I think the first season was amazing. Mostly because it was based on the books. My only real problem with it is Cersei, that they changed her to make her more sympathetic. In the books she's pretty much a psychopath, and I would've preferred to see her depicted like that. There are some slight changes to the start of Dani and Drogo, too; like the very first time they have sex, he's actually very gentle and sort of seduces her. There's that bit about the only word he can say being "No." and at the very end she says "Yes." xD That's fine, it much less damaging to the characters' arcs, but I feel like it adds a bit of early depth between them, the lack of which annoyed me.Season 2 was fine, but not quite as memorable in my opinion. Season 3 is where it became a real shitshow to me, with them totally destroying Rob's love interest. I feel like everything after that was just a downhill slide. Sometimes it looked very pretty, but they were 100% into style over substance, not caring about what they did to the story as long as they got a good-looking shot. They were too busy oscar-baiting, and doing something else that ends with baiting.With all of that said, I think season eight was up among the worst seasons, but the series finally, for what it was, wasn't actually that bad. It wasn't great. It wasn't exciting or shocking. It was a predictable, boring slog through the muck of what they did to the series. But it tied almost everything up as satisfying as could be expected, given what they'd done to the story before. I feel like it is probably very similar to how the books will end, that most of the players will be in more or less the same place, but the journey to get there will be vastly different.Then again, I was extremely disappointed with what happened to Arya, Dani and John, and wouldn't mind if things ended up totally different. Euron's got some really interesting things going on in the books, that might drastically alter the course of the story.
I’m reading the books as well and this opinion is great.
Oh, exciting! How far into them are you? You're in for a wild ride!
Fifth book, mid way.
Oh, sweet, you're almost done!Have you heard about the Sir Duncan The Tall Stories? They're kinda prequels. I really liked them... and not just because my name is Duncan, and I'm pretty tall. xD They were floating around on youtube in audiobook form... 1 sec:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjJOcsZTi6U
How do you want it to end?
@GFNimbuscloud I will check that out on my break. I have heard stories of him. I watch a lot of theory videos. I’m really hoping they do a prequel of old Valeria as opposed to more white walkers
@curiousnorway Arya should've died. Her arc is all about revenge and death. It's not that I hate the character, it's that it would've given her a poetic sort of closure. At the very least, I wouldn't have had her sail east at the end. You could argue that she wanted to start fresh and leave her past behind her, but I dunno. Just didn't feel right for her to go off on her own. The lone wolf dies... John... I didn't want him to go back to the wall, apart from that I don't care what happens to him. I would've rather he died. Dani shouldn't have gone crazy over-night. It was just way too sudden. The wildlings should've settled the north, instead of going beyond the wall again for no reason. People should've had a problem with Sansa seceding. That was weird to me, nobody even batted an eyelash.I'm not gonna propose to know how it should've been ended, but those were all big issues for me, that I would've liked to see changed.Also, Bran should've been more active in the government. Maybe it wouldn't have been the right place to play for a laugh, but when they mention bringing people before him to fill the empty seats on the small counsil, I think it would've been awesome if he just listed three names, since he kinda sees the future and all.Also... sure, we like Sam... but should he really be an arch-maester? Didn't he leave before completing his training? Is he really qualified for that? How much time has passed there? The castle does seem to be remarkably, unrealistically intact, but they're still in the process of rebuilding.Also, also, also, why do the maesters have problems with the brothels? Bron argued for them on the basis he wanted to go to one... shouldn't he argue it'd be a necessary source of revenue instead? That worked out amazingly for Baelish. Ships might be a higher priority than whores (not sure, since they don't have any apparent enemies at sea left), but money is going to be higher than ships. Those are smaller gripes though.
Yes. I also don’t understand how Bran who said he could never be lord of Winterfell, and wasn’t really a man can all of a sudden be king. I agree about Sansa. The whole last season seemed rushed and although it needed to end, they didn’t do well with it.
@JustacatladyI dunno, Bran being kind makes the most sense out of everything to me. Like, even if he doesn't want it, having the emotionless (and therefore logical) tree-wizard who actually has magic insight lead everyone seems like the smartest choice.Then again... I was kind of into several of the theories that mentioned he could turn out to be evil. There was one where crows were flying around Dani just before she burns everyone... and Bran warging into her would've been much more satisfying than her just deciding to torch civilians out of the blue. Would've been so much more interesting for her going 'mad' too. "I just don't know what happened. I heard the bells, and then... everything went blank..." and her council is just looking at her nervously, and remembering her father.
Interesting. Have you seen the theory that Drogon flew Dany across the narrow sea to have the Priestess resurrect her?
I haven't! I might look that up right now.
