- Jun 15, 2005
- Reaction score
- Moment, AZ
I like the overall plot and I find it intriguing and, mostly, realist, but the dialog is terrible. There is almost no character development beyond conversation tto specifically drive the plot. None of the anecdotal story telling of the first 4 or 5 seasons of GoT and basically zero humor.
The show is currently being saved by very good actors, who are saving a lack of meaningful dialog by meaningful states and some fantastic production values.
I do have a few major issues though...
The character they introduced in the resent episode could not be a more lazy trope... a whispering hunchback who immediately starts talking of deep secrets and treason upon meeting the queen... they couldn't have made a more blatant shady character if they'd given him a forked tongue.
And they reeeeeeeally better address "Sir Tristian" committing a flat out murder in the last episode... but I suspect they won't. There was a lot about that character that bugged me in that episode... how is he so full on head over heals after one bang session? Is he really so stupid to think she'd want to live as a peasant in the East? What the hell was with him confessing everything to the queen before she even asked him a question? They took an interesting character and made him into an unrealistic imbecile.
I think this is a pretty good summary of where I'm at.
I'm not ready to bail or anything, but these are exactly the kinds of issues that make people think this is just a money-grab on a hot IP. Let's hope they can pull this thing back together as the season winds down.