The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes

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    Lindsay EllisLindsay Ellis

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Audrey Dozeman
Audrey Dozeman

For my own reference: Sansa - 4:38 Bronn - 11:37 Varys - 14:04 Jon - 20:29 Tyrion - 26:41 Jaime - 33:15 Cersei - 38:38 Daenerys - 46:15

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Kyle Mundy
Kyle Mundy

Read more loops back to Jon

Vor 15 Tage
Nelson Swamp
Nelson Swamp

@that one stormtrooper 🤣

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Vegetarian Soylent Green
Vegetarian Soylent Green

@that one stormtrooper lmao, you killed Luke's family, they were the ones making the milk, no more milk in the galaxy because of you

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pvtjhon
pvtjhon

@Audrey Dozeman The first king dies by an animal. The guy who ends up on the throne can control animals. Why would an old man ask children for help? The three eyed raven was a predator. The Wall of Ice and the Night King were created at the same time. The Night King can create weapons of ice. The Night King created the wall of ice. Okay. So... What does bran tell everyone in the last season? Bran tells them all the night king was trapped north. That's wrong. Who was the person literally trappyed in the north? The Three Eyed Raven. It was trapped in the tree.

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Audrey Dozeman
Audrey Dozeman

@pvtjhon bro idk if you were high when you wrote all this but it does not make sense lmao

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Phoebe Hill
Phoebe Hill

Hummingbirds have plenty of fortitude!

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Can Aygun
Can Aygun

Two years later and I’m still brokenhearted... « You have to love something a lot to be this disappointed ». Yup.

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Ryan Stoll
Ryan Stoll

You should read the books.

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Larkin Hancock
Larkin Hancock

Bronn should've got the Twins and the land that the Frey's owned

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Alkis05
Alkis05

Note to self, never watch an Elys video 2AM in the morning, because in the end she will wake up the whole neighborhood with loud horns in the end.

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Alkis05
Alkis05

The legacy of GoT is going to be similar to Lost: A pop culture thunderstorm that ended in complete frustration, like a very unsatisfying fuck with the person you always had a crush on.

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Dominic078
Dominic078

might be a top 10 video of all time

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Emily Sikora
Emily Sikora

there was no a to b, no journey. all the characters basically came full circle. there was no growth. the wildlings went back to the north. john went back to the north. dany remained reduced to the "mad kings daughter". jamie remained cerscies b*tch. arya became....an explorer? and sana rules winterfell. okay. nobody grew, nobody changed, except for the female characters who became psychopathic.

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Racoon Fulfiento
Racoon Fulfiento

Are you, like, The critical Drinker's sister? Because your essay reminds me of him

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Versus Fate
Versus Fate

You're amazing

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Joshua Bonesteel
Joshua Bonesteel

"You seem determined to dislike her." Almost like the plot needed her to.

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Krygex
Krygex

42:57 The vengeful battlecry of the season should have been "The Reach remembers!" You know, because all of House Tyrell would want Cercei's head for the wildfire massacre of Mace, Margery, and Loras, amongst many others. Danerys Targaryen was done dirty, but holy shit, was House Tyrell done dirtier.

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Ben Goacher
Ben Goacher

Sansa's quote that without her abuse she wouldn't be the powerful women she is today offended me. How did the overt feminists not pick that up. She is literally saying that she is grateful she was abused. Downplaying the very real and very abhorrent abuse that happens to millions of girls and women around the world. Jesus fuck the writers have no idea how to write powerful women. We see this all the time in films, the wrong belief that in order to succeed as a women you need to lose all the positive "female" traits of compassion, honesty, forgiveness and trust and instead adopt negative "manly" traits such as selfishness, cold heartedness, apathy and distrust. No, why can't we have a women who is loved and respected for her "female" traits who succeeds BECAUSE of her "female" traits. I use "male" and "female" in parentheses because good people and assholes can be either gender, it just so happens that Hollywood reinforces these gender roles onto people in the name of female empowerment.

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Emily Sikora
Emily Sikora

It’s actually horrible what they did to danearys.

