Not democracy. Elective monarchy. Used to be fairly common. The King is still King and he’s still absolute ruler. It’s just that his sons won’t necessarily be.
Who knows. That bit makes no sense.
King’s Landing was founded by the Targaryens so the Crownlands would always have fallen under them. Before they got to Westeros I have the impression that there weren’t many people around that area. They may have been ruled by the lords of Harrenhal? That’s not too far away.
Another thing they could have done better. Green eyes was obviously Cersei. Arya just decided that prophecies are optional. Which is actually a huge theme in the story, at least in the books.
Re. Sansa, at that point it was up to Bran as everybody else had approved him as king. And he’s fine with it. She knew exactly what she was doing when she waited until last to speak.
Did they say two weeks? Tyrion said something like “these past few weeks”. That could mean anything from three weeks to three months.
They could have done the Night King at the end of the last season, and then done these last three episodes into an entire season. There’s plenty of juicy potential intrigue that’s just skipped here.
It was all plausible, but it wasn’t given the proper foundations or the time for us to get to a point where we go “Ah but of course”. It just leapt from point to point too fast for us to really believe it in our guts or even really care.
This is exactly what I was thinking. I don’t actually hate any of the major plot points this season, they just feel way too rushed and there’s no basis for them. Everything after killing the Night King could easily have been a whole season of GoT, and it would have given the writers time to really build to these…
Dany didn’t win the game. She broke the board and stomped on the pieces. I’ll be surprised if there is still such a thing as the Seven Kingdoms at the end of the next episode.
It was a lovely ending to the story but I must say I hated the score to a lot of the last 15-20 minutes. These were supposed to be showing a bittersweet ending, but they were overlaid by this weird ominous almost horror movie like music. I kept expecting someone to jump out from a bush to snatch Wayne’s grandkids or…
Either they'll handwave it as Paul being younger than Chalamet. Or they'll make a plot point out of the life extending properties of melange and use that to explain his parents looking so young.
Good shout on the science tag, thanks. Now if you also know a consistent way to stay on the Kinja run sites when clicking from New Zealand that would be great. Commenting is at least half the fun after all, and the Aussie/NZ version doesn’t have any. And my internet is already slow enough without adding a VPN.
I’m back for five minutes to see what’s up and immediately is hit by the same idiocy by this same person. How was he not fired years ago? They’ve let far better writers than him go. And now I’m bitter again. *sigh*
This is about unions, not immigration. Either way, unions also fight for their immigrant members, making sure they’re paid the same as everyone else.
What do you mean by ‘can’? You should be able to post links to whatever you want.
Maybe they were left to discourage anyone who might come in there with ideas about using the printing presses. You know, just in case the blood and bullet holes weren’t enough.
I like how Maeve and Dolores still use the dramatic period drama speech patterns of their characters, even if they’re self conscious now. Just because they’re aware and sentient doesn’t mean they’re not still controlled by their programming. It’s like upbringing and habits. You can change and evolve to an almost…
Wow I was not expecting that. I thought it was a good movie but a bit too overstuffed for the romance to really work. I haven’t seen the other nominees apart from Dunkirk though.
Hmmm... While I would tend to be on the side of the author, and Gaiman is one of my absolute faves, he’s not the best screenwriter. I would have preferred to have kept Fuller. He has more than proven himself in terms of delivering challenging stories on the small screen.