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#41 Shade.

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 05:21 PM


So... do you still think Robb is most capable of taking King's Landing? After this latest episode, its funny looking back at your comments and see how all your admiration for the Starks have came to this conclusion.


Jeez, that was my rather old words one helluva year ago and you still kept that in mind? This series is no longer my most interest after some tedious eps at the start of season 3, I’d rather watch science-fiction Continuum or political House of Cards than this. Yet, if you want to talk about it, I’ll treat you with my kindness.

That was my post on June 1 last year before I watched the final ep of season 2. Maybe you should refer to my following post in June 4 to update your memory about my viewpoint better:


At last, the finale has just closed up season 2 and it brought me both pleasant and disappointed feelings. Robb’s wedding with Talisa was really let-down as I expect him to behave much more differently than an egotist, and all above he would follow his mother’s advice to keep his words with House Tully.


Yah, I did think Rob deserved to the Iron Throne until he broke his mother’s promise with House Tully. He was no longer a man of honor in my eyes and that was why I said:

I wish for a punishment for him in the end when Talisa came into a spy, lol!


Honor right? Yeah... looks like honor couldn't save Robb from what's coming. Like father like son eh? Guess its time for you to reevaluate your standing in this world considering that your beloved Starks are effectively out of this war.


Why do I have to change my view when every happenings just come out like my prediction? Lol!

Let me ask you a question, when Robb was determined to betray House Stark’s treaty (arranged marriage) with House Tully, would he still be considered an honorable man? Hell no, dude! Everyone sees it and you realize how his mother despised his love with Talisa as an ignominy for the family at the beginning.

So, what did you see that? He reaped what he sowed. He betrayed the oath, he defied his honor. Suffice to say, he had to pay the price for it. I’m uncertain about you but I personally perceive a message thru the way George R. R. Martin built and portrayed his characters, “Honor is the key.” When Ned Stark admitted his sin to attempt to overthrow Joffrey and when Robb Stark renounced the marriage that he agreed previously to get backed from House Tully, they simply became men WITHOUT HONOR. So, how can you say that honor can’t save them? Laughable! It’s them who defied their honor first, what more can they get? If they hadn’t done it, they might not suffer such bad consequences.

Another example to prove my stance also, look at Jaime. He’s alleged a man without honor despite what he did to save thousands of lives but was regarded as the most despised action of the Kingsguard Commander. He was named after any scornful titles like oathbreaker, kingslayer… instead a savior just because he killed the person that he made an oath to protect him till death. Regardless of how evil that mad King was, Jaime assassinated the King, that turned him into a man without honor. And you already know how horrible a life of a dishonorable man is, huh? Why keep dissuading me honor is not that important to a warrior? Strange!


I can't wait to see her cross the Narrow Seas and claim what is rightfully hers, that would be glourious to see.


Woops, I don’t mean to thrust your high hope for her, but there’s something I want to say. Although the way she conquered the cities of Astapor and Yunkai showed her smartness and cunningness as well, it comes to my sense that Dany might possibly turn out a second Mad Queen in the history, lol! Look, she is descendant of the Mad King, she inherited his blood. Who knows she may have that trait of his in the end? Bloodlust, madly craving to see men burnt in the flame of his fire dragons. Remember that George R. R. Martin hasn’t finished his novel A Song Of Fire And Ice yet. Who can be sure that he’s not gonna make some change to his characters then whistle.gif ? Let’s wait for it!

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 07:40 PM

Jeez, that was my rather old words one helluva year ago and you still kept that in mind? This series is no longer my most interest after some tedious eps at the start of season 3, I’d rather watch science-fiction Continuum or political House of Cards than this. Yet, if you want to talk about it, I’ll treat you with my kindness.


Oh you need not to worry, I wasn't talking about you, I was refering to the silly comments made by Dark Horse Posted Image

Why do I have to change my view when every happenings just come out like my prediction? Lol!


Lol because non of your predictions have came true...

Let me ask you a question, when Robb was determined to betray House Stark’s treaty (arranged marriage) with House Tully, would he still be considered an honorable man?


The problem is that Robb still considers himself an honorable man despite what he did. He failed to adapt to the changing circumstances, insisting on the blind pursue of justice. Honor in this sense led him to his death. Not to say that honor isn't important but honor needs to be taken into account along with the surrounding situation. People like Ned and Robb fails to see the importance of that.

Woops, I don’t mean to thrust your high hope for her, but there’s something I want to say. Although the way she conquered the cities of Astapor and Yunkai showed her smartness and cunningness as well, it comes to my sense that Dany might possibly turn out a second Mad Queen in the history, lol! Look, she is descendant of the Mad King, she inherited his blood. Who knows she may have that trait of his in the end?


Lol dun be jealous. Whatever the case is, in the end her dragons will be a deciding factor regarding the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. There is no other power like that which anyone process except for Stannis and his Lord of Light. That is why these two people are considered to be the most important people in the series and ones that I personally root for.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

I believe Kitty Lam is saying he/she is Dark Horse?

I like both of your viewpoints...yet, in this novel I do believe the people who are noble and "good" seem to die so they need to stop thinking with their hearts and start killing mofo's. LOL...

I gave up on the older starks a long time ago and am really only invested in Arya, Sansa, Bran and the younger Stark whose name escapes me at the moment but even then I don't hang too much hope on them.

I really like Margaery and like how she's playing Joffrey. Her sweetness with Sansa is wonderful and her Gmother? or the person playing her really rocks her scenes. I really want them to win...

....but the bad azz of them all is definitely Tywin Lannister...even though I don't want him to win I enjoy his scenes especially when he is telling his family what to do or manipulating Joffrey.

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:56 PM


Oh you need not to worry, I wasn't talking about you, I was refering to the silly comments made by Dark Horse wink.png

Hmm… is that fair when you quote post of a person who is unable to respond to you? Or you just want to murmur alone when quoting him lol.gif ? What if I just like to speak for his view and play the devil’s advocate here 1.gif ?


