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Season 1 Game of Thrones. I couldn't believe episode one ended with a child being pushed out a window! I was hooked. Then Ned on the steps of Baelor blew my away - the hero doesn't die without destroying the enemy first. I had read the books by the following seasons but I wish I could re-experience all the shocks from that first season.
This moving is all about pacing and humour - in a very good way. The plot maybe is a bit strange but it really is all about what you know about the characters from Vol.1 and building on that and it makes you feel like your part of the "in-jokes". If you liked Vol 1 you will like this. It will feel different. Baby Groot was adorable - so was listening to my kids belly-laugh through the whole thing.As for "Is 5 post-credit scenes too many?" - it really helps all those credits go by faster. My kids know Marvel movies have post credit stings so we're not leaving in any case!
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From reading the comments, it seems that many people were coming into the episode too pissed off to be content with the premier. Once you're that angry at a show, every minor thing will become a major annoyance and vice versa - if you're feeling charitable towards the show you will be mostly content,I almost went negative when the 'big reveal' took 20 minutes to come - not to mention alllllll the commercials - but I shut that down and watched the show I was given. Over the intervening months, I was not longer ticked-off at the show, gave it very little thought over the summer.I think this was a great episode - It was the transition of Rick; the complete subjugation of Rick. Andrew Lincoln gave an amazing portrayal of a man that went from defiant to broken, and I was affected.When Abraham died, I felt "Oh! That's who it was? ok" ; then when Glenn got it, I was shocked and horrified. By the time Negan was forcing Rick to cut off Carl's hand, I was on the edge of my seat.I felt fairly certain I knew roughly what was going happen, based on the comics but this episode managed to shock, surprise, and keep me wondering what would happen. I was entertained and made to feel something - more than I have gotten from many other episodes so I will enthusiastically take it!
That hit me harder then I thought. Maybe because as a wife, I could put myself in the place of Maggie; as a parent, God I felt Rick's dilemma! Still a little pissed at how they finished last season, but I really feel that this was the best way to come back,But mann, the hypocrisy of American television: One hour of intense violence and gore but quick! bleep out $h1t and the f-rd on Talking Dead because you might offend someone. SMH.