10 Things I Hated About Season 6 of Game of Thrones: #8 Euron
Yup, I am the guy who started using the term #GeorgeLucasDisease to describe Benioff and Weiss "fails" #GoT
Were you convinced that Season 6 of GoT was pure greatness?
So, over the next 10 days, I am going to post the ten things that drove me crazy about Game of Thrones Season 6.
I fully realize that I am in the minority on this but I am okay with people disagreeing with me. I also don't usually write because of ego or certainty that I am right.
In fairness, I did enjoy much of Season 6 but every time I started really enjoying things another Benioff and Weiss "consolidation" problem would appear on the show. I really don't mind Benioff and Wiess taking a different route to GRRM's conclusions, my problem is when the shortcuts undermine the logic of the characters and plot.
Episode 5 of Season 6 was one of the best overall episodes of GoT ever filmed.
I wrote extensively about the implications of the time paradox created between Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) and the dueling Hodor's. It was hard to find much to nitpick about with the vast majority of this episode. from Season 6.
Very little to nitpick.
In other words, he made something happen and He created an Iron Islands leadership vacancy for himself to fill.
In the books, his return is a pretty big deal (and he doesn’t show up officially until the middle of the Kingsmoot). He is a mysterious and powerful figure who has been sailing the world attended by magicians and is considered very powerful. What ultimately wins him the driftwood crown, in fact, is his revelation that he has a dragon horn (a horn that allows humans to control dragons). People are actually afraid of him from the moment of his appearance in the books.
On the television show, he wins the driftwood crown by making fun of Theon (Alfie Allen) and talking about the size of his penis.
Apparently, we are supposed to believe that thousands of Iron Islanders accept him as their king simply because he plans to go and ask Daenerys Stormborn (Emilia Clarke) to marry him. Not only this, but his most persuasive reason for suggesting she will marry him is his aforementioned unit size.
Right, that’s some persuasive Kingsmoot argument Euron!
Not only that, but it turns out that he didn’t even leave people guarding his boats. Remember, Iron Islanders are basically the Vikings of Westeros. The sea and boats are everything to Iron Islanders.
They pray to “The Drowned God” and survive by raiding coastal towns in boats from the “Iron Fleet.”
This would be the Westerosi equivalent of General Patton getting his tanks stolen.
Let me repeat, this genius Euron, while he was literally being crowned, allowed his entire fleet to be stolen.
It played out on the screen like an episode of Hogan’s Heroes not an episode of Game of Thrones.
Instead of being faced by Iron Islanders Buyer's Remorse, Euron watches the remaining islanders (and it looks like he has about twenty people with him) disappear for the rest of the season to help him “build a new fleet.”
Yikes. This was just a poorly written segment all the way around.
So what did you think of Euron Greyjoy's performance after the Kingsmoot? Let me know, leave a comment!