Mr. Reindeer wrote:
Aerozhul wrote:I love both shows, they are probably my #1 and #2 most favorite shows ever, with TP edging out GOT for #1. Having both of them back to back on Sunday nights has been like the best night of TV ever in my life, so much fun!
I think The Return is better than GOT Season 7, but I don't understand why we can't just enjoy both for what they are. They're both about 100x better than anything else on TV, pretty much ever.
Curious if you've read the books? I think I'd enjoy the last couple seasons substantially more if I hadn't.
I've read the books, and like season 6 quite a bit. Yes, it's off-book. Meh, the show and the books are different things; there were plenty differences even before. It didn't bother me.
What bothers me is Gendry running back to Eastwatch, sending ravens down to freakin' Dragonstone,
at the other end of the continent
, and Dany coming back with her dragons... hours later? Minutes?
When something strains credulity in a show about goddamned dragons and zombies
you know something's wrong.
GoT season 7 was, IMO, just awful. And I love the show, otherwise.
That said, even at its best I wouldn't put GoT up against TPTR. Maybe TP 1/2, but not 3. It's just not fair. Game of Thrones
is popcorn television. It's very well-made popcorn television, and mmmmmmm... popcorn. But it surely ain't TPTR.