Dave Galanter
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Drax the Legend

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Subj: Game of Over.
Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 at 02:35:19 pm EDT (Viewed 218 times)
Reply Subj: Season 8, episode 3 (BIG SPOILERS)
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 at 11:31:24 pm EDT (Viewed 248 times)

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The episode was very riveting but the action was a little too one-note. I would have preferred to see more rise and fall, back and forth in the course of the battle, not one side basically dominating all the way through, especially given Jon and Dany weeding out with the dragons what should have been at least half of the army of the dead. I imagined the Night King would send in his lieutenants and the main characters would get to face off against some of them with some characters dying and some winning. And when they won, large numbers of the dead would collapse with them, only the Night King would raise all the freshly killed (which he did do here as well, but he was already winning so it wasn't as meaningful). Sending the Dothraki out into the dark just seemed stupid.

GoT is famous for killing off characters in surprise twists, but the surprise twist here was that there were few deaths. I think there were only 6 name character deaths: Beric, Dolorous Edd, Jorah, Lyanna, Melisandre, Theon (and possibly Ghost), and 4 of those were pretty much a given.

Arya must now be the most badass warrior in Westeros. I mean she just saved the world! Beric's purpose being to save Arya was a nice touch. Of course right then, I knew what her destiny was.

The series has effectively ended for me and right now I feel as thought they've managed to kill any future desire to watch it again as a whole...

I will still finish the show, but I can no longer immerse myself in its universe, as it's been broken beyond repair and the showrunners are not even trying to hide that they've grown bored with the project and want to be done with it, tailoring every choice to their own personal taste along the way (and, by extension, the part of fandom they represent).

I guess one could say that, if you are new or shut down reason and just wanna enjoy a fight, it was impressive... or it coulda been had the Lord of Light really been there...

Heck, since nothing matters anymore, why not go for broke? Why not crank up the spectacle to 11 and never look back? But they couldn't even do that right...

Drax the Legend, Captain of the Fist, The Starwalker, The Jade Slayer

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