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Old 05-15-2019, 07:14 AM   #466
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So is it a problem with George Martin's writing and storytelling, or does HBO bend it to some incongruous outcome?

I read one of Martin's SciFi stories some years ago, and i have to say i was less than delighted by his "Tuf" character and story telling.
GRRM told them how the story ends and gave some pointers as to what happens along the way. That's what D&D had to work with. Now, they aren't wholly bad at writing, there are a lot of stuff in the show that isn't in the books; off the top of my head, the Arya & Tywin scenes at Harrenhall are show only. It's just that they really seem to want to end the show quickly.


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I don’t blame the writers entirely, they are working with what they've got. I blame the person who decided ending this epic series in six episodes was a good idea.
I've heard HBO offered to fund a 10 episode last season, but it was D&D who turned it down. Not sure if that's confirmed, but it would makes sense from business perspective to keep the show going for a little longer.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #467
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Old 05-15-2019, 03:34 PM   #468
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Exactly.


Dany's not the only one whose character they butchered in a single episode. Look at both Jaime and Arya!

Arya's done some horrible things throughout the series for revenge and has shown no remorse. Now, at the eve of getting his ultimate revenge, she just turns back. This wouldn't irk me so much had they actually shown her thinking it over across multiple episodes, but no, she goes all the way to KL, reaches the Red Keep and just turns away because Clegane says she's going to end up like him. At that point, Arya is already like him. She is a cold-blooded killer.

Jaime's 180 is no better. His character has grown from the cocky Lannisters4ever dude to actually understand how screwed up his family is. And his switch happens within two episodes, with very little dialogue. Best part is when he tells Tyrion that he has never cared about the people, innocent or otherwise. That's directly at odds with him telling Brienne why he killed the Mad King back in season 3 or 4; to save not only Tywin, but also the people of KL.
Yeah they're all pretty much the same in that regard. Even the sainted Eddard Stark lopped off some poor sods head in the first episode.




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That's the feeling I get as well.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:24 AM   #470
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I think ity pretty much obvious by now there is one more major player to be taken care of.

Without naming names I'm wondering which of the three usual suspects will carry out the deed
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:57 AM   #471
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Everyone's expecting it to be a certain character who otherwise will have been pointless pretty much the entire series.
Therefore, Dany slips on a banana peel instead and breaks her neck.


*cue 'inside the episode' where they gloat how clever they were*
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Only one of said three characters was last seen not to be exiting KL so I'll go for them.
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Had to happen.

https://www.change.org/p/hbo-remake-...petent-writers
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:52 PM   #474
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Nearly 550k already.
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I reckon we've more chance of getting bitten on the bum by a cabbage than seeing that happen.

On cost grounds alone even.
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It's more about showing how displeased people are than actually getting the season remade.
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It's more about showing how displeased people are than actually getting the season remade.
Oh I do realise and agree but lets face it.....how could it be remade now when most of the buggas are gone
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The plot for the final episode of GOT has leaked online. If it's really the actual plot..it's horrendous.
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The plot for the final episode of GOT has leaked online. If it's really the actual plot..it's horrendous.
A simple Google search will lead you to a few sites that have proven to be quite accurate so far and three of those are now predicting differing outcomes.

I'll be making my mind up after I've seen Sundays final episode.
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The plot for the final episode of GOT has leaked online. If it's really the actual plot..it's horrendous.
Yup...

I do appreciate all the memes this season has given us, so it's not all bad.

This had me laughing for a good while:
https://files.catbox.moe/7120hq.mp4
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