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« Reply #121 on: April 23, 2019, 01:58:19 PM »
It is kinda weird that this series has run for such a long time that we have seen Sansa(Sophie Turner) progress into a total bae.
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« Reply #122 on: April 23, 2019, 08:05:35 PM »
You know you're scraping the bottom of the barrel when Arya is riding bastard Baratheon dick. Brienne getting knighted got me misty eyed though.
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« Reply #123 on: April 24, 2019, 02:15:09 AM »

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« Reply #124 on: April 24, 2019, 02:17:44 AM »
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« Reply #125 on: April 24, 2019, 02:29:23 AM »
You know you're scraping the bottom of the barrel when Arya is riding bastard Baratheon dick. Brienne getting knighted got me misty eyed though.
First, assert dominance, showing off your knife throwing skill, implying how easy it'd be for you to kill them.
Then dredge up their past emotional sexual trauma to further destabilize them emotionally.
Finally go on about needing to lose your incel status before you die, as you forcefully push them to the ground and tell them to undress.

Arya got real problematic there.  :thinking

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« Reply #126 on: April 24, 2019, 10:25:17 AM »
she was just teaching Gendry how to stick them with the pointy bit

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« Reply #127 on: April 24, 2019, 10:50:21 AM »
You know you're scraping the bottom of the barrel when Arya is riding bastard Baratheon dick. Brienne getting knighted got me misty eyed though.
First, assert dominance, showing off your knife throwing skill, implying how easy it'd be for you to kill them.
Then dredge up their past emotional sexual trauma to further destabilize them emotionally.
Finally go on about needing to lose your incel status before you die, as you forcefully push them to the ground and tell them to undress.

Arya got real problematic there.  :thinking

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« Reply #128 on: April 24, 2019, 11:08:36 AM »
Can't wait for Arya to send Gendry a raven with a fake letter as Melisandre stating she got a bottle of leeches with his name on it
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« Reply #129 on: April 24, 2019, 11:20:08 PM »
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« Reply #130 on: April 25, 2019, 11:29:57 AM »
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« Reply #131 on: April 25, 2019, 11:36:48 AM »
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« Reply #132 on: April 25, 2019, 12:12:18 PM »


I thought showing her all sad after sex meant she didnt even come close

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« Reply #133 on: April 25, 2019, 12:22:33 PM »
Arya/Gendry was sort of mundane for Game of Thrones.
As was Cersei/Euron. Especially the latter was just a pity fuck.

If this was season 2 or 3 there would at least be dragons or elephants involved.
Or maybe Sansa would set up Theon to be raped by a bunch wildlings warged by Bran while she sits on her throne and laughs just to get revenge on what he did to her and her family.
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« Reply #134 on: April 26, 2019, 09:47:49 AM »
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« Reply #136 on: April 28, 2019, 10:49:55 PM »
pouring one out for all the real ones  :salute

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« Reply #137 on: April 28, 2019, 10:59:43 PM »
:crazy Ain't see that shit coming

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« Reply #138 on: April 28, 2019, 11:15:57 PM »
The second it happened I was like




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« Reply #139 on: April 28, 2019, 11:26:12 PM »
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« Reply #140 on: April 28, 2019, 11:38:55 PM »
Surprisingly few main character deaths. Although it seems like Daenerys' army is obliterated and she's down to 1 dragon.

Also, RIP Ghost?
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« Reply #141 on: April 29, 2019, 12:28:54 AM »
Arya Stark was right.

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« Reply #142 on: April 29, 2019, 01:01:52 AM »
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« Reply #143 on: April 29, 2019, 01:28:39 AM »
That was fucking trash.

Benioff and Weiss have failed upwards more than any two douchebags in history.

The show is enjoyable if all I wanted was a well produced fantasy show.

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But this is ASOIAF, a series built on subverting narrative and fantasy tropes. And what the show has become since they got out in front of the books(and frankly even at times still in the books arc) is just not that. It safe, itís full of itself, itís cliched, itís poorly paced, and itís basically become a satire of itself. A series once built around the tension of no plot armor has handed it out to every B and even C league character. This was THE episode where the story was begging for enormously consequential, narrative changing deaths, and....nothing. Even the biggest threat of the series was basically disposed of like it was some random midsession Sopranos villain.

