Game of Thrones S8, Apr 14-May 19 @9PM EDT |OT| Aunt-Man and the Frost

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Ether_Snake

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Oct 29, 2017
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Holy shit. Can they do it? 1 hour of greatness with a 20 minute build up?
I think 15 mins of building up or so, such as Bran/Theon going to the godswood. Dany probably telling Jon she is getting on Drogon and he should get on Rhaegal and maybe some disagreements between them. People getting in the crypts. The army getting into position.

Then you have a 40 min battle, so you got another hour left.

That means probably some one-on-one time between Bran and the NK/last showdown, people having to flee Winterfell. That's maybe another 15-20 mins. Still have another 40 mins. Not sure what can happen. Maybe some stuff at KL, would be a good way to leave the WF crew behind until we see them again in ep4.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That's debatable as women can't inherit the Iron Throne and Jon is a deserting Night's Watch member. If Stannis were alive, he'd have the stronger legal claim between Dany and Jon
Show Jon's not a deserter. His watch was technically ended when he died.

Now, the book version could be different. Book Jon's basically a legit traitor to the NW. That would be even worse in Stannis' eyes.
 
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I think 15 mins of building up or so, such as Bran/Theon going to the godswood. Dany probably telling Jon she is getting on Drogon and he should get on Rhaegal and maybe some disagreements between them. People getting in the crypts. The army getting into position.

Then you have a 40 min battle, so you got another hour left.

That means probably some one-on-one time between Bran and the NK/last showdown, people having to flee Winterfell. That's maybe another 15-20 mins. Still have another 40 mins. Not sure what can happen. Maybe some stuff at KL, would be a good way to leave the WF crew behind until we see them again in ep4.
It’s 80 minutes, not 120.
 

Budi

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Someone PLEASE tell me that shot of her from the back was a body double. I don't want to think of Arya like that. Feels pervish.
She touches herself at nights.

The next four episodes are literally movie length. Note that the runtime is minus the opening sequence, end credits, and behind the scenes.
This is great. It's bit of a bummer the season is so short but, episode lenght makes up for it.
 

Kwhit10

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Oct 27, 2017
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The only thing that worries me about the next episode is that night time scenes usually look awful on the HBO Go / Now apps...and the entire battle will take place in dimly lit areas.
My biggest gripe with HBO and the show. The dark scenes are sometimes too dark and you can't make out shit.
 

Ziltoidia 9

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Sometimes the execution of the show is bad, but as far as if it is badly written as a whole, we have to wait and see what the pay off is. There might be a point to it all.

I'm not seeing any red flags like I did with LOST though.
 

Dream Machine

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My little sister. I must protect her. She must be pure.

I wasn't fully convinced that GoT had gone full anime until the reactions to Arya's sex scene last episode.
 

fantomena

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People enjoying doesnt mean they think its great though.
That's exactly what it means. If someone enjoy the show and think it's great, then the show is great for them, but not for the people who don't think it's great, for them it's not a great show.

And for the majority, GoT is a great show. But for whatever reason, the people who finds the show bad or shitty, rerally needs everyone to hear about how bad/shitty the show is.

 

Gig

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Oct 25, 2017
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What talking ? You guys are have seriously low standarts. They really missed opportunity there. There could be a lot of things to happen on that drinking scene but nothing happened. None of them told any good story about anything. Just useless wanna drink bro ? hahaha giant tit milky. And useless becoming knight scene.
Whatever suffering is near end 3-4 weeks. Show has fallen like dump in toilet compared to Season1
Either you're just straight up ignorant and missed all character development/closure in this episode, or you just want to complain for complaining sake. There is no other possible explanation for your endless dribble.

This was one of the better written (and one of the better acted) episodes of GoT since Season 1, easily. This is not an unpopular opinion.
 

flyingman

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Either you're just straight up ignorant and missed all character development/closure in this episode, or you just want to complain for complaining sake. There is no other possible explanation for your endless dribble.

This was one of the better written (and one of the better acted) episodes of GoT since Season 1, easily. This is not an unpopular opinion.[/QUOTE]
 

Jiggy

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yes I have and that's why I asked you. Because it was clear that Rhaegar knew what his father had become. There was no way he was going to leave him in power. The tourney of Harrenhal and the facts behind it are proof of that.
The furthest we got on Rhaegar overthrowing Aerys was one line to Jaime along the lines of "changes will be made". By then half the realm was in uprising and Rhaegar wasn't long for this world. Rhaegar should have dealt with Aerys a long time ago, instead he got distracted by... prophecies.
 

