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Worst movie ever. congrats for making xmen movie worst than last stand. Didnt think that was possible.

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Bran: theon, you are a good man. I'm going to let you run to your death, even though I know Arya will finish things 10 seconds later.

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@bababooey12: Not what i said at all. What I'm saying is that Arya had absolutely no connection to the night king. Her story arc never involved the white walkers or the army of the dead. It would have more fulfillment if she had some involvement with him prior to her teleporting ninja air strike. They could have had podrick or alys karstark kill him as well.

I did not like this season. I thought it was poorly written. I never complained about the outcome. For example, I'm fine with Danerys going mad. But I thought the writing did an incredibly poor job of selling that to the viewer.

I'm entitled to an opinion, like everyone else. If you liked the season, that's great. I'm not attacking your viewpoint. I really enjoyed the series, but I felt this last season was a big departure from the quality of the previous seasons. I wish I had enjoyed it, but it lacked fulfillment and meaning for me. Not because of the outcome, but because of bad storytelling.

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Well it certainly wasn't "The Prince who was Pointless". Ooops, i mean er promised.

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THERE BE SPOILERS HERE!!! Granted you should know this by the article's title.

This reviewer is spot on with his criticisms. If you like this last season of GoT, that's great. It had some very good points and epic scenes. I thought the cinematography and the music were wonderfully done. However, like many viewers and critics, I also felt unfulfilled by much of the storyline and conclusions

I'm willing to ignore a lot of the smaller issues that others seem to be nitpicking over - teleporting forces, rapidly respawning unsullied/dothraki, heat seeking ballista missles, baffling army deployments, etc. It's a fantasy series and I can suspend my disbelief. Secondly, I don't need a happy fairy tale ending, nor was I ever a member of team Dany. But something just seemed to be missing this season. I can't quite put my finger on it - whether it was failure of many storylines to come to meaningful or consequential ends, lack of development of plot lines, etc. Something just felt hollow and unfulfilling to me. Maybe others found what they needed in it, but I was left bewildered and unsatisfied.

A few plot points that bothered me:

Despite Jon and Bran having much of their background and seasons devoted to this aspect of the white walkers, neither seemed to have much to do with its resolution. While I like Arya, she had no connection whatsoever to the night king or his army of the dead. She had never been north of the wall, nor participated in any of the "winter" parts of the story. So having her kill the night king seemed more like an attempt by the showrunners to subvert meaning and relevance with surprise.

Yes, you can make arguments about needing jon to help raise the army and bran's purpose in drawing out the enemy, but that reasoning is somewhat drawn out and weak.

The show made an enormous deal of Jon's heritage, including having a beautiful episode culminating in the revelation of who he was (loved the shift from the baby's eyes to his). But in the end, it was essentially meaningless. What was the purpose of him being the true heir? Why devote that much time to it?

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I have no problem with Dany ending up as mad. I jsut thought showrunners did horrible job of selling that to audience.

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Books are never going to be done. Just accept it. That dude is stuck. He has no clue how to get to the finish. Took him close to 10 years to write Dance of Dragons and that was originally supposed to be last book in series. He's stuck, he's old, and he's not going to finish books. Sad but true. Now, lets get on Patrick Rothfuss to finish his series.

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You guys and gals are all wrong. Hot Pie will end up on the iron throne because the show writers know that no one would think that. And that makes good writing per them.

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I have no problem with Dany descending along this path of madness. I just don't like how the writers have done it over this last season. I really felt like they haven't done a good job in selling it to the audience.

Yes, there have been some hints in the past about her being vindictive and wrathful. She has been merciless to her enemies, but these were people or establishments that had wronged her or were unjust. In addition, she's also demonstrated a caring or bond to the disenfranchised. This is the same person who chained her beloved dragons because they killed an innocent child.

I think that's why so many people were left shaking their head after this last episode. She does an about face on all of her beliefs and past actions and just scours the streets of King's Landing, incinerating hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians.

I would have bought her destroying a good part of the city and killing people as collateral damage in taking the city. I would have believed her incinerating the surrendering Lannister troops out of vengeance for the loss of her friend and dragon. I would have accepting her levelling the Red Keep and killing all the people hiding there to get at Cersei. All of that would have been more in line with her past actions, but still would have demonstrated to the audience that she is losing control. But her intentionally targetting woman and children and other civilians along the streets of king's landing? That's a much harder sell. I think the writers went overboard in trying to show the viewer about her madness and that's why so many people have trouble understanding it.

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@artamisbgone: Absolutely agree. The writers have just gotten either incredibly lazy or completely lost.

Tyrion begs Cersei to surrender so that King's Landing won't be destroyed. By what? Cersei has constantly outmaneouvered Danerys at every turn - either destroying large parts of her army or letting another foe, the undead, do it for her. Cersei has more troops. Cersei has Euron greyjoy - who owns a fleet of stealth ships with rapid fire ballistas that can easily kill a dragon on the move. He's apparently more powerful than the night king. Great show writing.