christ, use your heads guys. what do ramsay and joffrey have in common that will also decide who the next and ultimate big bad will be? who was their wife/fiancee/love interest? Sansa. next big bad?I just don't see any way they can make Euron a bad enough guy to really care about. What made Ramsey bad occurred over seasons and was strong enough to turn the prior bad guy into a sympathetic character. They can certainly attempt to have Euron do worse things than Ramsey did but I don't think there is enough time in the remaining 12 episodes to have it resonate with the audience. I mean, even if he captures/rapes/kills Arya or someone like that people will just be like "that was an unexpected death, oh well."
If he somehow captures and kills Tyrion, that would do the trick.I just don't see any way they can make Euron a bad enough guy to really care about.
I didn't know who the fuck this Ed Shehan is... and I thought it was a bit of a jab at the Rains of Castamere, because that is literally the only song any Lannister knows.I have no problem with a current, non-terrible pop star being given a cameo. It was just done oddly. When he turns to the camera and says "It's new!" with a subtle wink and a sparkle in his eye, for a moment it looked like an SNL parody of Game of Thrones rather than actual Game of Thrones.
Tyrion is the most captured character on this show, of course its going to be him who gets captured next.I don't see how Euron is going to get Tyrion. It would have to be a really contrived situation for Tyrion to be captured at this point, since he's basically fortified in Dragonstone with a friendly navy docked there, thousands of friendly soldiers around, and 3 dragons patrolling the skies. It's not like he's going to be going for a walk on the beach alone and a couple of scurvy pirates will jump out from behind a rock and throw a potato sack over him and drag him off.
They've got to bring some closure to the stuff happening in Dorne, and Euron capturing/killing the (now in control) sand snakes there would do that--cutting the head off the snake (lolz). It would also basically eliminate one of the big threats that Cersei is facing, allowing her to focus on the others.
Dragon glass being a cure for that while the Stannis girl had it while living in the castle would be a total fuck up from the writers."Dragonglass as a cure for..."
guess Jorah gets cured, yippppeee?!
16-30m for a non-finale episode is still insane for a not-family-friendly show. My biggest debate is at what age I'll allow my kids to watch this series with me ... 16? 25? haha.The ratings for GoT is insane. 10m people watched live, 16m+ so far on stream/live and will probably climb to over 30m once 72 hour DVR is factored in. Up 50% over the S6 premiere numbers.
@GameOfThrones S7 opens to a massive linear audience of 10.1M viewers at 9 p.m. Sunday, up 27% vs. April 2016 S6 premiere
Including replays + digital views, HBO estimates audience for S7 @GameOfThrones opener already at 16.1M -- +50% vs 2016
A few years ago I thought the ratings would start to dip, especially after the mediocre season 5, but this is really the new Lost, the one show EVERYONE seems to be watching
Still nothing to old school network TV though, 76m watched the Seinfeld episode live, 44m watched the Cosby finale, 80m watched the Cheers finale.