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Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« Reply #15 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.

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 10:33:31 PM »
I watched it. No spoilers. I definitely enjoyed it but I'm easy to please.

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« Reply #17 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

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« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2019, 10:06:21 AM »
No more set up.  Shit is finally getting real in the next one.

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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 10:09:36 AM »
Epic.

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« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 10:30:36 PM »
Agreed.

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« Reply #21 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....

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« Reply #22 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.

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Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2019, 06:44:21 AM »
*only watching it for the memes now*

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Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2019, 10:20:11 AM »
That the penultimate episode was unexpected.  Tough to say more without spoiling.

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Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« Reply #25 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!

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« Reply #26 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.

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« Reply #27 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.

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« Reply #28 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.

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Re: Game of Thrones (no spoilers)
« Reply #29 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.