Post by CrepedCrusader on May 23, 2019 2:35:29 GMT
You wouldn't believe how many people who I've heard complaining about what bad writers Benioff & Weiss et al. are who have pretty much said this:
"They had such a great show, with seven seasons of great character development, and I agree with how everything ended up, but I just feel like events in the last few episodes were rushed, and they should have had a few more episodes... they're totally the worst writers ever, and I don't ever want to watch anything they write ever again!"
I'm like, "Bro, the beginning of that sentence doesn't go with the end of that sentence."
Post by Leo of Red Keep on May 23, 2019 5:08:25 GMT
I have not analysed the critics in any detail, so I cannot say anything about how often this contradiction turns up. I suppose it is a way of identifying the bandwagon jumpers who copy and paste arguments without understanding them.
I cannot take anyone seriously who started criticising the writing this season. They should have started with S6 at the very latest. The last third of S5 was already very dodgy and I'm not even mentioning Dorne which was nonsense the moment Ellaria turned around.
S6 was rushed already. S7 was rushed even more. Those who say things went fast in S8 are right but I believe they are mostly hiding the fact that they never saw the Daenerys turn coming, the one everyone with a brain was warning about since S6 at the latest.
So yes, all right, the season was most likely crap, like the two before, but those who only "found out" in the 5th episode are just morons.
Actually, I don't think its the writing at all. I think its probably within the same ball park as other seasons. What I think the real problem was (and you could feel it last season too, but not as much as this season) is that everything was rushed.
Rushing things made it feel like attention wasn't being paid to character development, many circumstances didn't feel like they had the chance to breathe.
Example: If they had more episodes we might have accepted the notion that Danarys was going crazy, that she was succumbing to her heritage of "mad" blood. But instead it came off as forced.
Example: At the end of last season Jon and Dany just end up together. At the beginning of this season they just are together. Where was the courtship? Where was the romance? We spent more time falling in love with Jon and Ygritte as a couple than we did Jon and Dany, and didn't we always know Ygritte was going to go by the wayside?
Example: How does Jon find out that he's a Targaryen? He was just told.
Example: How did Arya find out the Hound was still alive? How did she react to that? meh
These would have all worked fine if they had spread them out and padded them with more circumstance than just "it happened".
It was the rushed pacing, not bad writing, that ruined this season.
However, IMO, GOTG, even this final season, have been some amazing TV to watch!