dinsdag 14 mei 2019
Some thoughts on Game of Thrones, season 8, episode 5
Without a doubt the best episode of the season.
It was a good twist.
The set-up, Dany going mad, was a bit weak, but whatever.
We got Clegane Bowl, and it looked marvelous.
It was a good fight. The Jamie - Euron fight not so much.
There were other great scenes, which utilized the characters built well.
It mainly was a good episode because the best thing of the books is the third book, A Storm of Swords, because it shows well this quote from the first book, where Lord Varys asks: “Tell me, Lord Eddard ... why is it always the innocents who suffer most, when you high lords play your game of thrones?”
It shows this through the eyes of Brienne, travelling with Podrick and Arya, travelling with The Hound, through Westeros, which is utterly torn by the wars. I feel George R.R. Martin really writes Literature here. The Battle of Blackwater, in the first book and these scenes A Storm of Swords really made me think of Tolstoy’s War and Peace.
But this huge dread was pretty absent from the show, up till now.