The Last of the Game of Thrones Hot Takes


  1. Audrey Dozeman

    Audrey Dozeman26 日 前

    For my own reference: Sansa - 4:38 Bronn - 11:37 Varys - 14:04 Jon - 20:29 Tyrion - 26:41 Jaime - 33:15 Cersei - 38:38 Daenerys - 46:15

  2. don't trust me I'm a Gemini

    don't trust me I'm a Gemini8 日 前

    You are the real mvp

  3. Audrey Dozeman

    Audrey Dozeman10 日 前

    Troy Townsend yeah I feel that 🙃

  4. Audrey Dozeman

    Audrey Dozeman10 日 前

    Tornado Chaser thanks!! wow I didn’t even realize she pinned this, I’m glad I checked my notifications!

  5. Troy Townsend

    Troy Townsend15 日 前

    This whole thing really reopened old wounds. Now I don’t know how I’m gonna stitch them back up.

  6. Momo Woods

    Momo Woods16 日 前

    Audrey Dozeman Thank you. :)

  7. The Old Shoes

    The Old Shoes8 時間 前

    47:59 *Joke Thief* Hey “Female Nostalgia” stop acting so clever while stealing jokes from Sam Hyde 😏 “2070 paradigm shift“ That teachers name.... was Albert Einstein. Keep stealin ya bum! *sigh* “The female angry Videogame Nerd” 🤦🏻‍♂️

  8. Adorni

    Adorni13 時間 前

    Why does Sansa have to be “smart?” Why can’t she just be “clever?” The two are not the same thing, but are both commendable attributes. I haven’t read the books or watched the show (though I’m planning on doing the former soon) but it sounds like Sansa and Cersei are the... intimate opposites. They’ve both endured hardships, been put into damning situations by the men in positions of power, but Book Sansa sounds like she holds onto her kindness and care for others, while Cersei casts it aside in her pursuit of power. She’s a schemer, possibly like Sansa, who loathes the world around her for the hand it’s dealt her. And if that’s the case why wasn’t Sansa given a definitive scene to contrast her with Cersei? Was it to “subvert expectations?” Or was it because D&D figured it was more important that Jaime’s character development get borked because “Cersei is his weakness?”

  9. Luke Dias

    Luke Dias17 時間 前

    Hey Lindsay: This may be too sensitive, but can you make a Loose Canon video about suicide? As someone who has dealt with it in more ways than one, I’ve had very mixed feelings about its portrayal, and would love to hear your opinion.

  10. Hawkwinter01

    Hawkwinter01日 前

    "...what? Those Dragons have the fortitude of hummingbirds.." 😂😂😂😂

  11. Agent8450

    Agent8450日 前

    Another fantastic video. Thank you for your perspective and research.

  12. Dyno

    Dyno日 前

    26:31 Did you steal this joke from Yathzee in Zero Punctuation, Lindsay?

  13. Meg 11Gamer

    Meg 11Gamer日 前

    The Hitler that fliessssssssssssss

  14. Amoré Johnson

    Amoré Johnson日 前

    Read the books 📚 yes❤️

  15. Hoigwai

    Hoigwai日 前

    I felt genuinely horrible for the actors, such a good arc for them to play for about 5.5 years a slight decline and then off a cliff into the abyss of stupidity.

  16. Gabe

    Gabe2 日 前

    What's that tune playing during that "Boo boo the fool" picture? At 4:26

  17. Kyle Sheley

    Kyle Sheley2 日 前

    I was already digging this channel, but, when she made the unbelievably precise Trogdor "burninating the countryside" reference, I think that's when I fell hopelessly in love.

  18. Pamela Westphal

    Pamela Westphal2 日 前

    lets talk about the real hot take: the color grading has gotten progressively worse

  19. Melinda Murphy

    Melinda Murphy2 日 前

    I couldn’t even watch your videos until now, because my heart has been brutalized by this ending. It still is. I’m meeting Kit and Gwen next month, though, and I’m trying to muster my enthusiasm for their work (which is spectacular) apart from the scripts they were dealt. It’s there, but I’m hearing GRRM speak the night before I meet them, so I’m going to pretend they starred in the true ending that is to be. I’m going to hope that AI comes along to retcon the last three seasons with these amazing actors in place to provide them the chance to do the work again properly with scripts written by GRRM or Tad Williams or Kermit the Frog, anyone who can do this show true justice! That is all I can hope for at this point. Because, like you, I can’t even watch the earlier seasons of the greatest television show in history anymore.

