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It Wasn't a Puppy After All [May. 14th, 2012|09:07 pm]
Elio & Linda
I think I’ve finally managed to come up with an adequate comparison to illustrate the depth of my disappointment with the second season of Game of Thrones.

It is a bit like waiting for years for a puppy. You’re eager, you’re nervous, you’re really, really expectant. But you also know it is likely that it won’t be exactly as you have imagined, so you try to keep your expectations realistic.

Then you get your puppy and it is all very exciting. After a while, you start noticing that it is not all fun and games with this puppy; it is a bit hard to train and sometimes you get quite upset because it just isn’t working out. But at the end of your first year with the puppy, you are still very happy because it is a lovely puppy, all considered.

Next year doesn’t start out so well, however. The puppy is being more difficult again. There are some glimmers of hope, though, and you struggle on for those.

Then, the bombshell hits. Your puppy isn’t actually a puppy. It is revealed to be a large rat dressed up in a puppy costume. You can keep trying to pretend it is a puppy, but that will never make it one. If you like rats, you might still be able to make do with the rat, but if you don’t…well, you’re out of luck.

That’s where I am at now with Game of Thrones. I don’t particularly dislike rats, but I am not really fond of them either. And I can’t stop thinking about the puppy.

[User Picture]From: arya
2012-05-16 02:55 pm (UTC)
I KNOW RIGHT?!? I, for one, would really like it if Daenerys could stop peeing all over the carpet.

I can't tell how much of my disgust at what's going on in Qarth is the horribly ill-conceived changes the tv writers have made, and how much of it is that Emilia Clarke has no acting range whatsoever... or if Daenerys was always this petty, imperious, obnoxious, and whingy, and I just didn't notice it until A Dance With Dragons.

But the Jaime thing is unforgivable. He's arrogant and self-important, sure, but murdering his own cousin for... a distraction? Really? And having the escape attempt of his own instead of being orchestrated by Tyrion makes the main protagonist look like a schmuck, for being willing to let his brother rot in prison while he wipes Cersei's bum for her. Gaaaah.
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[User Picture]From: hippoiathanatoi
2012-05-16 03:47 pm (UTC)
i can't watch any of the Qarth stuff now. It is such a mess.

I am not sure if it is Emilia Clarke's acting or their writing for her, to be honest. I am not impressed by her, that's for sure, but it could be down to how they are writing her.

Jaime...I am not so upset by that, but I can see why some would be. I didn't quite like how that scene came out, though.
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[User Picture]From: arya
2012-05-16 04:01 pm (UTC)
I think the reaction to Jaime's scene is about how much an individual loves the Lannister Boys.</p>

Qarth, though..... Dear god. Just... Mindboggling.

And by killing Irri off, HBO robbed itself of future (canon) lesbian sex scene potential. It's like they're not even thinking about what they're doing anymore, screwing themselves out of HBOification.

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[User Picture]From: silvertistel
2012-05-16 04:55 pm (UTC)
I've just decided to view it as something completely separate and just very very loosely related. It's still just really confusing to wait for a scene and then get something completely different. I found myself trying to puzzle out Jon's, Jaime's, Cat's, Arya's and Sansa's storyline after the last episode and just gave up. Dany is like a different story completely so I'm not even counting that, it's so far out the left field.
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