Video Roundup: Season 4, Episode 10 “The Children”
By Bex on in Recap.

Could this be the last of the season 4 recap posts??? Here are some videos to help you reflect on this season…

Comicbookgirl19

Read the Books:

Ozzy Man Reviews

Emergency Awesome

History of Westeros (Part 1)

Sawyer7mage: Might be biased here, but the beginning of the video cracked me up

Joanie and Zuzu

 

Unsullied:

Gay of Thrones: In which George writes another book that is not TWOW, whiny child is symbolism?

Dino & Byron get into a fight

Schmoesknow

 

Combo:

What the Flick?!? discusses the Stark Filter

HappyCool: Kenny explores his feelings about the privy scene; Sandrine seeks shelter

SourceFed NERD adds another host to its panel; Trisha’s hoodie game is strong

TotalFilm

ThinkHero

 

Welp, this has been fun! Hope you’ve enjoyed getting a weekly dose of some of the best recap vids you wanted to see. Until next season!

 


25 Comments

  1. Reinier
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    GRRM in Gay of Thrones is the funniest thing ever!

  2. Hoyti Von Totiy
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Comicbookgirl19 is a traitor, she has a video up defending GRRM for writing slow/not writing at all and aying he doesnt have to finish the books.

    GRRM is our bitč and he has to write faster!

  3. Valyrian Plastic
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    An even better twist than last year when Jonathon was revealed to be Ros all along :).

  4. Lyn
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    LOL at GRRM in Gay of Thrones.

  5. Dorian
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    All my appreciation for not including Larry Williams. The guy doesn’t deserve the views.

  6. Turncloak
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    My comment got sent to the void no!!!

    What I basically said was I really loved Sawyers review the most. Dino and Byron are always excellent even though they were disappointed by the episode (made excellent points as to why)

  7. chamush
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    I meed reekly reviews…

  8. Bex
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    chamush,

    Some people are using the hiatus to go back and review previous seasons. Ozzy Man is one of them.

  9. King Stannis
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Which one of them are pirates?

  10. Grimnir
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm | Permalink

    Well, Larry reached his low.
    He goes full hater mode in his last council meeting.
    Embarrassing.

  11. pntrlqst
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Grimnir,

    I feel like the other non-book readers in those small council meetings are too scared to praise the show because he’s such an overbearing neanderthal.

  12. Dame of Mercia
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Hoyti Von Totiy:
    Comicbookgirl19 is a traitor, she has a video up defending GRRM for writing slow/not writing at all and aying he doesnt have to finish the books.

    GRRM is our bitč and he has to write faster!

    Well, I guess she is entitled to an opinion, though one does not have to agree. I’ve said previously (and sorry, I don’t want other posters to be thinking “Oh, she’s not playing that record again”) that GRRM is in a sufficiently secure financial position now that he only needs to write when he wants to. Do I personally wish he would get ASOIAF finished speedily? Indeed I do, but I doubt he’d lose much sleep about what I think.

  13. Lex
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Have to agree, Larry Williams finally lost his mind, lol.

    He did the same thing last year, after the Red Wedding, but I was pleasantly surprised to see him back for Season 4. He started the season with a much more positive attitude than before, and was actually fun to watch again (I’ve enjoyed his reviews since Season 1).

    But I was worried early on, seeing Larry’s extreme enthusiasm for the Red Viper. I knew Oberyn’s death would shatter him, and it did. Larry’s reviews for Episodes 8, 9, and 10 have been so weird. Just angry rants, often about trivial details and things that don’t really matter. Suddenly he’s a book purist, enraged by the omission of LS. Enraged when things don’t happen the way he wanted, or in the correct sequence that he wanted. Enraged that we didn’t get a detailed explanation of who exactly the Three Eyed Raven guy was. Doesn’t he realize they need to save some things for later?? He’s obviously decided he hates the show, and so he looks for reasons (weird and irrational reasons) to justify his hate, but none of it makes much sense.

    I mean, I have my own complaints with the finale (really didn’t like the skeletons/fireballs)… but Larry said it was one of the worst episodes of the ENTIRE SERIES. That’s just insane.

    Anyway, it was fun while it lasted. Clearly the show isn’t for him. But it’s confusing to me, how it enrages him so much. Like, it’s as if he thinks the writers are purposefully trying to piss him off by going against his expectations.

    But who knows, maybe he’ll change his mind again and return for Season 5. :)

  14. Lex
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    What the Flick does a pretty good job criticizing the skeleton/fireball scene (around 39:00). Gotta say, I totally agree. One of the low points of the episode (and possibly the series). Which is sad, because they spent so much time and money on it.. and I usually love that kind of thing in a fantasy, but it was so out of place and inconsistent with GoT.

