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  1. magdalene

    Endeavour

    This show has always been as much a character study as a murder case of the week. You are missing a lot of subtext and character development by not having watched the earlier seasons. Morse is a brilliant detective and when the Pelican man Bright was in charge and Thursday was Morse's partner his brilliance was valued and appreciated. I am hoping that Morse and company will defeat the corrupt elements in the police force because it is so frustrating having to watch decent men being forced to work for scum.
  2. magdalene

    Endeavour

    The casting on this show is so good. One example: Ronnie Box. His actor succeeds brilliantly in making me grind my teeth and loathing his character. So I am confused - was the guy who was hanged back then and who maintained he was innocent til the end guilty after all? I think Thursday went along with Box to trap him. Poor Bright, humiliated in that Pelican PSA.
  3. magdalene

    Endeavour

    Thanks to this forum I will be watching tomorrow night and am happy to know it's been renewed for another season. I didn't expect the show back this soon thanks guys!
  4. magdalene

    S08.00: The Last Watch

    I didn't know Lena Headey has that many tattoos. NCW looks like a dishy university professor in real life. The Night King actor comes across as awesome and his fighting and stunt skills are amazing.
  5. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I have had several days to chew over the finale and am amending my mostly negative initial reaction to mostly positive with reservations. 1) A lot of my problems with the pacing, and the feeling of rushed-ness, and the character contortions to get to the end quick, quick, quick could have been solved by having the final two seasons be the usual 10 episodes. Since Benioff and Weiss weren't willing to do it HBO should have hired somebody to do this. HBO is a quality pay cable channel - they could have gotten someone competent. Creative folks bend over backwards to work for HBO. They would have probably also avoided little embarrassing snafus like water bottles left behind in shots, etc. 2)Danys Hitleresque heel turn was set up since the first season - but you had to be willing to overlook all of those audience pleasing "hero" season ending set pieces. Or don't see her mainly as a feminist icon. Conquerors can become a positive force for the countries they conquer. Alexander the Great spread the best of his culture while conquering all those countries. When William the Conqueror and his Normans took over England it wasn't pretty and the aftermath was brutal. Yet William and the Norman Conquest are mostly seen as positive in English and European history. When somebody is saying nowadays, "My ancestor came over with the Conqueror", they are proud of that ancestor. William had the choice of destroying everything he had just conquered and won and he chose to build instead and make crucial alliances instead of committing genocide. Of course I realize Dany was created and written to be a tragic villain. A fictional character doesn't have free will only what the creator gives them as fate. 3)Jon's ending is a happy ending of sorts. He never wanted to be king and he gets to be with people he is comfortable with, knowing his family the Starks are in a good place. 4)Bronn doesn't deserve his fate and I still hope he gets the clap in one of the brothels he is so fond of. However, his lordly ascent is probably pretty realistic. They won't admit so but more aristocratic houses may have started with a Bronn instead some noble hero being rewarded with a title and riches. 5)A story that ends with the likes of Brienne and Davos alive and in positions of power has to be considered positive and a triumph of decency and goodness.
  6. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    It meant something. It's the reason he is still alive and not fried to a crisp by Drogon. Drogon knew that Jon was a Targ. I don't see anybody else who might have killed Dany and survived facing the dragon.
  7. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    To me Sansa's coronation came across very much as she has become the Virgin Queen -destined to a life of power and loneliness. Like Good Queen Bess who could never marry because a husband would have taken her power. Dany's final grandiose speech was very much Triumph Of The Will. And Hitler would have loved her look.
  8. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I am so tickled that Drogon knew that the Iron Throne was the Precious, the Ring to rule them all - and melted that fucker down.
  9. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I said as much in the live thread.
  10. magdalene

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Loved Drogon. Loved Brienne. Dany had to die. I am not down with genocide. Probably would feel more satisfied about Bran as king if the actor and character had been a stronger presence on the show.
  11. magdalene

    S8 Spoiler Free Live Chat

    Cries for Brienne. She is the best human being on this show.
  12. magdalene

    S8 Spoiler Free Live Chat

    Drogon is smarter than the people on this show - destroying the seat of all evil...
  13. magdalene

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    Oh, you are hardly the only one. There are plenty of people who still love the show. I think for people like me who loved a particular character the most - in my case Jaime - and you didn't get what you hoped for and envisioned - that's when the love can go away.
  14. magdalene

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    I am curious what Jon and Dany's final scene will be like. I never thought the actors had any chemistry with each other. I never bought their supposed love for each other. Kit Harrington can be quite funny and doesn't take himself too seriously. I love that How To Train Your Dragon skit he did with Toothless. Adorable. Richard Madden has been a real revelation to me. He has been terrific in several projects since Robb was killed off. I assume everyone here has seen The Bodyguard by now.
  15. magdalene

    Season 8: Speculation and Spoilers Discussion

    The Poldark producers did. Now option of course doesn't mean it will come to anything. But wouldn't it be lovely?
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