Sinder

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That's exactly what it means. If someone enjoy the show and think it's great, then the show is great for them, but not for the people who don't think it's great, for them it's not a great show.

And for the majority, GoT is a great show. But for whatever reason, the people who finds the show bad or shitty, rerally needs everyone to hear about how bad/shitty the show is.

Put them on ignore if you don’t like their posts. These are the conversations taking place, and I don’t see them telling people who like the show to be quiet.
 

Mr.Awesome

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I thought the episode was awful and I'm still a fan of the series. Just my opinion though.

Anyways, just throwing out theories for next week. Something has to happen in the crypt, presumably with dead bodies. Way too much focus on it otherwise.

Tyrion has to save the day somehow. Hes been fuckong up way too much with his plans, so he will redeem himself with his intellect somehow. Hes also confident they will win, which seems unusual for him. I wonder if hes been working with Bran.

I wonder when Bronn will show up. Middle of the battle for a comedic break, like what the fuck did I just walk into?
 

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The Theon/Sansa moment in this episode was a genuine heart string tugging moment for me because both of those characters have been through some shit.
 

Coyote Starrk

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The furthest we got on Rhaegar overthrowing Aerys was one line to Jaime along the lines of "changes will be made". By then half the realm was in uprising and Rhaegar wasn't long for this world. Rhaegar should have dealt with Aerys a long time ago, instead he got distracted by... prophecies.
There is strong evidence that Rhaegar was behind the planning of the tourney at Harrenhal in order to gather all the Lord's of Westeros in one place in order to discuss the situation about his father. Aerys had not left the Red Keep in years and Harrenhal was far enough away that Rhaegar had time and distance on his side.

However Aerys advisors convinced him that Rhaegar and the others were plotting against him and so he decided to attend. This ruining the potential planning. They were not going to plot against the king understand the Kings nose. And the appearance of Aerys with his long raggedy hair and his yellow claws is what cemented the idea of the "mad king" in the eyes of the rest of the realm. it led to everyone being that much more willing to join Roberts rebellion. From there it's history.

But it's clear that Rhaegar knew changes needed to be made and he knew how to make them. He was everything Robert wasn't and would have been a damn better ruler by comparison. Robert bankrupt the realm and set the 7 kingdoms on the path to the disaster that we see now.


It's all a what if so it just my opinion vs yours, but you will not convince me that the 7 kingdoms was better off with Robert and Cersei on the throne than Rhaegar and Lyanna. There is just far too much evidence to the contrary.
 

DarkChronic

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As someone in the "I hate what this show has become but I''m watching it anyway to see how it ends" camp, I did enjoy last night's episode. The knighting of Brienne was an all timer for me, especially since she is one of my favorite characters in the series. Really great moment.
 

Fercho

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Nov 3, 2017
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The new episode had it's moments, but I must admit that i was a little bit bored. I know that they are going to burn the house down next espisode so this was more like a prelude, i get it, but...i don't know.

Brianne being knighted was awesome.
 

Conrad Link

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They got their ice spears ready to fight dragons cause they're actually scared of them, maybe they are the key!

I feel like I missed a point when everyone there just understood and accepted Bran's stuff as normal. Like ok yea Bran saw this, listen to him he has all these answers cause he's a wizard or something now. *everyone nods along*

I remember before it was like "Oook." *looks at each other* type thing when he talked lol.

Anyway, really enjoyed todays episode, everyone having their 'final chats' and interactions. I'd be disapointed NOT to have this kinda stuff, especially for those that maybe wont make it through the battle. Today's episode just builds the hype for next weeks even more IMO, sooo hyped for the next episode!
 

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I'm fully expecting the Battle of Winterfell to go catastrophically wrong in some way, and not really be a Helms Deep scenario where they pull out a miracle win. Once Davos and the others started talking about the crazy battles they've managed to survive I was like "ya'll just jinxed it, fools"
 

fantomena

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I'm fully expecting the Battle of Winterfell to go catastrophically wrong in some way, and not really be a Helms Deep scenario where they pull out a miracle win. Once Davos and the others started talking about the crazy battles they've managed to survive I was like "ya'll just jinxed it, fools"
They will lose. Badly. Many will die. But not Davos and Tormund cause then I will scream.
 

Sephzilla

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They will lose. Badly. Many will die. But not Davos and Tormund cause then I will scream.
I was literally just saying on a Discord channel that Davos and Tormund are the two I'm really not prepared to see go. Tormund because he's hilarious and Davos because he's the realist dude in the room.
 
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