The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes

  • Published on Aug 14, 2019
  • Power doesn't corrupt; power reveals.

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  • Audrey Dozeman
    Audrey Dozeman Month ago +838

    For my own reference:
    Sansa - 4:38
    Bronn - 11:37
    Varys - 14:04
    Jon - 20:29
    Tyrion - 26:41
    Jaime - 33:15
    Cersei - 38:38
    Daenerys - 46:15

    • don't trust me I'm a Gemini
      don't trust me I'm a Gemini 13 days ago +1

      You are the real mvp

    • Audrey Dozeman
      Audrey Dozeman 16 days ago

      Troy Townsend yeah I feel that 🙃

    • Audrey Dozeman
      Audrey Dozeman 16 days ago

      Tornado Chaser thanks!! wow I didn’t even realize she pinned this, I’m glad I checked my notifications!

    • Troy Townsend
      Troy Townsend 20 days ago +6

      This whole thing really reopened old wounds. Now I don’t know how I’m gonna stitch them back up.

    • Momo Woods
      Momo Woods 22 days ago +2

      Audrey Dozeman Thank you. :)

  • Shermanium
    Shermanium 11 hours ago

    CONGRATS on the 2019 HUGO AWARD!!!! HUZZAH!!!1!

  • Tony Spike
    Tony Spike 15 hours ago

    i just put the Jamie line about hating the innocent or otherwise down to his wit, nothing more .........him and Tyrion always banter like that

  • Storm3y3 Dragon
    Storm3y3 Dragon Day ago +1

    56:43 - Holy sweet canaries Batman go ham.

  • Luigi Nastro
    Luigi Nastro Day ago +1

    Maybe the real Game of Thrones is the friends we made along the way...

  • MantisToboggan
    MantisToboggan Day ago

    To Lindsay's final point about not being excited to rewatch Thrones, it occurred to me today that I've rewatched Preston's reviews many, many times since the finale, but I haven't felt the desire to rewatch a single episode of the show.

  • Mark Silva
    Mark Silva Day ago

    Yo. Lets get another video.

  • Sean Wilson
    Sean Wilson 2 days ago +2

    Just found ur channel, I really enjoy your content! Not that you read the comments 😂

  • Eddrian32
    Eddrian32 2 days ago +1

    "Also I believe our citizens are being quite literally slaughtered!"
    Hah, who gives a shit, They're peasents"

  • Eddrian32
    Eddrian32 2 days ago +2

    "change their house motto from "winter is coming" to "fuck you, got mine!""

  • Groniz Herz
    Groniz Herz 2 days ago

    ya you should read the books lolz

  • FuNot FuMe
    FuNot FuMe 3 days ago +1

    WTF?! 1:01:52 THE "DRAGON" is immune to fire! If he was the "dragon", as he claimed, molten gold shouldn't have been a problem!
    It wasn't that she was watching her abusive brother die. it was her realizing that he wasn't the 'dragon'.
    Who let this guy write for this show!

  • Hurricane Ravi
    Hurricane Ravi 3 days ago

    Lance from The Serfs sends his Love😁😁😁

  • Zachary Farr
    Zachary Farr 3 days ago +1

    The 1968 Romeo & Juliet will never be topped, RIP Franco Zeffirelli

  • Robert Dole
    Robert Dole 3 days ago


  • Butter Horse
    Butter Horse 3 days ago

    Butter horse loves your work

  • Uniquely Selo
    Uniquely Selo 3 days ago

    Hey, how do you edit your videos so that you don’t get copyrighted? I want to do similar videos as you but I’m not sure how. Please let me know!

  • Dennis D
    Dennis D 3 days ago

    ability is different from power. It is.

  • Noneof Yourbeeswax
    Noneof Yourbeeswax 3 days ago +1

    8:17 So, according to you, men will only respect someone who is completely ruthless?

    • menada miranda
      menada miranda 2 days ago +2

      Not according to her,according to the show runners.They are the ones making that statement through Sansa's character.

  • juan pablo sanchez
    juan pablo sanchez 3 days ago +1

    Thanks for the subtitles, suscribed.

