Yes, this season may be thrilling but its too rushed so much so, in fact, that little things like logic and character have all but disappeared
Warning: this article contains spoilers from Game of Thrones season seven, episode six. Do not read on if you have not watched.
A criticism commonly levied at recent episodes of Game of Thrones is that characters suddenly appear to have developed the ability to teleport from one side of Westeros to the other with no more than a crinkling of their noses.
Jon was in Winterfell. Then Dragonstone. Then all of a sudden he was north of the Wall on some harebrained scheme to kidnap a Wight. Whereas previous seasons would have dwelled on the minutiae of trudging from place to place, mining rich seams of character development along the way, this one has more world-ending matters to deal with than spending five episodes watching Jon and chums amble up a snowy hill. So it doesnt bother. And while I reject the teleportation criticism they dont tend to show characters on the toilet either, because that too would be irrelevant to the plot it is indicative of a deeper issue with the current series: that its become blindingly obvious seven episodes is simply not enough. The producers decision to shorten the episode count from 10 did make each episode a thrilling set piece. The problem is that theyve been trying to cram so much into each, little things like logic and character have burst out of the seams.
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