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Helena Dax

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  1. Helena Dax

    S03.E07: Under His Eye

    I felt second-hand embarrassment during the tango scene.
  2. Helena Dax

    S03.E04: God Bless the Child

    I liked it, more or less. If there's something June has been trying to do for a while is establishing "real" relationships with the people around her. At the beginning, Serena didn't see June as a real person; when she started to do so, there was still some hot and cold moments, but now Serena is simply unable to see June as nothing but June, almost an equal. June's getting there with Fred too and she's trying with Aunt Lydia. Ironically, I think it might be one of the best ways to destroy Gilead: look at the horror in the Wifes' faces. Also, when she tried to protect Janine, it was instinctive: sometimes happens, just as the handmaids weren't able to stone Janine back in season one.
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    S03.E03: Useful

    This show was meant to go down since the moment it didn't end when it had to. Think of the movie The Road. Can you imagine a second part where the kid starts some revolution to clean the world and kill the villains? It would destroy the point of the first movie. And there are few things worse for serious stories than plot-armour, which June and the Waterfords have. As a lesser show, though, it's working for me. I want to see what happens. I don't mind Serena turning slowly into a destroyer of the world she has created. In some ways, she's like Lawrence: they're resposible for the birth of Gilead and they regret the results. Does it make Serena a hero? No. But it's opening her eyes and perhaps it'll make her stronger too. It happens. And the fact that the relationship between the characters are fucked doesn't mean there isn't a relationship between them, especiallywith people living in such close quarters... So I'm not surprised Rita tried to help Serena, for example, or that Serena and June have some weird bonding over Nichole. The people unable to go beyond their natural hate and disgust for their oppresors were the first to die.
  4. Helena Dax

    Chernobyl

    I remember a case where a whole family died because of a faulty butane stove except for the pregnant mother, since the fetus acted as a filter. But tbh I don'r know if it was something that happened for real or something that I saw in House MD
  5. Helena Dax

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    That moment at the beginning when Tyrion is walking through the grey ruins of KL and sees a guy walking like a zombie with all his body burnt is Hiroshima 100%
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    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    I thought he was saying "if my girl isn't going to sit there, no one will."
  7. Helena Dax

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Were they going to give the Reach to the Dothraki and the Unsullied,? Great farmers, all of them!
  8. Helena Dax

    S08.E06: The Iron Throne

    Good Lord- I have no words. Dany went full annexing Polland mode, Bronn got a reward for his heroism and spotless ethics (ehem), Jon is apparently unable to be loyal to any fucking king (he was ordered by Bran to join the Night Watch, he apparently decided he was better in the True North), and after Bran's death, there will probably be another civil war. Great. I also guess the Iron Islands will want their independence too, especially with Yara pissed by Dany's death. Game of Male Tears. Pissed, really pissed.
  9. Helena Dax

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I think one of the reasons her actions didn't work for me is because I was already annoyed because it's been a while since things felt organic in the story. Like the fact that Euron was able to kill Rhaego with one single shot, but no one at King's Landing was able to hit Drogon. And it seemed so easy to take the city that I kept wondering why she hadn't done it the moment she arrived to Westeros. The thing is, either you put a king in the throne (or thrones, if the kingdoms became independent) or you're left with anarchy because I doubt this is going to end with the foundation of the Federal Republic of Westeros. And you know, it doesn't have to be a happy ending. But I think it's going to be a disappointing, weak ending with no-emotional payoff. I hope I'm wrong, but the writing hasn't been exactly stellar since they left the books behind.
  10. Helena Dax

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I have the feeling that the love scene we saw between Brienne and Jaime was mostly fanservice and it won't happen in the books, where he obviously respects her, but isn't attracted to her at all. His decision to go to Cersei after the NK is defeated makes more sense like that, imo.
  11. Helena Dax

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Yeah, I know, but there's a difference between surprising and disappointing (i.e. Dexter or HIMYM finale)
  12. Helena Dax

    S08.E05: The Bells

    I can't say I've read tons of fantasy books, but I can't remember any story of the sort.
  13. Helena Dax

    S08.E05: The Bells

    Ugh. So, with three dragons, Dany could have destroyed the Red Keep in five seconds. If she had followed her instincts, she would have conquered the IT the same day she arrived to Westeros. Supposedly. GRRM wants to subvert cliches, right? I doubt turning the humble orphan boy into the Chosen One could be considered revolutionary story-telling. I wanted something worse for Cersei and something very different from Dany. Not surprised about Jaime, though. There were a couple of great scenes -Arya and the Hound, Tyrion and Jaime-, but all in all, I was disappointed.
  14. Helena Dax

    S04.E10: Who's da New King of Hell?

    I'm amazed at the level of improvement of this season. There were times when I felt the writers were "moronbaiting" us, like they wanted us to believe that the characters were going to act like total morons, (as they used to last season), and then they surprised us by acting like people with operative brains. Well done, really. I still don't like Ella as a character, who still feels a bit forced to me, and her relationship with Dan was my only "ugh" moment in the whole season, but everything else was brilliant. I loved that Eve never became evil: she was naive and a bit irresponsible, but she never had ill-intentions. Pity that she didn't hook up with Maze, but the writers left that door open, so it's fine. Ditto with Luci and Chloe. I'm a low-key shipper, but if the show ended here, I wouldn't consider it a bad ending: they love each other, but the relationship between Lucifer and a motal woman was never going to be conventional. Glad that Amenadiel didn't take the baby to Heaven behind Linda's back. I had a wtf moment when Linda said they had hired someone to take care of the baby at night. I see the logic behind that decision, but I've never seen anyone doing it in RL. Either you've got enough money to have a full-time nanny or you stick to relatives (most times, though, parents suck it up). So, kudos to everyone in Lucifer, I really hope there's a fifth season.
  15. Helena Dax

    S04.E09: Save Lucifer

    Oh, Eve... Loved all the moments with Chloe and Luci and she being supportive even when he's full demon. I also love the shot where Linda was having her baby with a demon and an angel watching over her shoulders, literally. But omg, Amenadiel! Bad angel, bad!
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