Lol because non of your predictions have came true...
Really? At least one was right when I thought Robb should be punished for his breaking the oath with Walder Frey tongue.png .


The problem is that Robb still considers himself an honorable man despite what he did. He failed to adapt to the changing circumstances, insisting on the blind pursue of justice. Honor in this sense led him to his death. Not to say that honor isn't important but honor needs to be taken into account along with the surrounding situation.

I guess you want to mention the incident of Lord Karstark. At this point, I agree with you that Robb couldn’t adapt to the present situation when his stand in the wartime course was disadvantageous. If only… I just say if only Robb was amendable to reason (like he took his mother and wife’s advice to spare Lord Karstark’s life and held him hostage, he could have northmen’s servitude, no need to seek reinforcement from Walder Frey to incur that horrible death and fell in the trap set by Lord Tywin and Walder.

Just hate to admit that although Robb and Lady Cat made the rightful things at the beginning, they were not as wise and artful as the Lannisters in plotting war strategies. That they lost the game to the Lions is indispensable. His mother and he took turns making blunders that led them to death holes. First, Lady Cat made mistake when she released Jaime and used him to ransom her daughters. Her action did provoke dissatisfaction and disputes among North Lords and bannermen. Lord Karstark killed Tywin’s captive nephew to get vengeance for his son killed by Jaime before he escaped. Then Robb beheaded him for treason and lost support from Northmen so he had to turn to Walder Frey, with whom he betrayed his vow once… At this point, I really feel sorry for Arya, she might have never been able to reunite with her family anymore till she went missing or dead…


People like Ned and Robb fails to see the importance of that.

Uh-oh, I’m surprised when you blame Ned as well. When he revealed Joffrey was not the legitimate heir of the Iron Throne, he attempted to make Stannis Baratheon the rightful heir, that cost his life. Is it not that you’re supporting Stannis to be the King, so why claim Ned Stark failed to see the importance of what? Sounds contradictory here. rolleyes.gif


Lol dun be jealous. Whatever the case is, in the end her dragons will be a deciding factor regarding the fate of the Seven Kingdoms. There is no other power like that which anyone process except for Stannis and his Lord of Light. That is why these two people are considered to be the most important people in the series and ones that I personally root for.
Jealous? Not per sec n_innocent.gif . I just admire who can rely on their own power and intelligence rather than who have to depend on animals’ or supernatural powers, lol! I have no idea if you ever read all 5 books of George R. R. Martin or not, personally I don’t. Though, I skimmed thru the last appendix in Book V and saw Dany was still the Queen across the Water and the Lord of Seven Kingdoms, nothing claims her to be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. That means you have to wait for at least 3 more seasons to behold her glorious day in King’s Landing n_tt2.gif , huh?


I believe Kitty Lam is saying he/she is Dark Horse?

I’m now officially his advocate. eyebrowes.gif


I gave up on the older starks a long time ago and am really only invested in Arya, Sansa, Bran and the younger Stark whose name escapes me at the moment but even then I don't hang too much hope on them.

Just don’t root for them more. Honestly, I was shocked to know the destiny of the Stark family at the end of Book V just that terrible:

- ROBB STARK}, King in the North, King of the Trident, Lord of Winterfell, called THE YOUNG WOLF, murdered at the Red Wedding,
- SANSA, his sister, married Tyrion of House Lannister,
- ARYA, a girl of eleven, missing and thought dead.
- BRANDON, called BRAN, a crippled boy of nine, heir to Winterfell, believed dead.
- RICKON, a boy of four, believed dead.

I’ll pray George R. R. Martin would be not too merciless to spare their lives, though down.gif .

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:57 AM

Wow apparently there are reaction vids to Rains of Castamere. Serious episode it must have been. Dang it, I missed it on Sunday..

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 04:16 AM

Anyone still watching Game of Thrones after what happened at the end of season 3? There's a new Game of Thrones trailer for season 4, very excited to see the developments happening in King's Landing...


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 08:07 AM

Of course I'm still in Posted Image , lol! Although it brought on me some disappointment at the end of last season, this series is way better than some other ones I'm watching, hehe!

But, hey, man! I feel like dazzled seeing Rob appearing in the trailer at 0:51s, rite? Or I'm mistaken Posted Image ? Darn it, is it not that he was already dead, huh? So confusing! Posted Image

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 06:46 AM

But, hey, man! I feel like dazzled seeing Rob appearing in the trailer at 0:51s, rite? Or I'm mistaken Posted Image ? Darn it, is it not that he was already dead, huh? So confusing! Posted Image


Robb? I think that was Jon... the supposed bastard son of Ned Stark. Did you already forget about the other characters in Game of Thrones or you still so obsessing over the death of Robb and Catelyn? Lol don't worry, looks like they are introducing a new main character to the series that will serve to get revenge on the Lannisters for what they have done... not only to the Starks but others as well. So I can bet you will be looking forward to this new character Posted Image

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 07:42 AM

Robb? I think that was Jon... the supposed bastard son of Ned Stark. Did you already forget about the other characters in Game of Thrones or you still so obsessing over the death of Robb and Catelyn?

Woo… I must be wrong, dang it Posted Image! That’s really Jon, you’re right. The scene slides so fast and their look is rather similar Posted Image , lol!

And nope, I’m not obsessed by those characters any more, but I thought the scriptwriters might change some part in the original script by Georges R.R. Martin to surprise audience or whatever! It’s better they don’t Posted Image , haha. Just never like such reincarnation!

