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  1. Miles

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    There has to be a better place to use that free labour though. One that is actually in the six kingdoms.
  2. Miles

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    She wasn't. She's the lord commander of the kings guard, not part of the small council.
  3. Miles

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I'm so sad for all the actors who act their heart out in this episode. There was still so much wrong. Jon is like "I have to talk to Dany about executing the lanisters!... in 10 hours when all of them are dead". Seriously, greyworm got there first, after executing a bunch of people and Jon didn't even talk to Dany then. Peter Dinklage acted like a champ when Tyrion found Cersei and Jamie, but I couldn't stop laughing because of this meme: Danys speach made no sense. She must know that randomly killing a cities worth of innocent people isn't freeing them. D&D seem to be of the opinion that "well, she's crazy she doesn't have to make sense, doy!", but that's not how that works. Crazy people also make logical (to them) decisions, it's just that their data which they base these decisions on is bad. Tyrions speech to Jon makes no sense either. First of all, Dany didn't kill al those evil people, she kept most of the slavers and royals alive. Second, even if she did kill all those evil people, it still wouldn't track with burning a city full of innocents. Also he mentions "did she sound like she was done with war?"... I'm 99% sure Jon doesn't speak valyrian, so how would he know what she did sound like? Jon stabbing Dany is boring. Yes, it's within his character to do so, but we had so much out of character stuff, I would have taken mad king and queen at this point. At least that would have been fun. Also where was Arya for all this hours it took Jon to make up his mind? Do you really mean to tell me she wouldn't have snuck to wherever Dany was and stabbed her a few times. She is supernatural assasine girl, who hates people who kill innocents. She would have killed Dany so fast, the flash would look like a snail in comparison. Bran as king is another boring option, but oh well. Also isn't he going to live forever as the three eyed raven? Good luck electing your next king, when the current one never croaks. So Sansa can just declare "the north will be independant", get that granted and none of the other Lords says "yeeah, we too!". Suuuuuuure... The nights watch makes no sense. The north isn't in the seven/six kingdoms anymore, so how/why would their prisoners be sent there? Also who would fund a now completely useless institution? Arya's character still makes no sense. She recently learned the value of family but now she fucks off to the west, forever it seems. Seemingly for no reason. I mean how long can such an expedition take? Like five years max, I'd say. Unless she expects to die, but it didn't seem that way. Overall a crappy end to a crappy season.
  4. Miles

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I'm so sad for all the actors who act their heart out in this episode. There was still so much wrong. Jon is like "I have to talk to Dany about executing the lanisters!... in 10 hours when all of them are dead". Seriously, greyworm got there first, after executing a bunch of people and Jon didn't even talk to Dany then. Peter Dinklage acted like a champ when Tyrion found Cersei and Jamie, but I couldn't stop laughing because of this meme: Danys speach made no sense. She must know that randomly killing a cities worth of innocent people isn't freeing them. D&D seem to be of the opinion that "well, she's crazy she doesn't have to make sense, doy!", but that's not how that works. Crazy people also make logical (to them) decisions, it's just that their data which they base these decisions on is bad. Tyrions speech to Jon makes no sense either. First of all, Dany didn't kill al those evil people, she kept most of the slavers and royals alive. Second, even if she did kill all those evil people, it still wouldn't track with burning a city full of innocents. Also he mentions "did she sound like she was done with war?"... I'm 99% sure Jon doesn't speak valyrian, so how would he know what she did sound like? Jon stabbing Dany is boring. Yes, it's within his character to do so, but we had so much out of character stuff, I would have taken mad king and queen at this point. At least that would have been fun. Also where was Arya for all this hours it took Jon to make up his mind? Do you really mean to tell me she wouldn't have snuck to wherever Dany was and stabbed her a few times. She is supernatural assasine girl, who hates people who kill innocents. She would have killed Dany so fast, the flash would look like a snail in comparison. Bran as king is another boring option, but oh well. Also isn't he going to live forever as the three eyed raven? Good luck electing your next king, when the current one never croaks. So Sansa can just declare "the north will be independant", get that granted and none of the other Lords says "yeeah, we too!". Suuuuuuure... The nights watch makes no sense. The north isn't in the seven/six kingdoms anymore, so how/why would their prisoners be sent there? Also who would fund a now completely useless institution? Arya's character still makes no sense. She recently learned the value of family but now she fucks off to the west, forever it seems. Seemingly for no reason. I mean how long can such an expedition take? Like five years max, I'd say. Unless she expects to die, but it didn't seem that way. Overall a crappy end to a crappy season.
  5. Miles