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Emily Sikora
Emily Sikora

I really hate the insinuation that we, and the characters in the show, only liked danearys because she was pretty. NO. not even a little bit, screw off. People followed Danny because of how she ruled, how she liberated people, because of her beliefs and her will to carry forward despite the odds stacked against her. D & D aren’t misogynists for creating female villains, they’re misogynists because they think that sansa disliked dany because she was beautiful and people only liked dany because she was beautiful. No. Idiots.

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Tara Carmelina
Tara Carmelina

If power corrupted Danaerys then why did she lock up her dragons, her ultimate source of power but also creatures she loves, to protect innocents?

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Dominic Bounds
Dominic Bounds

Because D&D are lucky if they can remember what they had for breakfast this morning, much less what happened in season *four* . These are the same people who think that Stannis was burning people alive in his first scene when he was burning *wooden statues* . Words cannot express the level of neurosyphilis at work.

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Tara Carmelina
Tara Carmelina

Varys said “he’s a man so that makes him more appealing”. And in normal circumstances and in the real world, yes, that would be the case. People were waiting for Queen Elizabeth to marry in feudal times so that a man could take over because they believed a woman was unreliable. And even with Sansa in the world of GoT, people wanted Jon to rule when he came back. But this isn’t normal circumstances and GoT isn’t the real world, Jon is a man, but Daenerys is a woman... with dragons. Or did they just forget that?

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pplr1
pplr1

They "kinda forgot" a lot of stuff. Apparently not to wreck their own show was one of the things forgotten.

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Ellie L.
Ellie L.

I stopped watching Game of Thrones a couple of episodes into season 5. It wasn't a conscious choice because it was getting bad, it was just because the shitty [ completely legal ] sites i was watching it on were refusing to play the episodes, so I just gave up after a while. Glad to see I watched the good parts by accident lol

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Dylan Rhoads
Dylan Rhoads

Wow…I haven’t even watched the series and this makes me vicariously angry for everyone that did :-(

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SCharlesDennicon
SCharlesDennicon

39:50 Still remember when I heard that moron say that. I was like... ooooh THAT'S how it all went to shit.

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himura haibara
himura haibara

Todays female empowerment: only a sadist stone cold woman can be a badass, if you aren't then you're oppressed by patriarchy.

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jbvader721
jbvader721

@himura haibara Exactly! I mean, it's nice that women are getting more spotlight in storytelling and in terms of behind the camera work. But, please for the love of God, do better Hollywood!

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himura haibara
himura haibara

@jbvader721 it's like they don't know that women are human too, not some strange creature they haven't seen yet.

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jbvader721
jbvader721

Don't forget that women aren't allowed to be attached to a man because "all men are bad". Writing women is hard.

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Luna Koala
Luna Koala

"Corona Extra". Well that didn't age well.

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Dude Man
Dude Man

What does everyone mean when they say "dnd"? The only thing I have heard of referred to dnd is dungeons and dragons, and I know it can't mean that in this context so what does it mean? I wish people would just say what these words mean before using it so much

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jbvader721
jbvader721

In this case, D&D refers to the Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and DB Weiss. And depending on how angry you are at them for how the show ended, it's mainly negative.

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OpiatesAndTits
OpiatesAndTits

Lindsey you always teach me fascinating shit about history now I need to go learn more Moses and what I imagine is his roll in zoning laws creating our suburban hellscape.

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Luis
Luis

The last time Targaryen had brought the dragons north, Queen Alyssane distibuted food and ended the Prima Nocte rights. That made her be remembered fondly in Norh's folklore by the smallfolk. In the show they stayed in a tower named after her in season 3 iirc.

