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Poll: Winter Is Coming - HBO's A Game of Thrones [READ WARNING]

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Hostile_18, Aug 3, 2009.


Who will rule Westeros?

Poll closed May 18, 2019.
  1. Daenerys Targaryen

  2. Jon Snow / Aegon Targaryen

  3. Sansa Stark

  4. Arya Stark

  5. Bran Stark

  6. Sam Tarley

  7. Tyrion Lannister

  8. Jamie Lannister

  9. Cersei Lannister

  10. Gendry

  11. Brienne of Tarth

  12. The Night King

  13. Other (please specify)

  1. Ryan-3


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,519

    Location: Northumberland

    I see Dany being the last death of the series, and Cersei's death by Arya with the line "Leave one wolf alive and the sheep are never safe."
  2. Kainz


    Joined: Dec 15, 2002

    Posts: 21,326

    Location: In a cowfield, London, Uk

    The writing continues to get its stupid moments. Everytime there is a sea/canoe/boat scene they just have to introduce that clown don't they. As soon as they showed the scene it was obvious what was going to happen.

    Also...someone pet the doggo ffs!!
  3. doodah


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 19,628

    Location: London

    As soon as you saw Dany and her dragons flying over the sea - you knew Rhaegal was about to be ended :(.
  4. MichaelAwkward


    Joined: Jul 22, 2014

    Posts: 3,124

    Location: Oxon

    It's almost like they didn't have a high vantage point from which they'd be able to see everything for miles around... oh wait.
  5. StriderX


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 18,744

    I just think Benioff and Weiss are **** writers, they were only transliterating the source, which is easy.

    It went from concise character development and logical plot arcs to rule of cool literally as soon as the source material dried up. Literally scenes are there just for fan service, which is not how you run a story. I believe the Mormont giant kill was one of those nonsensical moments.
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  6. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,669

    This is the problem. Somehow she can’t see the ships, yet the ship can get a perfect shot. Very shoddy writing purely for shock effect.
  7. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 6,302

    Location: Bromsgrove

    Actually made me rage, the quality of writing jumped off a cliff last episode and is now in freefall.
  8. StriderX


    Joined: Mar 18, 2008

    Posts: 18,744

    I can only trust that the ending is one that Martin himself wanted, but maybe he lied to the team so it would make the show look like ****.
  9. Bassmansam

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 22, 2007

    Posts: 2,322

    Maybe the dragons wing/ part of his head created a blind spot.
  10. Mrs Seabiscuit

    This cake is not a lie.

    Joined: Sep 21, 2008

    Posts: 3,990

    Location: somewhere out there!

    I did think for a fleeting second when the boat with Tyrion on got hit he was a goner! :D
  11. ianh


    Joined: Jul 12, 2007

    Posts: 4,327

    Location: THE MOON!!!!!

    Wow, a strong "after the battle" start which quickly deteriorated into more "WTF" garbage - invisible ships shooting dragons, Dani with only 100 troops standing within killing distance of Cersi who does nothing etc etc. D&D are rapidly throwing away the ending to best TV series recently with these utterly stupid plot moments.

    He only told them "who" wins but has already said that "how" it happens will be different from book to TV.
  12. LeMson

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 21, 2012

    Posts: 2,132

    Dear god what have they done to this show. I thought all the Dothraki died in that charge last episode, the starbucks cup is just LOLZ
  13. D3K


    Joined: Nov 13, 2014

    Posts: 2,875

    A really great series utterly wrecked.
  14. VincentHanna


    Joined: Jul 30, 2013

    Posts: 17,889

    Quite enjoyed it myself.

    There's been worse episodes.
  15. Somnambulist


    Joined: Jun 17, 2010

    Posts: 9,447

    Location: London

    I have a bad feeling this is going to be another Dexter/Lost in terms of how it all ends...
  16. neoboy


    Joined: Mar 16, 2004

    Posts: 11,402

    Location: UK

    I genuinely thought I saw Sam's little Wildling gal get chewed up in the crypt during last episode.
  17. nemtizz


    Joined: May 16, 2006

    Posts: 13,000


  18. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 35,020

    Location: Back in Blighty

    Uh oh, it's def going to kick off now after that episode!
  19. Andrew_McP


    Joined: Apr 21, 2003

    Posts: 2,505

    Location: South North West

    It wasn't a spoiler (in that it wouldn't make any sense at all until something D&D type deus ex happened) but I've deleted it anyway. I can't delete your quote of it though.

    Right, now back to business as usual.... As Dany was flying towards Dragonstone, I was genuinely thinking "who was defending this rock, half a limp spit away from King's Landing, while everyone was off sorting out Captain Frostbite?" So at least the writers satisfied me there. However I am now even more convinced that Cersei deserves to win. The rest of them wouldn't, apparently, know a clue if Lionel Blair served it up on a gold platter with a copy of 'Tactics and Intelligence for Dummies' on it.

    And I now blame Missandei for not putting the writers out of their missery. She should have grabbed Cersei and gone off the wall. Now *that* would have been a GoT ending. The final battle is between Jon, backed by stragglers, and Dany, backed by a dragon, Euron & a Dothraki semi-horde cloned in Photoshop. Arya saves the world again by killing... well, both Jon and Dany probably, what with them both being filthy Southern Blue bloods. That leaves Gendry on the throne and everyone living happily ever after until someone remembers we're back where we started, because he'll turn into a miserable drunk 'cos he loves a woman he can't have.

    I did like the way things started to fall apart straight away though. It's a bit rushed, but that's politics. And at least Tormund's got someone to keep him warm at nights now; Ghost was wasted on Jon. Seems to have shrunk a bit too, but that's the cold for you. And I really like Arya and The Hound back in the saddle again. Their spin off series won't happen, but it's about the only thing I can imagine making a good follow-up.

    Popcorn mode engaged. Roll on next week... and fingers crossed Varys has a cunning plan to save Westeros.
  20. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Nov 21, 2004

    Posts: 30,669

    So the wildlings have buggered off. You know, just to keep the final fight fair.

    Why do they keep talking about burning down kings landing? Not with that many ballistas they won’t.

    Why didn’t Cersei just end the war then and there? It isn’t like she is honourable.

    This season is destined to ruin the show.