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  1. There's a certain twisted irony that a book series where writing began almost 3 decades ago with absolutely no end in sight will be given a hamfisted resolution constructed over a few hours of television. Akin to a Swiss watch finely tuned over many years, only for the final finish to be delivered with a hammer.
  2. That would have been cool. In hindsight Arya had lots of tools in her box to be the heroine in this circumstance - they just executed it in a really sloppy way. I was really hoping/expecting that one of the final episodes would be flashback based giving the NK and that whole historical period a big twist. Shame that didn't happen. For all the graphics of the iron throne being positioned in winters thrall during previous seasons, that never happened either. Winter never even reached the capital: it's still tropical there! The real characters to have died a death during the transition from book to TV are the clever complex ones like Tyrion & Varys. These TV writers can't deal in shades of subtlety; if they could, they'd be writers devoted to award winning long form too. It sounds like filming for this was really arduous (I read Something about 60 days filming in sub 0 temperatures). Without the books to film to, somewhere along the way they just fucked it up
  3. 1: Who will be sitting the Iron Throne at the end of the final episode? No-one. Throne destroyed/obsolete 2: Five (or fewer) name characters who will still be alive* at the end of the final episode. Tyrion, Arya, Gendry, Sansa, Sam Tarly 3: Who will be the first major character to die this season? Grey Worm 4: Who will be the final major on screen death in the last episode? Jon Snow
  4. TLJ absolutely sucked. Run with it, JJ.
  5. Sad to see Cain exposed like that. When half of a 6 man PPV main event consists of middle aged men and a TNA X Division roster of almost a decade ago however, I think anything other than his warmed up corpse would probably be useful to WWE.
  6. Well, they've done an awful job with the second film and a mediocre/mildly good job with the first, so it's no surprise audiences are non-plussed for the conclusion. Likely to be the most forgettable of the 3 trilogies -- 0 standout "cinema legacy" moments to date.
  7. The judge who had the card weighted to Wilder — that’s corruption pure and simple. There is no earthly explanation for that card.
  8. Really hope Fury wins this. Think he will. He’s only 30, and has never taken much damage, so the idea he is past it should not come to bear. He’s 3 years the younger man. Whether the drugs & alcohol have a lasting effect is a different question ... but he looks in good shape, and is a more talented boxer than Wilder with — I think — more pedigree. Surprised that Wilder took this fight. Should be a good contest.
  9. I took too long to start the game, so he quit on me. Your approach sounds more productive. RE: bayou comments from earlier — the random interaction activity with the homeless hick whose property you have to reclaim from True Detective style, machete wielding “night folk” is a pretty damn spooky one. Don’t do it in the dark.
  10. Maniac is awful past the first few episodes: save yourself.
  11. There we go. Good to hear thoughts put on the line as to how it goes. RE: discounting pre-fight shenanigans, true to a degree, but Aldo/Alvarez seemed clearly affected by what went on before their bouts with Conor, so it isn’t outrageous to think some of the rush of blood to the head can carry over.
  12. Who’ve people got for Conor / Khabib? I try not to be swayed by intangibles, but Conor’s confidence and Khabibs seeming lack of it is infectious. Will go Conor in 2.
  13. Having the crowd present and bouncing to his words is the difference between McGregor being the class-clown whose buy-in from the rest of the students let's them mentally take over the classroom, to being the sort of ostracised class clown who is stuck out of the room sticking his nose up against the window. He came across as really rattled and stupid here; the irony being that while he criticised Khabib as being one to move in crowds, Conor's whole bravado and schtick rests upon having big crowds creating that crest of a wave for him to ride on.
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