OMfG! What was that please?
Well, so far hubs and me have made it to Episode 3, and so far we’re quite satisfied with what we’ve seen. If the production was in any rush, due to only being 6 episodes, it doesn’t show. They still take their time for lengthy dialogue and atmospheric shots. Ok, some of the characters are starting to act a little bit out of character. But the showrunners have noticed it as well and are even telling us that Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) made many mistakes. The cleverest man in all the 7 kingdoms being called out for being a dummy? Yikes.
But let’s talk about Episode 3, The Long Night: Again there is something odd with the whole planning of the last GoT season. Only 6 episodes in this one but the great battle of Winterfell was stretched to 82 minutes. That’s almost the runtime of a regular movie and it contained the longest consecutive battle I’ve ever seen in any movie.
Again the director seemed in no particular hurry but showed us the whole spectacle … in a good and a bad way. We liked how structured and procedural everything was. At no point didn’t we lose focus on what was going on, and where everyone was on the battlefield and in Winterfell castle. We’ve seen much worse from much bigger cinematic productions.
On the other hand it was all so fukn dark. 😦 Ya, of course it was dark, the battle happened at night, but usually we can see better even in night scenes. I know why it was so dark: Production wanted to save money on special effects and CGI so a lot of stuff was hardly visible. And after an hour of staring into the darkness … the darkness stares right back at you. 😮 LOL
Shit people, that was a wasted chance to show us some greatness. The mightiest battle ever filmed for TV just went p00f. 😦 But all in all we can’t share the resentments of most people and really kinda liked Season 8 so far. Of course the novelty effect is gone after 8 years of GoT, we know our heroes and villains and what to expect from everybody. And we recognize there has some jog trot entered into the production process, a little less love for the show. Recognizable in water bottles and Starbucks coffee mugs left on the scene while filming and slips like when Jon Snow (Kit Harington) calls Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) “Dany”, like a planet earth teenager would do in the 20th century. That’s not what we’d usually expect from such a gigantic saga.
Yes, we understand everybody involved in the production of GoT is tired of the show and wants to start something new, but please, they should have tried to finish the saga with some class and gravity and authority.
And we’ve heard the real disappointments are yet to come. 😮