High King of the Known Worlds
A lot is covered by “none of what these people are doing follows from their established psychology” (including the collective smallfolk). If you want to skip to the climactic extra-long Danaerys segment, it’s 46 minutes in, and a lot of the threads converge on her anyway — like Tyrion behaving in ways that make no sense for him so that he’ll be more sympathetic than her, or how the show refuses to pursue the natural consequences of Cersei blowing up the sept because if it did, then the only plausible result would be Danaerys being greeted as a liberator and getting all the acclamation she wants, or how the removal of (f)Aegon means Varys’s reasoning for damn near anything he does becomes incredibly weak.Okay, I feel ashamed, but is there a condensed version of this? I'm having a really hard time plowing through over an hour of speaking. I mean what I've been hearing is great, but still, an hour is a bit much. Does it just boil down to "GoT people done fucked up?"
Plus it's right there in his nickname!As with just about all of her videos, this was great. The one point that struck me (as an avid book reader but indifferent show watcher) was the argument that Jamie should have been the one to kill the Night King to bring his Kingslayer "redemption" arc full circle. I'd not thought about that before, but having been slapped in the face with it, I really like it.
I feel like the best summation comes from her first video "So the ending was bad. But it was foreshadowed.. by all the other things that were bad". Basically it lays out a common realization post-finale that essentially the show had just been not good for a while and this was already foreshadowed by how bad the writing got when D&D were writing things without a GRRM narrative parachute even in season 1-4. She goes more in depth but it mostly comes down to 'poorly written characters do things that don't make sense but push the narrative towards a intended ending, sideboard of treating female characters like shit and making male characters angels too good for this world'.Okay, I feel ashamed, but is there a condensed version of this? I'm having a really hard time plowing through over an hour of speaking. I mean what I've been hearing is great, but still, an hour is a bit much. Does it just boil down to "GoT people done fucked up?"