Lion of the Blogosphere

Game of Thrones, S08E06

Spoilers ahead

Daenerys made a huge blunder in not taking out Cersei last season when she had three dragons and Cersei had no anti-dragon defenses. Now there’s only one left and it can’t be used for offense. Daenerys received a lot of bad advice from Tyrion, who continues to show his cluelessness in his belief that Cersei would actually surrender. I was actually sort of surprised that Cersei didn’t order her archers to kill him.

Varys final got some screen time after being a nonentity through the first three episodes. When I first watched the scene with Varys and Tyrion, I didn’t understand how Varys knew that Jon Snow is the true Targaryen heir to the Iron Throne, but I now understand that Sansa told Tyrion who told Varys. Back in the earlier season, Varys would have known something like that because he was the “spider” who knew everything, but his spy powers have been figuratively neutered since then. In somewhat of a surprise, it turns out that Jon Snow has an ally in Varys who supports him for King over Daenerys.

You’ve gotta love Jon Snow’s cluelessnes about why Daenerys is throwing temper tantrums about Jon Snow being her nephew and the true heir to the Iron Throne. “But it doesn’t matter because I don’t want the job, and I’m only going to tell my two sisters who both hate you.”

With the support of Varys, Sansa and Arya, as well as nearly all of the troops from the North, plus the majority of people who responded to an internet poll, it seems logical that Jon Snow will be the ultimate winner of the Game of Thrones. But then, that would ruin the chance for the SJWs running Hollywood to teach us a lesson about #girlpower.

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Biggest blunder ever, a Starbucks coffee cup is left on a table and filmed and no one noticed until after the episode aired:

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A conspiracy theory: Starbucks paid HBO a lot of money to make this “blunder.”

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

May 6, 2019 at 9:21 AM

Posted in Television

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  1. My coworker put it perfectly the other day: somewhere in this 8-season mess is a great 12 episode mini-series.

    Andrew E.

    May 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    • The first six seasons where great. Only in season 7 did it really start to decline.

      • People say the decline is because season 7 is where the series left the books behind, but it is not just skill. Martin’s books move along at a glacial pace. If he had ever finished the series we would probably be looking at 15 seasons of television. In order to wrap up the TV show before all the actors aged out of the roles, died or just got sick of this thing the producers didn’t have much of a choice other than to rush to some kind of conclusion.

        Peter Akuleyev

        May 6, 2019 at 11:20 AM

  2. Do you think this lady is a GOT fan?

    22 year old, recent college grad, who eerily looks like a young Sarah Sanders falls over the rooftop of a building in Kips Bay while taking a selfie. She’s now in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital.

    Most likely, she’s one of those ubiquitous prole strivers who graduated from a prolish college/university and now lives in Manhattan, where she was sharing one of those crammed walkups with other girls and daddy was paying her rent.

    Meanwhile, Ivy League Grads, nouveau riche, and those of real privilege live in luxurious apartments in Manhattan with 24/7 NAM doormen.

    Again, you are right again, that one should avoid associating with proles.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    May 6, 2019 at 1:06 PM

    • We don’t really know enough about her to say she’s prole, just that she wasn’t smart enough to get into a top school.

      • Wealthy elites are finding ways to change status markers now that proles get to consume a lot of tangibles formerly reserved for the well off.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 6, 2019 at 1:48 PM

      • She’s a graduate from the University of Kentucky.

        Her hometown is Charleston, West Virginia and not Staten Island, NY.

        Median household income is $45K a year in Charleston.

        Staten Island’s MHI is $75K a year.

        No wonder wealthier proles in NYC like Sal from Staten Island who works at a sportsbar and most definitely, a Michael Cohen wannabe, are able to knock up one of these girls.

        Proles only smell money. Pretty prole hoes leave their small prole towns for Manhattan to meet wealthier prole men.

        The fattie on the left is taken.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 6, 2019 at 2:42 PM

      • There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the University of Kentucky.



        May 6, 2019 at 3:59 PM

      • You guys are strange. This girl suffers a horrible accident and you’re bickering over her social strata, in a post about GOT?


        May 7, 2019 at 11:41 AM

      • She’s a prole like her friends.

        I’m just reiterating Lion’s theory of prole avoidance is a good thing or else you could end up like her.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        May 7, 2019 at 3:40 PM

      • Blogger: here’s a post about Game of Thrones.

        Normal person who is not interested in Game of Thrones: guess I won’t comment on this post.

        JS/Ok, what, who’s this again?: blah blah proles blah blah Angloprolesphere blah blah Meriprolistan blah blah Quebec blah blah Asians blah blah Spain


        May 7, 2019 at 6:15 PM

      • [prole avoidance is a good thing or else you could end up like her.]

        JFK jr plunged his wife and sister in law into the atlantic.


        May 7, 2019 at 6:28 PM

  3. If Tyrion is giving Daenerys bad advice, it would behoove Cersei to keep him alive. Like Michael Corleone recommending Fredo to his rival.


    May 6, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    • “If Tyrion is giving Daenerys bad advice, it would behoove Cersei to keep him alive.”

      Excellent point! Did the writers think of that? Probably not.

      And now that I notice, we’ve seen very little of Cersie this season, it has been all about Jon Snow and Daenerys.

      • Are you being sarcastic? If not, get this:

        I’ve never watched an episode of the show.

        Boy, if I did, I’d be dangerous.


        May 6, 2019 at 3:36 PM

      • ” it has been all about Jon Snow and Daenerys. “

        That doesn’t bode well for them. Shows like this love to focus in on characters, humanize them and really get their audience to care just before giving them unexpected and shocking deaths. We’re nearing the end of the series. So it’s about time for one or both of them to go down hard.


        May 6, 2019 at 3:53 PM

      • destructure, this isn’t a Joss Whedon production.

        Lion, if you think Daenerys made a huge blunder by not taking out Cersei, you don’t know story structure. You keep your best villains around. It’s called having Joker Immunity.


        May 6, 2019 at 8:22 PM

  4. Cersei should have killed tyrion and everyone else, leaving maybe only the dragon behind. The show got soft somewhere but is still enjoyable.

    We never saw brienne’s boobs, or lack thereof.

    I highly doubt the coffee cup was intentional. $10 million+ per episode and they didn’t catch that? ouch


    May 6, 2019 at 9:16 PM

  5. “Daenerys received a lot of bad advice from Tyrion”

    I’ll say. Or good advice from the Lannister POV. Again, the writers may not be that clever or simply following the logic of the story, but both Tyrion and Jon ‘I’m jest a poo’ boy from the North’ Snow have given her advice that resulted in making her much weaker. At this point what has she got, really? Her army, advisors, and Dragons are mostly gone or ill-positioned, and she has an unsuitable love match. Daenerys is right back where she started and only in the game because Jon Snow wants her. Maybe.

    Sansa killing Littlefinger only worked psychologically if she never had moral compass and simply doesn’t want anyone who has standing to criticize her around when she takes over. Which also means she would kill Arya and John Snow, doubtless by getting them into disasters then crying all the way as happened with her dad. Her big mouth is what got her dad killed and set the story in motion. Probably this is over revenge for the direwolf Cersei killed at some level…or at the beginning her envious ‘aha’ looks when the Baratheons came visiting at the start…Lord knows I’ve seen this sort of nonsense in real life.


    May 7, 2019 at 1:11 AM

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