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Game of Thrones monopolizing acting nominations in drama this year is fucking gross.

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Ah yes, Lena Headey, for example, absolutely deserves her nomination for all of the wine sipping she did during the entirety of her 20 minute appearance throughout the season

especially when you compare to her performance in past seasons

lmao

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While I totally agree, the nominations are also a victory lap for one of the greatest accomplishments in TV history.

Then, I like Season 8 more than most while acknowledging, and am occasionally enraged by, its considerable flaws.


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I’m a bit confused why the flaws of this season enraged people who had little to no complaints in S5 through S7. A lot of the problems in this season very much existed in those previous seasons. I get it’s the last one and the finale but still.

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because fucking up the ending is obviously way worse than fucking up the journey


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Vader182 wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 1:43 am
because fucking up the ending is obviously way worse than fucking up the journey


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I mentioned I get it’s the ending but I still feel people looked past the flaws in previous seasons. To me I still find certain things way more frustrating in previous seasons than this one and I’ve had time to marinate it.

Some of the meltdowns has to do with head canon aka Dany being the hero.

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Allstar wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 1:47 am
I mentioned I get it’s the ending but I still feel people looked past the flaws in previous seasons. To me I still find certain things way more frustrating in previous seasons than this one and I’ve had time to marinate it.

Some of the meltdowns has to do with head canon aka Dany being the hero.
its easy to go "okay well S7 might've been a let down but it's just setup for season 8"

every time someone said the above, it was like they were loading another stick of dynamite onto a pile, deferring their criticism for the resolution to make good on these flaws. so when s8 not only didn't fix these problems but actually created a lot more, that lit the match on a -lot- of dynamite.

Which, I have to mention, there was 100% big backlash to a lot of Seasons 5-7. It's not on the same level as Season 8, but the suggestion this didn't happen is patently false.


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It happened to a degree with previous seasons but just look at the reviews on RT, it’s alarming to compare.

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Allstar wrote:
July 19th, 2019, 2:08 am
It happened to a degree with previous seasons but just look at the reviews on RT, it’s alarming to compare.
a logical explanation for why is literally built into the thesis of my previous post


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I understand that, to me it still feels very extreme. That’s all I was saying.

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