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Krygex
Krygex

My God, the more one analyzes this, the more missed lore and world building opportunities one finds! The Northmen should have nothing but praise for Targaryen rule! It could have been a consistent point that would highlight cultural differences between the different peoples of Westeros. Like, it's fine if the Andals have this impression that the Targaryen rule as only "Fire and Blood", that's basically the norm in the show. It's part of the Targaryen's advertising. But for none of the Northmen to remember the good deeds of "good" Targaryens? This is why new empowerment Sansa trashing Danerys is SUPER dumb, fractally dumb. LadyFinger Stark, with access to the collective records and memories of House Stark, should know this history better then anyone. Sansa Stark should know better then to trust her own fucking hunches about Danerys over historical facts, and the history tells us that the Targaryens were good to the Starks, obvious infamous exceptions notwithstanding. Sansa "LadyFinger" Stark should have been the FIRST PERSON (followed shortly by Bran) to compare Danerys to Alysane, one of THE iconic good Targaryens, to get on her good side. and should have actively invited that comparison to her advantage. BUT HOLYSHIT, that would require the writers to remember that that stuff happened during that several hundred years of Targaryen rule after Aegon's Conquest!

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alhena11
alhena11

It needs to be remembered that the lines about "stories uniting us all" is very likely from the very GRRM himself. That is completely in his alley and in accordance to his views. D&D didn't invented it, they just took it from him. Which doesn't mean they understood him correctly. The actual katarsis about this point would be probably much better wrtitten in the book and will make actual sense. Here they just shoehorned it in witout any logic whatsoever.

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Genevieve Vavance
Genevieve Vavance

This video should be 3h long! So entertaining to listen to you roast this train wreck

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Aryaveer Singh
Aryaveer Singh

The end of S5, when Jon was killed, signified for me the death of the show. Like everything after that point has just gotten significantly worse

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Juliaoceania
Juliaoceania

I was never as hard on the last season as most people were. I have read the books and that perhaps colors my impression of some of this. Dany's arc wasn't totally unforeseen in my mind. I watched this series with my mom and we were consistently of the belief that she might end up the antagonist of the series. I came to this idea because there was foreshadowing to this effect. Personally, I think that people completely overlooked her propensity for violence born out of her sense of entitlement. I saw her as being a sympathetic villain from the time she was able to see the murder of her brother with emotionlessness. She was as cold as ice. Here is the only family she has in the world and she doesn't have one fuck to give about his demise other than to remark he wasn't a dragon. I saw people excuse away her propensity to use others as pawns, to engage in retributive justice founded on the concept of collective punishment. I just don't understand why people didn't see Dany going nuclear as a possible scenario.

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pplr1
pplr1

Did you watch the video you commented under? 1 of the many good points made in it is that even if there was a possibly that Dany would go bad the situation created in GoT is one that would encourage her not to. Additionally there really isn't foreshadowing in GoT. In the very scene where her brother gets his own self killed Daenerys risked herself to protect an innocent person. That is foreshadowing the opposite of the end of season 8. And yes I said her brother got himself killed. If her brother pulled a sword on a king or noble in the more civilized Westeros and threaten to kill the king or noble's wife and child in front of him and his some of his men, what are the odds that king or noble lets him live? But back to Daenerys. Daenerys sees her brother is threatening a handmaiden with a sword and gently pushes the handmaiden aside thus focusing the danger her brother represents on herself to protect someone else. When D and D referred to that scene while trying to come up excuses or the nonsense in season 8 it wasn't because they were actually showing any depth of understanding of the character or situation, they were likely just looking for excuses to bs people with while hoping viewers didn't look at it too hard and think critically. Her brother was an abuser and despite that she named a dragon after his unworthy person. Saying he was the only family she had in the series ignores if he was really family she would be better off without and ignores his own responsibility for his actions. Also if you really read the books you would know the claim from that scene also bs because she pleads with her brother to get him to calm down and even offers to give him some of the most valuable things she has if he just would calm himself-he doesn't. As for the collective punishment this video already addressed that well. Daenerys punishes the slave masters. If that kind of "group" punishment was carried into season 8 then Daenerys would've killed Cersei and many of her henchmen. But the common people in King's Landing would've been safe. Even worse the nonsense in season 8 portrays Dany as ignoring Cersei (whom she knows is guilty) in order to waste time supposedly going after random people on the street. Not only was this not foreshadowed but it is character breaking in 2 different ways at once-not punishing the guilty and supposedly going after people Dany was already told were innocent.

