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  1. Minneapple

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    She has like a billion of those coatdress things and they all look alike. Or very similar anyway. I guess she has a comfort zone and sticks to it for certain events. It's kind of boring, but whatever.
  2. Minneapple

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    So wait. It's a fantasy show in a fantasy world so we shouldn't apply real world ideals but it's okay that Sansa was raped because that's realistic? Lots of shows do not depict rape and get lauded for it. What the hell show gets lauded for showing rapes? Rape is a cheap trashy way to develop or change a woman's character in fiction. In the case of Sansa's rape, it was the last straw for many people. The show had added yet another gratuitous rape into a work of fiction that didn't need it. Moreover, they had removed the character who was raped in the books and just replaced her with Sansa, like women are all interchangeable. Maybe it wasn't the responsibility of the show to address race or gender issues, but it would have been so much better if the writers didn't seem so ignorant about those issues.
  3. Minneapple

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Yes, but that's up to D&D. Not HBO. I agree, here is another spot where they could have cut. Just like we didn't need to see 20 minutes of Drogon destroying King's Landing, we didn't need to see Tyrion's endless walking around to find Jaime and Cersei. Like who the fuck cares? The building fell on them and they're dead. And Tyrion's speeches went on tooooo long. Like move on already, we know you want Dinklage to get that Emmy.
  4. Minneapple

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    No, HBO couldn't have hired other writers. GRRM sold the rights to D&D and they pitched the show to HBO. D&D own the rights.
  5. Minneapple

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    If Bran is truly a godlike creature, then the deaths of thousands don't disturb him. It's just the way it has to be. I mean people die every day, some in horrible ways, and God allows it to happen. But then, seeing as how he didn't automatically know where Drogon was, I don't think he's all-seeing like that. That's where the show failed, at explaining Bran's powers. Of course D&D never really cared about Bran, so there's that.
  6. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    Sophie in particular is talking about the petition to redo the season, not about bad reviews. She's been on the bad end of reviews before; remember everyone flocked to her about Sansa's rape. And Dark Phoenix will probably get worse reviews than GoT. Those every actor deals with. I doubt many actors deal with temper tantrums in the form of petitions demanding their work be redone. I see the guy who started the petition has put up a tl;dr disclaimer, apparently saying he didn't really mean that he wanted the season redone.
  7. Minneapple

    Sansa Stark: A Direwolf In Sheep's Clothing?

    I agree Sansa cares more about the people of the North, but she didn't know Dany was going to go scorched earth on everyone. She just figured Dany would kill Cersei.
  8. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    Lol. Have you read the subreddit? They're straight up trashing Sophie and Isaac and anyone else for daring to call out the petition. Also here is condescending: The cast, the crew, everybody on that show, they ... Should the actors be mollified? Maybe they should just shup up and deal, while the fans can say whatever they want.
  9. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    I read that thread at Freefolk, and while it's nice that they set up the charity drive, the subreddit is overall disgusting. Also, it's pretty condescending to the actors to tell them, "Oh, no, we don't blame you! We feel bad for you guys!"
  10. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    A "little" personally? If you have watched those behind the scenes videos, people put their blood, sweat and tears into the show. Not just the crew, but the actors too. And people just casually sign a petition that says "this sucks! Indulge my whims and redo it all!" Because the Internet. I would take it a lot personally, not just a little. Mailing bottles of hot sauce because fans wanted more Roswell was a little different. They weren't demanding the show be redone, they were asking for the network to renew the show. In any case, I am excited to see the documentary next week. Should be a lot of fun.
  11. No, it's from an entry dated the day after the finale aired. He's said similar stuff in the past, including the quote about how many kids Scarlett O'Hara had.
  12. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    Sure. But remember, when MASH and Seinfeld and Friends ended, we had way fewer entertainment options. Plus those were all network shows. The Internet was still fairly new, there was no social media and video games were not what they are today. Several people at my work watch GoT. We all talk about it. It's not the phenomenon that those old network shows were, but then, nothing ever will be again. In this age of fractured media viewership and attention, GoT came close. Only the NFL draws the big-time numbers anymore (if you ever wonder why the NFL is so powerful, take a look at the list of the highest-rated TV broadcasts in the US).
  13. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    You can complain all you want, you can criticize all you want. A television show is art and it's open to criticism and discussion. Art is art and it's subjective. Even Emilia said she would have liked for Dany to have more conversations with Missandei this season, a criticism I have noted as well. That's perfectly fair. What goes past the line is throwing a tantrum and demanding HBO re-do it. That is what reeks of entitlement.
  14. Minneapple

    Game Of Thrones In The Media

    Sophie Turner has called the petition disrespectful. Jacob Anderson calls it rude Kit Harington slams the critics And in response to the actors, you see people saying stuff on twitter like "oh, we don't mean to slam the acting! It was really good! It was just everything else we hated!" Yeah, like that's going to fly with the actors. Others are slamming the actors or claiming that they're paid to shill for D&D. Dammit, people. Back in my day we just read fanfic.
  15. Minneapple

    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    I think Kate's dress looks frumpy because of the neckline, the way it goes alllll the way up to the neck like that.
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