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Jake

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GOT the last season
« on: May 20, 2019, 11:01:24 PM »
Purchased a month of HBO last week to get caught up with the show. Last night was the season/series finale. The entire season was good - great at times. Some episodes were HUGE and they felt like feature films and not a tv show. I can understand why it took so long to release them. With that said, the ending felt rushed. By ending I mean the entire season. We had such a slow build up over the past 7 or 8 years and I feel that the story moved way too fast this season as compared to the last. That might be because Martin was not involved in it. I think that on its own, it would have been fine, but with what we had, the end story was told much quicker than the entire build up.

Overall, this was a halluva show. I want to pick the books up (I think I stopped midway book 3) - so that I can see what Martin does with the story

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The other thing that felt different from the way Martin tells the story, is the lack of shocking twists. The way the Great War ended - the defeat of the Night King; Bran the Broken and the entire last episode.  Maybe the twist was that there was no twist? ;) Daenerys' decision in episode 5 was somewhat surprising, but only because it was a major change in character from what we know from previous seasons; however a move like that was expected as she kept losing all her advisers and Jon.




So now I still have a few weeks of HBO - I need to catch up on Westworld - I hope S2 is as good as S1 was.
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Re: GOT the last season
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 01:26:22 AM »
Daenerys' decision in episode 5 was somewhat surprising, but only because it was a major change in character from what we know from previous seasons
It actually wasn't.  She had been going down the cray cray road a long time.  And Tyrion gave a good summary to Jon.  She has always overreacted and acted with cruelty.  Before it was just again people we consider evil so it was ok.