TIL I'm a Pantser...
TIL I'm a Pantser...
The touching last meeting of the Lannister Brothers. The gut-wrenching escape of Arya as Drogon delivers death from above. The anguished look on Jon’s face as his queen shows her true colors and his own men turn to savagery.
Those were some of the best moments of this episode. Unfortunately these moments have been few and far between this season.
People are emotionally invested in Daenerys and feel betrayed by the writers.
This is where the writing failed in my opinion. If the writers had taken their time, showed over the course of a few episodes Danny slowly going mad, slowly descending into madness, then people wouldn't have been so shocked and betrayed. It's like that article I shared in my opening post explaining why people feel betrayed by Danny's turn.
FWIW I don't feel that the writing failed. And I don't think she went mad, or something. She just buckled, and that's as close a depiction of (powerful or not) people buckling under the stress and loneliness and emotions that I've seen in real life or other imaginary worlds of literature and theatre, as you can get. IMHO, YMMV.
Disclaimer: I've read all the books way back when they weren't even wildly popular, and consequently didn't pay much attention to the TV show until it started outpacing the existing books. Nevertheless, the only gripes I am experiencing with the show mostly relate to mindbogglingly bad tactical decisions related to warfare. The characters, with whichever minor imperfections, behave exquisitely in character, to my tastes.
Would you sign this petition?
I hadn't heard of these before, but apparently it was a thing?
Nah. As much as I wished the season was a bit better, I don't think signing a petition will do anything.
It is interesting though to see just how upset fans are with the shows writing.
I was about to post the very same thing as I was reading this thread. I think it does explain a lot.
I also think that the writers are rushing to the conclusion. In the past a lot of these plot points would take an entire season to develop and now in Season 8 they last through half an episode. It's less satisfying.
Disappointment in how David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have handled the story for Game of Thrones should lead to some concern over the future projects for the producers:
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Luckily in Malaysia, Monday is a public holiday! No, not because of GOT, but a religious holiday. Just happened to coincide with the series finale.
Also, remember that petition? It got more than a million signatures already 🤯