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Any 'must-see' TV ?

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On 5/15/2019 at 12:50 PM, LawrenceA said:

I enjoyed it, but I've liked the last couple of seasons more than many, if internet whining is any judge. I didn't think the Daenerys "twist" was out of character, as they've been hinting at it since the first season. I think it was a sharp slap in the face to people who have seen this struggle as "good vs evil", as morality is usually forgotten in warfare. 

I get a kick out of people who are upset that

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Cersei's fate wasn't harsh enough, and yet they are upset with Daenerys' conduct. Also the complaining about Jamie Lannister returning to Cersei...I expected that all along, and I don't see how it ignores any of his character progression, either. He'd come to terms with what he'd done in the past, he knew that Cersei would either kill or be killed in the oncoming battle, and he went to take care of her, whatever that would be. Either get her to abdicate (doubtful) or take her by force out of the city, or even kill her (which is what I expected, but didn't happen, exactly)

. I think most of the complaining is either coming from a place of ignorance and/or short-term memory, or people who wanted the story to be "happier" and have a fairytale ending, when this show has always been about subverting the typical fantasy and fairy tale. 

As for next Sunday's series finale,

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I think either Tyrion will end up on the throne, or the throne will disappear, leaving Westeros as a group of independent city-states. I'll be disappointed if Jon Snow ends up on the throne, but I'll accept it as the writers' decision, and not slip into the entitled shrill hectoring that I've read online for the past few weeks about the show having lost its way

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Thanks for using "hidden contents." I still haven't seen the final season. I probably would have been successful in avoiding the spoilers since i am so intent on doing so, but I appreciate the masked reveals on your part.

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The NBC series, now in its fifth season, stands out for how cleverly it portrays the many labor issues affecting its ensemble of blue-collar characters.

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Production for the Netflix series “Cowboy Bebop” will reportedly be put on hold for a while after star John Cho suffered a knee injury on set.

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The original is one of my favorite series but I do not have high hopes for this Netflix version. 

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