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Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Gotta say, I didn't love the episode. For one thing, I found it all very dark and murky, and I couldn't tell what was going on half the time.

But then the actual content was kinda weak, I thought. Now I'm never entirely sure how much is flawed writing and how much is me not being enough of a nerd to know every little prior detail. Maybe there really was a point to some stuff that seemed pointless/senseless. But some stuff in that episode just didn't work for me.

And I felt they were a bit gutless in terms of killing people off. Coulda/shoulda gone with some bigger names IMO. This is supposed to be Game of Thrones.

I hope that's not it for the Night King. I mean in terms of explaining him. i.e. - what was up with that guy? Why did he want what he wanted? Like is that it?

:dunno:


Anyway, good for Arya being all clutch I guess.
 

Teela

Filthy Hooker
I really am going for an explanation of the Night King. I feel like there's more to the story that's missing.
 

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
Last nights episode was the best episode of any TV show of all time. Not even close. It was in all facets perfect.
 

Matty

Toe Toucher
Ser Jorah's and Theon's deaths got me right in the feels.

I think The Night King is gone for good. Bran's been manipulating the past so that events would lead to Arya stabbing him, and that's that. Gotta get the blonde bitch now.
 

Casperwaits

I Don’t Do Math Because It Hurts My Heart
Ser Jorah's and Theon's deaths got me right in the feels.

I think The Night King is gone for good. Bran's been manipulating the past so that events would lead to Arya stabbing him, and that's that. Gotta get the blonde bitch now.
My thoughts exactly
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Just a restate a prediction I made several seasons ago but I still stand by: at some point, probably the last episode, we will see dragon eggs.
 

xpansive

New Member
Finally got around to watching.

In parts exciting but also in parts dragged on too much for my liking. Watching the same thing over and over kinda wears on you after a while.

Preferred battle of the bastards and avengers infinity war...

Having said that, bring on the next episode already damnit...
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
The GoT word of the day is Pyrrhic.

It was a victory but was it a Pyrrhic victory?


Looks like it on the surface but since GoT is a written thing and not something that is actually happening, prolly not.


Kay, carry on.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
I'm about to start the movie The Madman and the Professor which co-stars Mel Gibson and Sean Penn.

Gotta say, I have no guess who will be which. Couple of prime madman candidates right there.

Straight-up coinflip.
 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Michael Gandolfini, son of James, to play Young Tony Sopranos in Prequel

So this is a movie scheduled for release in September 2020. I didn't know it was in the works so good.

The Many Saints of Newark, it's called. It's set in the late 60's. And it has a bunch of known actors - Vera Farmiga, Ray Liotta, Jon Bernthal, Corey Stoll, Billy Magnussen - so I guess it's the real deal.

My only comment at this point is I have seen Michael Gandolfini act. He had a little arc in season 2 of The Deuce.

His acting was not good. I was mentally comparing him to Robert Iler (AJ from The Sopranos) before I even realized it James Gandolfini's son.

Being comparable to Robert Iler - that's not good if you're looking to carry a movie.

But hey, maybe he can pick up his game. He looks the part anyway.


 

Mudcat

Leave everything to me!
Kinda weird though. I don't know how to feel.

I watched this movie Fighting With My Family - which stars Queen Cercei as the matriarch of a low-rent pro rasslin' family in the sticks of England - and in that family is Paige who goes on to the WWE.

(There actually is a Paige and it is totally based on a true story. I did not realize that until the end.)

But anyway, in the big sports biopic moment - spoiler alert - Paige becomes the WWE Diva's champion, making her family's dream come true.


Okay. So what do I do with this? Like in the biopic Ali, he really does train and beat Liston and Frazier and George Foreman. There is something to be super-impressed about there. Same with the biopic Race. Jesse Owens really does out-perform the fuck out of everyone and win those gold medals. Lou Gehrig really hit those home runs and Ben Hogan really won those majors.

Paige's dream came true and that's always nice but all she did was follow a script that some writer's wrote. :dunno:

Like I guess she proved herself really good at whatever you have to be to have the script written that way - so well done as far as that.

But I don't know how to feel.
 
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