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Erik Pflueger
Erik Pflueger

So at about the 16:20 mark there's a lively and funny little song with singers and organ (if I'm right) that I hear on a lot of Lindsay Ellis' videos. Could someone possibly direct me to that song itself?

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Daniela Sarmiento
Daniela Sarmiento

The greatest legacy of GOT was how bad the ending was that it was entirely eliminated from the collective mind in a way no other fandom ever was. In regards to your point of hating on the actors for the writer's desicions, it's almost like hating on the cashier for a store policy. They're the direct face but truly have no real power to decide anything. Driving them off social media is a Karen move

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Abel Russell
Abel Russell

If you didn't wait for the very last outro of this video you made a grave mistake 😂

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Emperor Sieghart
Emperor Sieghart

*It's just one of those days*

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Kenni Raine
Kenni Raine

I keep getting blown away at how blatantly misogynistic these directors are. "No matter what horrible evil shit she's done, she's just a girl!" You gotta be fucking kidding.

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Son Of The Sun
Son Of The Sun

There is new GoT show coming. At least they have a lot of setups now. Some plotlines missing could be a good thing! Trying to stay positive!

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Son Of The Sun
Son Of The Sun

Good video i much agree! It's a shame!

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Great U.S. Treasure Hunt
Great U.S. Treasure Hunt

I hung in for over a minute and didn't hear a word about GOT. Get to the point.

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Great U.S. Treasure Hunt
Great U.S. Treasure Hunt

@pplr1 It started with general philosophy without a mention of GOT. Get to the fucking point if you're going to put "GOT" in the title of the video. I may have a lot to say about Alice in Wonderland in a half hour video, but if I spend the first 90 seconds bloviating about the Third Reich with nary a mention of Alice, that's bad video making. If I make a video about Alice, I'm not going to start with Hitler.

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pplr1
pplr1

@Great U.S. Treasure Hunt It said something. Question is did you realize it.

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Great U.S. Treasure Hunt
Great U.S. Treasure Hunt

@pplr1 If you don't get to the point, your lesson gets skipped. When something is a "hot" take, and is over a minute in without actually saying anything, I'm out. I've got a life to live.

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pplr1
pplr1

The video is worth the wait and why the history lesson mattered is explained well.

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Blondepotter14
Blondepotter14

Anyone have the name of the song she plays a few seconds of at the start?

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Brandon DeLong
Brandon DeLong

@Hbomberguy you should probably read the books

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Alex Kyriacou
Alex Kyriacou

I loved the Game of Thrones series up until Season 7, I read the book series, I read A World of Ice and Fire. I was able to somewhat enjoy episodes 1 and 2 of Season 8. But I didn't even bother watching the last episode, because the penultimate episode was just so stupid and insulting to the audience. The plot of the last episode was spoiled to me and I decided the it wasn't worth the time watching it. The ending of the series was so bad that it's put me off watching the series ever again. I will still read the Winds of Winter when (and IF) it comes out, but the way the series ended has dampened my enthusiasm.

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Elly van den Brink
Elly van den Brink

“Women are too emotional.” Just realized these writers are the personification of Lady Macbeth.

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Kyle Mundy
Kyle Mundy

They could retcon EVERYTHING. Show the end of the show, then pan out of Bran's face, showing he was reading into the future. But the actors have aged? They should show some aging, this series didn't take place over a few years. We could backpeddle and save this mess

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FeartheOldGods
FeartheOldGods

@LindsayEllis - actually before he bent the knee there was a battle. It was the only time aegon loosed all three dragons on the battlefield and I’m pretty sure it was some of the highest casualty rate in his conquest.

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pplr1
pplr1

Yes there was a prior battle that went badly for those without dragons. That said the point she was making is even better served by the correction to the mistake she made. The last Targaryen Queen that did fly her dragon to the North in Westeros long before GoT took place and left the place having impressed the people who met her. The trip made the Targaryens more liked rather than less.