Lol don't worry, looks like they are introducing a new main character to the series that will serve to get revenge on the Lannisters for what they have done... not only to the Starks but others as well. So I can bet you will be looking forward to this new character Posted Image

At first, I guess that new face was Cercei’s second boy, to be honest, ‘cause I was known that Joffrey was killed later (maybe in his wedding) and the Lannisters replaced him with his brother on the Iron Throne (he gets his just deserts Posted Image , lol). So, till you call this character out, I don’t pay much attention to the new cast, lol!

Well, I look thru some introductions of that guy, he seems like a charisma guy, haha! Prince Oberyn Martell, sexy and charming, dangerous, likable and yet hateful also Posted Image . The boys love him, the girls love him, and he loves them all back. Interesting! Posted Image

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:56 AM

ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS FROM HBO. It's a must watch if you have spare time.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:54 PM

what an epic show!! I cannot stop watching it. I have not yet had the pleasure to read the books but my question is this:
you have a lady that is capable of controlling dragons, controls a strong army who was afraid to sail but has gotten over that and is now almost in position. How is it she expects to lose :P

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 12:39 AM

Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!

Although the actor was excellent in the role!


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Posted 12 May 2014 - 06:59 AM

Oh man, things are looking to get interesting since the latest episode. Tyrion's trial was really great to watch and the ending speech just made me super excited to see what's going to happen in the next few episodes. And finally I am so happy to see that Stannis is coming back into the game with a bang. His redemption is at hand and its going to be a blast watching him duking it out at the Wall against the wildings with Jon and the Night's Watch later on this season. This season is becoming one of my favorites so far.

Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!Joffreys dead!


You know, I was surprised that he died so early on. I thought we'll get some more screen time with him and it wouldn't be until maybe episode 3 or 4 that something happened to him. Either way, his death is a relief but I wished he suffered more. Choking on his drink or pie wasn't enough for me. I wanted to see him painfully tortured like Theon was :D

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 06:10 AM

This season indeed was great! My favorite story line involves Bran Stark...I so wanted him to walk again but when he said he will fly, I was excited but I was thinking he was going to fly in a bird like he goes into his dire wolf for food or to attack others...I really didn't want that.

 

I think Danerys may have made a mistake by locking up her dragons...they will remember.

 

I want Jon Snow to make it and I heard since the books aren't finished the producers will now take liberties with the story line.

First, they decided not to show zombie Catelyn Stark so it'll be interesting where they take the storyline going forward.

 

I like Stannis, I just don't like Melisandre but I did like when she was speaking to Stannis' wife and seeing how crazy she was and the sympathy she displayed to their daughter which the mother seemed to lack.

 

Lastly, I appreciated Jaime's loyalty to Tyrion a mist everything which was going on. It was interesting they made his kill of Shae seem like an accident...oh well. All in all, sad we have to wait so long for the new season.



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 11:45 AM

I hope they have it on netflix soon.

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 08:34 AM

How come no one has posted on this topic this year? Just saw episode 4 of the ongoing season and damn this HBO series is really awesome. I just think that Sansa is really stupid for believing Little Fingers. Hope she realizes that she needs to stand up for herself and stop being selfish and self-centered and everything I hate about her character hahahaha



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Posted 22 May 2015 - 12:30 AM

How come no one has posted on this topic this year? Just saw episode 4 of the ongoing season and damn this HBO series is really awesome. I just think that Sansa is really stupid for believing Little Fingers. Hope she realizes that she needs to stand up for herself and stop being selfish and self-centered and everything I hate about her character hahahaha

 

I agree with you regarding Sansa - I wish she would've left but she feels she is home now. 

 

I'm really bummed Bran's story isn't continuing this season. He is my very character.

 

I'm hoping Jon Snow makes it. I was so proud of him when he resisted the red crazy lady. He's so strong and the only Known Stark alive. I'm shocked word hasn't got back to him at the wall that Sansa Stark is alive..

 

I can't stand Cersei but I have to give it to her. She is very smart and cunning. I hope she finally gets hers. 



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 06:46 PM

Aw well, it’s really been so long since my French leave in this thread, just because I was extremely disillusioned after watching a scene in season 4. That was when Ser Gregor “The Mountain” crushed Prince Oberyn’s skull with his powerful bare hands into pieces. Dammit to hell, that must be the most horrible focus I will never want to see again. Although I know it’s just fictitious on screen, it was too horrifying and shocking to watch!

 

Hate to say that, even I much prepared for my tense after reading George R. R. Martin’s meticulous description about this stage, I was still so shocked and obsessed by that ghastly killing in many days.  My sinking feeling about this series did make me believe my interest in  GOT a very mistake… However, it seems like I’m weaseling out a truth that I still keep tabs on it, episode by episode, season by season for uncertain reason…

 

And yea, the first episodes in season 6 did rekindle my concern about this show. I no longer watch it with some apathy as I did in season 5. I was genuinely elated with the way characters act and take it into their minds in last episodes. Those to whom I ever had an aversion, like Sansa, Melisandre or Theon, suddenly have action or words that satisfy me so much.

 

For instance, I have never liked Sansa per se since her appearance in season 1. Even when she was badly humiliated and tortured by Ramsay Bolton in season 5, I didn’t commiserate with her. It’s just my kinda inexorable contemplation: she should reap what she sowed, lol! But now I actually give her my big plaudit for her astute persuasion with Jon. She’s no longer dim-witted under Ramsay’s humiliation but a strong girl who knows what to do and what to say to convince a weary warrior embittered by loss and wars like Jon  to arise and fight for her cause.

 

That being aside, their reunion in the beginning of episode 4 has been a bright note for me so far. I mean, I have yearned for members in the Stark family’s reunion after Ned Stark’s death in season 1, even just in a jiffy, but felt desperate to see nothing.  This scene was just short, but touching and significant. It is top notch in this episode, no doubt.

