I don't know what I said about it. I just remember having a feeling almost every week like "man, this show is REALLY going downhill compared to previous seasons," and I kinda had the same feeling in season 4, but to a lesser extent that time. I don't think I posted that I was feeling that way at any point, but maybe I did! This season, on the other hand, I was always thinking "this is way better than last season." I think just about every single episode this season was better than the entirety of last season. I didn't even bother buying the blu-ray of season 5, when I'd preordered the previous four. I'll get it when it hits the discount bin and then give the season a second shot. I liked 4 a lot more on rewatch than I did while it aired. I like sections of every episode and dislike sections of almost every episode. I don't think that qualifies as "shredding." When they have multiple plotlines going and some suck, it's kind of unavoidable. Even season 1, which was definitely the best season so far (probably due to having the most focused source material and the most adherence to it), had stuff I disliked like Daenaerys's brother getting all rapey with her, Littlefinger directing prostitutes to have sex with each other as some kind of political metaphor, Catelyn doing well...just about anything, etc. I guess I don't find "The Chris Farley Show"-style posts to lead to any discussion I want to read or have! That's what you do in bars or when talking to hot chicks that like the show.