  • D. K. Kurtz
    D. K. Kurtz 4 days ago +2

    "I used to watch and re-watch the earlier seasons of the show, but now - knowing how it ends, knowing what they're building towards, knowing how nihilistic and stupid and mean it ends up being - there's just no enjoyment in the journey, even, anymore."
    Every time I see GoT in my watch queue, I think something like this. It's tragic, because the first half was so good. But why watch it, when it just leads to the second half?

  • Ardson
    Ardson 4 days ago

    Hey I'm commenting here because you disabled comments on your 9/11 videos. Can you explain what makes the Looming Tower good? You spend 2 videos laughing at all the bad 9/11 media and then recommend Looming Tower without much explanation besides Pulizter.

  • Sean MacSweeney
    Sean MacSweeney 4 days ago

    Now that Netflix have unceremoniously curtailed series 3 of “The OA” have you any thoughts on doing a video on this fantastic programme

  • crowkid
    crowkid 4 days ago +3

    I was going to finish watching Game of Thrones.

    Good thing I didn't.

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 2 days ago

      @crowkid cool
      That's great

    • crowkid
      crowkid 3 days ago +1

      @Nicholas That's kind of where I stopped. Somewhere around three or four.

    • Nicholas
      Nicholas 3 days ago +1

      Only watch the first four seasons

  • Desirée Lindmark
    Desirée Lindmark 4 days ago +1

    Thank you for this exactly what I needed ❤️

  • The Real Palleh
    The Real Palleh 4 days ago +1

    The "power reveals" instead of "power corrupts" proves a distinct lack of knowledge of what corruption is.Corruption includes the abuse of power by a trusted person in a place of authority. Someone who does the right thing, but doesn't necessarily follow the rules, a robin hood if you will would be a form of corruption, through his power being his skill. When you have the power to avoid the rules to do what you want, people will do what they want, rather that's considered "good" or "bad", it is still corruption.

  • N M
    N M 5 days ago

    That statement of watching in hindsight is something I told a friend of mine who had never seen GOT.

  • SkyHighGuys
    SkyHighGuys 5 days ago +1

    This was very interesting. I actually really liked the winterfell battle but other than that you’re right on!

  • Kris P
    Kris P 5 days ago +1

    really like your sarcastic and humorous take on it, and pointing out the many indescrepencies, thank you :)

  • 04whim
    04whim 5 days ago +5

    Okay, one note about Jamie's redemption: no he doesn't need redemption for killing Aerys, but he does need redemption for pushing Bran out of a window, and basically everything he he did to the Starks before season three, and everything he did in Cersei's name. That's the redemption arc that was ruined.

    • StanleyDevastating
      StanleyDevastating 2 days ago +1

      Yes! It's a bit shit because they could easily have had him end up in King's Landing just with a different motivation: "i can get close to Cersei and kill her, sparing the city from being sacked", or "I'm not a monster any more, I need to try one last time to salvage my twin sister's humanity", or "i never got to be a father to my dead children and if they kill Cersei now that's one more child I won't get to hold". That's three different motives that wouldn't totally undermine his redemption.

  • Colin Campbell
    Colin Campbell 5 days ago +1

    What a great, cutting dissection. Really clearly and accurately pointing out all the many things that bothered me, but couldn't put into words.

  • MiriaMMiriade
    MiriaMMiriade 5 days ago +1

    this is one of the best video ever made for me

  • The Old Shoes
    The Old Shoes 5 days ago

    47:59 *Joke Thief* Hey “Female Nostalgia” stop acting so clever while stealing jokes from Sam Hyde 😏 “2070 paradigm shift“ That teachers name.... was Albert Einstein. Keep stealin ya bum! *sigh* “The female angry Videogame Nerd” 🤦🏻‍♂️

  • Adorni
    Adorni 6 days ago +3

    Why does Sansa have to be “smart?” Why can’t she just be “clever?” The two are not the same thing, but are both commendable attributes.
    I haven’t read the books or watched the show (though I’m planning on doing the former soon) but it sounds like Sansa and Cersei are the... intimate opposites. They’ve both endured hardships, been put into damning situations by the men in positions of power, but Book Sansa sounds like she holds onto her kindness and care for others, while Cersei casts it aside in her pursuit of power. She’s a schemer, possibly like Sansa, who loathes the world around her for the hand it’s dealt her.
    And if that’s the case why wasn’t Sansa given a definitive scene to contrast her with Cersei? Was it to “subvert expectations?” Or was it because D&D figured it was more important that Jaime’s character development get borked because “Cersei is his weakness?”

