History Narm / GameOfThrones

28th Jan '18 11:19:20 PM Ebrbfureh
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* As part of TheConspiracy to assassinate [[spoiler: Jon Snow]], someone was given the job of ''painting a sign'' that says "Traitor". Imagine the debate that must have gone into that decision: "Hmm, how can we make it clear we're upset with him, other than repeatedly stabbing him to death? I know! We'll make him look at ''a sign''!", or the attendant debate over which PreMortemOneLiner to say aloud and which to put on a sign. It gets even sillier in the Season 6 premiere. '''[[WhatAnIdiot They didn't take the sign down]]'', and left the corpse lying under it. It takes Davos about two seconds to put two and two together and realize what happened. Way to go, guys.

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* As part of TheConspiracy to assassinate [[spoiler: Jon Snow]], someone was given the job of ''painting a sign'' that says "Traitor". Imagine the debate that must have gone into that decision: "Hmm, how can we make it clear we're upset with him, other than repeatedly stabbing him to death? I know! We'll make him look at ''a sign''!", or the attendant debate over which PreMortemOneLiner to say aloud and which to put on a sign. It gets even sillier in the Season 6 premiere. '''[[WhatAnIdiot ''[[WhatAnIdiot They didn't take the sign down]]'', and left the corpse lying under it. It takes Davos about two seconds to put two and two together and realize what happened. Way to go, guys.
25th Jan '18 12:03:27 AM NightShade96
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** An entire room full of people all collapsing from being poisoned ''[[OneDoseFitsAll at the same time]]'' and ''[[RuleOfDrama on dramatic cue]]'' is as funny as it is horrific. One thinks of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.

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** An entire room full of people all collapsing from being poisoned ''[[OneDoseFitsAll at the same time]]'' and ''[[RuleOfDrama on dramatic cue]]'' is [[BlackComedy as funny as it is horrific.horrific]]. One thinks of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.
28th Dec '17 11:42:35 AM Chasem
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* In the first episode, Dany switches from Common to Valyrian mid-conversation. Her Valyrian dialogue is louder and more stilted and sounds too similar to when she's giving a speech (as opposed to casual conversation), and can be too jarring for the scene's own good. Even more so in that she keeps the same louder, hammier tone when switching ''back'' to Common.
25th Dec '17 12:14:11 PM Chasem
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** For many non-English speakers, translation also led to some of this since "Hold the door" sounds ''very'' different in other languages. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/comments/4ko0ad/s6e5_i_feel_so_sorry_for_everyone_watching_that/ Some are creative, while some don't even try]]. In Italian, for instance, the line was changed to "Trova un modo!" ("Find a way!"), while the French and Portuguese struggled comically to gradually turn "Pas-au dehors!" and "Segure a porta!" into "Hodor". Germanic languages had an easier time of it since the words have very common roots: for instance, "Halt das Tor" (German) and "Håll dörren" (Swedish).

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** For many non-English speakers, translation (for both subtitled and dubbed versions) also led to some of this since "Hold the door" sounds ''very'' different in other languages. [[https://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/comments/4ko0ad/s6e5_i_feel_so_sorry_for_everyone_watching_that/ Some are creative, while some don't even try]]. In Italian, for instance, the line was changed to "Trova un modo!" ("Find a way!"), while the French and Portuguese struggled comically to gradually turn "Pas-au dehors!" and "Segure a porta!" into "Hodor". Germanic languages had an easier time of it since the words have very common roots: for instance, "Halt das Tor" (German) and "Håll dörren" (Swedish).
25th Dec '17 12:10:44 PM Chasem
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* By the time viewers get to Dany's third or fourth speech in High Valyrian in "Breaker of Chains", it starts to get tiresome and grating rather than the intended [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome awesome]]; not only does it start to look StrictlyFormula, but Emilia Clarke's delivery is stilted and unnatural to ChewingTheScenery degrees of ham, making it seem like she has a tenuous grasp on the ConLang and that it being Dany's "mother tongue" is an InformedAbility.
18th Dec '17 11:12:33 PM Nozdordomu
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* In the middle of her conversation with the banker in "Queen's Justice," Cersei mentions that Daenerys' dragons aren't as powerful as some may think. Not a bad line, but the way Lena Headey pronounces the word "think" – along the lines of saying "what" as "hwat" – is jarringly odd, and somewhat comical. It sounds as if she changed accents mid-sentence, and she never speaks like this before or after.
1st Nov '17 11:10:04 AM system
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1st Nov '17 11:02:33 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* The {{squick}}y montage of Sam's soup/shit duties in Oldtown, while no doubt intended to be comical to some extent, comes across so broad and sloppily edited it might as well have come from a Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg flick. All that's missing is some apropos montage music...
* The fact that Qyburn's fearsome, top-secret [[AntiAir anti-dragon]] weapon on which "the finest [[PerfectlyCromulentWord artillaters(?)]] and blacksmiths in King's Landing have been labouring day and night" turns out to be a [[MundaneSolution fairly mundane]] ballista, like those in use since Season 2.

