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Old 7th May 2019, 12:53     #6961
Nich
 
Some scenes also cut between night, day, night in weird ways too. Continuity is fucked up.

I guess their famous intro flyover of Westeros is the petard that gives too much perspective and calls into question the feasibility of characters insta-traveling.

Maybe think of last night's episode more like a Rocky training montage to show how much Tyrion and Varys agonised over the tricky predicament.
- Talking at Winterfell
- Talking on a boat
- Talking at Storms End
- Talking at King's Landing
Oh and some plot advancement happens during this montage of talking.

I'm with Ab on this one. But there's only 3 episodes left, so come on let's get it over with...
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:05     #6962
Farmer Joe
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The writing has fallen apart at an exponential rate this season. In previous seasons it didn't even cross my mind, now I find myself saying *cough* bullshit *cough* in every other scene.
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:24     #6963
pxpx
 
The show doesn't even know what time it's set in anymore!



(bottom right of frame)
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:39     #6964
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:45     #6965
Lightspeed
 
I guess my post was too subtle.
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:49     #6966
pxpx
 
Quote:
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I guess my post was too subtle.
lol didnt see
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Old 7th May 2019, 13:55     #6967
Cyberbob
 
You know when some TV series are are cancelled early, and then production makes a mad dash in final season to cover all the story arcs and set ups, making mistakes in the process.. Yeah, that.
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Old 7th May 2019, 14:04     #6968
Nich
 
Quote:
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You know when some TV series are are cancelled early, and then production makes a mad dash in final season to cover all the story arcs and set ups, making mistakes in the process.. Yeah, that.


Are you suggesting the coffee cup is a clue that GoT is going to have an ending similar to Monty Python's Holy Grail?
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Old 7th May 2019, 14:24     #6969
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
I just saw that the showrunners Benioff and Weiss have cameos in that Winterfell scene. Priorities huh? Two years of filming and post-production, all those millions of dollars, and no-one noticed the coffee cup.
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Old 7th May 2019, 15:31     #6970
StN
I have detailed files
 
The timeline stuff pisses me off - the whole point of them showing up decimated and tired was because it was quickly. But the wank fest in between would imply that it wasn't.

Also, one handed man made big lady cry.
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Old 9th May 2019, 19:58     #6971
StN
I have detailed files
 
What we do in the shadows

Holy fucking shit!

Taika knows when his mates want to have a bit of fun.

Riding the Avengers hype with added Wesley and Danny from the Old El Paso ads...

Wow.

At the start I was all "That can't be Bastida…" Nek minnut - Tilda.
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Old 9th May 2019, 20:03     #6972
Pepsi
Konnichiwa, bitches
 
Quote:
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Holy fucking shit!

Taika knows when his mates want to have a bit of fun.

Riding the Avengers hype with added Wesley and Danny from the Old El Paso ads...

Wow.

At the start I was all "That can't be Bastida…" Nek minnut - Tilda.
Lol I just finished watching it and was coming here to post about it too! Buzzing out so much!
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Old 10th May 2019, 00:37     #6973
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
King's Landing:



Just Phoning It In Now Landing:



and don't get me started on that fucking Gendry Rivers script turd, fuck you writers
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Old 10th May 2019, 10:38     #6974
blynk
 
I was wondering if that was actually Kings Landing, or was it an outpost.
But they had a shit load of the crossbows for it to be an outpost
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Old 10th May 2019, 14:09     #6975
leadinjector
 
the writing seems so average now and they've made the characters different and in most cases, dumber than before.
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Old 10th May 2019, 14:13     #6976
StN
I have detailed files
 
Quote:
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Lol I just finished watching it and was coming here to post about it too! Buzzing out so much!
Wesley Skypes!
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Old 10th May 2019, 15:31     #6977
Whiplash
Bobo Fettish
 
Quote:
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the writing seems so average now and they've made the characters different and in most cases, dumber than before.
https://youtu.be/ahoHDU0T44I. Video title: "Dany forgot about the Iron Fleet"

Alternative title: "Cocaine is a helluva drug".

Last edited by Whiplash : 10th May 2019 at 15:33.
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Old 10th May 2019, 16:36     #6978
Nich
 
I read the youtube comments (so you don't have to!)

Quote:
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The season is dark and full of errors.
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Old 13th May 2019, 17:31     #6979
Lightspeed
 
S08E05 is somewhat redeeming I thought...
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Old 13th May 2019, 21:01     #6980
pxpx
 
Agreed. Finally the last episode and we can all move on with our lives! (Until the prequel seasons)
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Old 14th May 2019, 02:24     #6981
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
this isn't entertainment any more, it's torture porn. I just want it to be over. I hate every character now.
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Old 14th May 2019, 07:48     #6982
pxpx
 
Sansa still lit tho rite?

