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  1. lvbalgurl

    S02.E13: Ain't no Magic Mountain High Enough

    This is one of my favorite eps, if for no other reason than Veronica's hair is the exact length it should be always! Yes, shallow, I know. But she looks fabulous. And I really liked Jackie this ep. Also Weevil's little niece was adorable. Logan/Hannah were interesting. She was very sweet and trusting, and they had chemistry. I think that relationship revealed that he isn't as bad as he thinks he is. He tried to manipulate a sweet girl to his own ends and ended up falling for her. Unfortunately, due to his machinations, that relationship was doomed to fail.
  2. lvbalgurl

    Veronica Mars Revival

    Recently binged this series and really enjoyed it. The film, I thought, was a watered down version of the show so I'm hoping the revival is edgier and more interesting, and takes more risks. Would love to see what became of Duncan and (little) Lilly, although I understand that the Duncan actor is no longer in the biz. I'd also like to see the soapy/relationship elements be better woven into the overall story, instead of taking it over as it seemed to do in the third season. I liked the Logan/Veronica romance as teens; I'd like to see if they'd be truly compatible as adults. Generally, people grow and change as adults and want different things; the movie seemed to really gloss over this. Would also love to see what Wallace has been up in his personal life, as more than just Veronica's BFF. Basically, I hope the new series has engaging, well-thought out writing, and isn't so concerned with pleasing fans. Usually, when the writing is strong, the fans are pleased, regardless, even if some don't quite get everything they want.
  3. lvbalgurl

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I loved her that first season. She was really rootable then. I feel like her journey meandered for a while but I had a renewed interest in her when Tyrion became her hand. When she told Jon, "I don't have love here," my heart kind of broke for her. Because it was true. At this point, I think Grey Worm is her only true ally. Also, Jon is a douche for telling her he loved her when he so obviously does not anymore. That's pretty fucked up.
  4. lvbalgurl

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Damn. I can't argue with this at all. 😕
  5. lvbalgurl

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Oh, I wasn't meaning to say that Cersei is responsible for the actions Dany took - just that she is the reason they were in harm's way in the first place. Cersei was obviously A Bad Ruler. She didn't care about the people. She didn't care about anything except she and Jaime and her children at first, and then herself and maintaining her grip on the IT in the later seasons. Dany is responsible for how far she took things, absolutely. After 8 seasons of watching Daenerys, I don't think she's evil. I think you can go scorched earth and not be evil. But, is she fucked up right now? Yessir. I also have to say - I thought Emilia was brilliant tonight. I honestly think this is the best acting she's done on the show. She was so freaking raw in that early Dany/Tyrion scene. She was amazing.
  6. lvbalgurl

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I was thinking back to when Daenerys was in Qarth and said that "when her dragons were full grown, she'd take back what was stolen from her and destroy those who had wronged her". That she'd "lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground". At the time, I cheered her on. I thought that she was basically talking shit. Yes, she'd kill her enemies. But, there's no way she'd kill innocents. But, when faced with the prospect of burning a city to the ground - including innocents and soldiers who had surrendered, she did, in grief and anger, what she said she would do. I don't think she's evil or necessarily mad. I think she feels she was driven to cross a line she was willing to cross - if she was angered/grieving/betrayed/etc. enough to do so. It's the difference between she and Jon, or someone like Ned. There are lines they simply would not cross, no matter what. Looking at this from 20th century eyes, it's fucked up. But, in medieval times, this was common place in times of war. Additionally, to be absolutely fair to Daenerys, it is Cersei who put these people's lives at risk in the first place, by betraying her pact with the North last season, killing Missandei in front of her, and being so filled with delusion, hubris, and psychopathy, that she felt she would win no matter what. With zero concern for the lives she was risking. I'm kind of left in a place where I can't really condemn Dany for being who she always was. The Mad King's daughter. But, is she the right person to rule the Seven Kingdoms? What kind of ruler do these people actually want? Someone capable of this kind of carnage who wants the IT so desperately? Someone incapable of crossing the kind of lines Dany crossed tonight who doesn't want to rule? Someone else? IS there anyone else who should rule? I do think all of this could have been written and crafted better. But, I can't say it's completely out of left field.
  7. lvbalgurl

