|2017/08/30 10:59, Andróg: || |
|I was about to link that exact article!
And yeah, I pretty much agree with everything Benedictus writes. Even if the answer is 'Littlefinger became too obsessed with Sansa', then at least make that visible in the show on the screen for the viewers. Right now it does basically seem as if Littlefinger went from cunning asshole to just plain stupid overnight between S6 and S7.
And that article actually covers the strategical alternatives Daenarys had very well:
'Early on, she pledged to be a benevolent conqueror, not to burn King’s Landing to the ground or occupy cities with foreign troops. This led her to keep her dragons at home entirely, rather than think more creatively about using them. Why not burn the Red Keep and kill Cersei — but leave the civilian centers of King’s Landing alone? Why not send the dragons to burn Euron’s navy? Why not use the Dothraki cavalry to harry Cersei’s military, staying out of sight of King’s Landing but ambushing any Lannister forces that dared leave the capital?'
I find this discussion really spot on. Of course, all of that would have been hard to fit into 7 episodes. More likely 2 seasons or so, so maybe that's the reason. I really do hope (for the sake of the readers, I haven't read any of the books) that in the books GRRM comes up with something better than this.
Lastly, given how bad Tyrion's advice was this whole season I'm almost starting to believe that he's playing a double game and not really giving Daenarys the best advice. He does not of course support Cersei, but he does not exactly help Daenarys either.