Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by Hostile_18, Aug 3, 2009.
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Utopia (although it left you wanting more)
Me too. I guess it's one of those endings that some will think was a decent conclusion, others, maybe not so much.
No idea about Lost, as it never appealed to me. I certainly agree with X-Files though; that was a really unsatisfying ending to season 9, which is what I'm assuming is being referring to. I guess that wasn't a complete surprise though, given how average the seasons 8 and 9 were.
As for LotR - A friend of mine thinks Return of the King is the best of them; but then, he's not really a fan of fantasy so much; more a fan of stuff with action and big battles..
As someone has already mentioned, Fringe had a good ending.
Fringe? We didnt even get to the end after S2 or 3 it was so bad we never finished it.
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Fringe has an utterly terrible final season and ending, I like to pretend it ends at S4.
Does 4400 count? Technically it was cancelled rather than concluded but still I like how they wrapped it up.
The only ones I can think of that I wasn't disappointed by the endings were shows that were always a bit meh. Maybe that is where GoT falls apart (as well as the other shows mentioned like Fringe, X Files etc.) - we know it can be so good and so we have the expectation of it being that good right until the end. Maybe expectations excel what reality could ever be. The show is great, moves on to brilliant, moves on to amazing and we expect the amazing, expect the spectacular which just can't be lived up to.
As for GoT, I'm still enjoying it - character development is fast (faster than it should be) and the show has lost some of it's nuances that made it truely special but I'm still enjoying it. The fact we're only one episode away form it all being over and it is still open to who will be on the throne come the final credits excites me to want to watch the final episode.
Rewatched S1 to S7 recently, S1 very good but S2 onwards was quite boring and then Robb's campaign really dragged on.... Bran north of the wall also boring as was lots of people spending ages traveling places together. Nights watch stuff ok but Stanis just rocking up to defeat the Wildlings as bad as stuff people are QQing about in S8. Ramsay plot lines just a bit horror porn like Hostel etc. Danny stuff just a big time sink to wait to get her to Westeros with army which was so obviously going to happen the entire narrative of her journey pointless.... I could go on but I think people somehow view earlier Seasons much more favourably than than they should based on the hyper criticality of S8.
This type of writing is getting old. What about a little Hope?
It was only a year or so back I watched them all again and I would disagree. Yes, the pace was slower, that's one of the comments on the last two seasons, how the pace changed, but the writing and story are amazing. So much better a second time through too. For me he first 4 seasons are incredible.
It the writing etc has always been **** why on earth is it so popular?.....
Which one was Hope?
Who knows, why are the 50 shades of grey books so popular , despite being terribly written. In fact, imo Harry Potter is terribly written yet one of the best selling ever, same could actually be said of Star Wars which if you think about it - is pretty poorly acted and written. Why was It Follows so popular when I thought it was dire. Sadly, as with all things in life (books, music, tv/film) being commonly popular is not necessarily a sign of quality (and vice versa)
There is none. That's the problem. John probably going to self sacrifice to save the day.
Just glad the Hound went out in style.
To be honest I've always thought GoT is massively over-rated.
True, look at One Direction.
A better question would be: if the writing has always been crap, why on earth are the other seasons so highly rated but season 8 isn't?
Id forgetten how ****** awful the last series of Fringe was (after a fantastic 4 seasons)
The Welsh open coal "mine" collapsed in on itself?
I have fond memories of it to be fair but last time I watched an episode it looked truelly awful
Oh yes...in terms of aesthetics it does look horrendous now, but then it is heading toward 50 years old
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