  20. R M

    R M2 日 前

    I have a theory: The backslash from Sansa’s rape in Season 05, hoping on the back of the #metoo movement, was more than D&D expected. Worrying about their career prospects in the future if they were labelled “sexist” and “rape apologists”, they over compensated by: - Making Sansa the smartest, smirkiest and most fail proof character in the series. - Deciding Arya would be the one to kill the Night King, instead of John (they said in an interview they decided that around 2016, so the timeline fits). - Making almost every single kingdom ruled by women by the end of season 6 (I don’t really care about this except for Dorne: a dead prince’s mistress and her three bastards daughters killing the rightful heir does not give them ruling rights!) - Pretty much all male characters started giving bad advice and couldn’t come up with a winning strategy. There are other hints that D&D shift gears to appease the woke jury, like Benioff saying in the last couple of seasons that his favorite character is Sansa because... reasons? They were so worried about making these characters “woke approved” that their development suffered. And the story with them.

  21. Al C

    Al C2 日 前

    GoT disintegrating into the mess it became after season 4, only goes to show that DnD are completely incompetent at writing on their own. It's like they didn't have a single thought in their head with the last season. But tell me again about how "themes are for eighth-grade book reports."

  22. rtmordecai1

    rtmordecai12 日 前

    They could have taken the time to highlight the protection Ned was trying to give Jon. Should just about anyone have found out about Jon’s heritage he would have been relatively more safe being beyond the politics of Westeros as a member of the Night’s Watch.

  23. Jacob C

    Jacob C2 日 前

    I'm new to your channel, and your editing (a welcome respite from the actual internal screaming I was doing throughout this video) is hysterical. Your arguments are super fleshed out and have a... theme... heh. You're putting out huge videos with great content and you look like you're having fun doing it! YOU GET A SUB, AND YOU GET A SUB. Keep up the great work!

  24. Stephen LeBlanc

    Stephen LeBlanc3 日 前

    Every time I hear your introduction, I first think the "power reveals" truism applied to DnD. Then you apply it to Daenerys. I remain unsure as to whether you intended both (90% probability), or if I am just reading in the both. As soon as DnD got enough power, BAM, zombie ice bear, fast travel, unbelievable character actions! Even as a very gay very feminist, I wish they had been more interested in showing titillating sex in the last 2 seasons than endless stupid battle and fight scenes and the cringe sex between A/G, J/B, E/C.

  25. Antisceptic

    Antisceptic3 日 前

    What music is playing at the very beginning of the video?

  26. PLGS01 P

    PLGS01 P3 日 前

    Now that "El Camino" is coming, you should talk about Breaking Bad, I would watch the shit out of that.

  27. Bobby Calloway

    Bobby Calloway3 日 前

    Another "whoa, Sansa, really?" moment - in either Season 6 or Season 7 she demands that two houses be taken off the descendants of lords who fought with the Boltons (but who have just died in battle). After Jon politely tells her to eff off, the descendants are shown to be two little children. Did the writers really think it was empowering for her to want to turn two children out of their homes for what their parents did?

  28. Dominic Bounds

    Dominic Bounds3 日 前

    Well, it seems as though the destruction of the Sept of Baelor was meant to be empowering as well, so let's just say that this setting is meant to encourage psychopathy... unless you're Jon "The Jellyfish" Snow or Tyrion "I Lost My Brain In Season 4" Lannister, of course.

  29. Mod Mysterio

    Mod Mysterio3 日 前

    2 mins ....wait did you steal my joke AGN?!!?lol🤦‍♂️😂🤣💖❤💕🙄

  30. Cathy Swinton

    Cathy Swinton3 日 前

    Maybe the "So much for the tolerant left" southpark-nihilism would have been easier to swallow in 1997

  31. Elveslayer

    Elveslayer4 日 前

    Was this Hbomberguy's lovely voice?

