Game of Thrones: What Is Dead May Never Die Review Comments -


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redslayer 4/16/2012 12:34:00 AM

This series is great! What else do you want to finish your sunday


flyinroo 4/16/2012 6:41:36 AM

 I can't get enough. Its amazing how devious everyone is. As soon as each episode ends, I begin yearning for the next.

TheStormrider 4/16/2012 6:59:53 AM

Id like to see the reviews be less of a play by play recap.  Just my .02c. 

isgrimner 4/16/2012 8:22:05 AM

We got a little taste of how effective a Hand Tyrion was last week in the way he dealt with the douche Janos Slynt.  I was really looking forward to them showing him rooting out Pycelle.  I liked the way they did it too.  It flowed pretty smoothly. 

Seems like they compacted some of Arya's tale, but thats fine, seems like they got the important bits for the most part.  Lommy's  "I yield" was even in there along with the "You'll have to carry me", though it isn't really important to the overall story other than to show that Amory Lorch and his crew are dicks who will kill kids.  Though I think the whole "I yield" business was just part of Martin's dark sense of humor.

In last night's episode for at least the third time in the series, they have "softened" a character or made them more sympathetic from the books.  The first that stood out to me was Catlyn with Jon in Bran's rooms.  She was more of a "B" in the book, then they gave some of Cersei's crimes to Joffrey.    Now with Theon and the letter to Robb that he burned.   I'm guessing they did some of this becuase the books allow us to see the POV character's thoughts, where the show as a more difficult path in trying to show internal conflicts.   I think the letter was actually a clever way of building Theon's character in the show. 

Since the conflict between Jon and Craster is a departure from the books.  I guess Ghost was off hunting on his own, because I think Ghost would have had a Craster snack if he had been around at the time. 

hanso 4/16/2012 8:38:33 AM

Storm, I'm the other way, I'd rather it went full recap, add humor to it and get away from the letter grades.  

As for this ep, found it boring, only dug Tyrion's stuff.

lracors 4/16/2012 11:26:55 AM

This is an awesome show.  I love every minute of it and when it's over i'm like... damn another week to wait.

MrJawbreakingEquilibrium 4/16/2012 2:27:21 PM

What no mention of how awesome Brienne was and how well of a job they did in uglying up a model?

TheSilentKiller 4/16/2012 8:51:32 PM

Yeah - Brienne was surprisingly credible. Yoren's death was pretty badass, and Tyrion is just getting better and better. I'm really going to be interested. Most interested to see how they handle Jaqen.

AKspade 4/17/2012 12:59:06 PM

Yeah, Brienne's character was one of the few things that saved this episode. That and Tyrion's storyline. The whole Jon/Craster thing didn't happen in the books, so I don't know why they put that in. As for Martin's "Dark humor thing." That's all he's got. Martin's a hack. He has completely lost control of his own series in the books and will probably never get finished. If you don't know what I mean, read the books and how long it took the last two get out, dealing with pointless characters that no one cares about and goes nowhere.! I'll be interested to see how hbo deals with this lazy ass!

jdiggitty 4/17/2012 5:27:30 PM

 Seems like they had to streamline how they got to the conversation between the Old Bear and Jon. If I remember right, wasn't it Sam who eventually found out and went to Jon? 


AK, though you put it less delicately than I would have, you're right. The way the books are written the show is going to have to combine the events of books 4 and 5. Without book 6, there is no way to foreshadow what's important. The show has 1 more season before it might hit some significant disadvantages

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