Game of Thrones

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  1. nivek

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    Do you think the red witch used her magic to help Arya Stark get to the night king so quickly?...Arya seemed to fly past the white walkers and was totally in flight when she engaged the night king...Seemed to me that magic was used...

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    No. I don't think magic was used in that scenario but, that is another thorn in my side. All that build up to Arya and the faceless man training for what? In the end she bows out of killing Cersei. The only really cool part of her getting all that training was when she took out the Frey family.

    All I'm saying or trying to say is the writers had so much to work with and they opted out of everything. For 10 years they kept us on the edge of our seats guessing and speculating what amazing thing was going to come next. And then come crunch time, after investing all those years in a program, they didn't use any of the characters back stories to get closure.

    1 What did the voice say to Lord Varys. Remember he heard a voice when he was being tortured as a child? Remember the Red Priestess referencing it when he and Tyrion were trying to get the support of the people back when Daenerys went missing with Drogon? We never find out what was said or who it was.

    2 Who was that woman with the masked face when Daenerys and her followers took refuge in the city of Qarth. She seemed to know all about them and was trying to help. We never find out.

    Why didn't they use the Dire Wolves in the Long Night Battle? They made a point of Ayra running in her Dire Wolf before she went home. What the hell happened to Ghost? He was in the first line of defense in that battle and then never mentioned again. Even after Jon Snow was banished to the north, you don't see Ghost going with him at the end.

    3 Why was Tyrion forgive but, Jon Snow had to be banished?

    4 Don't get me started on that crap ending for Cersei. She deserved so much more than a building falling down upon her.

    5 What happened to Bronn?

    6 What was the Mountain? He wasn't a white walker. He looked like one. He couldn't be killed. He followed orders and seemed to be able to still think for himself. What was he?

    7 It just seemed to me and many other fans of the show that all the character build up we invested in for 10 years was for nothing.
     
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    Oh and how did Jon snow and all the people who returned to the north with him pass through the gate of the castle wall when there was no wall left. The Night King destroyed the wall remember?
     
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    I considered all of her training with the faceless man as preparation for her eventual encounter with the Night King...A girl her age and stature would not have the courage nor the skill to face the Night King without all of that training and suffering she underwent...

    I completely agree with your assessment, it is a big letdown when they do not follow through with what they start, that's how expectations grow over a few years of watching a show, they initiate those expectations through their own writing and in this case they came up way short...I haven't watched that type of show before, of that time era I mean, so I kind of enjoyed that change, although I did fast forward a few scenes here and there when it got very very gory, I didn't want to see some of that lol...

    I'm going to rewatch that, I missed some of that part...

    That's a good question, they only show one wolf in the beginning of the battle, I wanted to see more giants fighting, for both sides and they only showed one up close and one getting torched by dragon fire from a distance, both were dead giants too...

    Because he was a Targaryen? and it seemed like they never wanted a Targaryen anywhere close to having power again...

    I despised Cersei, she was a madwoman with serious mental issues and delusions of grandeur, she destroyed her family completely without remorse, all for power, she destroyed other houses too and thought it was a game, and laid the way to get her people slaughtered, I think she deserved worse than just a wall falling on her...They should have had her killed by dragon fire...

    He was part of the Hand's advisors shown in the end serving King Bran the Broken...

    Wasn't he stabbed multiple times and stabbed in the eye?...

    I agree, if I had invested a viewing time over a few years of following the show I would be upset at how they handled the final season as well, even from my perspective it seemed they rushed through it, I think they should have made the long night episode into two episodes and the fall of Cersei also a two parter...The final season should have been longer and filled in all the questions or they could have done a final movie to finish off the story better...

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    Only part of the wall was destroyed, the part near the ocean, but wasn't Castle Black completely destroyed?...

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    George R.R. Martin Says ‘Game of Thrones’ Needed 13 Seasons to Remain Faithful to Books

    HBO’s blockbuster series “Game of Thrones” wrapped up its Emmy-winning run earlier this year with its eighth and final season, but author George R.R. Martin estimates the show would’ve needed five more seasons if it wanted to be completely faithful to his popular “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series. Martin’s preferred run would’ve made “Thrones” a 13-season series. Speaking to Fast Company magazine (via Digital Spy), Martin said “it can be traumatic” when adapting a novel as dense as “Game of Thrones” to a visual medium.

    “You get totally extraneous things like the studio or the network weighing in,” Martin said. “And they have some particular thing that has nothing to do with story, but relates to, ‘Well this character has a very high Q Rating so let’s give him a lot more stuff to do.'”

    Martin added, “The [final] series has been not completely faithful. Otherwise, it would have to run another five seasons.

    Following the series finale in May, Martin took to his blog to assure fans the show did not completely represent how he’s planning on finishing his novels. “How will it all end? I hear people asking,” the author wrote. “The same ending as the show? Different? Well… yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. And no. And yes. I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had six hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3,000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done…and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them.”

    Martin still has two books left to publish in his “A Song of Ice and Fire” series: “The Winds of Winter” and “A Dream of Spring.” Fans have been waiting for years for Martin to release “Winds of Winter,” and the author has long expressed frustration over the fact the show surpassed his books and gave away certain plot points on the screen before he could on the page.

    “The Winds of Winter” has yet to even receive a publication date. Martin is also busy producing two “Game of Thrones” spinoff series for HBO, one of which is a Targaryen prequel series.

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  7. nivek

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    I've been re-watching this series, although more slowly this time, about one episode every couple days lol, I'm half way into season two...

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