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* The {{squick}}y montage of Sam's soup/shit duties in Oldtown, while no doubt intended to be comical to some extent, comes across so broad and sloppily edited it might as well have come from a Creator/SeltzerAndFriedberg flick. All that's missing is some apropos montage music...
* The fact that Qyburn's fearsome, top-secret [[AntiAir anti-dragon]] weapon on which "the finest [[PerfectlyCromulentWord artillaters(?)]] artillaters]] and blacksmiths in King's Landing have been labouring day and night" turns out to be a [[MundaneSolution fairly mundane]] ballista, like those in use since Season 2.



** And earlier, Ellaria blaming Tyrion for Oberyn's death, which comes across as surreal for its absurdity and inanity. Especially when you take into account that if there was anyone who avenged Oberyn's death, it was ''Tyrion;'' after all, he murdered his father, who was in turn responsible for Gregor Clegane's career and his atrocities towards Elia and Oberyn.

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** And earlier, * Ellaria blaming Tyrion for Oberyn's death, which comes across as surreal for its absurdity and inanity. Especially when you take into account that if there was anyone who avenged Oberyn's death, it was ''Tyrion;'' after all, he murdered his father, who was in turn responsible for Gregor Clegane's career and his atrocities towards Elia and Oberyn.



** Her boast about getting where she is by ignoring all those supposedly wise men who'd tried to advise her rings jarringly hollow from a bitter woman with nothing worth living for except revenge, brought down by someone who, incidentally, ''was'' making use of a wise man at their side.
* Sam curing Jorah's greyscale by excising the infected skin--squicky though it is--is much less "Emmy-awarded HBO series" than ''[[Film/TheFortyYearOldVirgin The 40-Year Old Friendzoner]]''... Iain Glen's bizarre reactions and grunts must be seen to be believed. The scene also focuses on it a bit longer than necessary and ends with another weird cut to a close-up of food, repeating the already-old gag of Sam's soup-shit duties from the previous episode.



** Also, his ludicrously over-the-top entrance to the battle, which looks like something out of VideoGame/GodOfWar or Film/HeavyMetal, as not only does a huge carved gangplank drop down on Yara's ship, but Euron is standing at the very end of it as it drops and crushes a Mook, [[LargeHam roaring and brandishing a huge axe]]. The scene may qualify as NarmCharm given how cartoonish it is, particularly when scored to the PiratesOfTheCaribbean theme song, Wrestling/BrockLesnar's entrance theme or the [=E1M1=] music from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.
* The long-awaited meeting between Jon and Daenerys is at the height of underwhelming. Their encounter mostly consists in each person's CharacterTics undergoing extreme {{Flanderization}} with Dany giving long, imperious pompous speeches boasting of her family pride while dismissing her father's reign and uprising as a minor detail, while Jon more or less broods, acts taciturn, spouts on about the North and family honour, while giving Tyrion and Davos articulate more coherent arguments mostly for the purpose of giving the characters something to do and say. The result plays less like a grand epic meeting of prophecy and more like a [=SNL=] skit parodying such a CoolVersusAwesome moment.
** Daenerys invokes King Torrhen's oath of fealty to Aegon the Conqueror in perpetuity, despite Aerys pretty much voiding it on his end, and then trying to make peace with... an apology.
** At the start of the scene, Missandei gives a full rendition of Dany's titles and it's a strangely long time before we actually get a clear shot of her in the room, giving the impression that it's coming from some kind of loudspeaker.