How these guys managed to weasel themselves into the full confidence of a Star Wars trilogy would shock me if it werenít for the fact the people running that franchise are already literarily tone deaf. Failing up is right.
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« Reply #144 on: April 29, 2019, 01:56:18 AM »
Knowing that GURM will never finish ASoIaF and Glen will have to accept this series as the only true document of it is literally the only way I can get an erection anymore. Cry moar, Glen. Cry moar.
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« Reply #145 on: April 29, 2019, 02:37:14 AM »
And here I thought they'd surprise us and make the NK more than just a mildly annoying distraction.

Oh well.

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« Reply #146 on: April 29, 2019, 03:16:44 AM »
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« Reply #148 on: April 29, 2019, 03:28:34 AM »
Bless the showrunners for salvaging some truly wretched source material.

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« Reply #149 on: April 29, 2019, 03:46:04 AM »
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« Reply #152 on: April 29, 2019, 05:56:26 AM »
have a seat on the iron hog  :rash
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« Reply #153 on: April 29, 2019, 08:24:55 AM »
Just watched it.

This shit is worse than fan fiction.
I am glad that at this point i just watch it because there's a couple of episodes left, and i have near-0 emotional investment, but i wouldn't wanna be a book reader right now, lol.

The whole episode was inane bullshit start to finish, too many dumb moments to mention, but the Arya spawning out of thin air to kill the Night King was a nice way to top off the garbage pile.

I had zero expectations, because it's been 3 or 4 season of shitty writing, but this was surprisingly bad even for those standards.

Genuinely curious to see how they can top this for the real finale.


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« Reply #154 on: April 29, 2019, 08:41:37 AM »
Yeah the thing is, if i think back to the last 3-4 seasons, the only memorable moments (including this episode) is stuff related to budget you don't usually see on television.
Namely, all the expensive battle scenes and cgi shenanigans.

Which is good enough for a fantasy story, but the first couple of seasons felt like they had more to them than that.

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« Reply #155 on: April 29, 2019, 08:51:56 AM »
Yeah, it had decent plot armor in the beginning of it all, but that got shat off in one episode revealing not much there.  Still... one of the best tv shows out there. 

"Alright Bran... ...  DO SOMETHING COOL!!"...... then Bran just be like  :trigger

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« Reply #156 on: April 29, 2019, 09:23:56 AM »
Bran and the Dothrakis were completely useless. Those were the scrubs that were supposed to conquer Westeros? The ones that got wiped out in 30 seconds?

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« Reply #158 on: April 29, 2019, 10:48:34 AM »
The audience I was with was complaining about the tactical decisions made by the living :lol

I think the episode itself was great but the ending felt hollow. Hopefully they still haven't used the third "Holy Shit!" moment GRRM told them a few years ago.

First one was Shireen getting burned, second was Hold the Door. Really hope the third is something other than Arya killing the NK. Still love the touch of the dagger that killed him being the same one meant for Bran way back in S1


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« Reply #159 on: April 29, 2019, 11:28:26 AM »
Great episode. The night king  was always a boring enemy anyway so glad that's done.
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« Reply #160 on: April 29, 2019, 11:46:02 AM »
So uhh...anyone wanna still talk about simple ass bitches that don't understand storytelling now?
Sheesh.
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« Reply #161 on: April 29, 2019, 11:53:08 AM »
-The dragon fight in the air....  I was ready for Snow to jump off his dragon and either land on the NK's dragon, or while falling, slice the dragon's wing off and land back on his dragon..... nothing happened... he just runs into Khaleesi's dragon.  :doge

-Bran...  was ready for him to warg into Ghost and have the wolf pack come, or into a dragon, or the white walkers (their eys turn red or something)....    nothing happened.