    Eurovision Song Contest

    The song was crap, the singing okay at best and the stage show was atrocious. I think I already expressed that the later is probably the most important part for me, when it comes to the ESC. I think we can do better and should do better. Maybe we should pay Steffan Raab a few billion to come out of retirement. His stuff is never going to win, but at least he always puts on a great show.
  6. Miles

    Eurovision Song Contest

    So what you are saying is, that the people of europe (and the middle east and australia) have good taste and it's the "professional" juries that are the problem? Figures... But it seems like with the jurys we have the same problem. It's actually worse. Russia would have gotten fourth with pure televoting, with the jury included, it got third. If the juries don't make it better or even make it worse, just let the people decide.
  7. Miles

    Eurovision Song Contest

    Ugh, what has this contest come to? I mean the netherlands had a good song and the singer is good, but that stuff isn't what I watch the ESC for. I want a good show. I think australia and norway delivered in that regard while still having good songs. The crowd went wild for both of them. Iceland at least had a great show. But the netherlands... white guy on a piano. Almost as bad as the plague of white guy with acustic guitar. I say that as somebody who is half dutch and has the height to prove it. I even would have liked italy over the netherlands. At least that performance had some life to it. Worst thing this ESC is probably russia getting third. That was a boring ass song, the singer was mediocre and the stage performance was crap. But of course all the former soviet countries vote for russia, so what are you going to do? I would have given the win to Norway. Good balance of really good song, great performance and great job at hyping up the crowd. In general, I sorely miss the fun-weird entries. I think every ESC should have at least one Guildo hat euch lieb.
  8. Miles

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Yeah, I'm going to call hard bullshit on that one. That doesn't seem to be in her nature and the show hasn't shown any change in her to make this believeable. Also your historical example is a leader showing strength at home, by overkilling an enemy overseas (also not after a surrender, that's always bad form). These are the people Dany wishes to rule. What good are dead subjects to her and will the people ever trust her if they know that she can go cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs and kill everybody any second? That's going to get her assasination attemps out the ass. Nobody in their right mind would be good with her sitting on the throne after this. These weren't "some random wildlings overseas" she slaughtered, those were westeroses.
  9. Miles

    S08.E05: The Bells

    You know you've done fucked up when TWD is better than your show by far...
  10. Miles

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Rreally?! Man this shows writing has gone down hill even more than I thought (and I thought it was already at the very bottom, guess they started tunneling). I was sure I must have missed something. I'm really not interested in what Dumb & Dumber had to say about it after the fact. If it makes no sense in the context of the show it makes no sense. But thanks for your answer to my question. :)
  11. Miles

    S08.E05: The Bells

    So, I guess I missed something, or forgot something (I had to pause and leave for a few hours in the middle), but why exactly did those bells make Dany all murdery? The only possible explaination I can come up wwith is magical mind controling bells, but I doubt that was the intended eplaination...
  12. Miles

    S31.E04 I Took Out a Polar Bear

    I have to say, I like Corinne and Eliza more than the Riley sisters, At least the former are honest in how unpleasent they are, while the later are just as unpleasent, but totally fake about it. So I would have liked to have seen this turn out the other way around, but it's not like it hit a team I actually like. As long as the Riley's go out next episode I'm a happy camper.
  13. Miles

    S04.E04: All About Eve

    Okay, with his first love being Eve, I guess I'll allow it. Althought wouldn't it have been much more fun if the Bible was wrong and it was Adam? Oh well...
  14. Miles

    S04.E03: O, Ye of Little Faith, Father

    Couldn't the other possible first love have been a man? I'm disappoint' by you show. You are on Netflix now. Have some balls.
  15. Miles

    S04.E02: Somebody's Been Reading Dante's Inferno

    So Linda carrying a Nephilim. That's fun. I must have a bit of ptsd form last season, because one of my first thought was that it might screw things up with Maze, but I think the writers know better now. Well she has never been the sharpest tool in the shed. Not sure how she is so good at solving murders. Must be some idiot savant thing. But yeah, I was asking myself why she wouldn't just talk to Amenadiel or at least Maze. While you can't exactly trust a demon, Chloe is supposed to be a detecive, isn't she? So talking to multiple people, finding contradictions in stories and sleuthing out the truth is supposed to be her job, isn't it?
  16. Miles

    S04.E01: Everything's Okay

    Fellt like the writers saying "we're so so sorry" over and over again. Everything the fans hated, they reversed this episode. Maze's general character assasination last season, Maze not apologising to Trixie and that just being glossed over, the cat fight over Amenadiel, etc. It might finally make her interesting though. She used to be such bland blend of blandness.
  17. Miles

