WrigleyField 22 wrote: jersey cubs fan wrote: JudasIscariotTheBird wrote:
I'll have you guys know that a poster that I shall refuse to name PM'd me and said that he thinks that you writer apologists are a bunch of pathetic bags of suckage. Paraphrasing.
For the record, I think there is plenty to complain about.
I don't think the complaints about Dany's arc are justified.
I didn't like most of episode 4. The Dorne and Iron Island storylines have stunk, but the latter is mostly on GRRM, imo. Frankly, the fact that it's taken George this long to even get to the next stage in the story tells you everything about what an impossible task this has been. I think they've done a good job. Not great, but good.
If you don't think this season is a disaster you are a writer apologist.
If you think 2 additional seasons would be an inappropriate length of time to work through Danys descent to madness you are a writer apologist.
I think that's basically where we are at.
Yeah, since the beginning the Dany was mad queen arc was always something that was hinted at as a possibility, but it went from 0-100 way, way too fast. Like I said earlier, they were beating us over the head with it so hard and so suddenly last week and in the opening minutes of the latest episode that I wanted to believe it had to have been misdirection.
No issue with Dany going mad (judging by things GRRM and D&D have said, I'd bet this was always the plan), major, major issues with how undercooked the descent into madness was. It was just horsefeathers writing.
I was totally on board with this season through The Long Night, but things have definitely gone south.