 

Also, the Red Lady didn’t act abhorrently like her convincing Stannis to burn his girl for a stupidly blind superstition in season 5 anymore. Instead, I was really impressed by her magic to revive Jon and her decision to serve him from now on. That’s so good! And finally, hats off to Theon, whom I never had a liking before. Not only his brave action to help Sansa escape but also his intent to back his sister Yara to sit on the throne prove him a capable man still in the game not a wreck as Ramsay Bolton thinks.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 04:17 PM

When  this season is to begin, many heated discussions about Jon’s origin have been risen up and I find it so fascinating to follow up many theories presented by GOT fans.  That is, Jon Snow is NOT Ned Stark’s bastard, but the illegitimate son of his sister Lyanna and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, aha!

 

This assumption seems rational with some events unfolded in last episodes when Bran Stark got flashbacks about his father going rescue his aunt Lyanna in the Tower of Joy. Remember, in Book One, it wrote that Lyanna was taken away by Prince Rhaegar and kept away for nearly 1 year. When Eddard Stark found out his sister in the Tower, he saw her dying "in a bed of blood" (she is giving birth?) and then he made her an unknown promise just before she died.

 

Another supportive detail to this theory is about Ned’s thought and action, like he called Jon his blood, but when he thought of his children, he didn’t name Jon in his list as in this passage:

 

… To her credit, Cersei did not look away.
"He saw us. You love your children, do you not?"

Robert had asked him the very same question, the morning of the melee. He gave her the same answer. "With all my heart."
"No less do I love mine."
Ned thought, If it came to that, the life of some child I did not know, against Robb and Sansa and Arya and Bran and Rickon, what would I do?

 

How come Jon Snow’s name didn't appear in Ned’s thought? He forgot? Sounds so strange!

 

And now that all theories about Jon Snow are true, it means he has blood of the Stark and the Targaryen… so does it fit the title of Martin’s book “A Song of Ice and Fire”? Ice represents for the Stark (wolf and snow) and Fire stands for the Targaryen ( dragon and fire) in this scenario? Jon will be the legitimate heir of the Iron Throne? Wow, I’m so excited for the secret about Jon’s real parents to unveil.


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Posted 23 May 2016 - 05:55 AM

There are too many deaths in this episode 5 today, but Hodor’s is more notable than all the rest of it. The loyal, giant servant with impaired conversational skills sacrificed his life to save his young master the last time. I’m not sort of easily moved to tears, but this time I was. The images of Hodor, in the present, who resiliently barred the door regardless of savage attacks from Night King’s horde behind, and that of young Hodor, in the past, who was struck down on the ground but kept mumbling “Hold the door, hold the door…” so impressed viewers to feel tears. Truly heartbreaking!

 

To be honest, I begin to feel frustrated with Bran to this point.  I wonder what special abilities Bran would have or what best combat glories he could achieve so that many sacrifices for his life so far haven’t become futile in the end?



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Posted 25 May 2016 - 03:52 AM

Some events in episode 5 I wanna talk about more, that is, I like the way Sansa conversed with Littlefinger at the start of it, so strong with her firm words. That left him a bad taste in his mouth and he even hemmed and hawed for long moments before giving her straight answers. Is it  not strange when a gasbag like him becomes dumbfounded in convos with an innocent girl like Sansa? Just because she unmasked his deceitful instincts that are to take advantage of her status and try to turn her into a powerfully political tool in his path to search for power and wealth, Petyr was too tongue-tied to respond to her, lol! Well-done, Sansa!

 

As for Theon, a bit sorry for him. When he begins to grow into a better man, he seems to back the wrong horse then. He and his sister Yara lost their throne on the Iron Island and had to run away from their uncle’s pursuit for kill, instead. Hopes they will have a brighter prospect outside the island. Can’t count on the books for more spoilers ‘cause the TV show and books seem like to develop differently till now.



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Posted 28 May 2016 - 04:42 AM

At near the end of this season, I’m dreading of a prediction to become true. That is, the film-makers will end up Brienne’s life at Riverrun. How can it be? She turns out to be one of my favorite characters now. Despite her unfeminine and unattractive look, she presents her best own aura of a loyal knight who can be headstrong and judgmental, but also honest, straightforward, and determined. Brienne’s concept of knighthood seems very naïve and simple: a true knight should be chivalrous and always honor his oaths. And that’s why she strives to live up to the ideal of the true knight at all times albeit the repeated insults from most knights. Is that not a woman  of honor in the series? That’s her!

 

Another reason I don’t wanna see an ending of this female character is that her potential romance with that wilding guy, Tormund Giantsbane, lol! He seems to fall for her right at the first sight when Brienne escorted Sansa to Castle Black to reunite Jon Snow:

 

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Then in their meal, Tormund couldn’t take his eyes off Brienne all the times:

 

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Clearly he’s fascinated by, and attracted to her, but his admiration seems to leave her uneasy. :rofl

 

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I find it rather funny and desirous of more screen time about this “couple.” :D


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Posted 29 May 2016 - 02:59 PM

For your cautions, what is written below provides potential spoilers from SKY Germany, so just ignore if you guys don’t like spoilers and wanna keep away from secrets about the final episodes till the end.

 

A huge hint about the show's conclusion (the titles of the final three episodes) is released as follows:

 

Ep08: Niemand (No One) 

I bet all of you know what this ep is about with that title “ No One.” It’s clearly focused on Arya Stark. We all hope it will mark the end of her training in Braavos, leaving this place to begin her journey as skilled assassin. It’s time for her to go find Sansa and Jon and reunite them in Winterfell. Also, she should contribute her part to that struggle of House Stark to retake her homeland. 

 

Ep09: Die Schlacht der Bastarde (Battle of Bastards)

Hmm… Battle of Bastards, apparently bastards here are meant to Jon and Ramsay. Just like in season 2 and 3, the ep 9 is intended to depict terrific bloody battles as “Blackwater” and “The Rains of Castamere.” Of course, I’m gonna long for a victory to the Stark side as Ramsay has just emerged the most evil and hateful character in my book so far, :frown !

