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May 20, 2019 at 3:09 am #1202900850
The Dothraki being just fine after the show made such a point about all of them dying? Fine. Whatever.
I thought about that too. It made The Long Night much less impressive. At first it seemed like even though not many major characters died, the armies were majorly depleted. How are there still thousands of Unsullied? She only had 8,000 to begin with and they were the front line. The episode would have been so much more impactful if it more or less decimated the unsullied and dothraki, which I thought it did when I watched it but guess not
Sam presents A Song of Ice and Fire, wink wink.
That made me laugh so hard in the absolute worst way.May 20, 2019 at 3:00 am #1202900834
I stan Julia Garner, but her winning just seems weird to me, I’m not sure why because she’s amazing in Ozark. I guess Hawes ended up in supporting after all? She might be my bet to win if it’s not Headey. Personally I think her performance is pretty overrated, just putting that out there.
I wish HBO would stop pushing supporting roles into lead like Westworld last year and now Succession this year because Sarah Snook could be competing for a win, and Brian Cox would easily be nominated in supporting, instead they’ll both be snubbed.May 20, 2019 at 2:53 am #1202900825
Oh my god, yes, it’s fucking winning. It might not dominate the night like it would have had the season been more acclaimed but the emmys are fucking basic. I just don’t see what could beat it. Killing Eve and Ozark just don’t seem strong enough, neither of them could even get nominated for their first seasons, they won’t suddenly beat the biggest show in the world, and honestly neither of them would be good winners either. I mean, I think that’s a popular opinion about Ozark (it’s in the 50s on metacritic I believe, way lower than GOT) but Killing Eve also hasn’t been as good this year. Maybe if The Crown had aired this year there’d be a competition. Not sure Handmaid’s, BLL, or Stranger Things would have posed much of a threat had they aired in time.
Eden might be right, Better Call Saul could actually be in 2nd. It’s highly acclaimed and audiences seem to love it too. It did better at the guilds than it ever has before. I think the love for it just keeps growing, it’s final season will probably have an Americans type send off and win a few awards and be competitive for a drama series win.May 20, 2019 at 1:01 am #1202900720
Since we’re talking about whether or not Headey can win supporting actress, I’ll take this chance to say that Emily Meade should be winning the award and it’s such a shame that almost no one watches The Deuce.May 20, 2019 at 12:11 am #1202900633
I’ve loved Headey’s performance over the years, but I wouldn’t even nominate her this time. Which unfortunately means she’ll never win in my personal awards. (unfortunate for me because no one else cares). You can think The Leftovers for that. Her scenes in The Bells were well acted, but it wasn’t enough for me.May 19, 2019 at 11:42 pm #1202900596
I’m honestly way more curious to see how GOT does with the goldderby awards than the emmys.May 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm #1202900593
(though, I think Comer is going to be too much of a problem for Oh to overcome)
That could be right, but even then it’s a little hard to believe Clarke wins after not even being nominated last year. Obviously she was better this season than any before but so much of the complaints about the season are about her character. She’ll either be punished by voters for that, or rewarded because she was able to do such good work despite the terrible writing she was working with. I wouldn’t be that shocked if Oh and Comer split votes but Clarke still lost to Laura Linney, who no one’s really talking about but she had a terrific season and the actors love that show and the emmys love her.May 19, 2019 at 11:24 pm #1202900576
One more thing, Bran the Broken? That’s sort of a fucked up nickname for their new king, no?May 19, 2019 at 11:16 pm #1202900572
Well that was, uh seriously boring. I wouldn’t say it was atrocious or anything, but definitely not satisfying for me. D&D really should not have directed, scenes like Dany’s death just ended up so dull and I think a better director could have done so much more with the episode. As far as the story of the episode goes, they pretty much dug their graves in previous episodes so there was really nothing they could have done that would have made this finale work. Maybe better writers could have at least given us better insight into Dany’s thinking, but she basically turned into this completely delusion and one dimensional villain overnight.
Bran being King? I get why they would think he’d make a good ruler, so I guess I’m not that upset with it as an idea, but in context of the entire show it’s vastly disappointing. I mean, they barely cared about him for 7 seasons, even going without him for an entire year, but they make him king? Maybe they didn’t know that’s where it was going at the beginning, or even middle of the show but I just don’t understand why they’d make him such an afterthought for the entire run of the show. Even after he became the three eyed raven he was never given much to do, he never became the interesting and powerful character we were told he would become. It just feels like they were trying too hard to be clever.
As for the other Starks, I’m mostly okay with their endings. I would have loved to see Sansa get the Iron Throne, but Queen of the newly independent Kingdom of the North is a very fitting end for her, I’m sure they’ll be much better off than Westeros. Jon’s ending was a bit underwhelming, but looks like he’s gonna be King too, just beyond the wall which is pretty fitting. I have no idea where Arya’s ending came from. Am I forgetting about her being interested in exploration? That seemed to come out of nowhere. Like, cool, good for her, but why? I guess she just can’t chill out for a minute, gotta find something to do.
I still expect the show to win Drama Series, directing, probably for episode 5, although I think I like The Long Night better. Not sure which I’d say is really the better directing achievement but one episode had me on the edge of my seat and the other yawning. I think Clarke will be competitive to win, but I’d still bet on Oh, despite Comer being much better this season on KE (something I wouldn’t have said of Killing Eve season 1), Harington is still on the fence for a nomination but he’ll probably get in. I’m still thinking Headey probably gets her overdue emmy, Williams could steal some votes, she was much better this year but I see them doing what they often do and giving it to the overdue veteran over better performances. I doubt Turner is nominated, unfortunately. Dinklage is basically a lock. Coster-Waldau can probably sneak in with a nomination. We’ve already seen some terribly written episodes win writing for this show so I honestly wouldn’t rule it out, but it feels like the backlash is almost entirely to the writing so, probably not gonna happen.