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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.
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."
chrisk said:Feels to me like some people wanted this show to mean something more, and partly because of the Leftovers hitting a lot of people in the heart and the gut. This show did have some of that but I was happy for it to just be fun and weird and sometimes dip into social issues when the opportunity presented itself.I seriously doubt anyone initially WANTED this show to mean something more, or even expected it to in their anticipation of it. I know I didn't expect anything more than fun, weird superhero shit, but then:That opening scene of the first episode is one of the most gut-wrenchingly powerful depictions of historically-accurate racial violence ever put to film. That abruptly adjusted everyone's expectations for what this show was about and what it had the potential to "say."If, as you said, the show ended up being nothing more, in the end, than "fun and weird?" That's not unfair expectations on the part of the audience, that's a failure of the show's own established promise.
I'm sorry for the confusion: I'm not saying any of the actors were bad in any way, I'm just kinda stupid and couldn't keep track of the shifting time periods.Funny aside: about a week later we watched Jurassic Park for the first time and my niece says "That's the mom from Little Women," so I think she's a Laura Dern fan now. Next up: Blue Velvet!