 

Ep10: Die Winde des Winters (The Winds of Winter)

With such a title, we can perceive as clearly as daylight that it will be about the White Walkers. Will they assault the Wall on full scale? No shadow of doubt! But how? How can they break the Wall’s magic that has prevented them so long before? Maybe Bran Stark would be their key, just like he did in last ep in Bloodraven’s cave. The Night King will trace Bran down by marking him with a touch. So if Bran passes the Wall, it means he will guide the walkers hordes into Westeros then. I’ll eat my hat if he doesn’t :whatup , lol!



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 07:23 AM

To be honest, I begin to feel frustrated with Bran to this point.  I wonder what special abilities Bran would have or what best combat glories he could achieve so that many sacrifices for his life so far haven’t become futile in the end?

 

Can't you see how powerful Bran can be with his power? He is the only person that is known in the world that can control human beings with his powers. That's on the same magic level as dragons and shadow-monsters. What if he is able to control the minds of a white walker? How would that affect their invasion? Or maybe even the dragons? That's something to think about.

 

Some events in episode 5 I wanna talk about more, that is, I like the way Sansa conversed with Littlefinger at the start of it, so strong with her firm words. That left him a bad taste in his mouth and he even hemmed and hawed for long moments before giving her straight answers. Is it  not strange when a gasbag like him becomes dumbfounded in convos with an innocent girl like Sansa? Just because she unmasked his deceitful instincts that are to take advantage of her status and try to turn her into a powerfully political tool in his path to search for power and wealth, Petyr was too tongue-tied to respond to her, lol! Well-done, Sansa!

 

You think Littlefinger lost this conversation to Sansa? I think you need to re-watch that scene because in the end, Littlefinger was able to put a seed of doubt into Sansa's mind. Later on, you can see Sansa withholding information regarding how she knew about her great-uncle's victory at Riverrun from Jon. Sansa may have grown up by now but she is still league's behind Littlefinger in terms how smart they are. Don't under-estimate Littlefinger, he is one of the last standing great strategist in Westeros (the others being the Queen of Thorns and Margery but they are tied to their house and thus predictable, whereas Littlefinger is more ambiguous about his goals). I wouldn't be surprise in the end when Littlefinger comes in and save the day or if Sansa realizes that she actually needs Littlefinger and his army.

 

At near the end of this season, I’m dreading of a prediction to become true. That is, the film-makers will end up Brienne’s life at Riverrun. How can it be? She turns out to be one of my favorite characters now. Despite her unfeminine and unattractive look, she presents her best own aura of a loyal knight who can be headstrong and judgmental, but also honest, straightforward, and determined. Brienne’s concept of knighthood seems very naïve and simple: a true knight should be chivalrous and always honor his oaths. And that’s why she strives to live up to the ideal of the true knight at all times albeit the repeated insults from most knights. Is that not a woman  of honor in the series? That’s her!

 

What's wrong with Brienne going to Riverrun? She is going to reunite with Jamie who is laying siege to Blackfish and his army. I wonder how that is going to turn out... will Brienne have to kill Jamie in order to get the Blackfish and his army to help Sansa? Or will something else happen? That is something to look forward in the coming episodes.



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Posted 08 June 2016 - 04:57 PM

Can't you see how powerful Bran can be with his power? He is the only person that is known in the world that can control human beings with his powers. That's on the same magic level as dragons and shadow-monsters.

 

Lol, I wasn't born yesterday and I’ve already known what special abilities he owns. I just felt a terrible letdown for Bran’s present “weak” level to show off what he can do in such do-or-die  situations. You know, that kind of magic to possess enemies ‘mind and turn them into my army is never my first choice in any role-playing games.

 

What if he is able to control the minds of a white walker? How would that affect their invasion? Or maybe even the dragons? That's something to think about.

 

Seriously? Control white walkers? That must be your joke or you’re out of mind  :loool:, lol! Those damn hordes are like loose cannons for you to control. I’m uncertain of what “level” for Bran to reach in his training to control white walkers, but I’m so impressed by what the Night King performed in Bloodraven’s cave. He doesn’t fear fire, oh my! He even stepped on the fire protection circle built by First Children and forward into the cave there. Lol! Someone ever prides of exceptional power to breathe fire of dragons and their owner should re-watch that scene many times, :pleh .  Now that’s time for him to rethink about it.

 

That aside, from what I’ve learned in GOT, white walkers are just really vulnerable to Valyrian swords. Jon Snow and Brienne own one at now.  :yeah 

 

You think Littlefinger lost this conversation to Sansa? I think you need to re-watch that scene because in the end, Littlefinger was able to put a seed of doubt into Sansa's mind. Later on, you can see Sansa withholding information regarding how she knew about her great-uncle's victory at Riverrun from Jon. Sansa may have grown up by now but she is still league's behind Littlefinger in terms how smart they are.

 

I do reread what I wrote above, and actually I didn’t claim who won or lost in that conservation game, huh? Just say that I liked Sansa more mature in her manners. Obviously, she can’t compete with Littlefinger’s wise in all aspects (even her parents, Ned and Catelyn, lost to his game in King’s Landing). But the matter is, she made him speechless for finding an excuse to force her to become Ramsay’s bride. That’s also one of his schemes to take control Winterfell and the north.

 

The reason Sansa didn’t let Jon know about Liitlefinger’s leaking information of their great uncle Blackfish is unrelated to whether or not she didn’t trust Jon 100% as he is just a bastard of House Stark, I guess. No idea why many viewers believe that is because Littlefinger’s reminding Sansa of their half-brother and sister relationship, she refused to tell Jon the truth.

