To start with, everyone seems to be conscious that Recreation of Thrones is a present that has dragons, a military of the lifeless, resurrection, magic, and an angle that incest is okay, so a panorama altering is not the largest factor that followers are going to be fixated on.
The HBO drama is a fantasy present and the suspension of disbelief is inherent to the style. All of us get that.
In some methods, the present is a vicim of its personal success as a result of the fantasy components work so nicely resulting from the truth that the present is grounded in these dramatic moments that elevate it above the remaining.
Issues like plot, storyline, script, character arcs, logic have been all given an unimaginable quantity of significance.
Hell, there’s an infinite quantity of articles and columns which are devoted to drawing comparisons between Westeros and political world of right now.
Merely put, the motion set-pieces work as a result of we’re all invested in these characters. The ‘massive moments’ in episodes just like the Battle of the Bastards, Hardhome, and Blackwater are memorable as a result of their pay-off has been nicely earned.
On this notice, evaluate the second when Viserion died in Past the Wall with how Rhaegal was killed by Euron Greyjoy in the latest episode.
Rhaegal’s loss of life appeared rushed and cobbled collectively. The showrunners even stated that Dany merely ‘forgot’ about Euron’s fleet and whereas Euron is most definitely a enjoyable character to see on display screen, you may’t assist however get the sensation that the angle of the showrunners is ‘we’d like one thing to occur to suit the story that we have in our heads. Hey, let’s get Euron to do it.’
The payoff was simply flat.
On this notice, one thing just like the geography of King’s Touchdown actually should not matter however at present second, it does as a result of it is symptomatic of an method that the creators have in the direction of wrapping every little thing up.
Check out the opening credit from Season 1 when in comparison with Season eight.
King’s Touchdown now appears to have shifted inland.
International warming, maybe?
Recreation of Thrones is that uncommon beast, it is a present the place the small issues matter as a result of over the earlier seasons, the writers have been so intelligent in layering the present with delicate hints, clues, throwbacks, and so forth.
Forgetting one thing so simple as the geography of the capital of Westeros is one thing that is certain to be observed.
Granted, if the battle of King’s Touchdown within the subsequent episode is the best episode of TV that is ever made, it is very seemingly that Thrones followers will forgive this oversight.
It is totally attainable that the showrunners simply wanted some open terrain so they might create the best battle within the present’s historical past. If that is the case, the top may justify the means. Hell, who wants logic once we can have the largest battle in historical past?
It must also be famous that units within the present have constantly modified over the seasons – Winterfell being probably the most notable one – however the modifications in King’s Touchdown have been much more noticeable.
For instance, here is Cersei looking from the Purple Hold window within the episode the place the Sept Baelor is destroyed and a picture from the latest episode.