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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 19, 2019.
I feel this way about so much from this season though.
I resemble that remark!
I did appreciate the acting of Dany and Tyrion. Really good performances.
I've never really liked the Jon character, in part due to the acting.
I'm curious. For those of you that absolutely hated how the show concluded, did it ruin the show for you to the point that you will never watch it again? I'm cool with the ending to GoT, but that's how I feel about How I Met Your Mother.
Hated the ending/last episode. I feel they got so much wrong. It just left me so empty. It just felt "undone" and that things were missed/skipped/ignored.
But I'll watch again. No doubt. Loved the series.
How did "How I Met Your Mother" end? Weren't they looking for some woman with an umbrella? Ted annoyed me, so I didn't keep up with that show. Loved Barney though.
I was fine with this epsiode, but had problems with the rest of the season. I'll probably never watch it again, just because I've watched Season 1 three times now, and the rest at least twice. I'm more likely to re-read the early books, when (if?) GRRM finishes his book series.
I wasn’t going to watch it again regardless. The question I’m asking myself now is do I want to read the rest of the books, should they ever be published. I’m leaning towards no.
We can't really discuss HIMYM spoilers here, but I think it's universally known that a majority of people were extremely unsatisfied with the show's finale.
I didn't hate it, but I don't think I'll watch it again. I might read it again. To me, the books are the real series, the show is just a fairly faithful visualization of the books, to a point.
I felt that way in the early seasons. But then Martin kinda got lost in the weeds, and the show did a brilliant job of trimming the story down to a more manageable structure. The show actually became superior to the books. It's really only the season that I started to miss the books again...I wasn't even planning on reading any future books until this season aired. Now I'm curious...
The first couple seasons were really faithful, I didn't care for some of the divergences, even though I understand that they needed to keep it simpler for the show and keep characters more present and involved. You just can't match the depth and exposition of a book. I like getting into the weeds.
The problem is that Martin simply lost track of where he was going. (He has admitted as much...his original plan included a five-year gap in the story, but when he got there he decided to show those five years, and the whole story just spun out of control.)
A garden should have flowers, not weeds. In the early books, Martin was a master gardener, but since then the weeds have taken over and choked off all the flowers.
It‘s such a heyday of great TV that it‘d be a very rare show that I would rewatch. Breaking Bad is the only one I can recall, and that was to get fully ready for Better Call Saul.
A couple of points:
First, I didn't hate ep. 6. (but I did not like ep. 5) This episode was okay, maybe even good. The acting was quite good, the cinematography and special effects were spectacular, all of which compensated some for the not-so-good writing this season. But, I probably will never be a fan of season 8. It didn't ruin it for me, but I won't really look back at this season with the same level that I did with previous seasons.
I think that as long as D&D had the books as a structure to draw from, they were fine. When they had to come up with the final points of the series and were without that structure, they slipped. Was that coincidental? I don't think so. If you look at it, and this is my opinion, that "slippage" started in season 7, and worsened in season 8.
"...endings are hard..."
I liked the series other than the Ramsay Bolton parts. I have no plans to do a whole series re-watch unless I'm unlucky enough to become bedridden in the future.
I'll probably do a rewatch a few years down the line. I will definitely do a re-read once the other books are both available.
I could not agree more...I just did a marathon rewatch to prepare for season 8 and I found myself FFing through 2 things: Ramsey & Reek and - surprisingly - almost anything that had to do with Dany and Mereen and Astapor and all that junk.
The Dany parts were not because they were bad, I just didn't feel they were particularly important or worth rewatching. Now a scene with Tywin and Tyrion? that was worth every second!
For me the Ramsey/Reek stuff didn't seem to last as long on the rewatch as it did when watching it on the first viewing.
Yeah, that part reeked.
If you want to blame somebody for the problems in season 7 and 8, GRRM is at the top of the list.
I'm pretty sure that him not writing any more books since the show started is not what HBO & D&D signed up for.