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 Post subject: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:07 am 
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So this is the first time I've actually been caught up on a show (I admit I called my mom at 9pm last night because I needed to reactivate HBOGO on my tv... yes I am too cheap to pay for it myself)

I still can't believe Jon is still dead.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:37 am 
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I was expecting a Jon Snow revival to end the episode, but now I'm just worried about how long they'll string it out. (That's not a spoiler, I'm just assuming there's no way someone who is this important to the plot is done at this point.)

I really wanted it to be great, but...meh. Before we watched, we counted how many different characters/plots we have to check in with. I think trying to fit so many into one episode was a mistake, because we were just rushing around and progressing each story by millimetres, rather than properly getting into anything.

Some things I did not care for:
- Ramsay grieving for his dead plaything. I just don't believe he cares about anyone but himself.
- Roose telling Ramsay off for "playing his games" with Sansa. Maybe you should have intervened a bit sooner?
- The burning of Dany's ships. I was counting on them! I thought at the end of the season we might see Dany finally set sail for Westeros.
- Dorne. Killing off the one decent actor/character in that storyline? Nooo! Ruining Ellaria from the books? Nooo! Also, how did Spear and Whip Sandsnakes get onto the boat with Trystane? Why didn't Jaime bring Trystane to the cells/keep him as a prisoner?
- Arya's plot. Can we just fast forward to the part where she is amazing at blind battling?

Some things I did like:
- Davos! Davos for the Iron Throne!
- Sansa and Brienne, at last. Also, I'm happy Theon is making steps. I think his character arc has been fascinating, and my feelings about him have completely changed, largely due to the actor doing such an amazing job.
- The dialogue between the Dothraki about the top five best things in life.
- Ghost!
- Lena Headey is great. She makes me feel sorry for Cersei even when in the books I really, really don't.
- We still haven't seen Stannis' body, so he's definitely still alive...right?

I didn't know what conclusions we were supposed to make about the ending. Does Melisandre do that every night? Is it a sign that's she losing faith/giving up? Is it a way of transferring some of her life force (?) to Jon?

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:17 am 
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Lee and I cracked up when Melisandre stripped off because we both thought she was looking in the mirror thinking "Have my boobs lost their mojo?"

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:59 am 
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I agree with pretty much everything you said above, jennyc. Especially Dorne! Why they had to just stamp all over my favourite subplot in the books is beyond me!

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I didn't know what conclusions we were supposed to make about the ending. Does Melisandre do that every night? Is it a sign that's she losing faith/giving up? Is it a way of transferring some of her life force (?) to Jon?


My impression was that this is how she really looks and the necklace is involved in some kind of magic which gives her the appearance of a younger, beautiful woman.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:25 am 
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I'm pretty sure she's always seen with the necklace (even when she is otherwise naked) so I assumed that.

I still think she'll get over her crisis of confidence and revive Jon Snow. I mean, he must be Azor Ahai reborn. Surely.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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Yes!!!

Now I really just want Kit Harrington to do a Jon Snow version of "Something to Sing About" from the Buffy episode "Once More With Feeling"

"There was no pain, no fear, no doubt, till they put me out, of heaven. So that's my refrain, I live in Hell 'Cuz I've been expelled from heaven, I think I was in Heaven. So give me something to sing about!"


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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I have this ridiculous theory that maybe he's in his direwolf and vice versa. I mean....we haven't heard him TALK yet. Anything is possible.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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TomeOrnottome wrote:
Yes!!!

Now I really just want Kit Harrington to do a Jon Snow version of "Something to Sing About" from the Buffy episode "Once More With Feeling"

"There was no pain, no fear, no doubt, till they put me out, of heaven. So that's my refrain, I live in Hell 'Cuz I've been expelled from heaven, I think I was in Heaven. So give me something to sing about!"


YES.

I'm happy that they didn't string it out any longer. In that moment when Ghost opened his eyes I feared we were getting Jon-in-Ghost instead, which I have seen floated as possibility. That made me extra glad when Jon woke up too. I enjoyed Melisandre's dishevelled hair spelling it out for us that she was off her game. And I loved Tormund and co arriving. In the early seasons I thought the Wall was the most boring storyline, but now it has me totally hooked.

I'm kind of sad about Roose. Obviously Ramsay was going to kill him at some point, but I just wish he'd stuck it out a bit longer because I love the dynamic between those two, and I love Roose's silky smooth voice. I wish we hadn't seen poor Walda and the baby being led to their deaths (but then again, I insist that any off-screen death didn't happen (see you soon, Stannis!), so maybe it is worthwhile sometimes).

Not looking forward to seeing more Greyjoys, but I'm curious about what Theon's going to do. I'm not too disappointed that he won't be going to the Wall with Sansa and Brienne. I loved their catch up about Arya. And are we on course for an actual Stark-kids-reunion with Sansa and Jon? I can't remember them ever having a scene together, but still.

Also, Hodor!

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I think Roose should have killed Ramsey, what an oversight on his part! You raise a psychopath, he'll act like a psychopath that kills you when it can! Ugh!


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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 9:44 am 
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TomeOrnottome wrote:
I think Roose should have killed Ramsey, what an oversight on his part! You raise a psychopath, he'll act like a psychopath that kills you when it can! Ugh!


I'm surprised we didn't see more of an inkling from Roose that this might happen. I wonder if it will be different in the books.