 

I think it due to a rather sensitive matter. Sansa didn’t want Jon to know too much of her horrible time as Ramsay’s bride at Winterfell, that Littlefinger was blamed for. If Jon knew that was Littlefinger leaked out that news, he might ask about what kind of relation between Sansa and Littlefinger. Why did Petyr help them? Then Sansa could slip her tongue about Petyr’s coaxing her into that evil Bolton? There could be more trouble and enemies to be sure. As Sansa is wiser and more mature, she knows what should be said and kept in secret. So, that’s a wrong move to make enemy with Littlefinger when he has a large-size and powerful army in the Vale of Arryn. Either way, aligning him will bring out more advantages to the Stark children in that game.

 

Don't under-estimate Littlefinger, he is one of the last standing great strategist in Westeros (the others being the Queen of Thorns and Margery but they are tied to their house and thus predictable, whereas Littlefinger is more ambiguous about his goals).

 

Of course I don’t. As said above, it’s just an enjoyment in short moments to see Petyr’s failure of finding a plausible excuse for Sansa. That’s all!

 

I wouldn't be surprise in the end when Littlefinger comes in and save the day or if Sansa realizes that she actually needs Littlefinger and his army.

 

Neither do I ‘cause I do believe  Sansa secretly sent a raven message to call for Petyr’s help in EP 7. You know, some GOT die-hard on a website unbelievably :blink:  tried to transcribe that blurred message as follows:

 

“  to protect me. Now you have a chance to fulfill your promise. […] Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us your aid and I shall see to it that you are [well/properly] rewarded.”

 

Let's guess, will he give aid to the Stark children? Well, I think he will. Although Petyr is dangerously smart, cunning, ambitious, ruthless, deceptive, treacherous,... everything bad, he has a soft spot also. That’s Catelyn, lol! Even though it has been so long since his deep affection for the late lady, I believe he will give his support to Sansa and Jon if requested. Maybe he has other purposes to do that, but one  of them will be to revenge for Catelyn’s murder at the Red Wedding the Boltons partook.

 

What's wrong with Brienne going to Riverrun?

 

To be honest, I’m clueless whether or not she was killed. Just lurking on some GOT website and reading some comments stating that Brienne would end up in Riverrun. It seems that clue came from the book and they read it. Lady Catelyn was reincarnated as Lady Stone and ordered to killed Brienne and Jaime for her revenge at Riverrun. So far, the GOT producers didn’t mention about Lady Stone and I do hope they will leave it out of the GOT series. That means no death for Brienne, huh?


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Posted 13 June 2016 - 09:36 AM

After watching “No one,” I come to a conclusion this episode is the worst of GOT season 6 :thumbdown , no doubt. There are so many absurd and unconvincing events wrapped clumsily and hastily to the ending. The way GOT filmmakers leave characters’ run-ins and cliff-hangers resolved off-screen is like a double-edged sword. The first, they can give audience’s mind a big chance to imagine it in their own way and that will, of course, save a lot of budgets for the alleged momentous battle in Winterfell. However, this filming technique will, lastly, make viewers so bored and disappointed  :(  as it can’t meet their high expectations for more genuine scenes.

 

Why the hell did they bring Blackfish back as a legend and then let him die off-screen ridiculously? Why so suddenly do his men, who have fought by his side for many years to take back the Riverrun castle, now abandon him so easily? The Blackfish is now like a fish out of water, lol! It must be more ridiculous that those men now become loyal to and just follow orders by a captive Edmure Tully, who was like a dirty dog at the Red Wedding. That absurdity goes beyond my keen! Maybe they want to brush this Riverrun mess under the carpet more quickly and Jaime will have time to come back King’s Landing to save his lover Cersei, meh!

 

And the title “Character of the Episode” should be given to Arya Stark, not Jaime, not Edmure or not Tommen. No offense, but if Hollywood film producers have projects to make Ironman blockbusters for female versions, I suggest Arya Stark to be the main cast! Nah, don’t laugh as I’m very serious with it. Look closely at what she suffered from the ending of EP 7 and 8, you’ll see I’m right. ;)

 

First in EP 7’s epilogue, the Watif gave her a surprise slash across her stomach, then stabbed and thrust into her gut. Arya tumbled over the high bridge, but no worry, she’s ok as her training course as a punching bag in House of Black and White in many years is truly worth money this time :D . Then in EP 8, after some days to recover with poppy milk (last time I check, poppy milk is used as painkiller, not rapid healing), Arya could run fast like a wolf, two high jumps and a long staircase rolling, but it’s not a big deal because I think her body’s iron-bound now. Hmm, there will be more fans to put Ayra on a pedestal after watching such of her action scenes, I guess. So, is not that enough qualified to portray an Iron woman?

 

Now, no more jokes, not like playing a non-professional critic, but the truth is, I’m extremely disheartened by the way GOT producers arranged and unfolded events in Ep 8. Not only did it not meet my expectations but also leave me in doubt of its success to be the best TV show or not :blink: …Ok, I shouldn’t sound too demanding as they might save the best part for EP 9. Let’s hope so!


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Posted 20 June 2016 - 05:59 AM

Just finish what is called the epic of biggest battles in GOT… and what do you guys think? If ask you to give a rating for it, what will it be? Mine is 7/10. Um.. I don’t know why that isn’t a favorable score, but to be honest, I prefer that on Hardhome, albeit a defeat not a winning. Maybe because the bloody muddy piles of corpses and wounded bodies really makes me gross somehow. Ok… I don’t mean to demand a “clean” battle here, but the way Jon and his wildlings men were beleaguered among Ramsay’s army can be seen spectacular combat sequence to almost audience, but not seem appealing to me at all.

 

Perhaps what so impressed me is just the unyielding fight to death by Wun Wun the last giant (if I don't remember wrong) of wildings. The moment he broke the sturdy castle door with his bare hands, suffered fierce wounds and lay down like a true hero is much notable and overwhelmingly heartfelt. He was a star of this battle, no doubt. And besides that, I don’t find other scenes in this so-called biggest and most elaborate battle sequence in television history mentionable. Just not to say this episode a disappointment but not a pleasure either.

