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WTF WTF WTF WTF WTF
I keep repeating that to myself.
I have yet to make sense of this mess.
Except for a few good scenes and some scattered dialogue this episode was a trainwreck.
In some cases, I am angry. In some cases, I lack the energy to be angry anymore and I’m just sad and disappointed. Why am I even surprised anymore when they take my favs and turn them into porno cliches or “angry WoC” stereotypes? Why am I even surprised anymore when they beat naked prostitutes? Why am I even surprised anymore when they kill off characters for shock value in lieu of actually compelling writing?
This might very well be the season that makes me quit the show. Last season nearly did it, I don’t know why I stayed. I must have stayed for a reason. There had to be a reason I decided to keep pushing myself through this. There has to be a reason for me to keep watching.
Someone, please, help me remember.
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SPOILERS for all the books and all the show episodes up to this one.
Really good scene transitions in this episode. And great conversations. And character development.
I mean I love the Boltons but all I’m feeling is FEAR about what they’re gonna do now that the plotlines have gone off the rails. I don’t know where we are. I don’t know who’s safe. And not in a good “ooo, can’t wait for next week!” kind of a way. In a “should I even still be watching this show?” kind of a way.
The “previously on” section is full of weird stuff, like reminding us about way back when Renly was killed and also when Jorah was banished. Oh dear.( Read more... )
So this episode was mostly setting up stuff for later. Not a lot happened here, just a lot of people moving from point A to point B or setting things in motion that will pay off much later. Establishing some new locations and new stuff, again, for later.
Two things I’ve decided:
1) Shireen Baratheon is a precious cinnamon roll, too good for this world, too pure.
2) I wanna start yelling “SOMONE PLEASE HELP SANSA STARK” ala the rallying cry in the NBC Hannibal fandom for Will Graham between seasons 1 and 2.
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STANNIS. STANNIS AND DAVOS. AND YARA. AND DANY GETTING INTO MORAL DEBATES. OBERYN MARTELL EXISTING. VARYS BEING COOL. TYRION. TYRION. I WANNA CRY AND CHEER.
THIS EPISODE IS SO GOOD. DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR THE MULTIPLE RAPE SCENES IN PREVIOUS EPISODES. BUT I AM NO LONGER WANTING TO QUIT THE SHOW. NOW I AM HAPPY AGAIN.( SPOILERS )
Why is there not an epic “captured by pirates” AU? Where Stannis gets captured by Davos and the most awkward “we’re waiting this war out so I can ransom you to the winner” wait happens and Stannis is all imperious and then he realizes how dangerous his situation is and Davos is a good guy but he’s also listening to his crew who are bringing up some very valid points, like how dropping Stannis overboard would save them all a lot of trouble and possibly save all their lives because regardless of who wins the war they’re probably not gonna pay Davos and his crew for holding Stannis hostage the whole time. And of course, so much sexual tension. Maybe they break the siege together, IDK, Stannis still cuts off Davos’ fingers, but he totally lost his virginity on that boat.
Why have I only thought of this now, during finals, when I have a bad cold and the clock is ticking on all my assignments and I can’t summon the energy to do anything but stay in bed and snuffle and listen to audiobooks?
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It's just ... WOW. I watched the 15 minute promo and MY GOD! Really great tone and mood and setting! Broadswords! Freaky zombie-Reaver-I-don't-know-whats with amazingly blue eyes that made me want to hide under the bed! Broadswords! Two decapitations in ten minutes! With broadswords! A girl who hates sewing and kicks ass at archery! Boromir! With a broadsword! Gorgeous pseudo-Viking costumes! Accessorized with broadswords! Round shields! BROADSWORDS! BROADSWORDS! BROADSWORDS!
(Is it too obvious why I'm excited about this show? Probably. Shut up, occasionally I am easy to please.)
Also, as a female, apparently I'm not supposed to like Game of Thrones. According to Ginia Bellafante it's "boy fiction" and "too hard" to keep track of all the characters, the sex scenes were added to attract female viewers (which is a blatant lie, apparently they've toned things down from the books!) and I'd be better off watching "Sex in the City reruns."
Why the HELL is this idiot on the New York Times' payroll? Why did they publish this laughable excuse for a "review?"
... DID SHE JUST INSULT THE HOBBIT!?!??!
LADY I AM CALLING YOU THE FUCK OUT, LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE!!! ... Now, where'd I leave my wooden stakes? Drat, they're in my other satchel ... I WILL FIGHT YOU WITH MY BARE HANDS, FOR MY RAGE KNOWS NO BOUNDS! NAME YOU SECOND, MINE IS DAYNA FROM THE MADE OF FAIL PODCAST! (Not that I've asked her to be my second, but if I could choose a second for this hypothetical and incredibly silly duel I'm making up for the sole purposes of a lame internet joke, it'd be Dayna, because she is awesome
Thankfully, the blogosphere seems to be up in (completely justified) arms about this, as well they should be, and many people with far more time and far better eloquence than myself have written letters to the editor, so that patronizing moron with a job many of us would kill to have won't get away with this.
(Fun fact, as I'm so out of the loop, I only found out about this today, because of today's Weregeek strip. Shows you where my priorities are: sleep, webcomic check-in, work interspersed with goofing-off, more work, sleep.)