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bbord said:JaimieT said:Ha, ironically the instant cast this week is so nice I can't listen to it.
I may be wrong, but that’s the tone I picked up on from the instant take, as well.
All of these people declaring fan bankruptcy need to calm down. Especially the book readers. I’m sorry this epic fantasy show about an imaginary planet with dragons, an army of the dead, and magic doesn’t exactly conform to the laws of physics. It’s a story not a documentary. The bitterness of the book reader portion of the fan base is becoming unbearable. For years you guys had the smugness of a westerosy lord because you knew exactly what was going to happen. Now that you are in the same boat as the show only watchers you nit pick and tear down every twist and turn or decision on the show. Game of thrones doesn’t unfold exactly how you thought it was going to? Welcome to the club. That’s what game of thrones does. It moves all the characters in a direction, makes you care about the characters, and then dumps the thing on its head. It’s happened over and over again and it’s one of the reasons we’ve all invested almost a decade in this show. The final season has everything fans have loved about the show for the previous seven seasons in spades. Epic battles, political seesawing, character deaths, and most of emotional reaction invoking storytelling. For the love of god take a break from shitting all over this season and just enjoy it, because this is it... two more episodes and it’s over. It’s hard enough to make a story about a single character come to a satisfying conclusion. GOT has to do that for dozens of characters. There’s a lot more I’d like to say but I have to go to work. Just sit back and let GOT do what it always has done... make you laugh, make you cry, piss you off, and you might just get some enjoyment out of these final two episodes. .Nope.Listen, I'm trying to refrain from insults, but all I can think to say is that some people legitimately like Adam Sandler movies. Some people don't. The people who think the writing on this show sucks now aren't wrong. The fact that people like you seem to legitimately believe it simply stems from our inability to suspend disbelief while watching the 8th season of a fantasy show - well, that tells me everything I need to know. It's ok for you to like Adam Sandler, or to still think this show is well-written, and you don't have to justify it, but you probably shouldn't be so haughty about it.
Well, that was...something.
I feel a bit vindicated about my negativity this season, because now I can say I'm prescient instead of pessimistic.
The big warning sign, early on, was the way the show portrayed Delores. The showrunners are obviously in love with that character and while the viewing audience was getting steadily annoyed with her "arc" and starting to debate whether she was the antagonist, the finale makes it seem like we were supposed to be invested in her journey this whole time. She's the hero, didn't you know? All those other characters that people actually cared about aren't even plot devices...they're tangents.
Yeah, I watched this episode on my phone while I played Civ, so I was already checked out after last week, but I have ZERO anticipation for another season of this show.
Right before I started the podcast I read on twitter about Sophie Turner saying:
"All of these petitions and things like that — I think it's disrespectful to the crew, and the writers, and the filmmakers who have worked tirelessly over 10 years, and for 11 months shooting the last season," she said. "Like 50-something night shoots. So many people worked so, so hard on it, and for people to just rubbish it because it's not what they want to see is just disrespectful."
alexander.klassen said:Ya, it's easily the best of the three. And the funniest part is watching all the outrage trolls trying to pretend "it's not even funny."
After losing my town’s nfl team, I’ve spent a few years adrift without a team or even a league to follow, but last season’s finals and all the news this offseason (as well as an unexpected obsession w 2k19) have brought me into the nba fold. The league pass is incredible, especially if you you’re a cord-cutter (and as long as you don’t care about your “local” team). Any day of the week I can tune in to whatever game catches my interest. The NFL could learn a lot from them when it comes to fan engagement.