Dax
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August 7th, 2017, 8:02 pm #11

Yeah, if Jaime were to go out then, I think it would have been by the fire, not drowning...

Very fun how we root for Bronn to stay alive, but also don't want him to 'win' against the dragon... and Tyrion feels the same way, of course, with his 'flee, you fucking idiot'...

Excellent episode. Jon/Theon, and Arya/Sansa/Bran reunions... that Arya/Brienne training spar...

Anxious to see a Littlefinger/Arya exchange... DID he recognize her, that time with Tywin?...
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August 7th, 2017, 8:06 pm #12

Fantastic episode. So much to love. Dax, completely agree about rooting for Bronn and in my case Jamie to stay alive but at the same time rooting for the dragon.

We will be in a hotel next Sunday that does NOT have HBO. I am so devastated but I think I'm going to bring IPad and load HBO Go and watch it ASAP after it airs. Watching it on an iPad sounds dreadful but seeing spoilers would be HELL!
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August 8th, 2017, 4:59 am #13

Whatcha doing next Sunday in that hotel, Gate? PG version only. I have delicate ears.
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August 21st, 2017, 9:49 pm #14

tgir wrote:Whatcha doing next Sunday in that hotel, Gate? PG version only. I have delicate ears.
LOL we were in Lake Tahoe and they wanted us gambling in the casino not watching TV..... regardless I brought our Roku Stick and watch GOT on HBO GO! Love technology.

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Still a little bit devastated about last night's episode.
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I did NOT see the death of the dragon but of course my husband saw it the minute the White Walker got out the spear to throw. FML. I'm so sad. Ashley hasn't seen it yet so I have no one to commiserate with ... hubby doesn't commiserate over CGI. :P I can't believe there is only one more episode left. I guess I need to stay alive for another year plus because by GOD I'm not going to dye and not see how this ends. B-)
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September 1st, 2017, 1:23 pm #15

Really? Nothing from you guys. OK well OMG for the whole season. Definitely wasn't disappointed.
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My husband wrote on a piece of paper that the ice dragon would be the one to destroy the wall and then showed it to us after the show aired. He had figured it out ... I did not. I LOVED Littlefinger's demise. I was cheering. :P
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September 2nd, 2017, 4:36 am #16

Did Chris predict it prior to there BEING a dead dragon? Because that's good. But no, as SOON as we saw them dragging it out of the lake, I knew how the wall would be coming down... that's an easy one...

Great stuff all around.
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September 3rd, 2017, 3:47 pm #17

Such a blast to binge the whole thing in a day. So much love. So much to say. I'm gonna try an episode by episode stream of consciousness commentary as i read one of the review sites for each episode. After i make chocolate chip cookies. :P
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September 3rd, 2017, 11:33 pm #18

There were some great moments of spectacle but I found most of the story-telling to be a bit clunky. My biggest complaint is that the White Walkers are still primarily mustache-twirling villains. People are speculating that The Night King has some kind of 'seeing' ability similar to Bran's, which is how he gained himself a dragon, but it frustrates me that the show has spent so little time exploring what motivates him.

I've had enough of Cersei but it was nice that she didn't kill Tyrion or Jamie, therein reminding us that she's still a human being who struggles with inner conflict.

I enjoyed the show a lot more when they were working more closely with Martin's novels.
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September 4th, 2017, 1:49 am #19

I think I am enjoying the spectacle and the fast pace enough to overlook the clunkiness. See relevant comments below:

S7, E1 – Dragonstone

Episode reviews by Myles McNutt at avclub. I’ve been following him awhile, back when he did a Buffy rewatch 10 yrs ago?
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I sorta forgot Arya had already murdered Walder, but something didn’t feel right, then I remembered.

My book reading friends note the same as McNutt – that the show is pruning and narrowing focus, while the books continue to (choose one: develop an intricate canvas/sprawl and bloat). :D

The exposition is a bit heavy – but I need the review so people talking about stuff to clarify their options is helpful.

• Cersei and Jaime and the map.
• The North is between a rock (The Wall) and a hard place (King’s Landing) – How can Jon justify any action?
• Sansa and Jon debate options.
• Tyrion lays out plans for Dany.

Lovely scene with Arya and the soldiers, and not because of Shereen. I loved the absurdity of her list being touched upon and laughed about, with the grim reality a horrifying undercurrent. She is not a little girl any more.

Euron’s little digs at Jaime – ouch! I am not hopeful that Jaime will end with a satisfying arc (this after seeing ALL of S7, not just e1). I agree with mcNutt that his development seems to have gone backwards. If Cersei is his fatal flaw, we need more than just his unswerving loyalty to her, justified by their past. IMHO.

Dragonstone is gorgeous. Need to research if it is a real place or an elaborate set. It seems impossible that it’s a set.

Sam in Maester training – poor guy! So much literal crap to deal with in an effort to make a difference.

Boy there’s a lot of instantaneous traveling. I’m kinda glad.
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September 20th, 2017, 10:22 pm #20

Dax wrote:Did Chris predict it prior to there BEING a dead dragon? Because that's good. But no, as SOON as we saw them dragging it out of the lake, I knew how the wall would be coming down... that's an easy one...

Great stuff all around.
LOL no he predicted it AFTER the dead dragon. So you and Chris are geniuses or I'm an idiot. :P
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