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FeartheOldGods
FeartheOldGods

@Dominic Bounds no they didn’t but the king in the north bent the knee as a direct result of that battle and the burning of Harrenhal. To say there was no fight is slightly disingenuous IMO. I’m sure it’s not intentional either but he only bent the knee because he learned of so many people dying to then clearly unstoppable force. And having felt that weight did so to spare his people. And like I’m not even super “omg you got it wrong.” Was just something I think should be considered 🤷‍♀️

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Dominic Bounds
Dominic Bounds

Wait, is this about the North bending the knee? Because The North didn't participate in the Field of Fire.

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Lord Touch Me
Lord Touch Me

I may not be able to rewatch and enjoy GoT anymore, but I do rewatch these spicy hot takes and it never gets old.

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dzeikobb
dzeikobb

13:48. Lindsay drinking Corona explaining how a world fell apart due to horrible storytelling. 14th of August 2019. She knew. She always knew.

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Ocrilat
Ocrilat

If they set up that Daenerys was getting more and more ruthless, more 'the ends justify the means' then slipping into 'doing evil for a good cause' would have made sense. The showrunners did none of that. I felt like they were pursuing being inscrutable as an ends in itself, like they decided on how the show would end by coming up with something that the fans would never see coming as a means of looking clever, instead of ending the show in a narratively satisfying manner.

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LateNightSessions
LateNightSessions

hbw

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Jonah Falcon
Jonah Falcon

D & D apparently never heard of Popper's Paradox. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_tolerance Because they're basically making the fascistic argument that fascism should be tolerated.

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Under15
Under15

17:24 Oh God get this philosopher king bullshit out of my driveway.

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punkromantic
punkromantic

watching this again and damn the what if woke but too much line always gets me 1:00:08

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Dorota Kaiper
Dorota Kaiper

Did you know that in 4 minute you use an almost perfect piece of art in which a wise royal fool in Poland - Stańczyk (Stanchick) is the only person at court who knows and cares that in the middle of an era of Polish domination over the region, the power of Russia is growing. And of course he is right. This will be trouble for the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. But not even one person is listening to him. The painting comes from the 19th century painter Matejko, a Polish-Czech painter who is known for painting extremely large and highly detailed pictures (as the Battle of Grunwald, 4mx9m), which is impressive for a guy with severe nearsightedness.

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S A
S A

Don't worry, before they Kept It In the Family, Jon and Danny said 'No Chromo!' so it's all good.

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blake stylinson
blake stylinson

Thank you for pointing out sansa's strength in the earlier seasons. People always say she's dumb back then, but it was actually when she was the smartest.

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Don't Panic
Don't Panic

God, it would've been so goooood if Sansa and Daenerys were just written as bad ass women who supported one another. Talk about female empowerment! That, at least, would have satisfied, just for being righteous and fun. Gory, being betrayed with Dani going berserk at King's Landing later on would've even played better, had that happened.

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Don't Panic
Don't Panic

"And some say that stories don't need to have a point, or weren't intended to have a point, but I have to assume this one was intended to have a point, since it ended *with the dragon burning the symbolism*." Great intro line expressing our collective anger. Just love your sardonic tone in everything you do. So precious and spot on every single time. Hot take, schmhot take, legit take is more like it. This series ending was so disappointing, I think I've established an on-going, bi-annual review of critics' analyses as some sort of therapy session just to feel something remotely good about it all. The malfeasance, utter contempt, disrespect and apathy of D&D will go down in history as the most crushing disappointment ever inflicted on an avid audience, more so even than what Disney did to Star Wars.

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Don't Panic
Don't Panic

​@jbvader721 When it rains, it pours, I reckon. Weird, though, how this trend isn't going away, like most do. It just keeps getting worse, has more and more people digging in, refusing to try anything different. Trends used to come and go, be replaced by something else, were learned from, improved upon or abandoned. Studios are simply refusing to do anything remotely along those lines out of some duty or fealty to a cause. Bloody blind to how morality is distancing them from saying anything fun, anything worth saying, anything interesting, anything people don't already know. You'd think they'd learn from their behavior, see that this approach isn't working for them, for their audiences, nor for their investors, rather than use the failures to further motivate them to continue with such mediocrity. I actually enjoyed Cats, though; relished the unique take and fun (wasn't invested in the history of the Broadway show, so it was all new to me, and Hudson on the signature number offered something deeper and clearer into the meaning of that song), but, yeah, the end of GOT on top of the Skywalker saga's all in the same year was unbelievably demoralizing and depressing, throwing away the opportunity to tell all the other Skywalker and GOT stories. Still, they both accomplished what they set out to do-- to subvert our expectations-- unsatisfactory though it was. Credit where credit's due, I suppose, if irony and masochism's your thing.