 

Later on, Jon may leave Winterfell and come back to the Wall and his Night’s Watch men, I guess. The North castle has no place for him when Sansa doesn’t really trust to rely on her brother’s battle skills or leadership to help her take back homeland, but Littlefinger. Well, that’s fine for Jon, I think.  It’s also his intent and his fans’ because he seems to fit in battles against white walkers rather than against true humans with big ambitions and evil greed to struggle for power in Westeros.

 

Now, it’s time for Jon to leave for his home! That is the Wall and his friends there. It seems to me that GOT turns out a stage for ladies, lol! Cersei and Margaery Tyrell in King’s Landing, Daenerys and Yara in Meereen, Sansa in Winterfell and Arya iin Braavos… And one more note, Sansa and Littlefinger may become another version of Jaime and Cersei in that game of thrones, uh-oh!


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Posted 27 June 2016 - 09:08 AM

I’ve watched the season finale, and that is the best episode of season 6, to be sure. The GOT filmmakers didn’t need to spend more than $10 million of their budget on this episode. Neither did it take them 25 days to shoot battle scenes, neither did they hire 600 stuntmen and 70 horses, neither did they use 160 tons of gravel to spray on muddy paths in North Ireland for big combat shots in Winterfell… yes, a lot of things, but they can present an epic like this finale. You know why? Very plain to explain, it was very well scripted to answer all GOT fans’ inquisitive questions about characters’ cliff-hangers and fates in a persuasive and plausible way.

 

I mistakenly underrate Cersei to claim that she needed sort of Jaime’s aid to get off the hook in the High Sparrow’s trial when the trial by combat was abolished by King Tommen and her army was only Maester Qyburn and Ser Gregor against the High Sparrow legion. Oh meh, of course she didn’t. She just had all of them blown up, lol! All her enemies, the Great Sept and his followers, Margaery and Loras Tyrell and their father, countless nobles… everyone. The Mad King’s stockpile of wildfire was really good to use. Even he was mad, his stuff wasn’t at all.  A wise move, Cersei!

 

Surely, Tommen’s suicide isn’t covered in Cersei's plan as she is still a mother (despite an evil mother) and dog does not eat dog… But co’mon, a strong Cersei doesn’t need such a feeble, undetermined king like Tommen. He was unreliable and could stab her back anytime as he already abrogated the trial by combat, making a hole in her lifeboat – that’s his endgame! No surprise to see a full calmness on Cersei’s face when she looked at his body. She even didn’t shed a drop of tear as she did about Joffrey’s and Myrcella’s deaths. A big score for Queen of Thorns, she might be the biggest winner in this episode!

 

That aside, maybe we should cast our mind back in season 5 where a young Cersei and her friend visit Maggy the Frog, a powerful maegi, to ask about her fortune. The maegi told Cersei that she’ll marry the king, become queen, and have three beautiful children. But “Gold shall be their crowns and gold their shrouds,” that means all three of her children will die. That’s true in half till now. The other half is, “and when your tears have drowned you, the Valonqar shall wrap his hands about your pale white throat and choke the life from you.”

 

Well, well, well…Valonqar, in high Valyrian language, stands for “little brother.” The obvious answer is, it means Tyrion, that’s why Cersei is awful to him and hates him so much. But, hold on... should you look at Jaime’s gaze at Cersei on the Iron throne, you never guess out what he will do once he discovers all the truth of her doings that led to the death of his remaining child.  Who knows? He can be that Valonqar in Maggy’s prophecy as that little dwarf Tyrion barely has that strength and height to grab Cersei’s neck and choke her to death, but Jaime may. He’s a knight, a Kingslayer, a man without honor, and he can do everything, lol!

 

Another winner is, of course, our hero from Braavos. After escaping from “school violence” in the House of Black and White, Arya got her first target in that must-kill list. Butchering his two sons and then using that “flesh” ingredient to bake the betrayer Walder Frey a good cake. Revenge is sweet! Oops, at this point I really don’t know this assassin guild also has a baking course for their students, lol! I guess Arya's next destination will be King’s Landing and the next target may be Queen Cersei. Just don’t believe the GOT producers will let Arya reunite with her family that soon, dammit!

 

Now, it’s time to talk about the last winner, the King in the North, Jon Snow. In my above post, I expressed my false speculation that he would give up Winterfell to his half-sister Sansa and return to the Wall. Thank God, he didn’t. If not, we don’t have chance to espy the new King in the North. And yeah, Jon’s fans should give a big applause to Lady Mormont too. Her 62 men couldn’t help Jon much in that battle, but her eloquent speech really pans out.

 

The northmen now vow to serve Jon as they ever did with Robb Stark even though he is widely known just a Stark bastard, not the son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lady Lyanna Stark. If his true parentage is revealed, Jon will have a decent claim to the Iron throne. Why? Simply because Prince Rhaegar was the elder son and heir of King Aerys II Targaryen; he was also the elder brother of Viserys and Daenerys. The son of Aerys’ son Rhaegar should have a legitimately  superior claim to Rhaegar’s little sister Daenerys. That's it!

 

Ok, that’s the end of another season, and we wait for all the long year. To be honest, I begin to feel “tired” to watch this show. Just not deny it’s still fun to follow, but it comes to my sense that it’s dragging, 60 episodes so far. I hope they just need one or two more seasons to cover all of it up, not sort of 10 seasons. I fear of not enough patience for it to the end.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 04:56 PM

Interesting as I thought, just 2 more seasons consisting of 13 episodes: 7 for season 7 and 6 for season 8. Die-hard fans of GOT may feel a bit disappointed at the premiere date of season 7. That will be delayed to unspecific months in summer 2017 as the bad weather didn't favor them to shoot winter scenes. :slant



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Posted 04 August 2017 - 10:09 PM

I tried getting into Game of Thrones but once I got into season 2 i just couldn't get into it. My husband really loves it. 



