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Having one of your main characters use the word "mansplain" unironically is a great way of alienating half or more of your audience.
Great show, starts weirdly but eventually gets you attached to the characters and it impressed me with how it shows them growing mentally and emotionally from one episode to another.
This was my favorite Star Wars setting, i prefer this over any of the movies (yes even the originals). It gave me some nostalgic feelings that i felt while playing Star Wars: Knights of the old Republic. It felt just like that, a character starting in an adventure, got a main quest, that quest came with a twist, upgraded his skills(arsenal), met companions, then, at the end of the adventures, defeats a much bigger threat with the help of those companions. I think some of those were on purpose, and i liked that, it felt refreshing.
This had little to do with the Watchmen universe. This story could've easily been set in a brand new show. Feels like it's using the Watchmen license to sell a story that was probably prepared for another show.
This season threw away any sense of logic, it was all about the looks, and yes, it looked amazing, but at what cost? The battle strategies made absolutely no sense, the troop counts varied based on what the story needed them to be, one moment everybody is dead except for the main characters (who, by now, have mastered the way of crafting plot armor), the next moment, there are literally thousands of dothraki riders and crazy amounts of unsullied. The power level of weapons (such as the balistae) had 0 consistency, one moment 1 balista can take out a dragon, another moment, 30 balistae cannot even shoot while they are being burnt to a crisp. Also some genius thought it would look great to put the catapults in front of the battle lines and have them shoot just once so we can see the dothraki charge, then forget about them, entirely. Main characters behaving 100% opposite to how they were built to be in early seasons, the master of spying, who in early seasons could maneuver not only kings, but their best advisors as well, gets outmaneuvered by a crazy blonde in her 20's. I am pretty sure the character limit of this review would not allow me to list every single thing that infuriated me watching this season so i will stop now. Although the show would deserve a much higher rating for its looks and acting, they lowered the bar sooo low compared to previous seasons that it pretty much felt like a different show ran by entirely different people.
Similar to the previous season, it looked great, the actors did amazing, but the story took a back seat to the action. The political intrigue pretty much disappeared, replaced by "teleporting" characters to be where the plot needs them to be, ignoring travel distances, and for the first time in the show existence, we start seeing "plot armor". People survive stuff just because they are developed characters, and from time to time we get served a "sacrificial offering", without it really being all about people's chances to survive an encounter but more like "ok we haven't killed any character in quite a few episode, let's see who goes".
The show started going in a weird direction, the visuals were as usual, amazing, but the characters started to take a back seat. For example the character Little Finger acted in a way that is not consistent with the way he was built over the past seasons. Sansa's entire story continues to be other people fixing her mess, after which she acts as if she did everything, her attitude is not consistent with the events. The whole "the north remembers" plot went absolutely nowhere. However the gorgeous looking action and the great acting still keep it above pretty much anything else on tv
The show kept going in the right direction, once again the political intrigue kept me fascinated
Although it felt a bit rushed at times, the story and acting was just spotless, with one of the most shocking moments in tv history executed perfectly in episode 9
Another great season, it did not disappoint
Amazing start of the series, even with a relatively low budget compared to other seasons, they got me stuck to the screen for days. The political intrigue, combined with action, drama and the occasional jokes were a perfect recipe, well executed as well.
By this point the show made a full turn into a political tool, new characters were intolerable, it lost me at the use of the word "mansplaining", i'm pretty sure no mainstream tv show has ever stooped this low. This season made me stop watching the series, it just turned a show that had potential into a cringe-fest ran by people who just can't do their jobs as entertainers and feel they have to insert their ideology onto everything.
Season 2 is when it started to become noticeable that some political agenda was being pushed through, and although it was annoying at times, it did have some good moments
first season was decent, it did well as a connection of the other shows
Finally a show that doesn't treat you like a child, it doesn't mindlessly explain everything, it lets you do some thinking, which is refreshing. Loved it. With all these movies and shows these days who only have women for representation who are forced in and are unlikeable, this show's 2 out of the 3 main(ish) characters are females, and they are great, great acting, great story. It proved that shows without a political agenda can do more for representation than those who do have one. Mentioning that i despise identity politics, but for some reason it seems relevant in media, so i had to mention it.