[TV Spoilers] Game of Thrones (S7)

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« Reply #180 on: September 25, 2018, 01:47:21 pm »
Mark my words, we will miss this show when it's over. It's far from perfect but good cinematic epic fantasy is incredibly hard to pull off and I doubt we'll see something on this level again for a long time.

Exactly - why we need PON to fill the void.
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« Reply #181 on: September 25, 2018, 03:25:51 pm »
I don't know, season 7 kind of jumped the shark for me.  I realize that is personal bias, but there being all kinds of travel-time issues in previous seasons to suddenly everyone just suddenly arrives where ever they "need" to be near instantly really took me out of the show.  I understand the need for it to serve the narrative, but it was just extremely jarring to me.

I do really like that things are actually happening though, it bothers me when the narrative just seems to spin in place.
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« Reply #182 on: September 26, 2018, 07:53:16 am »
Well, the whole Night King thing is mostly a joke, but one taken from the roots of a real sentiment.  That pretty much all the characters have gotten to the level of being somewhat annoying (on the show).  Honestly, the Night King is refreshing in his steadfastness and lack of nonsense and bullshit.  You know the Night King isn't going to make some outlandish and dumb choice, he is just going to kill you, because he is going to kill every one.

Sure, the "default" is to view the Starks as a force of "good" but that ends up a little problematic, as Anna Smith Spark explains it.  It's interesting, in the face of a lack of appealing options, seems I am not alone in defaulting to nihilism.

Just read this. Anyone read her novel The court of broken knives?

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« Reply #183 on: September 26, 2018, 11:56:03 am »
Just read this. Anyone read her novel The court of broken knives?

I know MSJ did and really liked it.  I personally couldn't find my way into the prose.
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« Reply #184 on: September 26, 2018, 01:13:00 pm »
I don't know, season 7 kind of jumped the shark for me.  I realize that is personal bias, but there being all kinds of travel-time issues in previous seasons to suddenly everyone just suddenly arrives where ever they "need" to be near instantly really took me out of the show.  I understand the need for it to serve the narrative, but it was just extremely jarring to me.

I do really like that things are actually happening though, it bothers me when the narrative just seems to spin in place.

Well, you're right, but they're ending the show and no longer have the luxury of no-end-in-sight approach and that means people have to scurry along so they can end it. I don't think this would have happened if the show wasn't ending soon.
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« Reply #185 on: September 26, 2018, 01:50:31 pm »
Well, you're right, but they're ending the show and no longer have the luxury of no-end-in-sight approach and that means people have to scurry along so they can end it. I don't think this would have happened if the show wasn't ending soon.

Right, I mean, I understand the practicalities of filming, but it undermines the continuity and is detrimental to the narrative.  It isn't as if the problem is intractable.  It just points to poor set-up and poor planning.  Show is still somewhat interesting and watchable, but it suffers these things.
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« Reply #186 on: October 05, 2018, 05:57:05 pm »
Just read this. Anyone read her novel The court of broken knives?

I know MSJ did and really liked it.  I personally couldn't find my way into the prose.

Answers question from September:
I found the prose really strange but very enjoyable, however the story itself was fairly average IMO. For that reason I'd say the book(s) aren't worth reading if you don't like the prose. Worth checking out - read the first handful of pages and you'll know if you like it or not.
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« Reply #187 on: October 05, 2018, 06:15:48 pm »
Just read this. Anyone read her novel The court of broken knives?

I know MSJ did and really liked it.  I personally couldn't find my way into the prose.

Answers question from September:
I found the prose really strange but very enjoyable, however the story itself was fairly average IMO. For that reason I'd say the book(s) aren't worth reading if you don't like the prose. Worth checking out - read the first handful of pages and you'll know if you like it or not.

That's pretty much what I thought as well.
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