  • Luke Dias
    Luke Dias 6 days ago

    Hey Lindsay: This may be too sensitive, but can you make a Loose Canon video about suicide? As someone who has dealt with it in more ways than one, I’ve had very mixed feelings about its portrayal, and would love to hear your opinion.

  • Hawkwinter01
    Hawkwinter01 6 days ago +2

    "...what? Those Dragons have the fortitude of hummingbirds.." 😂😂😂😂

  • Agent8450
    Agent8450 6 days ago +1

    Another fantastic video. Thank you for your perspective and research.

  • Dyno
    Dyno 6 days ago

    26:31 Did you steal this joke from Yathzee in Zero Punctuation, Lindsay?

  • Meg 11Gamer
    Meg 11Gamer 6 days ago

    The Hitler that fliessssssssssssss

  • Amoré Johnson
    Amoré Johnson 7 days ago

    Read the books 📚 yes❤️

  • Hoigwai
    Hoigwai 7 days ago +6

    I felt genuinely horrible for the actors, such a good arc for them to play for about 5.5 years a slight decline and then off a cliff into the abyss of stupidity.

  • Gabe
    Gabe 7 days ago

    What's that tune playing during that "Boo boo the fool" picture?
    At 4:26

  • Kyle Sheley
    Kyle Sheley 7 days ago +1

    I was already digging this channel, but, when she made the unbelievably precise Trogdor "burninating the countryside" reference, I think that's when I fell hopelessly in love.

  • Pamela Westphal
    Pamela Westphal 7 days ago

    lets talk about the real hot take: the color grading has gotten progressively worse

  • Melinda Murphy
    Melinda Murphy 7 days ago +1

    I couldn’t even watch your videos until now, because my heart has been brutalized by this ending. It still is. I’m meeting Kit and Gwen next month, though, and I’m trying to muster my enthusiasm for their work (which is spectacular) apart from the scripts they were dealt. It’s there, but I’m hearing GRRM speak the night before I meet them, so I’m going to pretend they starred in the true ending that is to be. I’m going to hope that AI comes along to retcon the last three seasons with these amazing actors in place to provide them the chance to do the work again properly with scripts written by GRRM or Tad Williams or Kermit the Frog, anyone who can do this show true justice! That is all I can hope for at this point.
    Because, like you, I can’t even watch the earlier seasons of the greatest television show in history anymore.

  • R M
    R M 7 days ago +1

    I have a theory:
    The backslash from Sansa’s rape in Season 05, hoping on the back of the #metoo movement, was more than D&D expected. Worrying about their career prospects in the future if they were labelled “sexist” and “rape apologists”, they over compensated by:
    - Making Sansa the smartest, smirkiest and most fail proof character in the series.
    - Deciding Arya would be the one to kill the Night King, instead of John (they said in an interview they decided that around 2016, so the timeline fits).
    - Making almost every single kingdom ruled by women by the end of season 6 (I don’t really care about this except for Dorne: a dead prince’s mistress and her three bastards daughters killing the rightful heir does not give them ruling rights!)
    - Pretty much all male characters started giving bad advice and couldn’t come up with a winning strategy.
    There are other hints that D&D shift gears to appease the woke jury, like Benioff saying in the last couple of seasons that his favorite character is Sansa because... reasons?
    They were so worried about making these characters “woke approved” that their development suffered. And the story with them.