  32. Alan Carmody

    Alan Carmody4 日 前

    Oh my God Strongbad predicted all of this!

  33. Bria Greene

    Bria Greene4 日 前

    Okay, I'm sorry Lindsay, this was a great video overall and I respect and agree with most of your points EXCEPT the commentary on the North. The North has, historically been apart from the rest of Westeros in terms of culture, religion, customs, and way of life. Which, ofc, all comes to a head when Ned is assassinated and Robb declares the North's independence in season 2. The North's objective in the War of the Five Kings was to gain their independence from Westeros. Robb died for it. Northern houses were destroyed for it. Houses lost heirs to the cause. Sansa was tortured in King's Landing for it. As the age old saying goes, The North Remembers; the dream didn't die with Robb, if anything, the fact that he and thousands of other Northmen died for it makes the cause that much greater. Jon was the son of Ned and the brother of Robb (as far as anyone in the North knew), the Northmen chose him as their king to continue his family's legacy. By bending the knee to Dany, he spat in the face of what Robb and the Northmen died for during the War. Then, ofc, there's the fact that Dany's father burned Rickard Stark alive and executed Bran Stark. Again, the North Remembers. Of course they would be hostile to Dany and her army given what they represent, the end of the North's independence as well as the madness and tyranny of her father. What, Dany can be pissed at Jaime for killing Aerys but Sansa and the rest of the North have to let bygones be bygones with Rickard and Brandon? I'd say Sansa and the rest of the Northmen being hostile to a Targaryen conqueror who threatens to take away their hard won independence makes logical sense, story wise. If anything, it was the one of the only things s8 got right in terns of continuity.

  34. Constance McAbre

    Constance McAbre4 日 前

    Yup. Also explain why the Stark sisters changed the Stark motto to "fuck you, got mine" : they've experienced first hand what happens when they get far from home and get cut off from their family, and when their home is taken over by strangers. That Sansa would want to close ranks with her siblings, and cut the north off from the rest of the kingdoms makes all the psychological sense in the world for someone who's been burned that much.

  35. Apache Helicopter

    Apache Helicopter4 日 前

    Don't mean to sound sexist but you are hot.

  36. Mikhailovick

    Mikhailovick4 日 前

    Game of Thrones became Mass Effect.

  37. Constance McAbre

    Constance McAbre4 日 前

    Add Brienne to the list of characters who were done wrong. It made nooo sense that she should end up in the same bed as Jaime. Renly gives her some empathy after she's humiliated ; he sees the value of her fighting abilities, against everybody's opinion : that's where she starts. Her story is getting the respect she deserves, which she gets once Jaime knights her. That much made sense : that's the chemistry they have, the self-respect they gain from the respect they give each other. The knighting felt like a satisfying end : so why tack on that awkward romance/abandonnement thing ? 1) Fan service 2) let's not have a powerful woman without taking her down a peg (Dany's fascist PMS, Cersei's "scared girl" death) and 3) well we need to get rid of Jaime, and we've decided that he should die with Cersei, so what if he slept with Brienne and had second thoughts in the morning? Which makes no sense for Jaime but let's go with that and take down Brienne in the idiocy landslide. And I'm not even talking about the king's guard thing. That's nice for her but why wouldn't hyper loyal Brienne stay with the queen in the north, after she swore her shield to Sansa and her mother?

  38. Dominic Bounds

    Dominic Bounds日 前

    @Constance McAbre Or at the very least, some consequences. That was my first hint that the show was *really* going downhill: the lack of any serious repercussions - to Brienne choosing Stannis over Sansa, to Tyrion fucking up yet again, to Not!Elaria murdering her lover's family, to Not!Euron having his entire fleet stolen, to Arya getting virtually disemboweled, to Jon getting caught in a frontal assault that should have killed him all over again, to Cersei blowing up the Sept of Balor. If 5 was the season of fuckups, 6 was the season of plot armour.

