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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby RoseMorninStar » Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:21 pm

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rwhen wrote:Rose? Why were people upset with Arya killing the Night King? That made total sense to me that she would do it and in such a badass way. Can't imagine that folks would not like that. Is isn't as if Bran was going to jump out of that wheelchair and save himself. *shrugs* I was sad at the passing of Theon in that scene....finally his redemption though. He deserved a "noble" death.


I think mostly people were angry that Jon wasn't the one who killed the Night King instead - there were a lot of people upset that Jon basically had nothing to do in the final season: his Targaryen lineage was unimportant, and he himself was unimportant, except to kill Daenerys (something that literally anyone could have done, be it Arya, Tyrion, or even Bran warging into her dragon). But as for me, personally, I thought Arya killing the Night King was awesome.


Yes, this is why people were upset. They didn't think Arya 'earned' the big kill (say what???!!) I don't know what show they were watching because they spent practically a whole season (and more!) showing how Arya was being trained as a highly skilled assassin. That double handed move was foreshadowed in her spar with Brienne. My biggest beef is that in the show they never follow up on why Arya? I always thought there would be more to the 'dancing master'/Jacquin H'gar. It seems like there would be more as to why a very young girl is taken on (multiple times) to be such a highly skilled assassin. And yes, they thought Jon deserved a 'big moment' with the Night King. I think mostly, we just need it explained what that was all about .. so much backstory is missing. Hopefully the books (when they come out) and the new show will get into all of that.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby rwhen » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:48 am

Rose...I do agree that Arya was the perfect choice to save Bran and Bran gave her the knife. *shrug* Jon was all up into the Dany plot....so this was perfect. Also Arya mentions several times over several seasons that she wonders what is West of West. So I am not surprised that she went that way at the end of the series. I was surprised that she didn't make use of her face changing abilities after the Frey massacre. What was the point of all that training and being blinded in the first place...just to kill the waif???? Seems a bit much of a stretch there. It is what it is now. But yes, many threads on the tapestry left hanging by D and D. I still feel they did an excellent adaptation of what they thought Martin's intent was for the final books. We shall see.
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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Witchwench » Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:02 am

Little late to the party. I am one of those weirdo's who actually enjoyed the last season.

I didn't think it was close to perfect, but I felt satisfied, and some of those impressive battle scenes had my jaw open. I know a lot of people didn't like the night battle, but I loved it, especially the aerial shots of the dragons..and the snuffing out of the Dothraki flames..

Visually I felt it hit a home-run..however, I peeved a bit over the truncated season. I would have like to see a few more episodes, so it didn't have that "rushed" feeling. I also would have liked having Danny burn Cersei up...but that's just me.

I didn't think Dany turning into a flaming Targ was surprising, she had been getting increasingly violent throughout the show...justifying her moves and we, the audience agreeing with her..because.well..it was right. Or we thought it was right, but to those being punished, how many were truly evil and how many were just caught up with the actions of the evil ones. hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, yet, we applauded every time she did it.

If we felt uncomfortable, we justified it, because it was Dany and we love Dany.

I loved what they (the writers) did here, by having her burn down KL, with some of our beloved characters on the ground in KL...they indicted us as an audience as well, as we have been excusing her actions for so long.



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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby basil » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:00 am

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Re: Game of Thrones

Postby Witchwench » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:54 am

LOL..basil, I guess I'm just not a rabid fan. That was brutal.

I really enjoyed Martin's books, but the last two were very luke warm..in fact, they were so luke warm for me, I doubt I'll finish the series..waiting all those years only to be find, imo, mediocrity was far, far worse than anything that HBO did on the show.


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