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Game of Thrones Season 7 WTF moment

Honestly, the only thing we could think for the last ten minutes:

“Is she burning the supply train?”

“Wait! Isn’t that the food?”

“She’s burning the FOOD?”

“It’s WINTER you stupit #%$!! You don’t burn the FOOD! Now we’re all gonna starve!!!”

“Somebody better kill that idiot.”

 


My Take on Season 7 of Game of Thrones

“Previously on Game of Thrones . . ..”

You keep waiting for the recap to end, but, no, it just keeps leaping from event to event, without any semblance of cohesion or relationship between those events. Just bam, bam, bam, here’s your plot points. Forget conversations, forget travel time, forget anything but driving through this material as fast as possible just to get the darn thing over with.

That’s why I’m so bored of it already. It’s like an hour-long recap of episodes we didn’t get to see.


Winter is never coming, not really

So, yeah, Season 7 of Game of Thrones is on, I have paid for an HBO Go subscription, and it’s Thursday and I haven’t even bothered to watch Episode 2.

It didn’t help that GRRM was all being coy again, well we MIGHT have a Song of Ice and Fire book in 2018 and it MIGHT be The Winds of Winter, but it will probably be just another damned compilation of stories about kings and dragons whom we don’t give the first crap about.

Give it up, George. If you don’t want to finish the damned books, don’t finish them. But stop playing games about it. Just admit it– I’m having too much fun living my life, the series has become a huge pain in the ass, and I don’t enjoy sitting down to write it anymore. Fine. Hand it off to Brandon Sanderson, tell him what you originally wanted to happen, and he’ll pound out a few hundred thousand words like the very good methodical worker he is. And it will all be over.

And GRRM can do whatever the hell he likes without ever having to field a question about “WHEN” ever again.

Seriously. He doesn’t sound like a man who is writing from passion, he sounds like a harried man writing with a deadline he can never, ever, ever meet, and hearing the discontent growing around him. All the while, the television series spirals into the basic equivalent of such a bad fanfic that anyone with any genuine love for the characters in the novels has long since given up on even thinking of them as the same people.

Go to Bali, George. Hand the stupid series over to Sanderson or one of those guys you actually trained and just let it go. You’ll be infinitely happier, and as long as they hit the basic touchpoints, you’ll have done what you hoped to accomplish.

And we can stop pretending that this ridiculous television version has any basis in human behavior, plot, or common sense.