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the "shitty" seasons would be pretty great tv if it was independent of the first 4 seasons.

imagine waking up from a coma of 10 years and being like holy f***, this is tv now?

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I came here to chew bubble gum and bitch about Game of Thrones.  And I'm all out of bubble gum.

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So with ONE EPISODE LEFT, a report card on what Seasons 7-8 did with every major character....

Cersei Lannister: After 6 seasons of Cersei being a generally despicable character doing generally interesting things, even some smart things such as getting the jump on Ned and obliterating her enemies in the Sept, in Seasons 7-8 Cersei does.... almost nothing. She does do the smart thing of betraying her enemies in The Great War, but otherwise when she’s not banging Ueron Greyjoy she spends most of her screentime smirking at a balcony before ultimately creeping down to the basement of the Red Keep to be buried. Huh.

Jamie Lannister: After 6 amazing seasons wherein we watched Jamie transform from a despicable monster who literally pushed a kid out the window and murdered his cousin to get back to sleeping with his twin sister, to a conflicted but honorable man who aided Brienne in helping the Stark girls, Seasons 7-8 see him abandon Cersei to do the right thing, do right by Brienne, only to.... abandon Brienne and rather than return to KL to stop Cersei he tries to escape with her only to be buried under the Red Keep. Huh.

Tyrion Lannister: After 6 seasons of Tyrion generally being the best character in the show, Seasons 7-8 relegate Jim to a supporting character and he generally ranges from sucky to boring.

Dany Targ: After 6 seasons where she rises from being sold to a warlord to amassing an army and three dragons to cross the narrow sea to reclaim her throne.... in Seasons 7-8 she makes one stupid decision after another and then suddenly goes crazy and firebombs the civilians of KL for no reason whatsoever. Huh.

Jon Snow: After 6 seasons where he rises from a bastard son of Ned Stark to Lord Commander to King in the North, where the dude is literally killed and resurrected.... in Seasons 7-8 it’s finally revealed that he is the Song of Ice and Fire - the trueborn son of Targ and Stark and rightful heir to the Iron Throne. And then he basically does jack crap against the Night King, jack crap in the battle of KL, and generally sulks and claims allegiance to Dany.

Sansa Stark: She gets way too much screentime being a dumbass in Season 7-8, but to be fair that was par for the course over the entire series.

Arya Stark: Spends the first six seasons honing her craft and nursing her grudge against Cersei and then.... in Season 7-8 she jumps out of nowhere to kill the Night King and then does absolutely nothing against Cersei.

Bran Stark: Become the 3ER who can see anything in the past and control other people and animals and has some connection to the Night King and then... in Seasons 7-8 he provides some flashbacks to further the plot and then does absolutely nothing against the Night King except sit under a tree as bait because the Night King “wants to snuff out our memories.”

White Walkers: Really, I don’t need to go into this again.

Hey - they at least got Cleganbowl right!
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They did peg the cleg bowl, respect

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I really don’t have any issues with the Jaime/Cersei story. One of the only consistent plots throughout the entire series. The Euron battle was ridiculous but I did enjoy the “I’m the man who killed Jamie Lanister” line.

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I really don’t have any issues with the Jaime/Cersei story. One of the only consistent plots throughout the entire series. The Euron battle was ridiculous but I did enjoy the “I’m the man who killed Jamie Lanister” line.

Unfortunately for Euron, nobody will ever know he even fought with Jamie Lanister.  They'll find his dead body by the beach, and Jamie was crushed by debris, so both lose. 

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That’s why it was funny. No one really cares.

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I'm really looking forward to see how Dany is going to explain herself.

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I'm really looking forward to see how Dany is going to explain herself.

Not sure she’s going to live long enough to have a chance
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dragon though

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This thing broken?
I got a guy on the other line about some white walls

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It was a good ending. I’m still deeply disappointed with the fizzling of the WW and Jamie storylines, but everything else was satisfying enough.
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Boat loads of feel good in this one.  I admit I laughed when Tyrion uncovered his siblings bodies in the rubble of the red keep. Glad it’s over.
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I’m still processing

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All of that for Bran?  The Night's Watch is still a thing with no purpose just as method for Jon to go north?  I just can't believe they put 8 seasons in just to end up with Bran.
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i guess the joke's on us.  ha ha, you got us pretty good, showrunners.  eight rough ridin' years.
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Bron getting all the castles.   :lol:
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I enjoyed it  :Chirp:
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This season missed a ton of context.  There was way too much fast-forwarding.  I think a large majority would have been fine with all the events if the development was done correctly for viewers.  Hopefully GRRM can put more time into that with the books. 
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The first prequel I think has a working title of bloodmoon and is loosely based on the genesis of the house Lannister and Bran the builder and crap. I think they are already filming it.
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pretty anti-climatic, don't really care. 

when viewed in its entirety, i'd give the show a 7/10


time to move on to higher quality writing such as is found on the bachelorette and temptation island


Cheesy Mustache QB might make an appearance.

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