  • Al C
    Al C 8 days ago +1

    GoT disintegrating into the mess it became after season 4, only goes to show that DnD are completely incompetent at writing on their own. It's like they didn't have a single thought in their head with the last season. But tell me again about how "themes are for eighth-grade book reports."

  • rtmordecai1
    rtmordecai1 8 days ago +1

    They could have taken the time to highlight the protection Ned was trying to give Jon. Should just about anyone have found out about Jon’s heritage he would have been relatively more safe being beyond the politics of Westeros as a member of the Night’s Watch.

  • Jacob C
    Jacob C 8 days ago +2

    I'm new to your channel, and your editing (a welcome respite from the actual internal screaming I was doing throughout this video) is hysterical. Your arguments are super fleshed out and have a... theme... heh. You're putting out huge videos with great content and you look like you're having fun doing it! YOU GET A SUB, AND YOU GET A SUB. Keep up the great work!

  • Stephen LeBlanc
    Stephen LeBlanc 8 days ago +1

    Every time I hear your introduction, I first think the "power reveals" truism applied to DnD. Then you apply it to Daenerys. I remain unsure as to whether you intended both (90% probability), or if I am just reading in the both. As soon as DnD got enough power, BAM, zombie ice bear, fast travel, unbelievable character actions! Even as a very gay very feminist, I wish they had been more interested in showing titillating sex in the last 2 seasons than endless stupid battle and fight scenes and the cringe sex between A/G, J/B, E/C.

  • Antisceptic
    Antisceptic 8 days ago

    What music is playing at the very beginning of the video?

  • PLGS01 P
    PLGS01 P 8 days ago

    Now that "El Camino" is coming, you should talk about Breaking Bad, I would watch the shit out of that.

  • Bobby Calloway
    Bobby Calloway 9 days ago +5

    Another "whoa, Sansa, really?" moment - in either Season 6 or Season 7 she demands that two houses be taken off the descendants of lords who fought with the Boltons (but who have just died in battle). After Jon politely tells her to eff off, the descendants are shown to be two little children. Did the writers really think it was empowering for her to want to turn two children out of their homes for what their parents did?

    • Dominic Bounds
      Dominic Bounds 9 days ago +1

      Well, it seems as though the destruction of the Sept of Baelor was meant to be empowering as well, so let's just say that this setting is meant to encourage psychopathy... unless you're Jon "The Jellyfish" Snow or Tyrion "I Lost My Brain In Season 4" Lannister, of course.

  • Mod Mysterio
    Mod Mysterio 9 days ago

    2 mins ....wait did you steal my joke AGN?!!?lol🤦‍♂️😂🤣💖❤💕🙄

  • Cathy Swinton
    Cathy Swinton 9 days ago +9

    Maybe the "So much for the tolerant left" southpark-nihilism would have been easier to swallow in 1997

  • Elveslayer
    Elveslayer 9 days ago +1

    Was this Hbomberguy's lovely voice?

  • Alan Carmody
    Alan Carmody 9 days ago

    Oh my God
    Strongbad predicted all of this!

  • Bria Greene
    Bria Greene 9 days ago +1

    Okay, I'm sorry Lindsay, this was a great video overall and I respect and agree with most of your points EXCEPT the commentary on the North.
    The North has, historically been apart from the rest of Westeros in terms of culture, religion, customs, and way of life. Which, ofc, all comes to a head when Ned is assassinated and Robb declares the North's independence in season 2. The North's objective in the War of the Five Kings was to gain their independence from Westeros. Robb died for it. Northern houses were destroyed for it. Houses lost heirs to the cause. Sansa was tortured in King's Landing for it. As the age old saying goes, The North Remembers; the dream didn't die with Robb, if anything, the fact that he and thousands of other Northmen died for it makes the cause that much greater.
    Jon was the son of Ned and the brother of Robb (as far as anyone in the North knew), the Northmen chose him as their king to continue his family's legacy. By bending the knee to Dany, he spat in the face of what Robb and the Northmen died for during the War.
    Then, ofc, there's the fact that Dany's father burned Rickard Stark alive and executed Bran Stark. Again, the North Remembers. Of course they would be hostile to Dany and her army given what they represent, the end of the North's independence as well as the madness and tyranny of her father. What, Dany can be pissed at Jaime for killing Aerys but Sansa and the rest of the North have to let bygones be bygones with Rickard and Brandon?
    I'd say Sansa and the rest of the Northmen being hostile to a Targaryen conqueror who threatens to take away their hard won independence makes logical sense, story wise. If anything, it was the one of the only things s8 got right in terns of continuity.