  39. Constance McAbre

    Constance McAbre4 日 前

    At least there should have been more internal conflict that "hmm, I don't see that candle, oh well let's gut Stannis".

  40. Dominic Bounds

    Dominic Bounds4 日 前

    I'll be brutally honest: I'm of the belief that they screwed Brienne up when she decided that taking revenge on a dying man for the sake of a traitor was more important than rescuing a rape victim.

  41. iHateJimbo

    iHateJimbo4 日 前

    1:05:23 The sad truth. I can't even bring myself to rewatch the old episodes based simply on the fact that the ending is a poorly written mess. They not only ruined the final season of the show, but the entire series for me. It just leaves you with the thought of "What's the point?". It's a damn shame really.

  42. Renee Lasswell

    Renee Lasswell4 日 前

    I love this video, it's a great breakdown and I particularly appreciate your refutation of the argument that Daenerys turn to insanity or tyranny made any kind of sense. The only thing you didn't mention that drove me nuts was how nonsensical the battle strategies were. Castles have walls for a REASON and cavalry are best used in flanking maneuvers, you do not send them in a frontal assault against superior numbers. The dragons could have been used to take out wights before they ever got to Winterfell's walls. How did this show get to filming without anyone fixing the basic battle failures?

  43. Bluebyyou 21

    Bluebyyou 214 日 前

    "...she's just a girl!" Umm... no, she a woman. Give me a break. If a female is over puberty, she is a woman. Why is this so hard for western society to understand?

  44. Ana Blaque

    Ana Blaque15 時間 前

    the same goes for males....... and its just a saying/turn of phrase in the west., I'm sure you don't know English enough to understand that. and just going through puberty doesn't make someone a man or women. they still have to grow up and learn a lot. a post-pubescent 14 yr old male isn't culturally a man yet etc...

  45. billthecat2011

    billthecat20114 日 前

    Rewatching and I straight up love hot topic pirate’s theme

  46. Bryan McCormick

    Bryan McCormick4 日 前

    given that defense of Jaime... then the whole show is the dilution of being ambivalent about bran being pushed out a window, nothing else matters except to numb yourself from trauma... the game of thrones is recognizing the rat race of materialism; the destroying of the night king is incidental; love is utilitarian... i can't grant those concessions to jaime or that depth to the show... he's an awful character who got way to much slack... whose character arc could have saved the show was the mountain... he should have been a sex puppet to cersei and that would have disrupted the grayjoy dynamic who wouldn't have had to become relegated to bit players and hyped up the fantasy that fucks aspect of the show beyond gratuitous nudity... but jaime's dying with cersei was the perfect ending for them both to die under the weight of their kingdom under the orders of their more competent but imperfect brother... a loyalty shit show them three, their familial love is utilitarian... hmmmm



    Jon lead the nights watch during the battle of the wall and the battle for hardhome then in season 6 he got stupid and lost all tactical sense that's when I lost interest in the show

  48. ECL28E

    ECL28E5 日 前

    Wouldn't a leader who doesn't want to lead be too susceptible to outside influences? Sounds to me that they don't want a ruler, but a scapegoat

  49. Byron Myers

    Byron Myers5 日 前

    Did you see the interview on Japanese TV that D&D just did? They were talking about the coffee cup and they conpared themselves to persian rug makers who purposely make a mistake because "only God can make something perfect". It was infuriating to see how full of themselves and how clueless they are about how they butchered EVERY storeline.

  50. Byron Myers

    Byron Myers2 日 前

    @hawaiian lad i mean they werent saying that they did it on purpose, but the implication they were making was incredibly douchey.

  51. hawaiian lad

    hawaiian lad3 日 前

    I'm pretty sure they meant that remark as a joke and just admitted it was a mistake. Cause if that's true then I'm gonna get mad all over again.



