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Entertainment => Movies & TV => Topic started by: Timinator on August 15, 2017, 08:48:56 PM

Title: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on August 15, 2017, 08:48:56 PM
So I'm late, just finished Season 4.  Enjoying it! Our friends only had DVDs up to this point.,
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: mn4nu on August 15, 2017, 09:10:26 PM
Have you read the books?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on August 15, 2017, 09:11:45 PM
not yet, i remember seeing a lot of you posting about them years ago.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: mn4nu on August 15, 2017, 09:13:14 PM
You should read them. Worth your while for sure.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on August 15, 2017, 09:54:44 PM
I looked back in the old forum, see some of the angst about the changes etc.  I'll get there when I can find someone who has them, we may have the first one, not 100% sure. 

One of the points in that old thread was quite interesting when you watch the show without reading the book, you hit a certain point and you think .. this is one sick bastard :D

I'm guessing everyone who read this has probably got this far in the show.  I just didnt' want spoilers from the season airing this year.

I've had little bits of spoilers here and there, especially some of the advertising you know certain characters won't die.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: TheMikrobe on August 16, 2017, 05:45:22 AM
I've watched up to the end of season 6, it is very good but I don't care about it enough to go out of my way to see it and I wait till I can find it cheap or free (e.g. I first watched season 6 flying between London and Singapore, which wasn't very conducive to following it closely!). I am occasionally reading spoilers for season 7, because I want to see where the story goes and don't really believe that spoilers actually spoil anything unless it's a twist ending like The Sixth Sense.

I thought season 5 and season 6 were much weaker than the first 4, partly because they started to go beyond the current point in the books so have to find their own way between the major plot points, partly because they need to get to the end in a fixed schedule so are compressing the story even more and sending it down a railroad, and partly because I think some fan-favourite characters are being developed as crowd pleasers rather than to serve the story. I'm looking forward to watching it to the end though.

The books also decline in quality as they go on, the first is really good but they start to get more bloated and the writing quality (never great) declines. I think like Harry Potter it became so popular that the editors couldn't say no (and also it would sell no matter what so not worth investing too much in production). I don't mind the plot and character changes, I think most of them are improvements. I agree with something I read somewhere that said the writers for the show are good at turning the extensive source material of the books into something filmable but not very good at expanding the limited projections of future plotlines.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on August 16, 2017, 09:42:37 AM
I am enjoying the show.  That said I haven't yet been able to get myself to read the books yet.

The show is really good, but I am not in the group that thinks it is the most amazing thing ever.  It is highly entertaining and worth watching and I look forward to new episodes.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Silverthorn on August 21, 2017, 07:43:00 AM
I really hate "having" to see the TV series before I can read the new books- if they're ever published. (Doubtful, which is why I watch the series)

That said, some episodes of the new season are epic (#2 and #4 IMO)

And the graphics on the fullgrown dragons are awesome...
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on March 22, 2019, 04:50:44 AM
I have a theory for the very end. Arya wins, ends up on the throne , takes off her mask and is actually Ethan hunt from mission impossible
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on March 22, 2019, 09:48:18 AM
Um....that would be a twist.

I think the Blacksmith is going to end up on the throne.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: mn4nu on March 22, 2019, 01:51:15 PM
I just wish he'd finish the books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on March 22, 2019, 02:29:33 PM
I am curious if he does, does he follow the story on HBO or does he go down a different path.

Interestingly how does the prequel, that HBO is producing, impact what might happen?  Grant you he has already laid out a lot of the back story in his books.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on March 22, 2019, 04:02:13 PM
SOme tv characters are dead in books and vice versa so i think he will do what he wants
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Silverthorn on April 03, 2019, 06:09:27 AM
Which seems to be: "Dabbling with everything remotely associated with GOT except for finishing the books"
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on April 14, 2019, 09:37:44 PM
So episode 1 has aired ..  I'm waiting a bit so if I have to pay money, I'll buy a months worth vs two.  Has anyone seen it yet?
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on April 15, 2019, 01:05:41 PM
The first episode was weird.  In the sense that characters are finding out about stuff that you already know about.  Also it was a show of character reunions.