I think the show will feel the absence of Roose. I like those calm, calculating villains (like Tywin, who I think brought a lot of direction to the Lannisters), and I think they are a nice balance to the crazy, impulsive Joffrey and Ramsay types. I can never wait for the latter type to get their comeuppance, but with Tywin and Roose I just wanted them to stick around because they're so good at being bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I avoided this thread yesterday but Jon!! I was surprised they didn't do it in the first episode, can't wait to see what happens next week. Also, it seems like Arya was let off lightly. And letting go of the dragons, I knew Tyrion wasn't going to be eaten but I was scared for him.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 2:21 am 
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I'm enjoying seeing the actress who plays Melisandre portray something other than smugness - I never really cared much before, but I've found her quite captivating in these first few episodes. I'm not blaming the actress, but I think the character had been a little one-note and it's nice to see her do something a bit different.

Hurray that Arya's storyline has picked up the pace a bit. Can we just get her shipped off to kill someone in Westeros now? Preferably Ramsay, before he hurts Rickon. I did not enjoy that twist.

I can't believe Jon's leaving Castle Black just when Sansa's on her way. Is there any chance they'll bump into each other at the gate? I don't want another missed opportunity for a Stark reunion. I'm glad Ollie was killed with the others, and I'm quite pleased that Jon has left without technically breaking his oath. However, I do like him in the White Walkers storyline, and I can't believe he'll turn his back on it for long. Fingers crossed he takes back Winterfell, settles Sansa and Rickon there and then gets back to the north to help in the fight. And then they'll all live happily ever after.

I loved the Tower of Joy scene, especially Bran's expression as he realised that the victors write the history books and his father really wasn't the best fighter. Can't believe they didn't let us find out what happens next - how much longer are they going to string that out?!

I'm so bored of Dany. Let's have more ZombieMountain going around and scaring people.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I figured Jon Snow would leave the wall as soon as he came back to life, I'd need some space from the place where people killed me too!...He's totally going to go back to Winterfell and take it back for the Starks. (I'm also convinced he's not actually a mustard, and Bran will probably see that at some point so we all know more about it) I like the flashbacks...I just don't care for Bran the character at all. Never have.

I don't think he'll (Jon) run into Sansa...Assuming winter is no longer coming and is here, it seems the curse of the Stark family is that the ones who survive will always be separated into far flung places, and never meet up no matter how hard they try. Sort of reminds me of the "almost connections" or whatever it's called on Craigslist.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I want Dany to raise an army of Khaleesis, convince all those women that they should just take over everything. They look pretty hard.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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Yes! Sansa and Jon together at last, I think Ramsay is going to regret baiting them. Brienne giving Melisandre and Ser Davis side eye for days over Renly. Gearing up to give the fundies a good slapping and Danerys burning the Khal dick convention.

This episode had everything.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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You have one cool trick (walk in fire) and everyone will follow you.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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True and she lose another damn army anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I liked the three sibling reunions in this episode (especially Sansa and Jon - I was so scared it was going to be a near miss), and how the females in those pairs and in general seemed to take charge. That said, I'm really bored of Dany. I feel like her storylines are so repetitive, this encounter with the Dothraki especially. The only good things are that this plotline was pretty brief, and she got rid of the khals without Drogon showing up. Now please can she do something useful with that army?

Last week I thought the Tyrion/Grey Worm/Missandei conversations were painful, but I enjoyed their different perspectives this time, and how the local people relied on and respected the other two over Tyrion. I still feel like there's no way this part of the world is going to finish the story better off than it was before - none of these people have any intention of sticking around long enough to build stability. The slavers had every reason to accept Tyrion's seven year offer, because they know Dany and Tyrion will be long gone by then (...unless they drag this out even longer). Maybe Grey Worm and Missandei will stay behind to rule, but that seems unlikely.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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forking hell! That is all.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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Yup, in a series of really depressing episodes, that was probably the most depressing.

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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I'm sad about Hodor, but I dislike the possibilities of time travel/paradoxes. They have never enhanced any story for me, they just give me headaches from trying to fathom the logic. I'm disappointed to hear that it comes directly from GRRM. Also, I was really panicked that Hodor's death wasn't going to be enough for Bran and Meera to escape - he's about 6 feet tall now, I doubt she can drag him that quickly!

The Sansa/Littlefinger showdown was good. I've been waiting for that.

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I knew something bad was going to happen to Hodor because every bugger who gets GoT the day before the UK made a status about it on Facebook! However, it was still very sad.

Also, the Arya storyline is SO boring. I hope something awesome happens there soon.

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I'm gradually going off the TV series. I'm especially gutted that they seem to be killing off all the direwolves - I make it two left now (Ghost and Nymeria).

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 Post subject: Re: Game of Thrones - Season 6
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baps wrote:
Also, the Arya storyline is SO boring. I hope something awesome happens there soon.


Agreed. My boyfriend cheered when Arya was getting a smackdown, until I pointed out that that meant she was going to spend more time in training montages. I don't know if it's the actress or the character, but I hate the girl who's beating/training her. I'm not sure where that storyline is going. Most fans I know were saying "Yeah, Arya's going to become a cool faceless assassin!" But that's not really what I want for a teenage girl. Are we supposed to be wanting her to become "no one", or hoping that she reclaims her identity and runs back to Westeros? At least we finally got some entertainment in her storyline from the theatre group.

And I'm also sad about the direwolves being killed off. In the space of a few episodes both Bran and Rickon have lost their direwolf and their human protector.

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