Discussion in 'Off-topic Discussion' started by Reel, Apr 1, 2014.
Seriously wtf was that The entire scene was super strange
Seeing a lot of awful hot takes by SAHM types in Ohio about how it was "too slow" of a start. I haven't watched it yet, but motherfucker, that is literally how EVERY HBO SHOW WORKS. I would extend that to every prestige, every peak TV, every golden age of TV drama...every season starts slow. We're tombout shows that producers proudly call "10 hour movies". No shit it's gonna take a minute to get going.
- Lots of set-up and exposition, good opener.
- Ed Sheeran scene was fucking weird
- Some great one-liners. "No need to seize the last word Baelish, I'll assume it was something clever"
-Arya dropping an entire family was dope as fuck, Dany returning home was dope as fuck.
Also, Euron's costume design was weird, did he drop by a Forever 21 on the way to King's Landing?
Jorah sticking his hand out of that cell terrified me.
That was Mormont?
edit: ok I'm dumb. My son said he told me it was Mornont when it happened but I didn't listen.
I thought it was a fine episode. I don't know who Ed Sheeran is. Apparently if I had known who he was, that scene would have been jarring according to my social media feed. w/e
It was a setup episode, which is inevitably a bit of a letdown to lead off the season. This could just as easily have been placed at the end of last season.
But in the future when people are binge-watching the show, nobody will care.
I am a little worried about just how amazing Arya's powers are, and I hope we're not in for a bunch of misdirection there. Just so we're clear, she can only use faces of people she's killed, right? She can't be anyone anytime? I will be disappointed if there are a bunch of "conversation with a character who turns out to be Arya and murders whomever she was talking to" scenes.
I thought the scene with the Hound was fantastic. A lot of his scenes have been over the years, but that was a poignant set piece.
I only knew cause I had the closed captioning on, so don't feel bad.
It took me a second as well. I knew the voice, but couldn't place it. Then the scaly arm came through and even then it took a few seconds for it to click.
Are we supposed to know what that cell block is? Is he being quarantined because of his disease or is it a hostel or a research thing or what?
I would assume he went to the Citadel, since if anyone had a cure, they would. Apparently he hasn't been cured based on that arm though.
The Arya storyline is both awesome and worrisome. I love what a badass she is, but the way it all played out with the faceless men... I'm skeptical. Either it was poorly written or something else is going on.
First off, why didn't the waif just kill her initially? Second, she gets stabbed in the stomach like six times but just needs bandaged up from an actress and then she's okay? THEN she manages to kill this person who's never beat while suffering from these magically healed wounds. Not to mention that she knows she's being hunted and is just strolling around town waiting for her chance to leave. That scene was so weird to me to me.
Maybe it's not even Arya?
Interesting idea, @NML wrt Arya.
I do think that Arya will eventually have a showdown (or rather, another showdown) with the Faceless Men. After all, their ethos is that the death they deal is dispassionate, and not based on revenge or hatred.
Terrific episode, overall. Not sure what scene the Ed Sheeran thing is (like Mak, not sure who he is or why his appearance in the show has people tripping), but I enjoyed both the Hound scene where he is telling Dondarrion to piss off with his idea of justice, as well as Arya's scene with the Lannister soldiers.
Maybe Ed Sheeran didn't exist in whatever version of the sim ya'll came from, but in this version you just surpassed anything @Reel has ever accomplished in his area of expertise.
My favorite scenes were definitely with the Hound, as usual, and with Jon and Sansa. I was glad to see him assert hisself like that. Lady Mormont stole the show again too.
The Arya/Faceless Men thing was just written poorly. Well, most of D&D's original content is written poorly. They don't have the best grasp of the characters and their motivations the way Martin wrote them, nor do they seem to understand that he's trying to question fantasy tropes while they just adhere to them.
Although the cold open and the ending did give me chills, as did all of the Hound's scenes.
I also like the post-Ramsey Sansa and post-assassination Jon. Mostly I like that these disagreements they have are honest ones, and their positions are rooted in their experiences on the show.
And also because these are the kinds of things I love in Crusader Kings haha.
About ready for LittleFinger to get the ax. He's causing trouble and everyone knows it.
Will Robin Arryn grow a pair and snip Littlefinger's uh, little finger?"
Also, the score in this show keeps getting even better. Everybody's got their little theme now, and I like all of them.
Jon/Sansa (skip to 2:00)
i "know" of ed sheeran but didnt spot him
great episode last night imo
NO wasted moments imo
but i for one like the Arya stuff...the hound stole the show...so many quotables
Look at all you hipster fgts tryna flex on each other actin like you don't know the guy who's been on the top 20 radio songs for like the last 3 years. Y'all ain't foolin nobody.
watched the second to last in season 6. dope. finale tonight and then ill watch last night's episode and forget about this season for 8 months
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