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Old 05-21-2019, 11:52 PM   #4601
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Bran was far from the safe choice. He was unexpected. I also think GRRM would go that route (and has confirmed he told the showrunners the ending, even though he might have gotten there differently). GRRM is very cynical about power, and those who seek it. He also believes that the good rulers would be (1) those who don't want power or actively seek it and (2) have the benefit of the past and the present. Bran fits that description. And, lest we forget, Bran was the first real chapter in the Song of Ice and Fire book series. The showrunners just didn't develop the character in the show properly.

I think it was a safe choice. It allowed most of the main characters to get their happy ending. Sansa could be the Queen of the North. Tyrion could be the Hand of a kind ruler. All the good guys get to control their land and live happily ever after.

Choosing a realistic ending that fits the show would have taken guts. This ended up being good guys win and bad guys lose. We all go home happy. It's an Avengers movie.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:57 PM   #4602
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I think it was a safe choice. It allowed most of the main characters to get their happy ending. Sansa could be the Queen of the North. Tyrion could be the Hand of a kind ruler. All the good guys get to control their land and live happily ever after.

Choosing a realistic ending that fits the show would have taken guts. This ended up being good guys win and bad guys lose. We all go home happy. It's an Avengers movie.

To be fair, the Avengers had a whole lot more plot armor
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Old 05-22-2019, 05:34 PM   #4603
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Old 05-22-2019, 11:50 PM   #4604
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I have a difficult time calling it a happy ending unless you’re anyone but a Starkphile. It was equal to HIMYM finale bad. Pretty much ruins the whole series.
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Old 05-23-2019, 05:45 PM   #4605
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I wanted blood and violence, not flowers and kitties.

I think i'm over the ending, though. my coworker is on the Hodor part and it brought back all kinds of feelings.

So yeah, i'm cool with the ending, now.
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Old 05-28-2019, 08:47 PM   #4606
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I finally got to watch the finale. No surprises as I've read the reviews the past week.

I enjoyed the episode. Other than the King/Queen's council being off and the miraculous re-population of Unsullied and Dothraki, I thought it was a solid episode. The selection of Bran the Broken was okay too, didn't see that coming.

Didn't like the NK or King's Landing episodes because they were too "quick" after such a long buildup.
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Old 06-20-2019, 09:58 AM   #4607
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I hope it is the adventures of Arya out west
I was hoping for the same as well as she was my favorite character. But it certainly seems like they've ruled it out (for now...):

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Unfortunately, HBO boss Casey Bloys put an end to that speculation in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Nope, nope, nope,” he said when asked about a possible sequel to the show. “No. Part of it is, I do want this show—this Game of Thrones, Dan and David’s show—to be its own thing. I don’t want to take characters from this world that they did beautifully and put them off into another world with someone else creating it. I want to let it be the artistic piece they’ve got. That’s one of the reasons why I’m not trying to do the same show over.” Bloys added that a sequel simply doesn’t “make sense” for HBO.
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