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** Also, his ludicrously over-the-top entrance to the battle, which looks like something out of VideoGame/GodOfWar or Film/HeavyMetal, as not battle. Not only does a huge carved gangplank drop down on Yara's ship, but Euron is standing at the very end of it as it drops and crushes a Mook, [[LargeHam roaring and brandishing a huge axe]]. The scene may qualify as NarmCharm given how cartoonish it is, particularly when scored to the PiratesOfTheCaribbean theme song, Wrestling/BrockLesnar's entrance theme or the [=E1M1=] music from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.
* The long-awaited meeting between Jon and Daenerys is at the height of underwhelming. Their encounter mostly consists in each person's CharacterTics undergoing extreme {{Flanderization}} with Dany giving long, imperious pompous speeches boasting of her family pride while dismissing her father's reign and uprising as a minor detail, while Jon more or less broods, acts taciturn, spouts on about the North and family honour, while giving Tyrion and Davos articulate more coherent arguments mostly for the purpose of giving the characters something to do and say. The result plays less like a grand epic meeting of prophecy and more like a [=SNL=] skit parodying such a CoolVersusAwesome moment.
** Daenerys invokes King Torrhen's oath of fealty to Aegon the Conqueror in perpetuity, despite Aerys pretty much voiding it on his end, and then trying to make peace with... an apology.
** At the start of the scene, Missandei gives a full rendition of Dany's titles and it's a strangely long time before we actually get a clear shot of her in the room, giving the impression that it's coming from some kind of loudspeaker.
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* Littlefinger gives possibly his most inane monologue yet, saying that Sansa should fight in all directions and that everything is happening at the same time and other MeaninglessMeaningfulWords. The fact that Sansa seems ''horrified'' by his words simply makes it funnier.



* Euron continues bugging Jaime by asking him for sex tips and whether Cersei likes "a finger in the bum". After Cersei finishes her business with Ellaria Sand, she makes out with Jaime and then, we got a view of his ass where Cersei digs her fingers in. We cut to next morning where Cersei is soundly asleep and Jaime, basking in afterglow, looks at her as if they just had sex on prom night.
** This also features another nude scene from Cersei that's somehow even more obviously a body double than in the walk of shame.
** The fact that Cersei goes directly from giving a DruggedLipstick KissOfDeath to making out with and going down on Jaime. Yes, she wiped it off, but still...

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* Euron continues bugging Jaime by asking him for sex tips and whether Cersei likes "a finger in the bum". After Cersei finishes her business with Ellaria Sand, she makes out with Jaime and then, we got a view of his ass where Cersei digs her fingers in. We cut to next morning where Cersei is soundly asleep and Jaime, basking in afterglow, looks at her as if they just had sex on prom night.\n** This also features another nude scene from Cersei that's somehow even more obviously a body double than in the walk of shame.\n** The fact that Cersei goes directly from giving a DruggedLipstick KissOfDeath to making out with and going down on Jaime. Yes, she wiped it off, but still...



** Likewise, the murals are arranged in a very obvious narrative order for careful dramatic effect, and the paint looks very recent and not archaic enough, with the pictorialism of the White Walkers being too figurative for obvious RuleOfPerception.



** There's also the fact that Jon and Dany are related and their relationship should it ever advance, would result in SurpriseIncest between a man and a woman who is his aunt-but-of-the-same-age because of their TangledFamilyTree. Likewise, as Jon himself notes, neither he nor Dany have time for romance, owing to the situation at hand, and said assertion is then undercut with Davos noting that Jon has been staring at [[MyEyesAreUpHere Dany's heart]], and then [[HypocriticalHumor likewise ogling]] [[UnusualEuphemism Missandei's heart]].
1st Nov '17 10:48:53 AM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* Melisandre's attempt to resurrect [[spoiler: Jon Snow]] amounts to giving him a haircut and a light shave, then washing his hair. It looks less like a resurrection and more like she's his barber. Plus, it's uncannily like all those Arya the Mortician scenes in Season 5, making it almost seem that if Arya had just inadvertently mumbled some Valyrian about not being dead, the same thing might have happened.
** And given how her usual magic required burning people or making shadow-babies, this scene is downright anti-climatic. One can't help but think she's cutting the corpse's hair, caressing his abs, and mumbling some nonsense just to get Davos off her case.
** It's also hard to take seriously due to its similarity to the ending of ''Film/{{Crank}} 2: High Voltage'', with Melisandre being seemingly unsuccessful and Davos leading her away, only for [[spoiler:Jon]] to revive just before the credits roll.
* Jaime confesses more sins to the High Sparrow's face than all his other victims combined (heck, Margaery was seized for ''perjury'' and remanded for "not being without sin"), all while ''[[WhatAnIdiot being surrounded by armed Sparrows]]''… but the High Sparrow just keeps babbling on about gods-fearing and overthrowing empires and then just leaves without any interest in seizing Jaime.
** Justified in later episodes where it is revealed the High Sparrow is playing a very careful game of manipulation and trying to convert Tommen and Margaery to consolidate his power and likely took no action against Jaime right then because it would have just antagonised the king.
* Young Ned's supposedly grim expression in "Oathbreaker" is really angsty. His eyebrows don't help either, making him look like he's related to Daenerys.

