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Who has the higher body count, the Night King or the Mad Queen? - Methuselah
NK killed (and reanimated a lot of wildlings and Night's Watch guys, along with 1/2 the Dothraki & Unsullied. Dany took out a number of people in Essos, a big chunk of the Lannister army in the loot train battle and tons of people in episode 5. Im not sure how the ones the NK killed and Dany r...
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re: Game of Thrones: Foreshadowing Is Not Character Development - Methuselah
[quote]Are we supposed to care about a whole city of people that cheered when Ned Stark was beheaded?[/quote] I didn't particularly want to see them burned alive. Plus, a lot of the children hadn't been born yet and others weren't old enough to knowingly participate in that....
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re: At this point, is GoT’s story a tragedy? Is there any other way to read it? - Methuselah
Well, the Night King didn't wipe out all humanity on Westeros. That's kind of a happy ending. To be honest, once they won that battle, I didn't much care much about what happened. It all kinds if pales in comparison, and I didn't really have a favorite to rule....
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re: Game of Thrones: Foreshadowing Is Not Character Development - Methuselah
[quote]TheTideMustRol[/quote] That's an interesting theory and one I've seen floating around in a few places. Unfortunately, I'm pretty sure it doesn't jibe with the statements of the show runners on the after episode clip....
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re: Game of Thrones: Foreshadowing Is Not Character Development - Methuselah
I have never really been invested in Dany's story-line that much one way or the other (except it did give us a few great scenes of nice bodies from Dany, Missandi and assorted Dothraki ladies), so her "turn" didn't really bother me. From the outside looking in, though, it sure looks like lazy and...
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re: A little thought on why GOT changed - Methuselah
I think D&D somehow came to the conclusion that the big, really expensive battle scenes that were long and grueling to film were where they wanted to put their priority. Quiet character building, coherent character arcs and logically flowing plot developments were not as important to them. Cynic...
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re: Watched “Unforgiven” for the first time this evening. What Eastwood western next? - Methuselah
My favorite western of all time is Lonesome Dove, but yeah - the Eastwood movies mentioned in this thread are all excellent. Josey Wales, in particular I would put among the best movies in any genre....
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re: Expected release date for S4 of The Last Kingdom? - Methuselah
[quote]Better battle strategy for sure. A good shield wall might have helped with the Others. [/quote] True. I don't know if there shield wall battle sequences are as good as they could be, but at least they try to do it right at times. So few shows do justice to ancient battle formations -...
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Let's talk Ghandi - Methuselah
I had the occasion to watch this recently. It really has held up well. Ben Kingsley does an excellent job with the title role, and the movie, while on the long side, mixes in some "action" type scenes with good character work and dialogue. It definitely was worth a re-watch....
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re: Game of Thrones S8E5 "The Bells" is officially the worst reviewed GOT episode yet - Methuselah
[quote]They showed her waiting for the city to surrender to start burning to the ground for a reason. There's no redemption from doing war crimes on that scale. The show put her in that box. [/quote] Agreed. The show runners/writers made damn sure that her actions were absolutely heinous and...
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re: Game of Thrones S8E5 "The Bells" is officially the worst reviewed GOT episode yet - Methuselah
[quote]I was on board until this. If razing a city doesn't put you into the evil category, I don't know what does. If it wasn't the most atrocious thing done on the entire show, it's 2nd only to Cersei nuking a church and an entire city district with it.[/quote] Plus, she just deprived herself of...
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re: Game of Thrones S8E5 "The Bells" is officially the worst reviewed GOT episode yet - Methuselah
[quote]Just the most successful? A 500K body count over a breakup has to be a record.[/quote] Only one that might come sort of close might be Menelaus, the cuck who Helen dumped for Paris, starting the Trojan War....
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re: Game of Thrones S8E5 "The Bells" is officially the worst reviewed GOT episode yet - Methuselah
[quote] Destroying your enemy makes that point  Destroy the red keep makes that point better  Destroying KL makes the point even more[/quote] To me, it makes the point she is liable to kill you even if you surrender and even if you're a civilian woman or child who never took up arms agains...
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re: Article: Why GoT feels so different now - Methuselah
[quote]quote: Did they want to move onto other projects? This is what everyone thinks, leaks at HBO show the network was more than willing to have 10 episodes for Season 7 and 8. They were even willing to have more seasons. D&D ultimately decided the episode count and what they needed. They wa...
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re: Game of Thrones S8 E5 "The Long Melt." Official Thread - Methuselah
Ok. I finally figured it out. Dany is, in reality, Thanos. I couldn't for the life of me figure out why someone, mad or not, would kill their own people who had surrendered to her. The people who pay tribute. The people who produce everything that a medieval monarch has. But here's the de...
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re: Game of Thrones S8 E5 "The Long Melt." Official Thread - Methuselah
[quote]She enjoyed watching her brother die. She enjoyed killing the masters She enjoyed killing the Dothraki who opposed her She enjoyed killing those who didn’t “bend the knee” [/quote] I saw most of these differently than you. The only one of those she clearly "enjoyed" might be her bro...
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re: Game of Thrones S8 E5 "The Long Melt." Official Thread - Methuselah
I don't know why people keep calling Danny the Mad Queen. She burnt her own city that had just surrendered to her. She won, then she decided to destroy her own property and people. More like the stupid Queen....
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re: Three Minutes of the Game of Thrones Cast Being Disappointed by Season 8 - Methuselah
Dinklage kinda looks like those POW's who are forced to give untrue statements and try to send a message with their eyes....
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re: How Would YOU End GOT? - Methuselah
Whatever is going to go down in King's Landing goes down. This takes all but 5-10 minutes of the episode. Someone wins. Someone loses. People die. People live. Etc. Etc. One of the survivor remarks on how the weather has gotten a little chilly again. Then as the show draws to a conclusion,...
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re: Game of Thrones S8 E5 "The Long Melt." Official Thread - Methuselah
Its not just Bronn. Lots of the characters and situations have been getting more and more clunky. I'm starting to wonder if all those weeks of night shoots didn't do more harm than good by wearing everybody out both in front of and behind the camera. Of course that wouldn't really apply to Bronn'...
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