Hey are my point to the ending of the show. 1. John Snow was a threat to the throne and always will be. Dany knew this. So he would be under heavy SS like watch or be killed in a motion to quell any question of her authority. 2. Dany became blinded by not only her power, but also her delusions for a perfect world where if power is questioned power will be demonstrated. 3. The thought of Bran being chosen did admittedly come as a surprise. Yet none of the reviews I have seen of the final episode mentioned the way Sam's idea was treated. Literally they All laughed at his idea for a Democratic system. So dont be mad they chose a person who has an interesting upbringing. 4. John Snow was the rightful heir to the throne. Yes. Now when he committed to his actions he was arrested and convicted. Now a political prisoner to the unsullied who are foreigners through and through so they gave zero fucks to the political system in place in Westeros. Their queen was murdered they demanded justice the choice for the show was either death or banishment. 5. I wanted Dany to be merciful. Didn't happen. I wanted John to be king. Didn't happen. Am I mad? Nope. Why? Cuz it's a story being told and we as audience dont get to choose how the story is written. Sorry this isn't Bandersnatch. So as a result we see it through to the end and remember the journey the tale of GOT put us through. The emotional impact of a story that did touch several millions. If anything we should be grateful a story of such caliber was written and directed to become a show. Cuz I can bet that only 25 percent of the fandom EVER actually picked up the books and read them. And the rest rode the hype train till the last station and we uncomfortable of the final destination. If you took the time to read my opinion on the matter. Thank you and wrap it up.
This was good. I read the books. I agree with all your points. My only complaint was how fast they wrapped things up. I spent 7 seasons growing with those characters and to have the end feel like it was moving at Mach 12 was a let down. I’d rather have waited longer for the season to come out and had it been three or four episodes longer
I agree with @Justacatlady how they chose to end it is their business. I would even be fine with this ending but it was just too fast. They needed at least a few episodes to build dany going mad a bit more. It was just way to rushed, and it ruined probably one of the best shows ever made.
Haven't even watched yet because the reviews have been so bad. I will probably read the books so it doesn't ruin the series for me.
I’m reading the books as well. George has already said the show ending is what he has in store for the books. I’m sure it will be done much better
Really?All my friends have told me the books have nothing to do with the seriesnafter season 3. I've read upto book 4 and haven't watched any
@up_64 I’m all the way to Dancing Woth Dragons and while it leaves out some major characters and plot points, it is still the same story. Just condensed a bit for TV
Thanks for the mho 🖤
I thought it was a good ending.
I didn’t think it was a bad ending. I just feel the went through the end way to fast. 7 seasons of buildup for it to all crash down in 6 episodes.
Have an opinion?
I have never watched a single episode ever. If I ever watch it, I'll let you know. Isn't it an HBO program? I don't have HBO. Anyway, it doesn't sound like a show I'd like. The only running series to where main characters routinely die is The Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead turned into a shit show as well
I wish this site had a damn edit button. I meant to type, the only running series THAT I WATCH to where the main characters routinely die is The Walking Dead.
I agree about the edit button. I still feel the same about the Walking Dead. I read all the graphic novels and the show ruined the story
@Justacatlady You read the walking dead comics too? I think I love you. xDDid you read into how AMC screwed the guy who put the first season together? Hearing about that was part of what killed it for me, and their directing in general finished the job. I swear, in most episodes the camera just lingers, and lingers, to the point where you could edit down the episodes to be half as long, and not lose anything.
@GFNimbuscloud I didn’t see that about the first season. After they killed of Andrea when she is such an integral character in the books I was suspect that they would ruin it. Confirmed when they killed off Carl. They changed the storyline so much it was just the same story of a big battle ending with someone dying over and over, season after season. I stopped watching after The season Carl died
Carl's dead? Damn, I stopped watching right after they left the prison. Some friends were already twisting my arm to get me to keep going just before then.
@GFNimbuscloud not worth it. They do anything for drama and it doesn’t fit the story.
I'm sad that it's over and was rooting for jon snow to be king but I think they did a good job wrapping it up since they didn't have source material for the end. I did like the nod they gave to the books by having Sam giving Tyrion the book at the end
Yeah there were good parts, it just went so fast. 7 years of build up for it to be over before my brain can process it
I feel the same way they could of at least given us a full 10 episode season. Now I'm waiting for the prequel and hoping they do an even better job on it
I’d rather they do across the narrow sea, even in prequel format. I’m sick of seeing Westeros
I heard it's going to focus on the children and the first men and us eventually learning why they made the white walkers
Booo I don’t want to see the white walkers anymore
Lol I'm interested in the children and seeing how the giants came to be
That's only one pilot pitch. The other pilot ordered is about the fall of Valyria, which I think might be the one chosen.
@ericclayton 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞If I put enough crossed fingers maybe it will help 🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞🤞
That would be even better
It seemed like they just wanted it to be over. Too many missed opportunities for intrigue. Each of the two major battles could have lasted 3-4 episodes and they were set up perfectly for dramatic character deaths which fell way short.
I agree. I predicted the destruction of the throne but everything else felt rushed and short sighted this season. I’d have rather watched an entire other season then have all the storylines butchered because the writers got tired of writing
I think the consensus isn't how they ended it, it's that they crammed it into two episodes, rather than over the course of a season.
I agree 100%
I want to bleach my eyes and forget I ever saw it
What the hell?
You all got trolled by GOT. LOL. Never watched it, and maybe I never will now.
The grand finale was very disappointed to me the blonde Dragon Queen should have remained alive as the ruler
I am a fan, but I was disappointed in the ending, with 2 exceptions.
They just rushed it and the ending felt hollow
i didn't watch it but seems like most people didn't like it
It felt like blue balls. What a shitty way to end.
Wish I never started to watch it
Never watched Game of Thrones
U mean the porn series movie
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