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Game of Thrones. Strong stuff!
« on: May 03, 2013, 01:58:38 pm »
I expect everyone else here has already seen it all but I missed GOT completely as I assumed it was cable tripe vesrion of a computer game so never bothered.
Just finished boxed set of first series and bought the set of series 2. It's brill.
It's amazingly well done and extroadinarily violent and pornographic.  Superb costumes and imagination , and great characters. 
Apparently it is important to start at the beginning though, which I can see.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 03:07:56 pm »
We are working through season 3. Still enjoying it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2013, 09:19:19 am »
spoiler below relates to ep 6, season3

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2013, 09:32:27 am »
We're fans of both TV and Audiobooks.

We're onto book 4 now, which is sadly read by someone other than Roy Dotrice who read the first three. Some of his voices were a bit annoying but we'd got used to them, even Welsh Tyrion and Churchill-esque Tywin of House Lannister. I think RT is back for book 5, so we'll just have to plug away through 4.

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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2013, 01:25:03 pm »
I am looking forward to an awful end for Joffrey. He deserves a truly vile comeuppance.
Audiobooks - theres an idea.  I can see me getting seriously into those.
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2013, 05:55:17 pm »
I assume most people watch it for the tits and arse.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2013, 06:06:15 pm »
I assume most people watch it for the tits and arse.
Much like The Apprentice then.
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2013, 06:43:56 pm »
extroadinarily violent and pornographic.

Oh dear. My children are dedicated viewers and think it's ace. I'd never watched (or vetted) a single episode - assuming it was something akin to a US TV version of The Hobbit. They have a TV in their play room - that'll have to go, then.

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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2013, 06:50:43 pm »
Oh yeah it's definitely 18+ IMO. Blood, sex, torture, and I think an occasional use of the c bomb.

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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2013, 06:53:53 pm »
And article in The Times today about sex on tv has a photo of two girls, one mounted on the other, with the caption "Game of Thrones is one of the programmes that has graphic sex scenes"

It looked more like a photo than a graphic to me.
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« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2013, 07:23:25 pm »
Oh yeah it's definitely 18+ IMO. Blood, sex, torture, and I think an occasional use of the c bomb.

Gosh.  >:(

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« Reply #11 on: May 08, 2013, 07:32:34 pm »
I'd never watched (or vetted) a single episode - assuming it was something akin to a US TV version of The Hobbit. They have a TV in their play room - that'll have to go, then.
It's better than the Hobbit. S' got female characters, for a start...
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2013, 08:27:53 pm »
There's a lot of subservience in the women's roles; and then there's the whole "taken roughly from behind" thing going on.

And yet, it passes the Bechdel Test because there's at least one scene where two women characters talk to each other about something other than a man.

There are some quite strong female roles in the stories.

But it's still pretty rapey and misogynistic, TBH.

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« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 08:31:31 pm »
Still. On the bright side. Every brit actor with a northern accent has had regular work for the last four years  :thumbsup:.

Well. All except Sean Bean of course. But then...

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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 08:33:08 pm »
spoiler below relates to ep 6, season3

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« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2013, 08:20:55 am »
Oh yeah it's definitely 18+ IMO. Blood, sex, torture, and I think an occasional use of the c bomb.

Gosh.  >:(

Pancho, as a rough guideline, if a program is made by HBO, it will feature explicit sex, bloody murder and probably torture.

GoT is one of the most extreme. Its even mentioned in the wikipedia entry. You have frequent full-frontal nudity, blowjobs, and male/male, female/female and group sex scenes. Decapitations, disembowelments, hands being chopped off - and not in a cartoon-like way, this is blood gore, agony and screaming.
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« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2013, 08:52:05 am »
Decapitations, disembowelments, hands being chopped off - and not in a cartoon-like way, this is blood gore, agony and screaming.
I think we had one decapitation an episode in Season One. If you include the horse, and we did count that.
Somewhat fewer headless moments in S2, but they seem to be coming back in S3.

Pancho- I don't like No2Daughter (now 14) watching without an adult. It's serious stuff.
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« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2013, 07:14:47 pm »
I believe they started watching them at school.

Not that the school can do much about it these days I guess; DVDs are easily disguised and I'm not even sure kids use media with anything archaic like physical form.

I shall enquire. My children (certainly) and the school (probably) already have me down as a throwback to 1895; I ask awkward questions about moral rectitude.

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« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 01:27:15 pm »
If you think GoT has blood and gore and sex try watching the recent Spartacus. Makes GoT a bit like the teletubbies.
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« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 02:28:38 pm »
Yup a Lucy Lawless Jaime Murray spaphic interlude. Wonder why the ratings were so high ....
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2013, 04:12:27 pm »
If you think GoT has blood and gore and sex try watching the recent Spartacus. Makes GoT a bit like the teletubbies.

Yeah, but it's shite though isn't it.
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« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2013, 04:15:41 pm »
If you think GoT has blood and gore and sex try watching the recent Spartacus. Makes GoT a bit like the teletubbies.

Yeah, but it's shite though isn't it.

Oh come on its worth watching just for John Hannah hamming it up like he's in panto.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2013, 04:17:46 pm »
If you think GoT has blood and gore and sex try watching the recent Spartacus. Makes GoT a bit like the teletubbies.

Yeah, but it's shite though isn't it.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2013, 04:22:58 pm »
Why isn't there a PMSL smiley?  ;)
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2013, 03:00:55 pm »
I believe they started watching them at school.

Not that the school can do much about it these days I guess; DVDs are easily disguised and I'm not even sure kids use media with anything archaic like physical form.

I shall enquire. My children (certainly) and the school (probably) already have me down as a throwback to 1895; I ask awkward questions about moral rectitude.

Apparently, I'm an old duffer. From chat with younger daughter:

"It's only GoT - everyone watches it - it's not as if it's anything bad" etc
"No, they've never said we can't watch 18 cert films - and certainly never checked what people have".
"Why would the school be bothered what we watch? They trust us not to do anything stupid - so we don't"