Yep. I'm thrilled we're living in the Golden Age of television right now and I hate the culture of entitlement to which some fans subscribe. I am hugely grateful for the first 7.5 seasons of this show,a and still love it. But the second half of the last episode and the unsupported Dany twist in this one are deeply, deeply disappointing.
Seriously? People criticizing her reaction to Viserys's death? Utterly ridiculous. He'd just waved a sword at her pregnant belly, for God's sake. That's right up there with criticizing her for turning the tables on the khals or criticizing her for frying Kraznys and sacking Astapor. That says to me you are bound to die on the hill of Dany Is Evil, and then I stop reading your posts. (Not you, Jewlmc 🙂 I mean posters who post over and over and over and over and over again their one Manichaean opinion. Thank God for the block function.)
That would've been poetically great. I did like their ending although I get why some fans hated it. In the end he was unable to quit his addiction--Cersei. It's quite tragic. I do wish he and Brienne hadn't sealed the deal. Someone in this forum said that his knighting her was the best sex they'll ever have--D/D should've left it at that.
FUCK Varys. I'm so disgusted with his blatant sexism last episode, and here he's trying to MURDER her? When she hasn't even done anything yet? (And involving a child? Having a child spy and tell secrets is one thing but involving her in conspiracy to murder is quite another.) As you say, terrible storytelling. He's been such a good and interesting character until the past couple of seasons but D/D had to write him This Way to get to That Plot Point.
It's intolerably bad storytelling. If they didn't want to finish the series properly, they should've handed over the showrunning responsibilities to someone else. I am somewhat mollified by reading the critics' response--D/D are getting roasted.
You mean the woman who murdered her unborn child? I actually think the Mirri/Dany conflict was quite interesting in that both of them had a point. But Mirri killed her baby. I completely understand Dany's response. I don't think that, or the other examples in that tweet that listed all of Dany's prior acts of violence, proves anything at all except that in a violent world, Dany has used violence against her enemies.
The rest of the series is still quite good. My personal choice is to watch to the end, and then just delete Ep. 5 (and 6 if it too sucks) and the second half of Ep. 4 from my brain's hard drive. Just bask in blissful forgetfulness that D/D fucked it up so badly, all because they wanted to play with their Star Wars toys.
HBO wanted ten full seasons. D/D made the decision to cut it short.
GOD, yes. Jesus, that fucking story. Horrible. That poor old lady, a second mother to Mary Tudor, literally hacked to death.
...Seriously? You're criticizing Dany for turning the tables on a slaver? We had just seen the man cut off the nipple of one of the Unsullied, just to show off for Dany. He tells her that part of the process of creating the Unsullied is for them to murder a baby in front of its mother. And you have a problem with Dany ending that system by roasting him and every other active participant in the system?
AKA the Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part II treatment? I like it!
ME TOO. I hate that two strong women are reduced to jealous sniping harpies.