It calls to mind maybe my favorite pearl of wisdom from the show:
Turning The Hobbit in to three movies was pretty cynical.
because thats how the footage looks before any grading done to it
I think both “what if phones but too much” and “the people are broken, not the tech,” can be true at the same time. Your curmudgeonly uncle who says things like “People don’t just talk anymore, it’s all text text text” isn’t necessarily criticizing the technology. He’s criticizing how people interact with it. But it’s…
i really appreciated that the final compromise allowed the boys to meet up in the game to indulge their fantasies but that it ALSO allowed Theo to take off her ring, go out on the town, and flirt (and possibly/probably hook up?) with a stranger. it was clear that all 3 of them were sacrificing something in their…
Sir, that was a bank.
can’t do surgery on your soul, boy.
Maybe if they smiled more.
I think he might have been able to talk her down, and that’s why he had to die. As hard as it was to sell it as it was written, it would have been even harder for me to buy if she hadn’t lost her two closest advisors.
Hill says they recognized that there’d be no way to easily justify the amount of narrative logic they’d have to “bend”
My favorite part of punk is being condescended to about how my choice of punk actually disqualifies me as a punk. My second favorite part of punk is when someone makes me listen to just this one song in a brave attempt to cure me of my punk deficiency. My third favorite part of punk rock is making fun of Glenn Danzig.
okay so this was what, about a 7hour long season? Just do a full 10-episode 10-11hr season and all this wouldn’t feel so rushed. Dany could turn a little slower and little more convincingly, which ended up being the main story really, so that would make the season a whole lot better.
The biggest antagonist through the series was the Iron Throne, and it got the best death.
I’m an only child so I don’t know, but may I assume that it is accurate that even when you’re being made king you can count on your big sister to tell everyone in the room how your balls don’t work?
Say what you want about the flaws of the final season.
Can I say something being the second oldest dude here? Game of Thrones premiered April 17, 2011. A sane man occupied the White House, the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell signed, Saddam Hussein dead, Occupy Wall Street, The HARRY POTTER movies ended, and Gabriel Giffords survived a senseless attack. The excitement…
Much appreciation to Tobias Menzies. Edmure making a play for the throne was exactly the laugh I needed this episode.
What next? Puffins?
The juxtaposition of Barry’s real experience in combat vs. the hackneyed re-enactment was an amazing scene, and it says a lot about the gulf between the public and the military.
Barry recounting the first time he killed, going back and forth from the performance to the real thing, was fucking haunting. The way this show is able to go from hilarious to serious so suddenly yet naturally is such an impressive thing to witness. Can’t wait to see just how dark this new season will get.