@richubs: i have to disagree yet again on 2 points. Arya trained not her whole life. There are other characters that trained more than her. She had at most 1 year of training as a faceless assasin and she somehow beated another assasins who trained more and longer than her was more experienced than her and who was a faceless assasin already. Jon trained more, Jamie trained more, Brienne trained more, Jorah trained more, the unsillied the dothraki and the wildlings fought more and had more training.
And the WW and the NK are beings hunderts and thousands of years old with more experience than everyone there. So him dying so easy is just unsatisfying.
My problem with 6 and 7 was like said before that the tone and progression changed a lot. I didn't like it much but i would still rate it like a 7 which is not a bad rating at all. I am objective i can't give it a bad rating because it is still one of the best shows ever. And i still would rate the show overall a 6. But season 8 individually is just not a 5 IMO.