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* Melisandre's attempt to resurrect [[spoiler: Jon [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] amounts to giving him a haircut and a light shave, then washing his hair. It looks less like a resurrection and more like she's his barber. Plus, it's uncannily like all those Arya the Mortician scenes in Season 5, making it almost seem that if Arya had just inadvertently mumbled some Valyrian about not being dead, the same thing might have happened. \n** And given how her usual magic required burning people or making shadow-babies, this scene is downright anti-climatic. One can't help but think she's cutting the corpse's hair, caressing his abs, and mumbling some nonsense just to get Davos off her case.\n** It's also hard to take seriously due to its similarity to the ending of ''Film/{{Crank}} 2: High Voltage'', with Melisandre being seemingly unsuccessful and Davos leading her away, only for [[spoiler:Jon]] to revive just before the credits roll.
* Jaime confesses more sins to the High Sparrow's face than all his other victims combined (heck, Margaery was seized for ''perjury'' and remanded for "not being without sin"), all while ''[[WhatAnIdiot being surrounded by armed Sparrows]]''… but the High Sparrow just keeps babbling on about gods-fearing and overthrowing empires and then just leaves without any interest in seizing Jaime.
** Justified in later episodes where it is revealed the High Sparrow is playing a very careful game of manipulation and trying to convert Tommen and Margaery to consolidate his power and likely took no action against Jaime right then because it would have just antagonised the king.
* Young Ned's supposedly grim expression in "Oathbreaker" is really angsty. His eyebrows don't help either, making him look like he's related to Daenerys.
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* The exclamation "Hodor!" has undergone such MemeticMutation that the OriginStory scene where his younger self shouts "Hold the Door! Hold Door! Hodor!" over and over plays out exactly like the TropeNamer "[[Series/SixFeetUnder Numb arm! Numb arm! Narm!]]" only about ten times more drawn out, and a few found TheReveal itself to be trite and melodramatic, especially the aggressive cross-cutting for a rather obvious setup.

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* The exclamation "Hodor!" has undergone such MemeticMutation that the OriginStory scene where his younger self shouts "Hold the Door! Hold Door! Hodor!" over and over plays out exactly like the TropeNamer "[[Series/SixFeetUnder Numb arm! Numb arm! Narm!]]" only about ten times more drawn out, and a few found TheReveal itself to be trite and melodramatic, especially the aggressive cross-cutting for a rather obvious setup.out.



* Daenerys gets yet another rousing speech in "Blood of My Blood" but while it is visually impressive, it barely makes any sense for it to exist. Aside from the glaring AssPull that is Drogon's sudden appearance and taming, it comes at a time when she's marching with a totally loyal army with no apparent morale problems, making it feel like she got bored more than anything else.



* Though it's thankfully never actually said in the show, Brother Ray's name is quite jarringly modern, and probably reminded many viewers of a certain [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys table-smashing pro wrestler]] more than a repentant pacifist, and then there's his shameless AsYouKnow where he seems to think [[spoiler:Sandor]] needs a refresher on that time he almost died.

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* Though it's thankfully never actually said in the show, Brother Ray's name is quite jarringly modern, and probably reminded many viewers of a certain [[Wrestling/TheDudleyBoys table-smashing pro wrestler]] more than a repentant pacifist, and then there's his shameless AsYouKnow where he seems to think [[spoiler:Sandor]] needs a refresher on that time he almost died.



* When Jon mounts his horse to ride out to Rickon, attentive viewers can spot that his sword is [[https://media.giphy.com/media/xT8qB2C54Mwfovy9SE/giphy.gif more flexible]] [[SpecialEffectFailure than it should be]].
* Remember Wun Wun as the OneManArmy whacking wights left, right, and center with a huge log at Hardhome? Cherish those memories; you'll need them to counter the embarrassing shots of him pathetically waving his ''naked arms'' at the Bolton infantry and being [[TheLoad generally useless]] despite having time to actually ''prepare'' for this battle.