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jbvader721
jbvader721

And those two "endings" came out in the same f***ing year mere months apart from each other! 2020 was punishment for those two things as well as for Cats 2019.

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Maggie Offutt
Maggie Offutt

It is our year and lord 2021 and I’m watching this video in full for The-Who-knows-what-time and Lindsay still has the wit and knowledge to help me a person who never watched the show, process this giant circus gone wrong.

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Md. Hossain
Md. Hossain

i feel sorry for her liver

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IceBlueMink
IceBlueMink

truly thank u for defending daenerys bc she was never foreshadowed to torch an entire city. people are so fucking stupid about it.

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IceBlueMink
IceBlueMink

the funniest thing is that jon DOESN’T have higher claim to the throne than Daenerys!!! she quite literally has the highest claim and no one talks about it.

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Shannon McIntyre
Shannon McIntyre

I needed some of you today. Thanx!

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jesse james
jesse james

yea who the hell cares about the people of kings landing they all deserve to die

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Martin Portelance
Martin Portelance

Damn this girl is smart. In this one I could feel the alcohol's edge. Didn't disliked it.

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Jeff Howard
Jeff Howard

I've always preferred Frank Herbert's version..."power attracts the corruptible".

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thescrybe
thescrybe

I'll never watch another thing Beniweiss does. I just can't trust them as storytellers.

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Esteban Miranda
Esteban Miranda

Lmao didn’t realize I was a Sansa stan until season 7 and this video was right on the money as to why I was unbothered by her being the queen in the north. I didn’t realize, however, that they had to rewrite her entire character to pretty much get her to where they wanted to put her. Goddamned writers

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Sam Everett
Sam Everett

wow it's amazing how bro-y and lame the writers reveal themselves to be at the end lol. That's what was revealed when they finally had the power to write their own story.

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MrAwesomeTrex
MrAwesomeTrex

Daenerys: spends the entire series gathering power by liberating slaves, deposing oppressive nobility and protecting the downtrodden. Even literally says she doesn't want to destroy Kings Landing. Writers: yeah but what if in the very last episode she decides to roast half of Kings Landing just because she's actually evil and is just totes super jealous of Jon. Also have Tyrion try to justify it by saying "everywhere she goes evil men die" like that's not a good thing, and is absolutely a sign of her being an irrational tyrant.

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MrAwesomeTrex
MrAwesomeTrex

This video raises a point that I never really noticed on my own, but is definitely why the later seasons were so bad, that they stopped having societal repurcusions for the characters' actions. When the Great Sept was blown up I was so hype for there that to lead to even more conflict between Cersei and the Church Militant, and/or create unrest among the devoted commoners... but nah, they just ignore it, no peasants revolt, no theocractic uprising, not even any lipservice paid to hundreds of people getting flambeed, and one of the largest and most important structures in Westeros getting levelled along with what looks like a good city block around it. Hell, it could have somehow been used as a propaganda tool for Cersei to tighten her grip on the throne, by making it out to be a terrorist act by other claimants, or outside forces. Or that she uses the death of the High Sparrow to install a puppet to the High Septon position, giving her control over the Church Militant... But hey what do I know, just ignoring something that seems like it would have major effects on the world is apparently what professional writers do.

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Nanna Tronier
Nanna Tronier

I want the books to be read on this channel, with a lot of Lindsey, who talking about every chapter. I mabye even like, if Lindsey interupts the reading with; 'that's wrong' or 'thus dosen't make sence 'cus..' 🤣

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DawnOfDragonz
DawnOfDragonz

Power doesn't corrupt but reveals. D & D's power over a fictional world sure revealed a lot about them.

