DRAMATIC ANALYSIS OF EP 8 HARDHOME

Posted: June 1, 2015 in Uncategorized

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LAST WEEK THERE WAS A GREAT DEFINITION GIVEN OF PLOT IN AN ARTICLE ABOUT TYRIONS LACK OF PLOT IN SEASON 5 -BY @GISELDA_AGUIAR  ID LIKE TO APPLY THAT TO EPISODE 8 HARDHOME

“PLOT IS A CHAIN OF CAUSES AND EFFECTS FROM ACTIONS TAKEN BY CHARACTERS. BECAUSE THE ACTION OF ONE CHARACTER MIGHT HAVE BEEN INFLUENCED BY (AN)OTHER CHARACTER(S) AND MIGHT, IN TURN, AFFECT OTHERS—NOT JUST THE ONE WHO TAKES ACTION—PLOT DOES NOT BELONG TO ONE CHARACTER. THEREFORE, PLOT ARISES FROM THE RELATIONSHIPS AND ACTIONS OF MULTIPLE CHARACTERS, WHICH IS WHY ELIMINATING CHARACTER(S) AFFECTS PLOT, WHETHER FOR GOOD OR BAD DEPENDS ON THE CHANGES AND THEIR RESULTS. (IF GETTING RID OF A CHARACTER DOESN’T AFFECT THE PLOT AT ALL, HE/SHE IS UNNECESSARY.) KEEP IN MIND THAT AN ACTION (CAUSE) MUST HAVE ONE OR MORE CONSEQUENCES (EFFECTS) EVEN IF THOSE CONSEQUENCES WERE NOT INTENTIONAL. OTHERWISE, WHY TAKE THAT ACTION? THE CONSEQUENCE IS WHAT GIVES SIGNIFICANCE TO THE ACTION. IN OTHER WORDS, THE CONSEQUENCE DETERMINES THE LEVEL OF IMPORTANCE THE ACTION THAT LED TO IT HAD”


DANY / TYRION
– BILLED AS THE “EPIC SHOWDOWN”
– BUT IT WAS EPICALLY BORING
– JORAH LITERALLY SPINS AROUND IN A CIRCLE TO WHERE HE WAS A FULL YEAR AGO

GRADE: PLOTLESS
SANSA / THEON
– WHEELSPINNING
– IS ANYTHING HAPPENING HERE?

GRADE: PLOTLESS

ROOSE/RAMSAY
– WHY WAS THIS SCENE EVEN IN THE EPISODE?

GRADE: PLOTLESS

SAM/GILLY/OLLY
– NOTHING ADDED
– NOTHING LEARNED
– WHY DIDNT SAM GO WITH JON?
– NO DRAMA

GRADE: PLOTLESS

ARYA
– SHE IS DOING SOMETHING! SHES LEARNING! SHES ACTING!
– THEY ARE COMPLETELY TROLLING US CALLING HER “LANNA” (THE SAILORS WIFES DAUGHTER IN THE BOOKS WHO SOME BELIEVE TO BE TYRIONS WIFE AND DAUGHTER)

GRADE: PLOTFUL
CERSEI
– WHEELSPINNING
– WHEELSPINNING
– NOTHING ADDED
– NOTHING LEARNED
– CHARACTERS TALKING ABOUT OTHER CHARACTERS

GRADE: PLOTLESS
HARDHOME BATTLE
– NOTHING LEARNED
– NOTHING ACHIEVED
– EYE CANDY IS NOT PLOT
– SPECIAL EFFECTS ARE NOT PLOT
– BLOATED FILLER IS NOT PLOT

GRADE: SO PLOTLESS ITS HARMFUL TO THE OVERALL NARRATIVE AND EVERYONE IN THE ROOM IS NOW DUMBER FOR HAVING SEEN IT

GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW THE BATTLE COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER – WHY NOT SEND SAM OR GILLY ALONG? THAT WOULD HAVE ADDED A LOT IN TERMS OF THE DEPTH OF THEIR CHARACTERS, AND IT WOULD HAVE ADDED WEIGHT TO THE PLOT AS WELL AS AN ACTUAL HUMAN ELEMENT TO THE SCENES. WOULD HAVE BEEN SOME GREAT SCENES FOR GILLY AS WELL. IT MAKES SENSE TOO – WE ARE CROWS BUT WE WANT THE WILDLINGS TO COME WITH US, WHY NOT SEND THE WILDLING GIRL WHO LIVES WITH THE CROWS AND TRUSTS THEM? THEN GILLY ARRIVES AND IS GIVING SOME SPEECH TO THE WILDLINGS WHICH ON ONE LEVEL SWAYS THEM TO COME WITH THE WATCH BUT ON A DEEPER LEVEL AFFIRMS HER LOVE FOR SAM, LIKE SHE SAYING “THE WATCH WILL ALWAYS TAKE CARE OF US, THEY’D DO ANYTHING FOR US, THEY’RE HERE TO PROTECT US AND KEEP US SAFE” AND SHE STEALS A GLACE WITH SAM AND THE AUDIENCE GETS ALL THE WARM AND FUZZIES – AND RIGHT THEN, THE OTHERS ATTACK AND SAM HAS TO ONCE AGAIN FACE HIS FEARS AT HIS OWN COWARDICE IN ORDER TO SAVE THE WOMAN HE LOVES FROM A GREATER THREAT THAN EVER

BUT NO, WE GET NO NAME CHARACTERS BEING SLAUGHTERED BY UNSTOPPABLE RIPOFF SKELETON LORD OF THE RINGS PETER JACKSON MICHAEL BAY JAMES CAMERON GEORGE LUCAS WORLD OF WARCRAFT BOLLOCKS THAT WAS ABOUT AS INTERESTING AS WATCHING 12 YEAR OLD PLAY CALL OF DUTY DEATHMATCH

TUNE IN NEXT WEEK AS THE HUNT FOR ANY REAL PLOT IN SEASON 5 CONTINUES!

ANGRY NIGHTS KING

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Comments
  1. Sick of Game of Thrones says:

    I went off Twitter last night and I may stay away other than watching your live tweets and doing unrelated #ASOFAI things. Why? I was absolutely shocked at how many loved last night’s episode. It made me sad. The show is now so bad that LOTR rip off skeleton scenes are now “epic” and some guy who looks like a show Thenn is now King White Walker. As battle scenes, I’ve seen worse, but I feel that Game of Throne show fans are now living in a dysfunctional home in which they clap their hands and cry “Hurray!” when daddy D &D deliver a pat on the head called average television.

  2. gohardorgohome says:

    Poor trolling this whole site. Try harder..

  3. You Know Me says:

    Sam & Gilly at Hardhome huh?! First off that’s instant death for the both of them, added to the army of the dead.

    Gilly convincing other wildlings (including woman) to trust the Watch after she was damn near raped by a duo of them is a big NO. Even though “stealing women” is part of their culture just no. That’s wtf Tormund & Jon standing together firm on their ideas was for foh w/ that lovey dovey ishh

    Sam & Gilly at Hardhome is like Cersei in Qohor asking people if they’ve seen her son Joffrey recently

  4. apocryphon says:

    Mad Max: Fury Road barely has a plot, yet it’s the greatest cinematic event of the summer, beloved by critics and audiences a like. Long live the plotless spectacle. Long live George Miller. Long live Imperator Furiosa! Long live giants killing zombies.

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