off of disappears, they go listless and inconsistent and the quality really suffers.

  11. #29111
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    "Narcissist dating a narcissist, how to make it work"

    Who would want to read that?

    Sing your death song like a hero coming home.

    -- Tecumseh

  12. #29112
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    The critical and fan backlash toward Game of Thrones‘ final season has reached new levels of resentment, with the show’s finale garnering an all-time-low IMDb score of 4.4/10. This compared with an average 9.1/10 in previous seasons.

    After episode five of season eight, “The Bells,” disgruntled fans even went so far as to launch a petition to rewrite season eight in its entirety. The petition has since been signed by more than a million people.

    But Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow in the show, has a message for some of the more vocal critics, telling Esquire, “I think no matter what anyone thinks about this season — and I don’t mean to sound mean about critics here — but whatever critic spends half an hour writing about this season and makes their judgment on it, in my head they can go fuck themselves. ’Cause I know how much work was put into this.”
    I am sitting with a philosopher in the garden; he says again and again 'I know that that’s a tree', pointing to a tree that is near us. Someone else arrives and hears this, and I tell him: 'This fellow isn’t insane. We are only doing philosophy.

  13. #29113
    I'm sure season 8 was a lot of work.

    Sadly effort doesnt mean quality.

    Hell I'd give my all playing for manchester utd, doesnt mean im capable of being a professional football player.
    Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes are SP's.

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