    • pplr1
      pplr1 Day ago

      Difference here is the North arguably saw that Daenerys was willing to treat them differently than other rulers would. Robb didn't just start the war because he liked independence but because Ned was killed. Who killed him? Not Daenerys. Who moved most of her army up to a cold North and helped save the Northerns? Daenerys. With Daenerys they could see they had someone different and better for them. At this point Sansa wouldn't have cheered Daenerys but all the other Northerners would and did.

    • Constance McAbre
      Constance McAbre 9 days ago

      Yup. Also explain why the Stark sisters changed the Stark motto to "fuck you, got mine" : they've experienced first hand what happens when they get far from home and get cut off from their family, and when their home is taken over by strangers. That Sansa would want to close ranks with her siblings, and cut the north off from the rest of the kingdoms makes all the psychological sense in the world for someone who's been burned that much.

  • Mikhailovick
    Mikhailovick 10 days ago +2

    Game of Thrones became Mass Effect.

    • pplr1
      pplr1 Day ago +1

      The people making both even lied to their customers in each situation!! Mass Effect 3 promised to have a better ending and Daenerys's rage was said to be focused on 1 person (not everyone but Cersei).

  • Constance McAbre
    Constance McAbre 10 days ago +2

    Add Brienne to the list of characters who were done wrong. It made nooo sense that she should end up in the same bed as Jaime. Renly gives her some empathy after she's humiliated ; he sees the value of her fighting abilities, against everybody's opinion : that's where she starts. Her story is getting the respect she deserves, which she gets once Jaime knights her. That much made sense : that's the chemistry they have, the self-respect they gain from the respect they give each other. The knighting felt like a satisfying end : so why tack on that awkward romance/abandonnement thing ? 1) Fan service 2) let's not have a powerful woman without taking her down a peg (Dany's fascist PMS, Cersei's "scared girl" death) and 3) well we need to get rid of Jaime, and we've decided that he should die with Cersei, so what if he slept with Brienne and had second thoughts in the morning? Which makes no sense for Jaime but let's go with that and take down Brienne in the idiocy landslide. And I'm not even talking about the king's guard thing. That's nice for her but why wouldn't hyper loyal Brienne stay with the queen in the north, after she swore her shield to Sansa and her mother?

    • Constance McAbre
      Constance McAbre 5 days ago +2

      @Dominic Bounds Yeah. And Jon not reacting at all to Sansa having Ramsay eaten by dogs. Execution for this psychopath, sure. But this? Jon Snow is cool with this? It should have warned us D&D planned to turn the action-oriented embodiment of Stark morality into the amorphous "but she's mah queen" mess he ended up as.

    • Dominic Bounds
      Dominic Bounds 7 days ago +2

      @Constance McAbre Or at the very least, some consequences. That was my first hint that the show was *really* going downhill: the lack of any serious repercussions - to Brienne choosing Stannis over Sansa, to Tyrion fucking up yet again, to Not!Elaria murdering her lover's family, to Not!Euron having his entire fleet stolen, to Arya getting virtually disemboweled, to Jon getting caught in a frontal assault that should have killed him all over again, to Cersei blowing up the Sept of Balor.
      If 5 was the season of fuckups, 6 was the season of plot armour.

    • Constance McAbre
      Constance McAbre 9 days ago +2

      At least there should have been more internal conflict that "hmm, I don't see that candle, oh well let's gut Stannis".

    • Dominic Bounds
      Dominic Bounds 9 days ago +1

      I'll be brutally honest: I'm of the belief that they screwed Brienne up when she decided that taking revenge on a dying man for the sake of a traitor was more important than rescuing a rape victim.