* Jon Snow and his army must be made up of the fastest sprinters in Westeros, as not even a minute passes after Ramsay arrives in Winterfell on horseback, before Jon's army starts breaking down the gate. It looks even more strange that none of the Vale knights participate in the final siege, in spite of actually possessing horses.
* While Ramsay's PlotArmor finally runs out, his VillainSue ramps up exponentially until that point. He repeatedly fires on his own troops and those of allied houses, who continue to fight for him to the bitter end. He does so in order to form a wall of corpses to trap them, which forms well higher than is reasonable, as if troops were climbing on existing piles to die there. And none of the Stark/Wilding troops, including Davos' archers who were the last to join the fray, manage to notice the approaching Bolton spears. Finally, the Umbers go over the corpse wall to be hemmed in with the Stark forces, even though that spells their own doom.

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* Jon Snow and his army must be made up of the fastest sprinters in Westeros, as not even a minute passes after Ramsay arrives in Winterfell on horseback, before Jon's army starts breaking down the gate. It looks even more strange that none of the Vale knights participate in the final siege, in spite of actually possessing horses.
* While Ramsay's PlotArmor finally runs out, his VillainSue [[InvincibleVillain invincibility]] ramps up exponentially until that point. He repeatedly fires on his own troops and those of allied houses, who continue to fight for him to the bitter end. He does so in order to form a wall of corpses to trap them, which forms well higher than is reasonable, as if troops were climbing on existing piles to die there. And none of the Stark/Wilding troops, including Davos' archers who were the last to join the fray, manage to notice the approaching Bolton spears. Finally, the Umbers go over the corpse wall to be hemmed in with the Stark forces, even though that spells their own doom.



* Dany freeing her other two dragons is played as a brilliant piece of TakeAThirdOption despite being the blindingly obvious solution, which is compounded by the Masters reacting to it as if they somehow forgot dragons existed despite specifically demanding that they be slaughtered as one of the terms of Dany's surrender.
** The MookChivalry of the rest of the Masters' massive fleet just watching Dany destroy one ship without even trying to interfere is especially silly since a Season 5 "Histories & Lore" featurette talks about how this is ''exactly'' how her distant ancestor Prince Jacaerys was killed during the Dance of the Dragons.
** Even before that, the fleet ''somehow'' sneaks up on Meereen and catches the defenders entirely unaware even though it dwarfs the one Stannis led to the Blackwater, which the defenders of King's Landing knew about days, if not weeks, in advance. And then this fleet just bombards the city without landing any troops to actually take it, which prompts the question of what they planned to do if Meereen didn't immediately surrender.

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* %%* Dany freeing her other two dragons is played as a brilliant piece of TakeAThirdOption despite being the blindingly obvious solution, which is compounded by the Masters reacting to it as if they somehow forgot dragons existed despite specifically demanding that they be slaughtered as one of the terms of Dany's surrender.
** %%** The MookChivalry of the rest of the Masters' massive fleet just watching Dany destroy one ship without even trying to interfere is especially silly since a Season 5 "Histories & Lore" featurette talks about how this is ''exactly'' how her distant ancestor Prince Jacaerys was killed during the Dance of the Dragons.
** %%** Even before that, the fleet ''somehow'' sneaks up on Meereen and catches the defenders entirely unaware even though it dwarfs the one Stannis led to the Blackwater, which the defenders of King's Landing knew about days, if not weeks, in advance. And then this fleet just bombards the city without landing any troops to actually take it, which prompts the question of what they planned to do if Meereen didn't immediately surrender.



* In the premiere, Euron's new outfit, which makes him look like a wannabe rock star or a hipster, is either this or NarmCharm.



* Arya's AesopAmnesia of implying that the Freys' big mistake was failing to KillEmAll... [[{{Hypocrite}} in the midst of poisoning]] ''[[{{Hypocrite}} only]]'' [[{{Hypocrite}} the]] ''[[{{Hypocrite}} adult men]]'' [[{{Hypocrite}} of House Frey]]. (Granted, the women weren't responsible for the Red Wedding, which is what Arya was really after with her vengeance, but still.)
** An entire room full of people all collapsing from being poisoned ''[[OneDoseFitsAll at the same time]]'' and ''[[RuleOfDrama on dramatic cue]]'' is as funny as it is horrific. One thinks of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.