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Frank Blackcrow
Frank Blackcrow

Blondes with black eyebrows.. funny as all fuck. What do you call a blond that dye's her hair black.... Artificial intelligence. What do you call a brunette dying/bleaching her hair blonde... is that then, Artificial stupidity.. that the rest of the hair on her arms and eyebrows , lashes, and other places will be.. not blonde.. could be just .. plain stupid.

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cbroxs17
cbroxs17

sorry, can we help you? do you need something?

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HellyeahRook
HellyeahRook

The thumbnail made me lol so I decided to watch this 😁

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Duck King
Duck King

These problems have been in the series from the start. They gutted much of the book's cast and developments in every season, which had the ripple effect of having to make exponentially more shit up in each new season. This, in tandem with the writers being much worse than Martin, and having to wrap things up in a hurry with no book material to adapt, ended up in this perfect shitstorm. So I'm more understanding than most at Martin's slow writing, I'd rather him take his time than fuck the books up badly. At least let me have a decent book end.

Vor 22 Tage
Mare ZeSim
Mare ZeSim

but if Bran could see the future .. isn't he bad because he let it all happen just so he could be king.. the only way I can re-watch is by watching new reactors seeing it for the first time

Vor 22 Tage
pplr1
pplr1

Its is worse than that. Either Bran let it happen or he quietly manipulated events to make King's Landing burn. Don't forget it was Bran that pushed Sam to tell Jon about his linage. And not just that but to do it when Sam is in an anti-Dany mood. It may exist simply because the writers are inept but there are little bits of evidence spread through season 8 that actually lend credibility to what is called "evil Bran theory".

Vor 6 Tage
lunsen 402
lunsen 402

hopefully they remake game of thrones and make it right... couse D and D screwed the characters and story over very hard

Vor 22 Tage
Phibie
Phibie

Binging her videos for appreciation after the bullshit on Twitter

Vor 22 Tage
Dan Milbourne
Dan Milbourne

Lindsay ... I have watched many of these critiques of GOT since Season 8 and this far surpasses in depth, insight, and validity. Super job. Thanks so much for your deep dive. Subscribing.

Vor 23 Tage
richard trumpet
richard trumpet

I have to say, Bran being chosen as the first king under the new elective monarchy DOES make sense, but not for the any of the reasons the show gives. Westeros essentially reformed into something very similar to the HRE, with the Lords Paramount in the role of Electors. With this in mind, the choice of Bran as king is in the best interests of the Lords Paramount because he is a weak, detached king. They would be able to grow and consolidate their own power and autonomy with little fear of intervention or reprisal. In this way, the decision is rooted in historical precedent - in the early days of the HRE, Electors would tend to vote for weak Emperors who were unable to project enough power to maintain authority over their subject states.

Vor 23 Tage
pplr1
pplr1

There is an different reason as well. Season 8 is has little bits of evidence spread in it that lend support to "evil Bran theory" that he purposefully manipulated events to cause the burning of King's Landing as a way to get both Jon and Dany out of his way. This evidence may exist simply because D and D were so inept but it is there. Also making Bran king arguably creates the fantasy version of 1984's big brother.

Vor 6 Tage
Алекс З
Алекс З

I support you in everything. I was really going to revisit this show and more than once. But now that I know the ending I won't.

Vor 24 Tage
pplr1
pplr1

Just remember GoT ends at season 7 or even season six. Things actually make some sense then.

Vor 6 Tage
Rainman Slim
Rainman Slim

D&D went down the identity politics route of female character "developmemt" Y'know, where every woman is a cold blooded Mary sue who mows down her enemies by the dozen without even a grimace.

