GiantsFan14 wrote:I'd like Jaime a hell of a lot if he hadn't banged his sister and pushed Bran off that tower. He's been pretty awesome this season.
Yeah, pushing a helpless child out a window is a bit of a point against him. But he did that more out of love for Cersei, I think, and he's also changed quite a bit since then.
The interesting thing about Jaime is he's always been known as this amazing swordsman in Westeros, but in having his sword hand cut off, he's arguably lost the most distinctive thing about him. His past identity is gone (I think he mentioned something like "I was that hand" when talking to Brienne a few episodes back) and he's going to have to form a completely new one now. Perhaps he'll become a better person for it.
mweir145 wrote:Robb reminded me of his father when he executed Karstark for killing the Lannister children. Pretty intense scene. Rather than being practical and keeping his army intact as everyone around him wanted him to, he decided to enact a death sentence for Karstark's treason. Robb stuck with honor and justice there, but it may cost him any real shot of winning the war without the Frey's help.
I believe they used the same chilling music as the Theon beheading Rodrick Cassel scene.
And when Theon revealed the charred remains of the children he had killed, I think, too.
bleach168 wrote:Question to people who haven't read the books, are there too many new characters?
I don't think so, at least it isn't any more of a problem than it has been in previous seasons. The books face that same problem constantly where there are so many characters (I think the books are even tougher to follow at times). You really can't try to track them all and just focus on ones that are playing active roles in the storyline. Even then it can be tough to track the short lived major characters when there are 10 storylines going at once.
I haven't read the books, and I was lost a couple times last episode.
- I feel like I can grasp the main plot just fine and I know the names, but there are a lot of characters getting screen time right now that I don't know the name of and don't really completely know how they fit into the story. The dude torturing Greyjoy for example. Don't really know who he is or if I'm supposed to.
-The characters who spend time in groups are a little easier to tell apart. Jon Snow's group for example is pretty easy to remember. But even so, I didn't really know what part the guy Rob Stark beheaded played in the story. I understand why it was important for their camp, but not sure who they were in the first place or if I ever saw them.
- I was really confused at the end when Varys and Littlefinger were talking.... are we aware of the lies they are speaking about? It really felt like I should have totally understood since they were cutting to different characters, but if there was some kind of reveal, I missed it.
Still though, the storylines of the big three are mostly easy to figure out, but with so many characters, it's better to just watch and let things click as they click. Either that or use the internet to figure things out while trying to avoid spoilers. I don't think they made a mistake by not leaving characters out though, but it does get overwhelming for those who haven't read the books.
Mookie4ever wrote:They have to talk clearer on this show. There is too much whispering going on. Howard Stern pointed it out and I have to agree.
I don't know if I've ever seen a movie or series in the epic genre that doesn't have the same issue. The dynamic range is just ridiculous for epics, I don't know why anybody believes it's a good thing. Dynamic range is awesome when it's mixed right, but it upsets me when these movies and shows get great reviews for their audio, but it really only works in a theater setting where you can actually blast a soundtrack.... and even then most of the time it just comes off as jarring rather than exciting.