Game of Thrones 8x03 "The Long Night" 4/28/19

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  1. Apr 28, 2019 #1 of 604
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Two out of three ain't bad... :D But I did figure the Night King would die tonight, and all his minions too. I just didn't anticipate Jon & Dani's army being largely wiped out as well. That should make for some interesting maneuvering, as Cersei's plan seems to have worked to perfection.

    The Dothraki attack was both awesome, and a very cheap battle to film...

    Hopefully now Jon and Dani can have their little chat.
     
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    uncdrew

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    F-ing Arya
     
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    TonyD79

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    Sigh. I was disappointed. Boring battle done in the dark. Stupid defense of Bran. And Arya was obviously missing for about 20 minutes after running Doctor Who style up and down corridors.

    Let’s get back to the good story. The politics and killing of Cersei.
     
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    uncdrew

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    I felt like I needed my eyes checked this entire episode. It was driving me bonkers.
     
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    madmari333

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    The most poorly lit battle in the history of cinema. At most 10-15 minutes was worth watching. I dislike zombies and battle scenes where you do not know what is going on.
     
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    uncdrew

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    Kinda with you.

    There were a few moments I got caught up in how brutal this battle was. But pretty predictable who died and I liked last week’s episode more.
     
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    cheesesteak

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    One thing I know. I don't want Samwell Tarly on my side during a fight.

    Did both Dany's and Jon's dragons survive?

    Arya for Queen!

    I thought Brienne kicked the bucket early on in the battle but she lasted long afterwards.
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Theon & Jorah RIP at least they went out heroes. ARYA STARK THE QUEEN OF THE UNIVERSE
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    I usually have my Hue lights set at 50% when I'm watching TV (along with a backlight). After a few minutes of GoT tonight, I turned it down to about 20%. That helped a lot. (A 75" screen didn't hurt...)
     
  10. Apr 28, 2019 #10 of 604
    cheesesteak

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    The dimly lit battle was a disappointment but I still liked the episode. Just sad that my boy the Night King was so dumb.

    How big was that crypt?

    Those were some spry dead folks.
     
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    erk48188

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    slow motion walking...slow motion walking...slow motion walking...slow motion reaching over your shoulder...

    cinematography at it's best!
     
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    getbak

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    "You said I'd shut many eyes forever. You were right about that too."

    "Brown eyes, green eyes ... and blue eyes."


    I went 3/3 in the death poll, with Jorah, Theon, and Beric. Although, they definitely seemed like the most-obvious choices.

    I'm actually surprised by how many of the main characters survived this.

    I'm curious as to how many dragons are left. Did Jon's die (was that him at the end, or was that the Night King's original dragon)? Also, we saw Ghost running alongside the Dothraki, but never saw him again.

    You're next, Cersei.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2019 #13 of 604
    Maui

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    I actually expected more to die.

    I liked it though even if it was entirely at night and very dark. The biggest cheers of the night were for me the young women. Obviously Arya for that ending but how about three cheers for the badass, Lyanna Mormont!!!!
     
  14. Apr 28, 2019 #14 of 604
    Azlen

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    Deus ex Arya
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    By definition it's not a deus ex machina if it's blatantly foreshadowed...
    ;)
     
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    kdmorse

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    I had to turn the lights off. And all other light sources in the room. But with the room pitch black, there were fortunately no scenes that were too dark to tell what was going on (unlike a scene in a previous episode). But if you weren't able to get a good level of contrast, I could see the show being 80% unwatchable.

    But you know, under the circumstances, the crypts kinda were the safest place in Winterfell. Sure, they weren't safe, at all. Dead swarming in from outside. Dead falling through the ceiling. And Dead rising on the spot. Probably 90% of the people hiding there died. Still - probably safer than outside! ;) (Dead chasing you around the crypts, undead dragon sitting in the courtyard, tough decision...)
     
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  17. Apr 28, 2019 #17 of 604
    rloper

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    Some of it was like watching “World War Z”...silly fast ant-swarming zombies...errr...wights.

    What were the wights looking for in the library?

    Did Jon’s dragon Rhaegal survive?

    Lyanna went out the Big Damn Hero.

    I was half expecting Arya to have substituted herself for Bran. Instead of rolling a crit 20 on a Backstab after Hiding in Shadows.
     
  18. Apr 28, 2019 #18 of 604
    BeanMeScot

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    This!

    Although I am not disappointed that more didn't die. I also hated not being able to really see what was going on. But it was a thrilling episode! Go Lyanna and Arya!
     
  19. Apr 28, 2019 #19 of 604
    DUSlider

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    That was great. To those complaining about having trouble seeing things. Time to buy a better TV, lol.

    Lyanna Mormont taking out the Giant was great, probably the saddest death.

    It was obvious Theon was a goner, I'm glad Bran gave him some closure before he committed suicide by Night King.

    It was also obvious that towards the end you knew the Night King was a goner and that it was going to be Arya to take him down since she disappeared for like 20 minutes.

    I liked seeing Melisandre scared when she was trying to light the trench, it almost seemed like for a split second she doubted her lord of light. I wasn't expecting her to go the way she did. It almost felt like Davos wanted to forgive her when she walked away.

    Not sure about the status of Grey Worm and Missendei, I don't remember seeing her at the end in the crypt.

    Ohhh, so much more but I'll stop for now.

    Oh, someone needs to do a "In Memoriam" Video for GoT, all those we lost, Talking Dead style. lol
     
  20. Apr 28, 2019 #20 of 604
    TonyD79

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    Martin’s latest manuscript? That was a pointless scene. Then Arya got them to all run with the throwing of a book while they were dumping things all over the place.
     

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