Game of Throne's schtick has been that it is a show that is not afraid to kill of big characters. That is not to say that that is all the show offers, but it is certainly a draw and is a big part of the show's reputation. The inevitable issue with this, though, is that as characters are killed off at a consistent rate the established cast shrinks.
The solution is to introduce new characters. But as we've seen this can be tricky and many are introduced just to be killed off in a few episodes, or are just not as compelling as the characters we've become accustomed to (Sand Snakes, Euron).
So the other solution is to just bring back dead characters. Jon Snow was a fan favorite and wouldn't have been easily replaced so he was brought back and in that sense the show gets to have its cake and eat it too; shock viewers by killing off a character they assumed was "off limits" while still keeping them on as part of the show. And Jon's not the only one. The Hound who was presumed dead came back. Beric Dondarrion was revived multiple times. The Mountain is a zombie. In the books we have Lady Stoneheart. And it's not too much of a stretch to assume that Stannis will be brought back and Arya will die a fake out death.
But doesn't this detract from the major appeals of the show? There's nothing bold about killing off characters if you just bring them back. And a show can't be taken seriously as well-written or adult if it follows the same principles as a comic book, where characters are routinely killed and revived to boost sales. How long till people get fed up?
IIRC, the book establishes that magic is returning to the world when it was previously magicless. Making things like flaming swords, resurrections, and other magical shenanigans more frequent. The fact that magic is returning is an element of the story itself.
The problem with the show is that there was no mention of magical phenomena returning to the world. It was just there and then used more often. Show-watchers will inevitably get mad that the writers are using magic frivolously to bring characters back from the dead, but book readers know that GRRM's use of...
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The only reason and literally the only reason I watched this was when it started people said it was like the Sopranos and there was no real magic shit.
Now all this magic shit is back but let's face it the show went to shit long before that anyway.
The time travel was just the last straw.
>OMG THEY KILLED NED STARK
>THIS SHOW IS SO EDGY AND DARK
We clearly see now that Ned Stark was a secondary character. It's all about Tyrion, Jon, Dany, and Arya. This show is no different once it killed all the secondary characters.
If LOTR had been from Boromir point of view, and we first met the others at Rivendell, it might have toggled that same weird feeling in viewers when he died.
He was raped right?
>he wasnt raped
>he was fucked
What do you think people mean when they say raped?
The turks got his pronouns wrong?
were they fucking?
>We need a older black man to be intimidating and funny at the same time
>I know just the guy
> He'll do it for a friendly hug and some gum
i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i think this show is shit
Anybody got recommendations for movies that deal with the theme of hell, demons or biblical good vs evil?
Is there a single worse character added to a sitcom besides him?
Is this redditcore?
DURING THE WAR
WTF i want to die now??
Before I watched this movie I was a blue pilled teenager who thought he wanted a gf. After seeing it I realized that the relationship meme is completely impossible.
A few years on and I've devoted my life to fighting against feminism and that gender in general. This was definitely an important film in forming how I'd be as an adult.
Where were you when the best super hero film of all time was made?
Warcraft just broke Furious 7's all time midnight opening record in China.
>WARCRAFT earned est. ¥55.4M ($8.4M) from Tuesday midnight screenings, tops Furious 7's all-time midnight record.
Ah, yes. China, made up entirely of Shrodinger's White People. Both White supremacists and >MUH SUPPRESSED MINORITY at once.
ITT we'll replace baneposting with the superior meme: Wiseauposting
Ahahaha, what a story Mark!
Wtf critics have lost their mind. What does breivik playing wow have anything to do with the movie?