May 13, 2019 at 6:37 pm #5994
I’ve come to the conclusion Arya’s fate will decide if I even think of watching the series again in the future. She’s the only death I’ll cry over at this point. HahaMay 13, 2019 at 6:42 pm #5996
So glad you ladies got to this episode dissection first! I don’t have time to even mention all of the things I did not like about it. You both said most of what I feel. I just thought the writing was so bad. The whole episode was terrible. It dragged on and on with shots of Drogon burning King’s Landing. Ugh! The whole thing was a let-down for me. I am going into the last episode with no expectations.May 14, 2019 at 4:59 am #5998
I’m just happy I have the PGA Championship to entertain me this week. Thank includes Live from the PGA in the evenings. I love major golf and tennis.May 14, 2019 at 9:53 am #6000MaryroseKeymaster@maryrose-seracgmail-com
Well, at the very least, we got some good discussion time on the boards. It’s been awhile. That was fun. 🙂
I’ve got hockey & basketball to see me through the weekend. Go Sharks! Go Warriors!May 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm #6001
I love talking shows and books. This is one of the only shows we all watch. I know the two of you watch Outlander. Just could never get into it. I bother Kat via FB messenger on Arrow. Lol
I can’t wait for Homeland final season.May 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm #6003
I really did like GOT at first. When it first aired, I enjoyed seeing fascinating strong female characters. I liked the family plotting and intrigue. I enjoyed the variety of characters. I liked all the political stuff. I don’t care for fantasy genre at all, but even that didn’t bother me too much. I was rolling with it just fine for a while.
Where the show started to lose me was the ridiculous amount of “male-ness” on the show. Male writing, male directing, gratuitous nudity and sexual assault, building female characters up only to let them down (basically the theme of this season), incest in 3 relationships as the norm and portrayed as anything other than “wrong” was horrible. I just got sick of it. I could not respect the show any longer. There were other big/historical shows that I started watching during that same time (such as Outlander), that were just the complete opposite. It was a stark contrast (no pun intended 😉 ), and with the long waits between seasons being another big turn-off, I simply moved on to better things. I felt invested in the show, and I was interested in plot twists, so I stuck with it. Unfortunately, nothing ever turned out how I was rooting, so that became a turn off too. Once Dany started riding dragons, I thought that was really stupid and the fantasy element became a turn off as well. It was like, one-by-one, things were turning me off. And then I started looking for reasons to dislike the show. And that’s not cool. It takes away the true enjoyment of it. One major thing too that I also disliked along the way was a lack of hot guys on the show. Sorry, but I can’t help it. That carries over from my GH days haha! I just thought the male casting was weak and boring as hell. Kit H. does nothing for me, and I don’t think he’s hot at all. I would have loved to see some really good-looking men on the show. I thought so many of the women were super-attractive in many different ways. But the men were a let-down. The cutest guy, I thought, was dude who played Rob Stark, but then, we know how that ended. Oh well. That’s just me being shallow about wanting to see hot guys on screen 🙂 When I started watching Outlander, Poldark, Last Kingdom, even Justified, my god, the men were so fine. And then I’d tune into the mediocre guys on GOT, and again, another stark contrast. I loved Stephen Dillane and Sean Bean back in their hot days, so that was fun to see them as older guys.
I will look back at this show as one of the most over-rated I ever watched. It became a caricature of itself. I will not be watching any of the spin-offs (because those are needed), that’s for sure.May 14, 2019 at 8:13 pm #6004
I love fantasy so the show was up my alley. And the politics and the scheming is fun too. I overall enjoyed the storytelling of characters until this season…mainly the last two episodes. Definitely had eyeroll moments for sure in the more action episodes at times. Dragons don’t bother me…they’re fun, but I wish we saw as much of the direwolves as well. I wanted more from Ghost and Nymeria. Maybe Arya gets her reunion with her direwolf. That would make me happy.
I hate time travel so much. Like so much. I can’t get past it when reading Outlander. It pretty much ruined Avengers Endgame for me.
Hot guys doesn’t hurt, but I don’t need it to enjoy a show.
To each its own. 😁May 15, 2019 at 9:26 am #6005MaryroseKeymaster@maryrose-seracgmail-com
That is one thing I absolutely LOVE about Outlander. They write strong, unapologetic females. They’re one of the very few shows that does that right. Yes, Jamie is gorgeous but the way they write the women is so well done. To see strong women in both time periods is great. The only time Outlander pisses me off is when they deviate from that or show things gratuitously. They’re one of the few stories that does time travel really well too….to be able to look at history from so many different perspectives & to see the ramifications of that history impact modern times. I think DG goes a little TOO in depth at times, especially in the latter books
But I’m a lot like Abha, I love Fantasy. It’s a genre, when well done, that takes you to another world. Tolkien was amazing at creating a different world & I saw a lot of that in GOT. The attention to detail and the layers are well done. And I like dragons too. lolMay 16, 2019 at 6:10 am #6007
I would have liked to see more of the wolves too. I liked them. I felt so bad for Ghost when Jon ghosted him!
Yes Mary! Exactly!! Outlander actually has female writers, directors, producers. Makes all the difference in the world! GOT needed to change it up, and it just never did.May 16, 2019 at 12:21 pm #6011
Granted the writer of the book is a man and Outlander is a woman. I’m disappointed in following through with proper character arcs and writing that makes sense.
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