History Narm / GameOfThrones

3rd Apr '18 12:17:56 PM SorPepita
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** Also, Gregor doesn't seem to respond at all to the Hound talking to him, he just walks up to him, listens to his speech, and returns to his station, not making a move or even glaring at him. It almost seems like the Mountain really doesn't care that much about fighting his brother, which contradicts their backstories and their fight in Season 1.

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** Also, Gregor doesn't seem to respond at all to the Hound talking to him, him; he just walks up to him, listens to his speech, and returns to his station, not making a move or even glaring at him. It almost seems like the Mountain really doesn't care that much about fighting his brother, which contradicts their backstories and their fight in Season 1.
21st Mar '18 9:41:58 PM costanton11
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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 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}}.

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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 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 ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' theme song, Wrestling/BrockLesnar's entrance theme or the [=E1M1=] music from VideoGame/{{Doom}}.
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]].
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