    S08.E04: The Last of the Starks

    Okay, we are in complete bullshit territory now. First of all, those measly spears shouldn't be able to puncture the scales of drags that size. But let's say the can, it would take forever to reload them. Every ship only had one balista and by the looks of it every one of them fired at the two dragons in the beginning. All Dany had to do was swoop back around and burn the ships to a crisp. Euron also shouldn't have had any left to fire at the other ships. Don't even get me started on those things being more destructive than canonballs. Why am I still watching this incompetent fanfic?
  18. Miles

    Behind the Magic: Books vs. Show

    I'm through the first book. Can't say I liked it much. All the characters apart from maybe Alice are unlikeable, especially Quentin. The book meanders a bunch with nothing much happening. Then at the end Martin Chatwin shows up and is dispatched with within five minutes, in a pretty anticlimactic battle (which wasn't helped by all the characters being unsympathetic). Sure he showed up for a brief moment in the beginning and ate somebody, but it was never established that there might be a threat of him coming back or anything. The show handled him a lot better in that regard, with the gangs task being to defeat him, instead of stumbling through Fillory and searching for a crown. Same thing goes for Julia. She's in the book like two times and then at the end it's supposed to be a big revelation that she's with Elliot and Janet? If I didn't know show-Julia, I don't even know if I'd remembered her... Also a problem are a bunch of characters dropping in and out of the story and it seems we are supposed to care for them, maybe? Another thing the show did better, by just leaving them out. Btw. I don't even get why Martin wanted the button. Seems like he could freely travel between earth and Fillory anyway. Didn't make sense that he feared the button sending him back premanently. I'm really debating if I should get the second book. I usually really like reading the source material to my favourite TV shows and movies, but this was bordering on painfull. Nope, that wasn't any less boring to me, sorry.
  19. Miles

    Behind the Magic: Books vs. Show

    I love, love, love the show, but I have a lot of problems getting into the books. Im' currently at the breakbills south part of the first book and I'm just so bored. It seems like boring Harry Potter that tries to be edgy. But even the edgyness is way too tame to be in any way interesting. The show did a much better job at that. The characters all seem so flat compared to their show counterparts. Being in the protagonists head worked great in Harry Potter. We still got a sense of what made all the characters around him special, but here it seems like the Quentin Coldwater show with minor bit players occasionally popping up.
  20. Miles

    S31.E03: Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

    Yeah, but that's par for the course. Racers are basically never let through on their first try, even if they are near perfect. The amazing producers (who are the real judges behind the camera) want to see teams struggle a bit. Usually teams don't even get a pass on their second try, but Becca's and Floyd's was just too perfect. You guys/gals, the judges don't actually judge anything. That's why you often see them looking past the cameras to the producers before they say yes or no.
  21. Miles

    S31.E03: Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

    Except you know Becca and Floyd mean it, while Rachel and sister don't and just said it for strategic reasons. Just diched them? They wandered 10 meters away and the Riley sisters decided then and there, that this was the ultimate betrayel and they were now the enemy, Becca and Floyd didn't run away from them or hid from them or anything,. The main problem here seems to be the huge ego of the Riley's that makes them believe that working together means, the other team has to follow them like sad puppies every step of the way. How? Becca and Floyd blasted through these challanges. There is no way Coling and Christie could have cought up to them. Also from your description it doesn't sound like the nail cost them more than five minutes.
  22. Miles

    S31.E03: Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

    Phil always says "may", unless it's perfectly clear it can't be a non-elim like final 4 to three. The third episode is often non-elim, but that's really the only clue you had until the last team stepped on the mat.
  23. Miles

    S31.E03: Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

    Becca and Floyd being told "not enough power, more energy" and them being like "CHALLANGE ACCEPTED!" was an all time classic for me. I think they haven't been told to put more energy into something in a long long time. Probably only the opposite.
  24. Miles

    S08.E03: The Long Night

    Ah the old "it's fiction, so it doesn't have to make sense"-defense! A writers wet dream, giving them the license to write as crappy as can be and still have people excuse it.
  25. Miles

    S02.E08: Moon Shadow

    Wait, this bullshit was the season finale? I thought Gaiman said the second half of the season was "really strong"? That was the weakest shit I've seen in a long long time. I can't even agree that it was beautifull. Sorry. This looked mostly really pedestrian. They tried to ape Fuller's style and failed miserably all throughout the season. Season one was beautiful and quirky and unique. This was just boring, both visually and narratively. I'm so sad a show I loved so much, with all my heart, in season one, was twisted and mangled into this abomination. Knowing that Gaiman was the main reason Fuller was ousted and that he thinks, that this garbadge was actually good, has me thinking, that he has lost all his talent some twenty odd years ago and is now just a big ball of ego, who can't handle if somebody does something better than him. Sad, really.
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