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09 June 2014 @ 08:15 pm
Game of Thrones: "The Watchers on the Wall" Episode Review  
Game of Thrones 4.09 "The Watchers on the Wall"

I did like the episode, though I can see why others wouldn't, especially if you're not at all interested in the Wall storyline and having to endure an entire episode dedicated to the battle. I also agree that there were certain points where they could have condensed the material, but otherwise, at least for me, while it wasn't Blackwater it wasn't all that bad either. It was setting up the beginnings of this battle, which doesn't end with this episode. Also, the production value did show itself here with the cinematography, the effects, the fighting, with it being the most expensive episode to make.

Honestly, the only part I genuinely cared about was Jon/Ygritte, knowing her fate I was dreading seeing it happen on the screen. :( They really should have stayed in that cave. I will miss her, the actress did a lovely job in the role.

Also, I'm sad but not surprised the show killed off characters who never died in the books. Yet again. I mean, granted some say that Grenn and Pyp don't do anything significant in the books beyond this point, but that shouldn't mean D&D have to kill them off. I don't understand this logic.

Overall: There really is nothing much else to say? Again, I liked it well enough, though I'm more looking forward to the season finale. I'm concerned with how much they're going to cram into the last episode.
 
 
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noybusiness: samdeehighschoolnoybusiness on June 10th, 2014 03:41 am (UTC)
I was expecting Jon to kill Ygritte in the show (like in his dream in the books). The way they did it was better than that. I hope Stannis shows up next episode.
Renéerogueslayer452 on June 12th, 2014 02:02 am (UTC)
If he doesn't show up in the finale, then I'm betting it'll be very early in the next season.
noybusiness: never seen an elephant flynoybusiness on June 12th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
I read earlier today that the finale's longer-than-normal, so I'm sure he must.
thekaiserchiefthekaiserchief on June 10th, 2014 03:46 am (UTC)
The effects were great, I agree! Seeing the setting up of the battle was interesting.
Taraickletarakins on June 10th, 2014 06:02 pm (UTC)
yeahhh I really could care less about the show version of the Wall (I think it's mostly my dislike for show!Jon Snow) and that's the main reason why I didn't much care for this episode. and I definitely have the same concern(s) about how much they're going to have to cram into the last episode...
Renée: House Stark. Winter is Comingrogueslayer452 on June 10th, 2014 08:53 pm (UTC)
I feel like they need to organize the episodes better with the timelines and information, because either they speed through things or they linger too much on unnecessary moments, and most of the time they miss their mark on important plot points.

I feel like ten episodes isn't enough for covering these books each season. There's so much information to get across and they have to really condense it in order to make sense for a television audience in a limited amount of time.