Game of Thrones
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Lindsay Ellis' Game of Thrones Retrospective
edited July 2019
Game of Thrones
EDIT: Video is part 1 of 2,
Pt. 2's released date is TBD
I haven't watched this yet - I saw the first few minutes earlier today, but had to go out - really looking forward to what she has to say, she'd the best.
Heads up, it's just a part 1 of 2.
There is no better representation of my feelings towards Season 8 than this
I loved her calling The Double D's "These Two Chucklefucks"
I love Lindsay, and it was a real bummer to see it be a part 2. It's interesting as a fellow creator to see the ways different support schemes force content into certain shapes regardless of whether it's a good fit. The Club does too, it just has different pressures and different tradeoffs. That said, I look forward to part two!
edited August 2019
Part Two is out! Just when I scrubbed the show from my memory she brings all that sadness back. It is OK because she does a fantastic job of commenting mostly how I feel about the show but way more articulately than my late in the series hate filled rants could.
It was worth the wait. Excellent takedown on "Those Two Chucklefucks"
EDIT: Sorry about the link but YouTube is being YouTube and the share button not working for the past few days.
She finally labeled what pissed me off about the handling of Daenarys, clarified it. And that insight about Tyrion's Nazi "first they came for" speech? Benioff & Weiss can fuck right off... I don't think anything will redeem them for me. Trash people. Feels fucking personal, with that fucking Nazi shit in 2019. Delete your lives.
Lindsay is always great, but these last two video essays have been perfect.
I'd never heard of Lindsay Ellis before seeing this posted up here. She's been a really entertaining, well thought out watch on a whole host of subjects.