More table setting than anything else.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Cluck Kent on April 15, 2019, 10:33:31 PM
I watched it. No spoilers. I definitely enjoyed it but I'm easy to please.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on April 23, 2019, 05:42:33 PM
I've watched episode 2.   It was a mixture of wishing for different things, but also just enjoying what was presented.  Also there are a tonne of great memes coming out, pays to watch quickly so you don't get spoiled and can enjoy all the humour out there.

Bring on next week! four to go
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on April 24, 2019, 10:06:21 AM
No more set up.  Shit is finally getting real in the next one.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on April 29, 2019, 10:09:36 AM
Epic.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Cluck Kent on April 29, 2019, 10:30:36 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: syn on April 30, 2019, 06:03:48 PM
***SHAKES FIST AT **&^%*^%ing WEBSITES THAT PUT SPOILERS IN HEADLINES/LINKS***

no one here, and thank you, but arhghghgh....

Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on April 30, 2019, 06:17:30 PM
***SHAKES FIST AT **&^%*^%ing WEBSITES THAT PUT SPOILERS IN HEADLINES/LINKS***

no one here, and thank you, but arhghghgh....

I haven't quite had that, but I've had bit of things that I didn't want to see.  I'm going to try to watch Sunday after my assignment is done and uni classes are finished for the week.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Timinator on May 13, 2019, 06:44:21 AM
*only watching it for the memes now*
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on May 13, 2019, 10:20:11 AM
That the penultimate episode was unexpected.  Tough to say more without spoiling.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Kasferatu on May 14, 2019, 02:34:54 AM
I've generally found the writing in these last few seasons absolutely terrible compared to the early ones, but Tim is right - there will at least be a lot of memes!
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: mn4nu on May 14, 2019, 04:41:24 PM
I've generally found the writing in these last few seasons absolutely terrible compared to the early ones, but Tim is right - there will at least be a lot of memes!
I hear this same thing from people I know who watch the show.  Someone was telling me that where the books left off and the show took over, that's when things got bad.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on May 15, 2019, 10:39:24 AM
I don't think bad is the right term, though I am sure some would disagree.  Overall I would say it became more uneven.  I think the first four (five?) that had corresponding books were better than the books because they covered the flaws of the story.  It is always easier to build something when you are starting from a solid foundation.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Kasferatu on May 15, 2019, 02:19:24 PM
I definitely disagree. After the tv series passed the books the writing has been atrocious. I joked back last season that they'd got the intern in to do some of the episodes. Now I think the intern might be in charge.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Cluck Kent on May 16, 2019, 01:47:45 PM
I did some reading after feeling somewhat cheated after all these seasons of build up and it seems the show runners were keen to move on and so shortened the final 2 seasons substantially. Like waiting 10 years for a Porsche and when it was finally delivered discovering they dropped a Lada engine in it in order to get it delivered on time.

I hope the petition that was started to get HBO to remake season 8 makes something happen.

I even watched a 10 minute video of them explaining why what is happening makes sense. You shouldn't have to make a video to explain a plot point in any show, let alone one with the budget, following and pedigree this show has...sigh. Bad show runners, bad.

Like many have already said, I'm keen to get my hands on the books and see how it was supposed to end.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: syn on May 16, 2019, 02:49:58 PM
I did some reading after feeling somewhat cheated after all these seasons of build up and it seems the show runners were keen to move on and so shortened the final 2 seasons substantially. Like waiting 10 years for a Porsche and when it was finally delivered discovering they dropped a Lada engine in it in order to get it delivered on time.

I hope the petition that was started to get HBO to remake season 8 makes something happen.

I even watched a 10 minute video of them explaining why what is happening makes sense. You shouldn't have to make a video to explain a plot point in any show, let alone one with the budget, following and pedigree this show has...sigh. Bad show runners, bad.

Like many have already said, I'm keen to get my hands on the books and see how it was supposed to end.

hey, benioff & weiss are doing the next star wars series with supposedly original material, so no worries, right?

i will be surprised if there's ever another book in the GoT series. the last couple books were a significant drop-off from the first few, anyway. there were intermittent episodes of the show last season that i liked quite a bit, and that was well past when the show entered non-book territory... can't speak to this season. should probably suck it up and get HBOGo so it's not entirely ruined by spoilers.
Title: Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
Post by: Sssith on May 16, 2019, 05:11:23 PM
I am enjoying the new season.  I was never a die-hard Game of Thrones fan.  I didn't like the book and enjoyed the show.  I do think there is a drop off in the current season but I don't think I am as invested as some people.