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chrisk said:One thing I'll add is that we basically did this to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. She used her nukes.
That comparison would work if you nuked them *after* Japan surrendered. The USA demanded that Japan surrender or face total destruction. Japan refused. They dropped two bombs, and then Truman ordered them to stop to give the Japanese some some time. So Harry Truman CONFIRMED non-Targaryan.
I've been rolling my eyes at a lot of the feminist criticism of the show that seems to attribute generally lazy and dumb writing with deliberately underserving female characters. After all, we are explicitly told that Sansa is smarter than Tyrion, Arya is presented as more heroic than Jon, there are plenty for males like Joffrey and Ramsay who are more emotionally frail and evil than Dany, etc. etc. etc.
But the one thing mentioned in a piece of feedback that got through my layers of male privilege was the observation that the show literally ends with Bronn talking about using Crown money to resurrect the city's sex work industry. That has to be a real gut-punch to anyone who was looking for a 'woke' ending.
I don't understand the weird reverence for everyone who worked on the show. Ya, lots of people worked hard and did great work. They didn't do it for free, and having GoT on their resume will be a huge boon to their careers. Why is criticism of the end product some kind of affront to them? Is it an affront to the hard working people at Walmart or AT&T to criticise their products? This is the same kind of logic as saying that any criticism of American foreign policy is like spitting in the faces of the troops.
The actors getting nominations for Game of Thrones are all talented people, worthy of an award. But none of them (except maybe Christie) were given anything remotely award-worthy to do this season.
If sipping wine and looking moody is "outstanding acting", I should have submitted a video of myself watching the season.
Ya, if you come to TV for morality plays, this is not the show for you. There are no life lessons here, and no just deserts. It's like Always Sunny; it's fun precisely because of the chaos of competing egos untethered to morality or decency. Rick is the ultimate manipulative asshole, but I would say that the presupposition of the show is that other characters are simply dumber or weaker-willed than him, not actually better. Any heartwarming moment of positive emotion is just setting you up to have the floor ripped out from under you so you can fall into the nihilistic void below.