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The old standard and commonly used "Beat the Good Guys Down so it Appears the Bad Guys are Winning" concept seems to be in full bloom ..
After all the years of Dedication, 4 viewings of all previous Seasons, 3 readings of all Books, consumption of all of Mr Martins Peripheral Material, an expensive copy of Longclaw as well as a set of 3 Dragon Eggs residing in my HT room .. it's come down to this .. a shadow of former Glory, where the nuance becomes more of an in your face fast track to the End in the next 2 episodes .. highlighted by a Starbucks cup .. "The Girl Must Be Caffeinated" ..
The show I placed on a pedestal, firmly believing it would be the pinnacle of TV both now and in the Future ..
Beloved shows seem to always face a dilemma as they approach the Finale, fans have come to expect so, so much over the course of years .. it's tough to wrap it up .. it's even more tough when the rich material you started with ended up being an "outline" ..
I'll admit my expectations were very high, perhaps way to high .. and, of course, I'm still in it big time .. it just seems a bit of mediocrity has crept in .. I suppose, unable to be avoided .. HBO / B&W are ready to move on .. I guess the problem is, I was not ..
Here's to the final two episodes .. may they help recapture that portion of my Old Brain that lived in wonder and fascination at the fantastic Universe of Characters that unfolded over the years ..
Sadly, I have begun to feel the slipping away of an Old Friend .. and, with that, the feeling that, in many ways, I'll be glad when it's a wrap .. just don't, please, please, don't give me a lumberjack living in Oregon ..
Oddball: Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?