Okay so I just caught up on the past 2 seasons. I really like the show. I love the whole game of it all and the political intrigue and all of the out witting each other/strategy to take control but I dunno about some things but I guess it's my fault. The acting is really good and truly brings little things to life you could easily gloss over about these characters and their personality. Plus the scope is big so it really pulls you in to the story
The show follows the book beat for beat which is great but for those who have read the books (yes book spoilers ahead):
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Is this not depressing as ****???! What kind of story is Martin telling? I'm holding out hope for what's left of the House of Stark but damn at this pace it seems it'll take years for when the young children Arrya and Bran grow up to get actual revenge the way the rest of them have dropped like flies and been betrayed. I mean damn what the ****. This is depressing. I want to see some revenge and these Lannister's are still alive. Only lovable one is Tyrion. The rest can all die. I get it and it's done well but I'm not buying a redemption arc for Jaimie and I don't care how Cersi tries to rationalize her actions. I can give the incest a pass but when this dudes throws a 10 year old out a window and make him a cripple you are hated and it won't change. Plus Tyrion gets blamed for it and that's never made clear to the Stark family cuz of his blood. How the **** is this guy Jaimie still alive? Especially when we see what happens to Robb and his moms
Don't get me started on this lame *** sick **** Geoffrey/Joffrey. Son out here passing up yambs, abusing the yambs. Just being such a cruel and twisted ****. Like c'mon and then he doesn't even get butchered when he dies. Can that old *** grandmesiter at least die?
But yeah I thought Martin was framing this story to make someone from the house of Stark the hero in the end, not so much happy ending but at least some justice. The way he's written this and the way it comes on in the series so far you'd almost think this was a retelling of actual history the way he brings in these vast amount of characters and adds so many back stories and involves them in such high quality adventures/journeys in the overall bigger plot. It's crazy. There's a lot put in to these horrible ppl I want to see die or who are still awful ppl but cool.
Reminds me a lot of Berserk in that way
Only other complaints are that I love how they cover various stories/locations in each ep but is it me or are there TOO many characters? The amount of characters at times can be burdensome. It literally took me 2 seasons to get all these names right and even though they kill characters at a good pace they're already adding new ones. The side characters are really colorful so that makes it harder. The last would be the magical/fantasy slant on this. I started watching this show with no knowledge on it and only going off of a commercial and vid clip of all the sex scenes I was able to set the story in some sort of medieval Camelot like era and the whole time I'm thinking these monster stories, talks of GODs, and dragons was just bs. I'm thinking the white walkers are just some badass warriors that are hard to kill mean ************* only to see that change to the actual undead. Now I don't mind it much but the way they end each season finale so far with a magical touch is underwhelming. First we get dragons then the army of white walkers approaching the wall. That's not enough for me, Ned Stark's beheading was more impactufl imo and that was in the ep right before the finale. I would've took Khalessi coming out the fire without a scratch but 3 mini cgi dragons didn't make me go
Same goes for that broad birthing that black murder ghost. I can go for stuff like that witch bringing back Drogo but basically with no consciousness, the Jaqen dude, illusion dude tha was part of the 13 of Qarth, and stuff like Bran's dreams
I'm talking Varys, Tyrion, Theon, Robb, Jon Snow, Stannis and his Red priestess, Tywin, the Tyrells, little finger (currently forgot his real name), Danerys, the rest of the Greyjoys, house of Arryn, this face changing Jaquen dude, Cersi, Sansa, etc. Then there's all these ******g lands. Not to mention the fat kid rolling with Arya and Robert's son, all the other dudes in the Night's watch, cool guy rolling with Tyrion. It's like every interesting character I like has a really interesting right hand man with them.
I've already forgot the family that was running the bridge when Robb needed to cross.
Overall great series though and I will keep up. Not sure I can wait week to week for it though. I may just wait again and do another dope 10 hr marathon.