Author Topic: Game of Thrones  (Read 42676 times)

caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #450 on: May 14, 2019, 12:04:56 pm »
So - wowser - we were rather blown away by the penultimate episode last night  - spectacular does not do it justice.


And then I wake up this morning have a look at the reviews and see that almost everybody is hating on it....


Any love for last nights episode out there?


To be fair, many of the things the haters are saying are true.* But I still enjoyed it thoroughly.


* Proper horrendous spoilers under here if you've not watched yet - you have been warned.
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Oh well, perhaps I will finish off the books if and when they come out to see if GRRM can do a better job than D&D have done with the TV series finale.
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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #451 on: May 14, 2019, 05:09:48 pm »
In keeping with my relationships with other overdone franchises (Avengers for example), I'm finding the number of fucks I'm prepared to give are rapidly diminishing. I've found the last two seasons tough going, mostly because the plots are more and more contrived; to the point where I mostly won't care if they all fucking die - they're pretty much all unpleasant people. Except for Davos. He's OK.

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I'll stick with it to the bitter end (only ninety more minutes Chris) for completionist reasons.

caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #452 on: May 14, 2019, 05:22:02 pm »
In keeping with my relationships with other overdone franchises (Avengers for example), I'm finding the number of fucks I'm prepared to give are rapidly diminishing. I've found the last two seasons tough going, mostly because the plots are more and more contrived; to the point where I mostly won't care if they all fucking die - they're pretty much all unpleasant people. Except for Davos. He's OK.

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I'll stick with it to the bitter end (only ninety more minutes Chris) for completionist reasons.


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I guess I just try and enjoy the spectacle.  I *can* see why others are hating on it - I guess I just don't invest that much emotional energy in it.  It's only a telly programme.


If he ends the books like that (though my patience is almost done on him actually ever writing them) though I shall stop.  I have done that with other series that went to shit after a while - notably the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind which went from being fucking awesome to being massively fucking awful and then downhill from there from about book five onwards.
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« Reply #453 on: May 14, 2019, 05:30:20 pm »
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #454 on: May 14, 2019, 05:33:17 pm »
Agreed.  Mua ha ha ha - now watch it and find out what I'm agreeing to latecomers! :demon:
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PaulF

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #455 on: May 14, 2019, 06:13:57 pm »
So, who thinks that:

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caerau

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« Reply #456 on: May 14, 2019, 06:51:32 pm »
My thoughts precisely  :thumbsup:

I successfully predicted her last kill :smug:
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« Reply #457 on: May 14, 2019, 06:57:52 pm »
So, who thinks that:

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« Reply #458 on: May 14, 2019, 07:06:56 pm »
So, who thinks that:

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citoyen

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #459 on: May 15, 2019, 09:03:13 am »
I enjoyed the latest episode, though I understand some of the reservations people have expressed. M'colleague was absolutely furious at it...

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Like Chris S, my interest in GoT has been steadily diminishing and since around the middle of the fifth series I've only stuck with it because of the promise of a conclusion - having invested so much time into it, I might as well see it through now.

Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #460 on: May 15, 2019, 11:21:51 am »
I enjoyed the latest episode, though I understand some of the reservations people have expressed. M'colleague was absolutely furious at it...

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Like Chris S, my interest in GoT has been steadily diminishing and since around the middle of the fifth series I've only stuck with it because of the promise of a conclusion - having invested so much time into it, I might as well see it through now.

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"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #461 on: May 15, 2019, 02:23:36 pm »
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citoyen

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #462 on: May 15, 2019, 03:13:32 pm »
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« Reply #463 on: May 15, 2019, 05:32:31 pm »
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Pippa

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #464 on: May 16, 2019, 09:34:27 pm »
I think this is a pretty good summary of GoT so far  ;D (the original twitter post doesn't contain spoilers - can't vouch for the replies)

https://twitter.com/Gabypincin/status/1127815083055353862

As for the penultimate episode, there was lots about it I didn't like...

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But did I find the penultimate episode entertaining? Yes absolutely. More than the earlier episodes in the this season.


Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #465 on: May 17, 2019, 09:46:16 am »
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #466 on: May 17, 2019, 10:49:08 am »
Tis a shame people can't get this angry about disease, poverty, war and despotism huh?
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CommuteTooFar

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #468 on: May 19, 2019, 03:25:45 pm »
I am waiting for the books, Winds Of Winter and Dreams of Spring.
I am disappointed by the final two series on the telly.  The characters and plot have been undeveloped. 

A youtube commentator postulated Martin process was to write an outline then write the details of character and detailed development to get to justify the framework.  Unfortunately the show runners had their eyes on the next project and just squeezed the outline they were given without the development of the characters and the story. It seems to me that they are just ticking off points in the outline without explaining the cause.

I have not seen the current series, although I will still buy the blu-ray. I felt the penultimate series had lost its way.  It had clearly lost something without the support of the books.


Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #469 on: May 20, 2019, 11:55:51 am »
On the whole a good ending. There will be a massive hole in my life which I expect to fill with Watchmen.

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It was the first show that I ever binged (well the first 3 series over the space of a bank holiday weekend a few years ago)


citoyen

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« Reply #470 on: May 20, 2019, 09:39:09 pm »
I thought the ending was surprisingly satisfactory. Favourite bit was What Drogon Did.

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« Reply #471 on: May 20, 2019, 09:44:05 pm »
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #472 on: May 21, 2019, 10:01:37 am »
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Agreed - was a nice if slightly over-idealistic ending I thought.


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citoyen

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #473 on: May 21, 2019, 10:32:31 am »
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caerau

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Re: Game of Thrones
« Reply #474 on: May 21, 2019, 11:31:56 am »
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