Originally Posted by oneeyeblind
I hate to be that guy. But I'm really finding this season to be lacking. This feels like such a transition season. I think the last few epsdiodes will be great but so far this is for me the worst season of the show so fair.
Oh no.. it's that guy
There is such flux with all of the characters right now, only Jon is where he "belongs". Sansa is on the move, Tyrion is out of power for the first time, Arya and the Hound are definitely on the move, Daenerys is NOT moving, Bran and Hodor are progressing, but slowly. The only constant are Reek and his buddy and I'm not caring greatly about them.
We know huge things are coming up, but right now to me the setup is actually been pretty good. The wedding and the trial were both better than the books, I've truly enjoyed the byplay with Arya and the Hound, even Sansa is beginning to learn some survival skills. I love the wits being matched between Varys and Littlefinger.
So - for me, it actually has been a slower beginning but excellent in that the characters are being allowed to grow a bit before the swordplay. I thought Dinklage was great in this episode and Rory McCann (the Hound) is stealing scenes from a scene stealer (Arya).
The swordplay, drama and rest will come. The Reek scenes (just like in the books for me) are weaker, but hey... I'll take it.