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Ha was just gonna say jarring! I'm guessing it was budget related.
I was going to say narrative related., if we had to watch any more scenes of people taking entire seasons to get places, I would've have stuck my self Ruth a long sword.,
The art of the written word makes these journeys more epic and subtle, but Jesus the TV Show had Ayra wander around doing nothing for 3 ducking seasons
Brandon basically seeing the same vision for three seasons
Jaime, the hound, yet one from Tarth, Padric, Katlyn, Tyrion all filing "going places for episodes and episodes
which was fine for the first few seasons when all these characters were getting through subtle and important exposition, it feels liked you've "walked it with them"
But enough is enough, we know them now, we know how they travel, we know why their travelling, there no need for us to see 'what's his face' or 'what's her face' spend 2 seasons worth of filming travelling from here to there., it's time for the story to start getting told. We know the pieces now, we've seen the opening game and mist of the middle game., it's time to see the end game.