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* Arya's AesopAmnesia The result of implying that the Freys' big mistake was failing to KillEmAll... [[{{Hypocrite}} in the midst of poisoning]] ''[[{{Hypocrite}} only]]'' [[{{Hypocrite}} the]] ''[[{{Hypocrite}} adult men]]'' [[{{Hypocrite}} of House Frey]]. (Granted, the women weren't responsible for the Red Wedding, which is what Arya was really after with her vengeance, but still.)
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poisoning the Frey men's wine. An entire room full of people all collapsing from being poisoned ''[[OneDoseFitsAll at the same time]]'' and ''[[RuleOfDrama on dramatic cue]]'' is as funny as it is horrific. One thinks of ''Series/{{Blackadder}}''.horrific.
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** Dany's FaceDeathWithDignity moment was awkwardly staged to coincide precisely with Drogon's arrival, with the close-up on her closing her eyes seeming to many like we'd fallen into ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and she was summoning Drogon with ThePowerOfLove.
** The dragon-riding itself on many levels. Besides the sudden shift into HighFantasy being jarring for some, many of the effects were [[SpecialEffectFailure comically bogus]] (particularly the utter lack of wind in Dany's hair), not to mention the numerous large spines on Drogon's back that made many giggle at just how, *ahem*, [[GroinAttack uncomfortable]] riding this dragon must be. Then there was how slowly and awkwardly Dany was actually mounting while the Sons of the Harpy apparently [[MookChivalry did nothing to stop her]], and how -- rather than attempting to harness Drogon against her enemies -- Dany apparently just abandons her entire court to test-drive her new ride.

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** Dany's FaceDeathWithDignity moment was awkwardly staged to coincide precisely with Drogon's arrival, with the close-up on her closing her eyes seeming to many like we'd fallen into ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' and she was summoning Drogon with ThePowerOfLove.
** The dragon-riding itself on many levels. Besides the sudden shift into HighFantasy being jarring for some, many of the effects were are [[SpecialEffectFailure comically bogus]] (particularly the utter lack of wind in Dany's hair), not to mention the numerous large spines on Drogon's back that made many giggle at just how, *ahem*, [[GroinAttack uncomfortable]] riding this dragon must be. Then there was is how slowly and awkwardly Dany was is actually mounting while the Sons of the Harpy apparently [[MookChivalry did do nothing to stop her]], and how -- rather than attempting to harness Drogon against her enemies -- Dany apparently just abandons her entire court to test-drive her new ride.



* Ellaria empathizing with Jaime over his relationship with Cersei struck many people as being downright weird for equating Dorne's EternalSexualFreedom with incest, and the scene itself serves [[{{Padding}} no purpose]] beyond reminding us how much of an OpenSecret Jaime and Cersei's love affair is and how "liberal" Dorne is.

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* Ellaria empathizing with Jaime over his relationship with Cersei struck many people as being downright weird for equating Dorne's EternalSexualFreedom with incest, and the scene itself serves [[{{Padding}} no purpose]] beyond reminding us how much of an OpenSecret Jaime and Cersei's love affair is and how "liberal" Dorne is.incest.



** It also doesn't help the gravity of the scene that Ellaria and the Sand Snakes act all {{smug|Snake}} afterwards as if they got away with something, even though the ship is ''still in sight of shore'' and could return for medical attention or revenge, making their action hair-pullingly obvious and therefore it's ridiculous that they believe they could get away with it for more than a day.



* It's hard to take Septa Unella's threatening demeanor seriously when she sounds like a clerical [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].
** "Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!…" She's saying that because it's a walk of ''[[CaptainObvious shame]]'', you see.
** Cersei has committed grievous sins, and [[Series/SaturdayNightLive the only prescription is more cowbell]]! ''Dingalingaling!''