  15. Dorian
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Possibly the only book purist who hasn’t ever read the books. :)

  16. SkyWrathMage
    Posted June 21, 2014 at 11:58 pm | Permalink

    I would have to disagree on some point on Comicbookgirl19.
    She mentioned that Wights are supposed to be pile of bones that can’t do much because they don’t have tendons and stuff, but it is heavily implied in the books that Wights have some dark magic that keeps the bones together.
    The Wights technically shattered when they tried to enter the cave because “the power that moves them was powerless here”.

    Maybe Comicbookgirl19 have to reread the books.

    And they changed to whole fight sequence with the Wights to show on-screen what the Child of the Forest can do, rather than let Bran be trapped in heavy snow and wake up inside the cave later on. No action.

  17. Kevin
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Lex:
    What the Flick does a pretty good job criticizing the skeleton/fireball scene (around 39:00). Gotta say, I totally agree. One of the low points of the episode (and possibly the series). Which is sad, because they spent so much time and money on it.. and I usually love that kind of thing in a fantasy, but it was so out of place and inconsistent with GoT.

    I think they are right that they wrote themselves into a corner, but not the one that they think they did. Jojen dies there. If his body isn’t burned then he’s got to come back as a wight. He can’t instantly turn into a wight either, so it would have to be in a future season or be a loose end. They aren’t going to bring that actor back to have him be a zombie for 30 seconds. So they had to come up with a way to burn the body during the battle.

    It sort of makes sense too. The way the White Walkers beat you is they turn your dead into their army. Even though you know you have to burn your dead they attack you suddenly and you have to retreat and you can’t always do it. So it makes sense that the Children have a counter to this.

  18. Valaquen
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    SkyWrathMage:
    I would have to disagree on some point on Comicbookgirl19.
    She mentioned that Wights are supposed to be pile of bones that can’t do much because they don’t have tendons and stuff, but it is heavily implied in the books that Wights have some dark magic that keeps the bones together.
    The Wights technically shattered when they tried to enter the cave because “the power that moves them was powerless here”.

    Maybe Comicbookgirl19 have to reread the books.

    And they changed to whole fight sequence with the Wights to show on-screen what the Child of the Forest can do, rather than let Bran be trapped in heavy snow and wake up inside the cave later on. No action.

    I like her and her Epic History series, as well as her reviews, but this week was a lot of, “This was different from the books”, which was worth pointing out, but isn’t helpful when it’s assumed that every single facet of the books is better than the show or is even possible to depict. Some things the books do better, obviously, but there are many things that the show does better (sorry, I don’t treat GRRM’s work as a sacred text). She just seemed really confused by some of the scenes because she was recapping it as ASOIAF, not GoT. Some wires crossed there.

  19. Turncloak
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Kevin: I think they are right that they wrote themselves into a corner, but not the one that they think they did.Jojen dies there.If his body isn’t burned then he’s got to come back as a wight.He can’t instantly turn into a wight either, so it would have to be in a future season or be a loose end.They aren’t going to bring that actor back to have him be a zombie for 30 seconds.So they had to come up with a way to burn the body during the battle.

    It sort of makes sense too.The way the White Walkers beat you is they turn your dead into their army.Even though you know you have to burn your dead they attack you suddenly and you have to retreat and you can’t always do it.So it makes sense that the Children have a counter to this.

    Unless the children are in league with the white walkers. We never see a wight attack one of the children…

  20. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted June 22, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I like Comicbookgirl19 a lot, but she’s not the most insightful of reviewers sometimes. I think her adoration for the books sometimes clouds her critical faculties.

    I wish Kate Welch from Game of Owns (the single best commentator on the show I have ever listened to) would do her own video recaps. THAT I would watch.

  21. agent777
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    Dame of Mercia,

    Tolkien? Haha, authors need to take there time. It harder to write and create then to cast porn actors. Benioff and Weiss, the lords of hacks.

  22. agent777
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    ArgonathofBraavos,

    A garbage adaptation is a garbage adaptation. Good actors, good sets, doth not a classic show make.

  23. agent777
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Valaquen,

    Maybe better is you read the book and show, but I used to watch this with people who hadn’t read the books, and they were confused as you can possibly be by the changes. When the show follows the books people get it, when it goes off the books… hum, funny, people get confused… I wonder why?

  24. agent777
    Posted June 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Lex,

    I’ve stopped watching because I feel the writing and handling is sloppy. I’m sure that’s not there intention, but the guys who made the 1998 Godzilla also though they had made a masterpieces… so yeah, I don’t need to put myself through watching their bad adaptation.

    I love the book Dracula, and will give any film version a try… some work, some don’t, and the ones that don’t sometimes need to be turned of midway through to preserve my sanity.

    This show is insanely popular, so it’s not as if they could lose enough viewers to dampen that.

  25. Boojam
    Posted June 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    No good place to put this.
    We are a good many days down the road.
    Thronecast Series 4 Episodes 9 and 10 have not shown up anywhere.
    They usually have migrated to somewhere from SKY.


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