spoilers below the cut. also I feel like I should say – every week I do these. And they’re pretty much my first impressions. usually a week later i’ve changed my mind on some stuff.
more like the books are a stranger now am i right? because the show is so different? get it? that was pretty funny?
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Fun fact: today, it’s two weeks until my birthday! I’ll be turning 23. Which means I am only three years older than A Game of Thrones. The series has been out for nearly 20 years – 20 years this August, in fact.
Tonight was a pretty big night in that 20-year-run.
Spoilers below the cut! Read at your peril! Filler text! Lorem…
Sansa’s arc in Season 5 was without a doubt the most controversial arc in the history of the show. To many, it seemed like a step backwards. Season 4 ends with Sansa taking control of her own life, symbolized by creating a dress for her new identity. In Season 5, she goes to Winterfell…and is promptly reduced to a distressed damsel, held captive by a sadistic, twisted boy-heir. Many people saw it as an exploitative rehash of her story in seasons 1-3, using sexual violence and torture purely for shock value.