The Top 12 Scenes That Worked And Did Not Work In Game Of Thrones

Today, we have four videos on the Top 12 scenes that worked and did NOT work in Game of Thrones. What I mean by whether or not the scene worked is:

  • It had narrative consequence; and/or
  • It fit into the medieval-like world of Westeros and Essos (only with dragons and White Walkers).

Each video has six from the list, plus both videos for Part II has some honourable mentions as well.

The Top 12 Scenes That Worked

Thus, in my opinion, some of the best scenes from Game of Thrones were as follows:

  • Theon returning to Pyke in Season 2 Episode 2;
  • Oberyn Martell visiting Tyrion in the cell before in Season 4 Episode 7;
  • Tyrion’s speech at his trial in Season 4 Episode 6; and
  • Lord Eddard Stark getting beheaded in Season 1 Episode 9.

So, what do you think was the number 1 on this list?

The Top 12 Scenes That Did NOT Work

the top 12 scenes that worked and did not work in game of thrones - arya killing lord walder
Arya killing Lord Walder Frey (and every single other member of his family) was a deeply problematic scene.

Therefore, in my opinion some of the top 12 (terrible) scenes that did not work in Game of Thrones were as follows:

  • Robb Stark saying that he wants to go to visit his in-laws in the Free City of Volantis in Season 3 Episode 8;
  • Cersei blowing up the Sept of Baelor in Season 6 Episode 10;
  • Daenerys Burning King’s Landing in Season 8 Episode 5; and
  • Tyrion’s ‘joke’ about how he once took a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel in Season 1 Episode 7, Season 6 Episode 8, and Season 8 Episode 6.

So, what do you think was the number 1 scene on this list?

Moreover, in the fourth video, I mention three fanfiction short stories that I wrote in response to how poorly I thought those scenes had been done in the show. The fanfiction short stories are as follows:

I hope you enjoy these videos, and let me know what you think of the scenes. What scenes would you have added to these lists?

Paul

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