Game of Thrones season 5 was different to other seasons. We were used to the structure of season one. Slow plot development and a final climax, which happened in the penultimate episode sometimes. In season 1, the climax was the execution of Eddard Stark (Sean Bean); in season 2, the Battle of the Blackwater, where the Lannister army was commanded by acting Hand of the King Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage); in season 3, half of the Stark family died during The Red Wedding; and season 4 impressed audiences with Tywin’s assassination (Charles Dance) by Tyrion.
Season 5 has been different and not everybody is happy. Too many storylines are open and the last episodes didn’t solve many of them. Arya’s life, Loras and Margaery Tyrell’s prison, and the events in Dorne were especially frustrating, and to see Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) suffering indefinitely in Winterfell was dull.
However, David Benioff and Dan Weiss have started to separate the TV show and the books by R.R. Martin. In my opinion, this is very positive. Television and writing have different languages and it was a little irritating to hear what is going to happen next because it was already written in the novels.
But two of the last battles were amazing. At Hardhome, the battle of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Tormund and about five thousand wildlings against an army of wights. And of course, the battle among the Sons of the Harpy and Daenerys’ followers in Meereen. I love the glorious final of Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) mounting her dragon and flying away from the city while her friends and enemies were dumbfounded.
Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) forced to walk naked to the Red Keep as the people of the city shout at her was also moving, but everything about Ramsay and Stannis Baratheon has nonsense: evil for evil’s sake. What to say about little Princess Shireen and her sacrifice at the stake?
Of course and anyway, we are speaking about Game of Thrones TV show, and notwithstanding any objection, everything is superior to other TV shows.
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Game of Thrones season 5 primarily adapts material from A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, though it also uses elements from the third novel, A Storm of Swords, and material that either has not yet taken place in the book series, or diverges from the book series.