Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.
The Blackfish is like a medieval Boris the Blade
well, beats what happened to the rest of his clan.
sure, they are both great characters with a ton of potential, but neither have armies or bannermen at present. they would not pose a thread to any major house at present imo.
also, im glad they have played up dany in the show. her story is great.
She didn't have to say it, her expression said enough. The show doesn't really need more exposition.
without reading the books, or wikis and stuff, there is no way any regular show watcher would have any idea what that song meant or its relevance to the show. they should have done something about that imo.
Did Tyrion mention something about the fate of House Castamere last season or was that just in the book?
Cersei had her entire exposition with Marg, and we also learned during Blackwater that it's a Lannister-song. It's not meant for regular show-watchers to go "omg the lannister-song", more like "Okay, that's a weird song for a wedding, and Cat seems to think so to". Then you go back to earlier seasons/episodes and realize it was all right there in front of you.
So I'm surprised I haven't seen the last shot set to the Curb Yr Enthusiasm music yet.
its asking a lot of tv watchers to put all that together amidst all that is going on in the show. i think it was a wasted opportunity by them not doing that better. no biggie though.
Yeah, definitely. I think it was just supposed to be ominous and weird for a wedding for normal viewers, and yet those who really knew what was coming got it immediately. Well done IMO.
They spoon feed people enough as it is, IMO.
well, that may be. nonetheless, the song thing was cool and would have benefited tv viewers if they new what the fuck they were listening too lol.
Courtesy of Gothamist, pretty much sums up reactions to last night's episode:
This is a lulz fest
"I would very much like to meet George RR Martin in a dark ally... Why the hell do you kill off my favorite characters???" How could they possibly be anyone's favorite?
I don't think the iron throne is won with an army. Ultimately, any army is just taking orders and you don't have to get an army of your own to be in a position where you influence the orders that are being given.
The song literally give me the chills when I hear it. Non-readers (and people who don't experience aesthetic chills) may not get that, but many of them certainly recognized the melody and realized something was wrong.
The song at the wedding being played before the slaughter was a telltale sign I thought. It was a very eerie song and I was already suspecting something when Arya saw men marching into the gates, the door closing, etc. I think even without the explanation of the song, everything was put into motion very fluidly. Cat's expression was priceless all the way up to reaching at the sleeve to reveal the chainmail. Though I still had a little doubt because I thought she was reaching out as an act of kindness/emotions, but exactly the same moment when the chainmail was revealed my heart skipped a beat, OH SHIT!
At least this was my thought not having read spoilers/book at all.
Anyways, I could not sleep afterwards because of the intensity and unexpected end scene. Cat's dead expression and pale face sold me.
Spoiler: Warning: Spoiler!
Having read through the comments now, I think the sewing on of the wolf head would have given me nightmares if done properly or gruesome enough.
After the show I immediately started Googling the episode to see the reaction. I read a little bit of the public commentary on the HBO web and was laughing. I understand the connections people make with characters on shows but come on! grow up.
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