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pokoko said:

I didn't watch the TV series so I just found out what happened.  I did read the books up through A Feast for Crows, though.  Part of the reason I dropped it was because the books simply take too long for such complicated material and I got tired of reading earlier books over just to remember what was even happening.  The other part of the reason I dropped the series was because I came to hate Daenerys and the chapters devoted to her.  It was like being forced to read a much lamer book wedged in with a book I was really enjoying.  There were characters and narratives I liked less than others but hers was the only one that I just wanted to skip.

So, yeah, heh.  I'm alright with that.

I always thought the books and the show would've been better without the supra-natural elements. Non of them mattered in the end anyway.

Daenerys dragons couldn't save her, the white walkers and the night king proved to be a weaker villain than silly Euron (not as silly in the books, admittedly). Jon's resurrection cheapened one of the strongest aspects of the books, not to mention, he's one of the most annoying black and white characters that gets to live, and him coming back to life was purposeless anyway, Arya would've killed Daenerys and her dragon if she wanted to. The red woman giving births to shadows (twice in the books) amounted to nothing as Stannis didn't get anywhere close to what he wanted. The three eyed raven turned Bran into a plot device who only got screen time in the 6th season to confirm theories and give us flashbacks. The mountain becoming Frankenstein had absolutely no meaning whatsoever, not once he had to defend Cersi from true dangers. Arya spent so much time learning how to become a faceless man for nothing. 

On the other hand, I was happy that Lady Stoneheart was dropped in the show. 

Last edited by LurkerJ - on 22 May 2019