    The background music gets increasingly annoying the longer the video goes on

  53. Fuzzy Dunlop

    Fuzzy Dunlop5 日 前

    I don't think Jaimie has much business killing the Night King, mostly because it seems his area of importance is functioning within the societal norms - particularly within the more toxic societal norms - of Westeros. Everyone agrees the mad king was a shithead, but Jaimie is still looked upon disparagingly regardless. I think his evil that has to be vanquished isn't internal as such nor magical in nature but has to do 100% with the way aristocratic society in Westeros functions - not sure how that would take shape exactly, neither did anyone else from the look of thing - but I think Jaimie is internally fine, it's that external presence of facade that needs to be worked on in some way.

  54. 1manuscriptman

    1manuscriptman5 日 前

    It's worth noting that ALL of these problems with the character and plot development came about when D&D ran out of or deviated from Book material, which ran out in season 5. For example, in the books Sansa never marries Ramsey Bolton,not even MEETS him. All of that plotline, and all that resulted from it, including the battle of the Bastard's and Sansa's assumption of Lord of Winterfel, never happened in the books. D&D decided they were better than George Martin in plot writing. I'll leave it to you to decide if that is true.

  55. StormTemplar

    StormTemplar5 日 前

    Previously I went on to something else as the credits rolled. Since when did Lindsay do marvelish post credit content?

  56. Tornado Chaser

    Tornado Chaser5 日 前

    Excellent analysis Lindsey! This was very in-depth, articulate, involving, and entertaining.

  57. Guillermo Casanova

    Guillermo Casanova5 日 前

    Daennerys is not Super Hitler. She's Super Lenin. In a not very subtle way: her eastern-like armies raising sickles in a grey-ish, snowy environment with a big red palace behind her, talking about emancipation on top of corpses. Somehow, Hollywood has decided to defeat the Soviet Union in a propaganda war (Stranger Things, GOT Season 8, Chernobyl), 40 years after its demise. After all, millenials are engaging in a lot of crazy talk about socialism, while there is an increasing geopolitical tension with a country ruled by a Comunist party, so there's some themes that had to be dusted off. Namely, the fear of Revolution. Of course it ends with "yeah, you know? Something similar to what we have (the rule of the elites through a system of representation) is better than any other option, and those who talk about emancipation are mesianic crazy people who should fuck more often". Billions aren't raised for a show that gives us "ideas": I bet is easier to raise billions if you want to produce massive entertainment aimed to dismantle those ideas (Nolan's Batman is a great example). Also, have you ever read comparisions between the outcome of the Me Too movement and Stalinism? Yeah. Also that. I reckon men in Hollywood are really scared of female empowerment, and they write stuff accordingly. What stuff? Old liberal-conservative stuff: women are fickle, emotional, unpredictible, irrational, unstable. Have you ever realized that from the conservative point of view, women share those exact same qualities with "the masses"? Are "the masses" a woman? They sure are a no show in the world of GOT (unless they are commanded/manipulated by exceptional high-borned individuals, or as a hostage), very much unlike our world. So much for "gritty realism". Ok, enough digression. Love this channel!!

  58. Autism is Uncontrollable

    Autism is Uncontrollable5 日 前

    Communists and socialists weren't a made up threat in Germany

  59. Azathanai

    Azathanai5 日 前

    Read the books!!

  60. P Henning

    P Henning5 日 前

    what videos are the 'Two seasons later' cuts stolen from? ("Lindsay did you just steal my joke again??")

  61. P Henning

    P Henning5 日 前

    @elevate07 answered this way earlier in. the comments. it's hbomberguy. thanks yo!

  62. 17659817265781465781

    176598172657814657815 日 前

    I genuinely thought R. A. Salvatore was the writer of Season 8

  63. CountOrlok22

    CountOrlok225 日 前

    "We can't trust Daenerys because the people flip a coin when a Targaryen was born. We can trust Jon Snow, Aegon Targaryen, because he's a Targaryen, but the rightful ruler, he's also a man, which so were the previous Targaryen tyrants, and he doesn't want to rule so therefore he's more suited to ruling... just like Robert Baratheon." Truly this is the worst logic on the series. Varys' entire character motivation for half the series is undone because convenience demands it.

  64. Elena Migliorini

    Elena Migliorini5 日 前

    Now I'm trying to figure out.. why Lindsay Ellis channel hasn't 1 mln subscribers? instead it doesn't reach the 800 k, but her videos have +mln views and just this which is her last videos has 12.000 comments... Do someone can provide me an answer cause I cannot find. Just why?

