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  1. Anybody else tempted to take the Blues +275 series price? Or am I just feeling extra frisky after jumping on the Warriors -130 series line following Game 1? Seems like a big number with STL -120 for Game 4. HMMMMMM
  2. oh yea, would love to be in STL tomorrow. going to be a mardi gras-esque shitt show
  3. I read this as a Boston fan and it fit perfectly what a year
  4. High-quality post, thanks for the screengrabs. Also Bills06 the comparison to SLU and the NCAA has me in tears 10/10 Bruins-Blues smells like a 7-game series (I know nothing about hockey)
  5. I agree with this, and with brianstl on the episodes being thrilling TV from a standalone sense. The cinematography, sound, CGI, acting, etc., have been out of this world. The writing... well... This is my biggest problem. Dany's previous violent acts were not demonstrating how "temperamental" she was. Varys was not "slowing her roll", he wanted her on the Thone up until last week. Then, all of the sudden he starts looking into the camera with crazy foresight like, "you guys know what they say about Targaryens and coins.........." Wait, what? He then attempts to poison her before she's done anything remotely "mad". They spent 7 season building her into a heroic figure. We were supposed to cheer her burning the slave masters, killing the Dothraki leaders, watching her brother die, etc. Those scenes were never intended for us to be like, "Oh yikes, she's kind of losing it a bit here." Now the writers are pointing back at those scenes and cloaking them in "foreshadowing". Even burning the Tarlys, who were given the choice to kneel or be killed, is completely justified in the context of the show, and is nothing Jon, Ned, or Robb haven't done themselves in prior seasons. There has been zero character development which would lead her to burn thousands of women and children. None. She goes from a 1 on the villain scale to a 10 in one scene -- after she's won the war and everyone has surrendered. "She looks at the Red Keep and snaps" is piss-poor writing, because they wanted to wrap-up the series as quickly as possible. GRRM told them this Mad Queen arc was coming in the books, but they chose to ignore it before cramming the ENTIRE THING into the penultimate episode. It's lazy. Not to mention, it makes both Jon and Tyrion look like dopes as well. Why didn't they see this coming? It was so "obvious" to the audience. Nope, must've missed those signs as well. Now you're responsible for all those deaths. Good work, team. Let's just execute her and end the series Cleganebowl was epic. The dragon flying past them on the steps was perhaps the best shot of the entire series. Let's give a hand to Drogon, as well. Must've been low-key operating at 10% before last week. Scorpions? What scorpions? Qyburn's death was perfect. The scene between Jaime and Tyrion in the tent was a nice conclusion for the two. I think Jaime's arc would have a made more sense if Brienne was killed in the Battle of Winterfell, but whatever. Not everyone gets a complete turnaround. The fight scene with Euron was awful. "I'm the man who killed Jaime Lannister" has to be one of the worst lines of the show. I think Sansa, Bran, and co. have to roll south for the finale. To put Dany on trial or something. Let's keep getting weird. Bring Yara, Bronn, the whole gang. Howland Reed will show up to prove Jon = Aegon once and for all. Would have loved the "Bran sent the horse" angle. Show the horse's eyes glossed over, or cut from Bran, something. (Please, please, do something with Bran).
  6. Thank goodness for "Sandor", a true shining light
  7. I've read through A Song of Ice and Fire, but not all of the anthology works he's put out. I just have never heard of an author being bound to follow the TV adaptation of his novels, were he to write more novels. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, and if this were part of his contract I'm assuming would have leaked by now. (Or used as an excuse for why the next book is taking so long...) The last two books really dive into the Iron Born and Dorne, among other characters not on the show. Would be extremely hard for him to just follow the HBO scripts.
  8. The bad- Jon ghosting ghost. Wtf. Worst dog owner award. Brienne and Jaime goodbye. Was Jaime supposed to come across as going back to Cersei? He's obviously going to kill her/or attempt as much. Not sure why they tried so hard to make this ambiguous/weird. Cutting away from Bran/Jon telling Arya/Sansa who he really is. Are you kidding me????? The entire Bronn scene. So much cringe. Everything with Dany vs. the Iron Fleet. Like, you're sailing into the city, maybe try and be prepared for their Navy? They already took you by surprise once? Try and do a little scouting with those dragons of yours?? Also obvs the part where these ballistas are now the most accurate weapons in the GOT universe (except when they're not). Wouldn't it have made more sense to just have the dragon die last week? Cersei, who murdered 500 people at the Sept of Baelor, is now above wiping out Dany, her last dragon, and Tyrion, when they are right in front of her? Seems odd. Also the second time she's passed up on killing Tyrion. That Starbucks cup OMG (jk who cares) The good- Again, Arya and the Hound, and Sansa and the Hound. Great stuff. Everyone acknowledging that Jon came back from the dead was fun. I might need a rewatch to come up with more "good" lol. Putting the Stark pin on Theon was nice! Musings- Jaime and Arya as Jaime show up to kill Cersei at the same time?? Insert spiderman meme here lol Still a chance for Cleganebowl -- this has to be a lock right?? Unfinished business yes! I think Tyrion will turn on Varys, who Dany will kill. (Revealing your schemes -- very on brand for Varys. NOT.) All in all, I was in the camp that enjoyed Episode 3. 10/10 viewing experience, even though there were some head-scratching tactical moves (as A_Bomb detailed), and killing the NK before Cersei was not how I expected it to play out. My only guess is that in the books, it makes sense for Euron, who is this teetering on God-like character, a very compelling psychopath, to be this big final villain. He has a horn that supposedly can bind dragons to his will, and I wouldn't be surprised if he raises a Kraken from the sea or some shiiit. He's way more Ramsey Bolton than the show version. Also, I think Cersei might already be dead at this point, but the show-runners kept her around because Lena Headley is so good. So here we are. I can forgive a lot of the things that people complained about in E3, because it was still awesome TV (though they dragged out the last 10 mins juuust a bit *BITES TONGUE*). This week.. so much more wtf. I have no more hope for Bran being useful. The Dany-Jon back and forth becoming unbearable. So much stuff to wrap up, and I'm guessing A LOT of things will fall to the wayside and never be resolved or explained. We will see!
  9. Oh yea, that's what the airhorns are for lol. CLEGANEBOWL. Resurrected Hound vs. Undead Mountain would be a nice, poetic twist
  10. No bigger lock than the final scene of the series being Sam sitting down to write "A Song of Ice and Fire"
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