Vor 24 Tage
Traumatica
Traumatica

When the season ended, I felt that all the years I spent nerding on the ASOIAF universe went down the drain. With GRRM's slow progress on the books I feel that we have no choice for a canon ending other than D&D's

Vor 24 Tage
pplr1
pplr1

There are 2 things you may want to think about. 1st is the characters acting out of character and the major changes in practices such as King's Landing bells suddenly meaning surrender when season 2 showed they don't and did so clearly all goes to indicate season 8 took place in a Star Trekish mirror dimension. We never got a proper GoT season 8. 2nd, there is a youtube fan for GoT that has a channel known as TalkingThrones, he is currently partway through his self written season 9. He acknowledge how nonsensical season 8 was but decided to see what he could do with the rubble that D and D left in their wake. I can dig up a link if you'd like.

Vor 6 Tage
Trish Trash
Trish Trash

I think the problem with Daenerys was her politics. Too anti-hierarchy, too anti-system, too violent. Of course for rich folks that needs to end in : "SHE EvIL!" "COMMUNISM KILLED 100000000000 PEOPLE!!1!!1!"

Vor 24 Tage
Ellie s
Ellie s

Could have been one of the greatest shows on tv ever, ended up being the modern example of Lost

Vor 25 Tage
Tomasz Chomicki
Tomasz Chomicki

Good ol' like for miss Lindsay.

Vor 25 Tage
Revolution 2020
Revolution 2020

D & D should be shackled and forced to watch this until they admit she's right about everything. Also, until they admit they simply did not GAF about this show, were in it only for the money and recognition, and have zero conscience about how they screwed millions of viewers that invested 10 years of our lives.

Vor 25 Tage
Gerard
Gerard

I've watched both parts of this at least three times now. Still haven't got round to watching the last episode of GoT yet though!

Vor 25 Tage
Griexxt
Griexxt

Don't. You can never unsee it.

Vor 25 Tage
killboggins
killboggins

I still haven't reviewed anybody kissing my ass after they ridiculed me for disliking Game of Thrones years ago.

Vor 26 Tage
Patf Ts
Patf Ts

Thank god characters like Tywin Lanister and Margaery Tyrell died before their characters could be ruined

Vor 26 Tage
AlekWheeler
AlekWheeler

In the year 2021, the movie that probably comes closest to this was Rise of Skywalker. I didn’t like The Last Jedi, but its stupid moments are more just...odd and unfunny, whereas Rise of Skywalker is actually nonsensical and craps on a 40 year old franchise that had already taken a lot of crap that can’t take it anymore.

Vor 26 Tage
Hannah G
Hannah G

Reminds me of a quote from the musical Gypsy: "They'll forgive you anything if you got a strong ending." The reverse is also true. And Game of Thrones is proof.

Vor 26 Tage
Eric Rice
Eric Rice

Holy shit I love your Cinnamon Toast Crunch jacket

Vor 27 Tage
Freckles
Freckles

When you've fallen asleep watching this video only to be awakened by air horns 😂

Vor 27 Tage
Robin Heling
Robin Heling

Best critique/hottake about GoT I've seen

Vor 27 Tage
Kalistiana 17
Kalistiana 17

I'm fine with Cersei dying given Maggie the Frog's prophecy said she would be choked out by her younger brother which could be Jaime or Tyrion, but she should've gone out like a bad bitch and fighting at the very end like she has her whole life. Calling Cersei Lannister a scared little girl is the most insulting description for this great villain who loves revenge and enacting said revenge the most.

Vor 27 Tage
local idiot
local idiot

Hbomerguy read the books!!!

Vor 28 Tage
Bubblegum Crash
Bubblegum Crash

Everytime you watch game of thrones on HBO Max this video should be shown before every episode

Vor 28 Tage
Da Tiger
Da Tiger

Great vid season 8 still pisses me off to this day, I can’t rewatch the show even though it’s great up until 5 or so but generally 1-6 to me are fine

Vor 28 Tage
Awkward Athena
Awkward Athena

#DavidandDanareMisogynists and I’m still angry about Game Of Thrones in the year of 2021 😡 (this emoji isn’t red enough for my levels of mad I am).

Vor 29 Tage
Diana Edid
Diana Edid

It’s like the Salem witch trails all over again with Daenerys. I hate the last season and maybe the last few seasons more now after this wonderful video. Keep making them Lindsay!

Vor 29 Tage

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