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Old May 13 2013, 07:21 PM   #16
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Re: Game of Thrones 3.7 - "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" - Rate & disc

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The only issue I have about Theon's torture is that it doesn't make any sense.
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And there's not even a suggestion that there's going to be any payoff to it at all.
I think, when it comes to the torture scenes, occam's razor can apply. Quite simply, the dude is a pure sadist and enjoys toying with his prey. Think of someone who liked to pull the wings off insects and zap ants with a magnifying glass when they were a kid. Then, watch that kid grow up without ever having developed a conscience, and poof! Instant freakshow.

As for the payoff - it's going to take a while. None of these things we're seeing now actually happened in the books - they were simply alluded to. Theon's real story doesn't start until much later.
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Old May 13 2013, 10:16 PM   #17
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Great Thrones again - but is nobody going to kill that cunt who works for Roose Bolton? Great arse on the blonde girl with Theon, and Charles Dance was a total show stealer as usual. Nice that they gave the bear his own credit - but that's not how bears fight! Great overall again though.
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Old May 13 2013, 11:23 PM   #18
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^That was a trained fighting bear not some run of the mill backwoods bear.
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Old May 14 2013, 12:21 AM   #19
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^That was a trained fighting bear not some run of the mill backwoods bear.
Yeah, even accounting for that. It's a minor nitpick anyway.
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Old May 14 2013, 01:28 PM   #20
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I don't even remember who Theon is or why he's important any more. He's just been Pointlessly Tortured Guy for, like ages.
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Old May 14 2013, 01:50 PM   #21
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If they have to show it until he ends up as bad as he did in the books then prepare for a few hundred more torture scenes.
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Old May 14 2013, 01:53 PM   #22
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^ With only 3 episodes left, it's looking like he'll be tortured for the entire 3rd. Season!
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Old May 14 2013, 01:55 PM   #23
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Hurrah!

Hey they eased off on the sex, had to replace it with something.
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^ Actually, I think the only reason for the two women in the torture scene was HBO reminding everyone "Hey, we're HBO, we can show full frontal!" Just gratutious T&A, didn't add anything to the scene.

Also: Since when was the "landingstrip" introduced to Westerous?
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^ Actually, I think the only reason for the two women in the torture scene was HBO reminding everyone "Hey, we're HBO, we can show full frontal!" Just gratutious T&A, didn't add anything to the scene.

Also: Since when was the "landstrip" introduced to Westerous?
3000 BC on good old earth, so
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^ Actually, I think the only reason for the two women in the torture scene was HBO reminding everyone "Hey, we're HBO, we can show full frontal!" Just gratutious T&A, didn't add anything to the scene.

Also: Since when was the "landingstrip" introduced to Westerous?
It worked in the context of the scene though. Showing him exactly what he would never have again. Far from their worst use of T&A.
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Old May 15 2013, 12:58 PM   #27
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This season has been really disappointing. Too much screen time has been wasted on pointless and boring stories, such as Theon's torture and Brandon's mind-numbingly boring adventure to the wall, and Sansa's sleep-inducing stay at King's Landing. Until recently Jaime's and Brienne's story also fell into that category. They should forego any more scenes involving Bran's and Theon and concentrate on the more interesting stories and characters.
This episode was a bit unusual in that it covered almost every story, which was good but would've been better had they excluded anything involving Sansa, Theon and Bran.
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Old May 15 2013, 01:04 PM   #28
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You say that now, but it's all going to pay off, and then you'll facepalm your past self.
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Bran is going to be 6-foot-five by next season.
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I don't remember any conflict between Osha and the marsh kids that are on Bran's wall journey in the books. I'm thinking they added that conflict because absolutely nothing else happens. I remember it as being quite tedious.

The landing strip annoyed me. When the heck is pubic hair going to come back in style.
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