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  1. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Cersei apparently helped Jaime grow his hand back:
  2. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Nah. Tha majority still truly love the show. Unlike the prequels.
  3. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    On paper, the episode's core premise plays like a Shakespearean tragedy. Execution is sorely lacking though. Wish there was just more dramatic arc in all the chaos. It was visceral yes, but monotonous. And Cersei deserved more. I would have taken that over all the Cleaganebowl...
  4. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Indeed. Headey really got short-changed this season.
  5. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Without any of the class or majesty of course. The episode might have worked better if it didn't become so terribly monotonous after Dany goes mad. For the director who made "Hardhome", you'd think there would be more dramatic inflections in the chaos.
  6. The show is well-made, and often good. But also tends to get pretty soapy at times. Claire Foy is fantastic though.
  7. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    The slow-motion Arya shot was a strange closer.
  8. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Mad Dany wasn't as problematic for me, it was inevitable. And with better execution, could have actually been quite tragic. Something about the awfully reductionist take of all these characters in this episode really rubbed me the wrong way though. We've spent 8 seasons investing in these characters with almost painfully nuanced narrative material, and it was almost comical to see them reduced to caricatures of themselves. The Hound spends 20min fighting the Mountain, Jaime runs to Cersei again, Cersei cries about her child, Jon makes mopey faces at suffering...aside from Arya's change of direction (which itself was executed clumsily), everyone became one-liners. So all these seasons just feel so redundant. Also, I don't think the siege had much of a dramatic arc at all after the "coin-flip" moment. Poorly put together in my opinion, with too many convenient cuts. Clarke had her best performance in a while though. I really felt her conviction, before she became a CG dot in the sky, of course.
  9. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Fuck Game of Thrones. That was utter shit.
  10. This. Though in my experience, the masses are still massively in love with GoT, including all my friends. Sure, people are frustrated with certain plotting decisions, but as a whole, everyone continues to love indulging in the phenomenon that is this show. I don't think the recent decline in quality will affect GoT's lasting legacy. Season 4 was the show at its peak. Season 6 is when the fatigue hit me. Season 7 is when I really wanted to jump ship. Season 8 is where I've come to terms with what the show is now, and just want to make it to the end. And even with the shoddier seasons, there were still occasional flashes of brilliance that convinced you to stay on board.
  11. Lovely arrangement indeed! Much better than the Across the Stars arrangement, if I might add. It looks like Williams is writing a series of violin caprices with all his film material. Couldn't think a finer retrospective on one's career. Officially super stoked for this album!
  12. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Also, Ned barely knew Catelyn before he went off to the war anyway. So who knew if she could be trusted!
  13. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    I had assumed he gave Lyanna his word to protect the secret anyway. And Ned has always been a man of his word.
  14. Indeed. But maybe Lindelof needed Perrotta by his side to make that happen. We shall see...
  15. The trailer does nothing for me either. But I have faith in Lindelof!
  16. I gave up on Mr. Robot halfway through season 2 for reasons I can't really remember. But I'm thinking about getting back to it again. Also, I realized I posted in the wrong thread! Woops. Do you mind moving the post Jay?
  17. Homecoming Now that's some good TV! Delivered in succinctly packaged 30 min doses, this 10 episode thriller drama flirts with your expectations with a coquette-ish style and flair. Director Esmail sets aside the exhaustively anarchist angst of Mr. Robot, and handles this teleplay with far more patience, focus and maturity, all without compromising on his stylistic virtuosity. Some might be underwhelmed by the underlying premise of the conspiracy, but I personally love its relative simplicity. It's like a really good play, with the drama amped up to proper Hitchockian levels of personality. The nuanced performances of Roberts, Cannavale and Stephen James sells this world beautifully, but alongside Sam Esmail's scintillating direction, the music is probably the real star. So many fantastic selections of Herrmann, Carpenter, Ligeti, Vangelis, Donaggio, Young, Shire, etc carefully curated to perfection to help sell the many many psychological shades to this. It's just so nice to hear how powerful a good "score" can be. Great stuff! It's scratched just the spot that hasn't been scratched for some time by recent TV!
  18. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Yea, I can get on board with that. The GoT fatigue probably only really started to hit me around season 6 I think. Before that, I was still very much looking forward to every GoT Sunday, warts and all.
  19. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Well let's not pretend that GoT was still the stuff of gold before Battle of Winterfell. The show has been in a proper steady decline since season 7, and probably for some time before that too. I'd say this season's worst tendencies are very much in line with the kind of writing we saw last year. It's just that we're dealing with more narrative payoff now, so the crummier writing just hits harder. What was once an intriguing teleplay based in a pseudo-fantasy world, has become your typical Hollywood spectacle over character blockbuster. Still makes for great entertainment every now and then, but it's a very different kind of beast now.
  20. KK

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    That's what happens when you're making the most popular TV show of all time. Populism knows no middle-ground.
  21. The novelty of it is over. But 3D is clearly here to stay. It's essentially the new default form to see a major blockbuster. I imagine Avatar 2 will be trying and playing a lot with higher frame rate technology. And though I have zero interest in the Avatar sequels, I'd imagine Cameron would be the guy to get HFR right. Just wish he was banking on more interesting cinematic properties. Wow. It's like I don't even know you anymore...
  22. KK

    GAME OF THRONES

    Nah. I'm pretty sure GoT jumped the shark, by the definition of the phrase, when they had that idiotic mission north of the Wall in season 7. What a stupid stupid stupid plan. Just shitty writing. I don't think anything in season 8 gets as bad as that.
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