My expectations were way too high.  :beli   

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« Reply #162 on: April 29, 2019, 12:37:19 PM »
That was a big waste of cgi money, let me tell you.

At least i'm getting my Deadwood reunion.

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« Reply #163 on: April 29, 2019, 12:56:19 PM »
So Bran warging into the ravens. Was that to lure the Night King?

Also, I get that shits dark and that's probably how it would be if you were there but man that shit was hard to see at times.
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« Reply #164 on: April 29, 2019, 01:14:04 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

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« Reply #165 on: April 29, 2019, 01:16:20 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

I thought the same thing. It turned into a 90's thriller for a good 15 minutes. Maybe they started running out of budget.

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« Reply #166 on: April 29, 2019, 01:53:48 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

I thought the same thing. It turned into a 90's thriller for a good 15 minutes. Maybe they started running out of budget.
I think it was more to break the pace, and also have a more dramatic turn, when she does come back to kill the Night King.
Though to me it didn't make all that much sense, since she was being cocky and killing waves of zombies the minute before.

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« Reply #167 on: April 29, 2019, 01:54:23 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

I thought that was the best part.

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« Reply #168 on: April 29, 2019, 01:55:38 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

I thought the same thing. It turned into a 90's thriller for a good 15 minutes. Maybe they started running out of budget.
I liked that part, because I played that level in Resident Evil.
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« Reply #169 on: April 29, 2019, 02:01:16 PM »
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« Reply #170 on: April 29, 2019, 02:08:12 PM »
I liked the random stealth game mechanic section too
I was waiting for Jon to have one of those Crash Bandicoot scenes where he has to run away from a boulder while facing the camera.  Oh well...
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« Reply #171 on: April 29, 2019, 02:09:23 PM »
Jon had a good videogame moment, when he tried to rush the Night King, to interrupt his summoning animation.

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« Reply #172 on: April 29, 2019, 02:53:44 PM »
I think the worst part out of the whole episode were those ~10 minutes in the middle where it turns into clocktower with Arya and a bunch of zombies in the castle

I thought the same thing. It turned into a 90's thriller for a good 15 minutes. Maybe they started running out of budget.
I think it was more to break the pace, and also have a more dramatic turn, when she does come back to kill the Night King.
Though to me it didn't make all that much sense, since she was being cocky and killing waves of zombies the minute before.

It didn't make sense for the reason you mentioned and also because the wights have ransacked the castle at that point and it was full on World War Z at that point. So the creepy, quiet hide and seek scene made no sense.

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« Reply #173 on: April 29, 2019, 02:55:39 PM »
Run from the boulder?  :nope

Punch the boulder.  :ohyeah
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« Reply #174 on: April 29, 2019, 03:59:48 PM »
I thought it was pretty dope

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« Reply #175 on: April 29, 2019, 04:27:53 PM »
Arya  :-*


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« Reply #176 on: April 29, 2019, 05:27:48 PM »
This shit was epic. Holy shit.

This is a TV series brehs. Just look at how far we've come with TV series.

Not sure if it tops the battle of the bastards (if anything ever will for that matter) but this was insane. ]


Luckily the starks teamed up with the dragon queen. She still has the 'magically recruit large army with siege weapons' cheat active.
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« Reply #177 on: April 29, 2019, 06:09:46 PM »
Y Arya doing Rey things tho

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« Reply #178 on: April 29, 2019, 09:19:19 PM »
bit of a boring mess all told. big set piece battles are only good when there's some strategy going on to engage the audience, otherwise it's just endless randomly ordered B roll. if you start all your plot armour characters' hopeless last stands 25 minutes into a 90 minute episode there's nowhere to go from there

the RKArya out of nowhere moment was every bit as lame as it was always going to be, a decade of build up ended by a character flying in from off screen. don't think even the weirdest fanboy would be satisfied with that. always liked the idea that bran and the night king had some kind of bond but whatever, zombies are shit villains anyway.

shame really cause after slating the first episode i really enjoyed the second and thought it had some nice moments, this is straight back to STARZ tier trash TV though which undermines basically the whole series up until this point.
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