RobAnybody is actively Ignoring the snark on people who insist on realistic story-elements once the fantastic story-elements have been defined, which seems a totally reasonable position to take!
I enjoyed the season overall, although I wasn't a fan of the whole "this season is a prologue to the actual story of a prologue" feel to it now that we are done. My Team Rhaenyra fandom waned a bit over the episodes, particularly over the last two episodes where we were shown that she (& her Father, absolutely) did literally nothing
to recognize/acknowledge/prepare for the idea that she would be usurped when Viserys died. She literally waited until he died to try to secure her "alliances"? Come on, Rhaenyra! It makes it difficult to root for someone so clueless in the... *ahem*, to coin a phrase, game of thrones (that will likely catch on, I'm sure).
Also, now that you mention it, I mean, who lights those hundreds of freaking candles!! Where do they get that many candles & then make them burn all at the same rate, like all the freakin' time! How do you even go about such a thing?!?
Sorry, sorry,... my OCD kicked in there for a bit.
Looking forward to the next season, but my anticipation is kinda back to where it was when this season started - as in, I was definitely gonna watch it, but wasn't super-enthusiastic about it. My enjoyment built up quite a bit during the actual season, but then diminished quite a lot during the later episodes when... nothing much really happened & it was clear it was all just set up - prologue to a prologue, as I mentioned. It was enjoyable, but overall a letdown from earlier when I got more invested.
I just didn't find a lot of characters to root for, or even be interested in. The ones who started off interesting (Rhaenyra, Daemond, eventually Aemond, heck, even later that Larys guy with the foot fetish - he's interesting at least), just... never did anything really consequential.
Anyway, still in, still (but less so) Team Rhaenyra, still looking forward to next season.