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* It's hard to take Septa Unella's threatening demeanor seriously when she sounds like a clerical [[Series/TheBigBangTheory Sheldon Cooper]].
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"Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!… Shame!…" She's Unella is saying that because it's a walk of ''[[CaptainObvious shame]]'', you see.
** Cersei has committed grievous sins, and [[Series/SaturdayNightLive the only prescription is more cowbell]]! ''Dingalingaling!''
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** The battle of Winterfell is too ridiculous to be taken seriously. There's been an entire season of build-up to this very moment, the Bolton army approaches, Stannis' theme comes up as he draws his sword, the armies clash… and five seconds later we see Stannis' army decimated and Ramsay once again completely unscathed and basically saying "Okay boys, we're done here. I gotta get back to raping my wife".
** This culminates in Brienne killing Stannis in the name of the "rightful" King Renly, a statement that (though likely in-character) is just too solemnly untruthful for many to take [[https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/s720x720/10485940_697412917071887_1640100858989780483_o.jpg seriously]] since Renly was many things but never the rightful king by any law of the Seven Kingdoms (as ''he himself'' acknowledged), which can ironically make Brienne come across as a massive {{hypocrite}} for invoking the title of "rightful king" in killing a man whose claim was unambiguously stronger than Renly's.
** What really cements the hilarity of all this is Stannis' utter ''bemusement'', since he [[UnknownRival barely knows]] who Brienne even ''is'', much less what he could've done to earn her hatred. It's only once she launches into her melodramatic MotiveRant that he understands and stoically resigns himself to it, as if this is just the cherry on top of the shit-cake his life turned into.

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** * The battle of Winterfell is too ridiculous to be taken seriously. There's been an entire season of build-up to this very moment, the Bolton army approaches, Stannis' theme comes up as he draws his sword, the armies clash… and five seconds later we see Stannis' army decimated and Ramsay once again completely unscathed and basically saying "Okay boys, we're done here. I gotta get back to raping my wife".
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* Stannis' defeat
culminates in Brienne killing Stannis in the name of the "rightful" King Renly, a statement that (though likely in-character) is just too solemnly untruthful for many to take [[https://scontent-mad1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/s720x720/10485940_697412917071887_1640100858989780483_o.jpg seriously]] since Renly was many things but never the rightful king by any law of the Seven Kingdoms (as ''he himself'' acknowledged), which can ironically make Brienne come across as a massive {{hypocrite}} for invoking the title of "rightful king" in killing a man whose claim was unambiguously stronger than Renly's.
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Renly's. What really cements the hilarity of all this is Stannis' utter ''bemusement'', since he [[UnknownRival barely knows]] who Brienne even ''is'', much less what he could've done to earn her hatred. It's only once she launches into her melodramatic MotiveRant that he understands and stoically resigns himself to it, as if this is just the cherry on top of the shit-cake his life turned into.



* As part of TheConspiracy to assassinate [[spoiler: Jon Snow]], someone was given the job of ''painting a sign'' that says "Traitor". Imagine the debate that must have gone into that decision: "Hmm, how can we make it clear we're upset with him, other than repeatedly stabbing him to death? I know! We'll make him look at ''a sign''!", or the attendant debate over which PreMortemOneLiner to say aloud and which to put on a sign. It gets even sillier in the Season 6 premiere. '''[[WhatAnIdiot They didn't take the sign down]]'', and left the corpse lying under it. It takes Davos about two seconds to put two and two together and realize what happened. Way to go, guys.

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* As part of TheConspiracy to assassinate [[spoiler: Jon [[spoiler:Jon Snow]], someone was given the job of ''painting a sign'' that says "Traitor". Imagine the debate that must have gone into that decision: "Hmm, how can we make it clear we're upset with him, other than repeatedly stabbing him to death? I know! We'll make him look at ''a sign''!", or the attendant debate over which PreMortemOneLiner to say aloud and which to put on a sign. It gets even sillier in the Season 6 premiere. '''[[WhatAnIdiot They didn't take the sign down]]'', and left the corpse lying under it. It takes Davos about two seconds to put two and two together and realize what happened. Way to go, guys.



** The fact that Jon's loyalists consist of Davos, Edd… and a few random extras. You can just imagine the writers' MassOhCrap on realizing that maybe they shouldn't have killed off Pyp and Grenn when they did.



* Dorne continues to deliver with its [[SarcasmMode solid]] [[IdiotPlot storyline]] about those ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'' rejects avenging Oberyn by [[spoiler: murdering all his remaining relatives]] in an [[DroppedABridgeOnHim out-of-nowhere]] coup justified by InsaneTrollLogic and accompanied by gratuitous gloating:

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* Dorne continues to deliver with its [[SarcasmMode solid]] [[IdiotPlot solid storyline]] about those ''[[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]'' rejects avenging Oberyn by [[spoiler: murdering all his remaining relatives]] in an [[DroppedABridgeOnHim out-of-nowhere]] coup justified by InsaneTrollLogic and accompanied by gratuitous gloating:



* It's hard to take Khal Moro seriously as a new antagonist when his first attempt to be intimidating turns into a Creator/MontyPython sketch.
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