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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:58 AM

When my husband and I first starting seeing each other this was the first show we watched together. I got up to season 2 and just wasn't interested in it. He loves this show and still watches it



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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:22 AM

The final season with 6 episodes will return on April 14 this year. These are HBO teasers:

 

 

 

I was really disappointed to watch Jon falling for Dany and making love with her in the finale of season 7. A huge despair indeed! But anyway, the scene when the Night King used an ice spear to kill one of her dragons, Viserion, and resurrected it to become a part of his army was really a bright note to save a fully disappointing season of this series.

 

The only thing makes me want to finish this final series is just to see how humans muster up all their strengths to fight against the Night King. But if they don’t unite, they hardly win this battle. As far as I know, Cersei won’t do it unless she dies, lol! Apart this, who will die or survive in the fighting, and whether or not there is a happy ending, I really don’t care much.


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 06:28 PM

It’s still some months before we can finally know the destiny of characters in GOT, so now let’s speculate some theories about it.

 

In 2015 when discussing the literary series,  George R. R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, which is adapted by this series, said, “I think you need to have some hope…we all yearn for happy endings in a sense. Myself, I’m attracted to the bittersweet ending. People ask me how Game of Thrones is gonna end, and I’m not gonna tell them … but I always say to expect something bittersweet in the end. You can’t just fulfill a quest and then pretend life is perfect.”

 

That sounds plausible ‘cause what we have seen in all 7 series so far is just the brutality of war and life, loss and pain… We can’t expect good things to happen in such context. That sounds not matching to the spirit of the TV show. In fact, Iain Glen, who plays Ser Jorah Mormont and be one of few people reading the final script, warned GOT fans in an interview that the finale won’t please all GOT fans, especially those who look for a happy ending.

 

Among GOT fans’ numerous theories about that bittersweet ending, I really like this one:

 

Jon and Dany will both end up dead but not until they've legitimized Gendry as a son of Robert Baratheon. This means Gendry was the last heir to the Iron Throne and be the one to rule over the Seven Kingdoms. Then Gendry will marry Arya  and take care for Jon’s and Dany's son, while being the best king Westeros has ever seen.

 

That seems really a good bittersweet ending, lol!



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Posted 11 March 2019 - 02:55 PM

HBO official trailer of GOT final season:

 

 

From the trailer, I can sense that won’t be a full happy ending, lol! Dany looks sad, that means a slim possibility for Jon to survive in that final do-or-die battle against  the Night King. The scene Jon wearing a big cloak and standing by the Heart Tree makes me remind of Ned Stark sitting there before leaving for the King’s Landing in season 1. Ned was dead and so will Jon? It’s not a coincidence to repeat that scene when two main guys came to a sacred place in the Godswood of Winterfell before taking an utmost important task will face the same fate - death? Hmm, seems so…



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Posted 29 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

Oh well, tends not to talk more about this series as the two first eps seemed rather boring to me, but until the 3rd ep, I’m urged to write something about it. Though, it’s not because of that supposedly greatest battle of GOT but a funny comment of a GOT fan like that:

 

Okay, I’ve decided to forgive the Red Witch because without her, we wouldn’t be able to see what is happening during this episode.

 

Holy sh*t! I can’t hold my laugh reading this comment ‘cause it’s a damn truth that I had to adjust my TV’s brightness to nearly the maximum but hardly saw it clearly till the Red Lady made the spell to burn soldiers’ weapons or the trench. Even when I re-watch it on my PC, it wasn’t better sight at all. I thought I was watching the series In The Dark 2019, not Game of Thrones, lol! Just wonder maybe the budget was cut off so there wasn’t enough light to film this episode, lol!

 

And certainly there would be much dissatisfaction about the way the Night King was killed. Usually when the big villain in a series was built up kind of unbeatable during heaps of episodes; that is, he’s undead, fire and weapon invulnerable (except Valerian steel), able to raise the dead….but then was assassinated just in seconds by a small girl… Is that acceptable for GOT diehard fans? Beside Arya’s fans, I don’t think others expect this outcome, especially Jon’s fans.

 

As for Jon’s part, I find him rather superfluous in this ep and really feel sorry for Dany the first time (and maybe the last, lol!). At the start of this battle, he seemed engrossed with “How to Train Your Dragon 3” and when he fell and got attacked, Dany tried to save his ass. But then he left her behind in the siege of white walkers to “play around” with the incarnated Viserion, lol! At this point, it reminds me of this scene Thorin being chased by the dragon Smaug in the Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug. But of course, it’s just a copycat of the Hobbit!

 

Maybe the filmmakers save Jon’s part for the last fighting against Cersei, this stage was intended for Arya only, so no need to expect him more.


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Posted Today, 06:40 AM

Can’t be exact, but it has seemingly been 8 years since the first time I watched Game of Thrones. It’s an indescribably weird emotion to watch a TV show that you found every rule was subverted. I was shocked when Ned Stark was beheaded at the end of season 1, Robb and Catelyn were killed in the Red Wedding… Those who I thought good were all dead while villains survived and got stronger. Just wonder what the hell this world was like, but then it kept me attached with it ‘cause I know the plot was strange and different from what I have seen before.

 

But now or exactly since last season 7 I have no longer seen any differences from other fantasy series…  No surprise, no unexpected occurrences, everything just happened as viewers wanted it. So simple, so predictable and so mediocre… What a big shame, it’s hard to recognize George R.R. Martin’s style in such ridiculous episodes. Though, can’t blame David Benioff and D.B. Weiss as they have tried hard to please millions of GOT fans all over the world. That’s Martin’s fault when he couldn’t finish the book after so many years, then GOT producers were forced to present such crap to the audience. And now I feel it a waste of time to watch it. Last TVB series The Defected is indeed much more worth watching than this final season, I think!







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