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They kinda were ging off-books in season 5 , tho they did have enough story to do some things, they put Sansa in place of Jeyne Poole , I thought that made a better story, Dany's story is not all that interesting but they did do Daznak's pit which is a surprising highlight of Dance of Dragons. The story that leads up to Hardhome and the battle there was big surprise, not in the books. I was a bit disapoined with how Arya's story at The House of Black and White was pitched , we don't have the whole narrative yet but in the book it's a lot less Arch but also strange.However, frankly it feels all too much like the writers sat down and said, "screw it, we're tired of working on this never ending saga, let's shove a couple massive battles at them, a lot of special effects, then throw up our hands and say that's that... this is how it ends, don't bother us again." I didn't find any of the last season surprising, clever, a slick turn of events or taking us to a higher/lower plane. It was predictable and so straight forward that it was uncharacteristic of the first half of the series.
Well a whole bunch of innocent people were murdered by Cersei when blowing up the center of the Faith of the Seven.Tommen died, so cersei didn't get away scotch free, i didn't mind cersei betaing the faith and the tyrells like that. Even without knowing that in the books Cersei is becoming quite the pyromancer. My gripes are with all the inconsistencies and convenient plot devices. That make the story unbelievable. It's believable in grand strokes but not in how it is shown/actually depicted.
Finally watched it, and... a surprisingly low key ending. I was kind of thinking that half the characters would die fighting the other half. I'm kind of relieved that didn't happen - and especially that Tyrion lived!
Jon and Dany - I'd seen a spoiler here, but I think it was clearly expected and even demanded by the story. It seemed a little low impact, but the dragon provided a good finale to it. The surprise was that rather than kill Jon, Drogo destroyed the Iron Throne, which seemed fitting.
Btw, I don't understand all the howls of outrage about this season at all.
Now I'll read the comments in this thread.
90% of the fans' negative comments I've read are nigh identical to what 90% of the pro critics are saying.Many fans seemed upset with the story which I thought was fine.
Many pro critics got on the D&D about the execution , the Bums Rush for the narrative, I thought they were right.
I mean things like the online petition about rewriting the last season. However, I found this season entirely in character and consistent with what we'd seen already.What do you mean?
To me Daenerys Targaryen's quest for the throne was going to happen wither on not Ned lost his head.I mean things like the online petition about rewriting the last season. However, I found this season entirely in character and consistent with what we'd seen already.
Perhaps there was room for a longer period of tension between Dany and Jon to build up to their crescendo, but that would have been frustrating - it was Ned Stark hiding behind his "honour" that started this mess, so I was cringing when Jon appeared to be doing the same so as to have to avoid acting on his conscience. Luckily, he's only half-Stark.
Now just one moment there Mr Turner - if the author forgets it's about the Starks vs Lannisters, is that really what it's about? Or are you just another disgruntled fan complaining you didn't get things just as you wanted them?A bit of an overlong episode, but it underlined that this story was always about the Starks vs Lannisters, something the books seemed to forget but thankfully the TV series got around to.
Stark siblings vs who though? Stark siblings vs the Army of the Dead, which does after all consume almost all of Jon's arc and large swathes of Bran's? Stark siblings vs the Targs, which is the biggest part of their endings? Stark siblings vs themselves? I'd argue that's a huge part of it. Stark siblings vs the whole world? Maybe yeah.I am sort of with Brian on this and always thought the story was about Stark siblings.