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  1. Speaking of bizarre edits, I don't think I've seen anyone mention this yet from the finale. Remember how Jon confronted Grey Worm as they were executing the Lannister soldiers? Davos pulls Jon away and says let's talk with the queen. When Jon gets to Dany...Grey Worm is already there! I noticed it live and immediately had to shake my head.
  2. They asked Rodgers if he was satisfied with the end. 😆
  3. Also, made a separate thread for this one:
  4. Wow what a post. We all know he has a way with words. Impressive that he was able to complement everyone involved and also say this without it coming across as an insult to the show runners: I am working in a very different medium than David and Dan, never forget. They had eight hours for this final season. I expect these last two books of mine will fill 3000 manuscript pages between them before I’m done… and if more pages and chapters and scenes are needed, I’ll add them. ... Book or show, which will be the “real” ending? It’s a silly question. How many children did Scarlett O’Hara have? How about this? I’ll write it. You read it. Then everyone can make up their own mind, and argue about it on the internet. That seems like the nicest way possible for him to say, "look, I know most of you thought the ending sucked. But trust me, I'll finish and hopefully I'll do it justice." 😂 For some reason his twitter link didn't work for me, but you can view it on his main page: http://georgerrmartin.com/notablog/
  5. They let the prisoner just decide, lol. Who better than Bran! He's got stories! 😂 Agree on Jon, too. They just completely bungled the execution of it.
  6. I didn't really take issue with anything in this episode prior to Dany's death. I thought it was all pretty well done. After that was a complete mess. First off, it's inexcusable for us not see the immediate aftermath of Jon killing Dany. Do they really expect us to believe the Unsullied and Dothraki were suddenly willing to take prisoners? They were executing Lannister men in the streets moments before and now they're cool with letting Tyrion and Jon chill in prison? They are also kind enough to reach out to the other leaders and ask them to negotiate? Lol. No way. The scene of them deciding on a King was truly terrible. I actually laughed out loud during part of it. It didn't feel like it belonged in this world at all. Maybe GRRM has no idea how he's doing to resolve this part yet, but D&D didn't even attempt to try and have it make sense. There are so many logical problems with the scene that I don't even know where to start. Now once they got there, I liked the small council scene. It was a great nod back to the old seasons. Bran continues to make no sense though. He just wants to find Drogon? Let them handle everything else? Brienne's scene with the book was touching and what she wrote fit both her and Jaime. I'm fine with where Arya, Sansa, and Jon ended up. It fits and makes sense for the characters. But Jon having to be exiled doesn't add up with the story they told. Grey Worm and the Unsullied leave so...who's to stop Jon from going back to Winterfell, especially now that the north is independent? And why are the other houses cool with the north being independent anyway? Dorne and the Iron Islands would almost certainly take issue there and want the same. Again, that King-selection scene was just awful. I really think they could've written something great if they had just taken their time...and if they didn't have the time, they should've given the writing to someone who did.
  7. If Martin’s fault was to spend too long developing the story, Weiss and Benioff charge through it as if they have a train to catch. They have not learned that it is better to cut a subplot in its entirety than leave it in half-cooked. One minute Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth are having an affair. The next they are not. They cannot build. The final series turns on the fight against Cersei, but she is barely seen until the massacre at King’s Landing. They cannot get their story to make sense. In one episode, three dragons cannot defeat Cersei’s forces. In the next, one can. When and if Martin finishes the novels, Game of Thrones may stand alongside Tolkien and Rowling. But the TV series demonstrates there is no substitute for an individual writer’s creative vision. And for that we should applaud it. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/may/19/game-thrones-bad-writing-season-eight-nick-cohen
  8. Some of this is a stretch, but still pretty good, imo:
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