Anyway, here's a lol:
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Old 14th May 2019, 09:02     #6983
BoyWonder
 
Will be disappointed if I don't see Cersei dig her way out of the rubble with Jaime's arm in the final episode.
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Old 14th May 2019, 13:19     #6984
Nich
 
lol @ patch notes. Pretty much sums up season 8. Balance issues.
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Old 14th May 2019, 13:53     #6985
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
"Backstory update: In spite of the fact that Jaime's entire character arc revolves around his slaying of the Mad King to save the innocent people of King's Landing, he now doesn't care what happens to them"
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Old 14th May 2019, 14:16     #6986
Nich
 
Also, his love for Cersei has grown his hand back.

https://twitter.com/GameOfT57476878/...55879858995200
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Old 14th May 2019, 17:57     #6987
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Quote:
“David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today,” Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, said in the official announcement. “Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting.”
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Old 14th May 2019, 18:30     #6988
Lightspeed
 
Isn't copyright law the best? Knowing that the stories we grew up with can only be told by a select few, trying to make the most money as possible from those stories by making them appeal to the most people as possible. Like McDonalds.
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Old 14th May 2019, 18:32     #6989
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Four and a half years and counting until The Mouse enters the public domain. Unless Disney buys another law I guess.
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Old 14th May 2019, 20:29     #6990
pxpx
 
Can't remember where I read it, but someone/some people had the opinion that the show runners were great at adaptation of existing material, but horrible at original content, and that really makes sense - as soon as the show made it past the books, it all fell apart.

It's almost as if GRRM said "hey, these are the major plot beats and here's the end" and they literally just did that, without weaving in minor plot threads and nuance/context and just ramming it in dry.

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Old 14th May 2019, 21:20     #6991
Lightspeed
 
Huh. Making a TV series based on an incomplete book series isn't such a great idea. Who would have thunk?

I guess money now beats money later.
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Old 16th May 2019, 23:34     #6992
Savage
 
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just ramming it in dry.
best analogy I've seen for it so far
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Old 19th May 2019, 16:12     #6993
Deadmeat
 
Quote:
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It's almost as if GRRM said "hey, these are the major plot beats and here's the end" and they literally just did that, without weaving in minor plot threads and nuance/context and just ramming it in dry.
If GRRM knew how to write the ending he would have had a book out 5+ years ago. I've been saying for ages now that he's fucking sick of writing aSoFaI and just wants to do all the other shit he's had ideas for in the meantime.
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Old 20th May 2019, 21:13     #6994
ePi
 
Westworld Season III trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deSUQ7mZfWk
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Old 20th May 2019, 22:30     #6995
fixed_truth
 
I actually didn't find the finale tooo bad.

a couple of plot issues I noticed though - greyworm not killing Jon on the spot and also that Arya's many face thing didn't end up coming into play
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Old 21st May 2019, 00:04     #6996
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
all that buildup... for that.

By E03 I hated every character and the writers. Fuck everybody.
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Old 21st May 2019, 00:37     #6997
Nich
 
That was terrible. It's punishment for all the people pirating the show. That's the only explanation that makes sense.

They should have ended with a Looney Toons "That's all folks!" and then Jon Snow winks at the camera.
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Old 21st May 2019, 01:29     #6998
Ab
A mariachi ogre snorkel
 
Before I forget because I'm going to delete this turd and forget about it ASAP:

fuck that "here's a book, it's called A Song of Ice and Fire, lol it sucks" clanger was shiiiiiiiit.
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Old 21st May 2019, 08:33     #6999
leadinjector
 
Quote:
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I actually didn't find the finale tooo bad.

a couple of plot issues I noticed though - greyworm not killing Jon on the spot and also that Arya's many face thing didn't end up coming into play
how though? it was so.... fucking bad. in every aspect. the one redeeming feature is that the cinematography is good.

how many character arcs went absolutely nowhere?
how many characters made a complete 180 in their motives?
how many audience winks and "we like this character so heres more of him" bullshit can there be?
how can you essentially ignore characters for 2 seasons then have them play a pivotal role in the last 2 minutes of the fucking show?

writing was shit, plot was shit, character development was shit, show was shit. what a fucking disappointment.
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Old 21st May 2019, 11:23     #7000
fixed_truth
 
It could have been a lot better but I found it entertaining and wasn't unhappy with the conclusion of most of the characters. Comparatively I reckon it wasn't as disappointing as the last few episodes. I'd give it a 3 out of five. In saying that I'm more of a casual viewer than a big fan
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