    S08.E05: The Bells

    This legit had me LMAO.
  8. lvbalgurl

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I’ll join you at that table. I’ve expected a WTFery-ever after ending since Catelyn, Robb, & Robb’s wife & unborn child got gutted at the Red Wedding. If I had any illusions as to anything that would remotely come across as a happily ever after in the end, it was put to bed after those scenes. Hell, I went into this season thinking the Night’s King or Cersei were going to triumph over everyone, so the fact that the NK is gone & that Cersei actually gets hers in the end is pretty optimistic for this show. What I’m most intrigued about is the Faceless man spoiler I heard and whether that’s going to come to fruition. Because that would just blow my mind.
  9. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    Although I think the feast ran a bit too long, I loved the scenes of Tormund being Jon's hype man. It's easy to forget that Jon was betrayed and stabbed to death not long ago; the fact that so many of his people love and rally behind him now is really kind of wonderful. Say what you will about Jon, he's a genuinely good, honorable guy who deserves all of this. Sansa's, "Go on, I believe in you," when Tormund was egging him on to chug the horn was quietly awesome. As was Tormund toasting Dany, and Dany saluting Arya in turn. Good times.
  10. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I actually felt that Gendry and Arya's scenes this ep were way more adorable and heartfelt than their sex scene. I didn't get the impression that he was a dope - this is Lady Stark, the badass warrior he'd bonded with years ago who just killed the Night King. And they had sex! Of course, he's besotted. Arya is AWESOME. And unlike any woman ever. He's also in a position to provide for her in the manner to which she was accustomed, prior to...everything. I get it. I thought it was incredibly sweet. But not for Arya. If only he'd said, "Hey, after this is over, let's go on adventures together and see what the world has to offer"? She would have been with it. If only.
  11. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    The way Brienne's face crumpled just killed me. She's loved him for so long and he finally wanted her. He made love to her and was going to stay with her. And then...fucking Cersei. But, to be able to have a real relationship, you have to believe you deserve happiness, and Jaime does not. He doesn't think he's a good man and doesn't think he should live happily ever after with Brienne. So he's choosing Cersei and death. Maybe that was always Jaime's fate. But, it's so sad to see, given how much he's been through and that he doesn't recognize that he actually deserves what he has with Brienne. I wanted a hug between Ghost and Jon so badly. I remain completely puzzled by Jon's lack of affection toward Ghost. It was all very strange and not explainable. Haha. Jaime is a weird combination of Steff, Blane, & Keith from SKOW. Brienne is TOTALLY Watts. Bigtime Watts. I fucking hate it and can't wait til it's over. All I want is for Tyrion and Sansa to go off and fuck like rabbits. I was so hoping for Tyrion to go to her and broach the issue of their being together again. They would be absolute heaven.
  12. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    If Dany is a good and fair ruler of the Six Kingdoms, and maintains a good relationship with the North, and her sons/daughters and grandchildren do the same, I see no reason why an alliance wouldn't continue throughout the Stark lineage. Truthfully, any Kingdom at any time could revolt, whether Dany maintains the Seven Kingdoms or not. I see a greater possibility of revolt if Dany forces the North to bend the knee when they are craving their independence than not. Since she is down to one dragon, I honestly think it's in her best interest to release them, garner their goodwill, and treat them as independent allies, rather than forcing them to be part of her Kingdom.
  13. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    But, by the same token, if Dany gave the North independence, they'd be her allies in every way except that they were duty-bound to do so b/c she ruled them. No one would forget the way she and her armies and dragons came through for them vs the NK, and, moreover, Jon would be King in the North, therefore insuring that they would always have her back. I actually think the Northern Lords would be more inclined to rally for her if she'd given them their freedom. She would literally be breaking the chains that she'd claimed she wanted to do, so many years ago. But, I agree on the lack of reaction scenes to Sansa & Arya finding out that Jon is the heir and their cousin, not their brother. Those would have been fantastic. I think they could have shelved some of the overlong feast/reveling scenes for that.
  14. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    But the North wouldn't be independent under Daenerys. That's the issue. She wants them to be free to govern themselves, and Dany is opposed. So, as Dany continues to make a grab for the entire pie, Sansa will do the same - through Jon. One of them would need to give way and both are unwilling. Personally, I see Sansa's side more simply because what she wants is quite easy for Daenerys to give. Even if the North were independent, they would always come to her aid in times of war b/c of Jon (who would be King in the North), so it feels like a simple conversation between the two women would resolve so much of this.
  15. lvbalgurl

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    I agree. I'm very much in Sansa's corner but I would have loved if they could have finished the really fantastic conversation they had in Ep 2. When you're a victim of rape and brutality, that informs your decisions. Sansa isn't just fighting for Northern independence and safety, she's fighting for her own. Jon being on the IT means that nothing like what she went through with Joffrey and Ramsey will ever happen again. And that's because Jon will put her in a position of power in the North and WF, and, with that power, she's going to make sure she's never a victim again. If they could truly discuss what both of them have been through, I think (hope) they could come to a common ground.
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