Game of Thrones: Season 8 Discussion (Spoilers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by PepRock01 View Post
    This is similar to my issue with the night king. All that build up, 1 episode resolution.

    The narrative was strong, but letting these writers get them from point A to point B with minimal supervision has been the flaw of the show since they ran out of books.

    So basically the problem has been shoddy writing to move everyone to their ending pointsnas fast as possible since these writers wanted out for a Star Wars film.
    I havent had as much of an issue before the finale. I agree they werent perfect, but I could live with the episodes before this one.

    The finale was atrocious. Terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    He apparently told them his general idea of how the show would end. My problem is the fact that they built Jons history up so much in the books and on the show, like he was so important because of who he is...and its never mentioned when they are picking a new leader. Im not saying he had to be their King, but shouldnt it have been an option????
    I felt like the ending was very millenialesque so to speak, if that's even a word. That everyone can be a winner and not have to get theirs at the end of the day or at least not to the.extent most expected. I have seen a few memes that seem to feel that way, mainly the ones with a photo of Bran saying something along the lines of "when you did nothing to help the group project but still got an A".

    I get why folks are upset that Jon got the shaft and why even tell his story as the rightful heir to the thrown etc. In the end though he'd never wanted it and with Bran at the head of things and the way he got there Jon Snow felt it was what was best for the people even if it wasn't good for him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfan41 View Post
    I felt like the ending was very millenialesque so to speak, if that's even a word. That everyone can be a winner and not have to get theirs at the end of the day or at least not to the.extent most expected. I have seen a few memes that seem to feel that way, mainly the ones with a photo of Bran saying something along the lines of "when you did nothing to help the group project but still got an A".

    I get why folks are upset that Jon got the shaft and why even tell his story as the rightful heir to the thrown. In the end though he'd never wanted it and with Bran at the head of things and the way he got there Jon Snow felt it was what was best for the people even if it wasn't good for him.
    Again, I dont need Jon to end up as the King.

    But why was it never mentioned? Thats my point. It wasnt even an option. Why make him seem so important for that very reason and then never mention it at the end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by halfback20 View Post
    Again, I dont need Jon to end up as the King.

    But why was it never mentioned? Thats my point. It wasnt even an option. Why make him seem so important for that very reason and then never mention it at the end?
    That's what I was referring to when I said he felt he could do what he did in killing his queen. He and his siblings knew he was the rightful heir, which in some way gave him a little more peace of mind in doing what he felt needed to be done. I'm not sure he's the one to do it if he doesn't know the truth about who he is and where he came from but that's just my take on it. In looking back I think Jon's talk with Tyrion also helped give him a sense of needing to do it as the rightful king or as the one to simply put a stop to the cycle that had caused so much blood shed and destruction over the years.

    I clearly have no clue what the writers were thinking but I'm sure there will be a few million people to help explain why or like you've said, why bother with that part of the story.

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    Tyrion's speech absolutely convinced Jon to kill her. I think he knew its what he needed to do.

    Why didnt other Lords step up and claim they want their independence?

    Why was everyone okay with Bran for really no good reason?

    Its all dumb. I hated it watching it and I hate it more now.

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    I said earlier in this thread the season felt rushed. I feel even more so now. This season was all about getting to the end quickly.

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    I liked it. I had zero issues with it. Liked it even more the second time I watched it. The good guys won and the bad guys lost. Ned Stark won.

    I thought that’s what we wanted. Lol.

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    I didn't hate it, didn't love it. Just felt like the whole season was rushed.

    Probably will rewatch the whole thing sooner rather than later.

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    I am 100% happy with they way they closed the series out. I thought this last show was moving, closed up loose ends and put things in place.

    Overall - well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I didn't hate it, didn't love it. Just felt like the whole season was rushed.

    Probably will rewatch the whole thing sooner rather than later.
    That’s where I’m at as well. The only issue I have is they spent all these years shocking and surprising us, and in the end, suddenly, everything wraps up neatly.

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    I really liked Brienne finishing Jaime's story in the book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThrillVille Cardinal51 View Post
    Sam can’t die... then there wouldn’t be a GRRM cameo of “old Sam” writing “a song of ice and fire” to end the series.
    Heck of a call out for such a small detail. Kudos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I liked it. I had zero issues with it. Liked it even more the second time I watched it. The good guys won and the bad guys lost. Ned Stark won.

    I thought that’s what we wanted. Lol.
    Imo Dany was a good guy all of a sudden turned bad within 3 episodes. After building her up as good for 7 and a half seasons. I watched all of season 8 again last night before last nights episode. Even episodes 1 through 3 of this season, Dany was basically the same good character as the whole series. She came to Winterfell to help. Jamie in episode 2 when he arrived at Winterfell asked if Tyrion truly believe in Dany, and he was all about her and how she will be a great queen. Vary's still believed in her too. Dany was listening to people and how Tyrion was important, so she made sure was safe during the fight with the Night King. So nothing about her was even the slightest Mad Queen. Then all of a sudden after the beat the night King in episode 4. The writers decided to start having people who believed in Dany, all of a sudden act like she wasn't going to be a good queen. When literally nothing had happened yet that should have changed their mind. Tyrion goes from talking Dany up to Jamie, to all of a sudden saying he is scared of her when Sansa says it. Like literally nothing happened except the fight with the Night King, so how all of a sudden did his feelings change for her after that? Same with Vary's he thought she was the right Queen and good, to all of a sudden after he heard about Jon. He thinks she is crazy and tries to poison him, when literally once again nothing had happened that should have changed his opinion of her.

    I felt like they rushed this season way to much and all of the build up they had for a lot things basically was mute. For me personally it now makes it hard to watch the whole series again, knowing how rushed they have it at the very end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurplePride92 View Post
    I liked it. I had zero issues with it. Liked it even more the second time I watched it. The good guys won and the bad guys lost. Ned Stark won.

    I thought that’s what we wanted. Lol.
    I'm with you. Only thing was Jon's banishment to the wall.

    Honestly, no matter the ending some were going to be upset. It happens with the ending of all shows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet16 View Post
    I'm with you. Only thing was Jon's banishment to the wall.

    Honestly, no matter the ending some were going to be upset. It happens with the ending of all shows.
    I could have lived with a lot of it, but banishing Jon was junk. And no one really seemed to fight it.

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