  65. Carson Ogen

    Carson Ogen3 日 前

    People don't really subscribe to videos like they used to. JPreporterrs who got popular more recently tend to have more views and less subscribers vs older youtubers who have many more subscribers than viewers.

  66. Maxwell Dolor

    Maxwell Dolor5 日 前

    Wow, hearing Peter D. say "Tyrion is smart, but I guess not that smart." made me genuinely sad. You can hear his happiness playing this role just dissolving.

  67. Constance McAbre

    Constance McAbre4 日 前

    Yup. Just like Clarke going "best season ever" in the most sarcastic voice, just like Hill just tossing the script away during the last reading... That's why I guess no-one is mad at them (rightly). It's like watching a gang of chefs being ordered to follow recipes designed by increasingly younger children. You just can feel the waves of frustration through the professionalism.

  68. Pan Mantequilla

    Pan Mantequilla5 日 前

    I especially like what you said about Sansa and how women empowerment is always women being devoid of emotions. I've always hated that trope.

  69. Adorni

    Adorni10 時間 前

    Pan Mantequilla It’s that and usually knocking other characters (usually men) down. Sansa, for example, only seems to outplay Tyrion because he’s taken an abrupt turn into dimwitsville, not because she’s been paying close attention to him and his mannerisms and figured out how to properly manipulate him, something that takes *time.* She simply outwitted him because he’s suddenly a moron. Speaking frankly, if you’re a woman and you’re being told that the only reason you can do something as well as your male counterpart is because he’s suddenly become blisteringly incompetent? You should be feeling insulted. When you build a character up by knocking another down, you rob people’s investment in both characters; they resent the former for “cheating,” and they lament the latter over their unfair treatment.

  70. Nate Orthann

    Nate Orthann6 日 前


  71. Russall Beattie

    Russall Beattie6 日 前

    I can’t agree with you more. Which just makes me sad for the crew and cast who worked their ass off to get what they got.

  72. Rocksparadox From the blocks

    Rocksparadox From the blocks6 日 前

    ''Wow, yeah that's some leadership material right there'' ''Fortitude of hummingbirds'' I love your sharp, droll commentary and I find your cinnamon crunch kimono to be just adorable. :P For me there will always only be one Khaleesi, Kha.L.E. e.. si!

  73. A Hunter

    A Hunter6 日 前

    Thank you for this vid' - you speak well and offer valuable comments *****

  74. James Ashford

    James Ashford6 日 前

    I may be the only one here, but I actually like the idea of Bran the Broken becoming King. I like the idea that the long machinations of the three-eyed raven were meant to place this clairvoyant on the Throne of Westros, able to use his wisdom and insight to be the first in a new line of elected Emperors and, I'm guessing, lead Westros into a new age of unprecedented peace and prosperity. That is, I think, a pretty dang cool direction for the plot to go. BUT, as Lindsey spends a long time pointing out, it was horribly executed. All of the character work and actions and motivations that get us to that point are sloppy at best. I also don't mind at all the fact that Dany goes mad and must be killed. The idea that putting faith in a God-Queen is never going to be a good idea, and that of course Dany has been slaughtering people by the bucket load for like 5 seasons but it was always bad guys so we didn't really question it, but now we see that behavior is not good in a ruler because it might eventually be turned on people you like, etc etc etc. That is a great plot, and leads nicely into the abolition of the system of hereditary imperial dynasties established by bloody conquest. All of the pieces are there for a really really good plot, it just was....again....executed very poorly.

  75. Wayward Mind

    Wayward Mind6 日 前

    Battlestar Galactica and Game of Thrones will both be remembered for having fucking horrible/stupid endings but for having otherwise been excellent series. But yeah . . . the endings make rewatching difficult.

  76. smalltime0

    smalltime06 日 前

    The jump cut at the start was just to pick up the dropped funion, right?

  77. Primordial 6vi6

    Primordial 6vi66 日 前

    Hbomberguy was detected