I’m a bit worried that we might have another Lost on our hands with this.
GoT started off amazing. It was intriguing, the world felt totally feral and believable and harsh and violent and grim.
It seemed like a gimmick at the time but I think the nudity in the earlier episodes helped to make the place feel like a real, dangerous place.
The pace of it was believable and felt right.
It feels like ever since it went away from the books its been spinning around and around going nowhere and feels super… I don’t know…cheesy? Formulaic?
It’s lost me a bit. That bit flying on the dragons… Jesus. What a load of Disney bollocks that was.
This mad uncle of yara and theon seems like something from pirates of the Caribbean. He’s an actual pantomine villain from a different, shitter programme. He’s absolutely rubbish. I’m pretty sure he’s not an actor…just a cardboard cutout being waved about on a piece of string.
The battle of the bastards was probably the best fight scene ever. And I mean ever. In any medium ever.
But, looking back at the last few series it’s really served up a big share of shite.
I dunno. These first two episodes of the new series have left me a bit cold because I’ve stopped caring about most of the characters and I’m not sure why.
‘slow’ episodes in the early days were intriguing. Now they are just boring.
Most people I speak to feel the same…that there’s been a lurch from a programme that used to be genuinely unpredictable to being quite standard hero and villain shit. Maybe the story itself is the issue? I don’t know.
I hope Tommund makes it. He’s the best one left. He definitely won’t though.