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#21 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 07 March 2019 - 1630 PM

A friend of mine is quite a fan of the series.  I haven't gotten into it at all.

The entire thing reeks of the old DnD trope: "Rocks fall, everybody dies".

For the sex scenes, just watch real porn.  For the fantasy, there is Tolkein.  For the unmitigated cruelty, barbarity, and death there's real life.

The show is technically well done and for a season or two it may have made sense but after a while you get numb to the plot


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Posted 07 March 2019 - 1827 PM

At this point i only care for two things: Bronn's castle and Brienne's cherry.
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Posted 08 March 2019 - 1746 PM

just before the start of the series wife bought me as a gift all the books that were out by then, so i just watched the pilot to see how it turned out. after that i´ve seen bits and pieces on youtube and sony channel, so i hve general idea who´s who. 

 

unfortunately before starting GRRM GOT i just finished steven erikson´s ´Malazan´ series, so , while GRRM writes very well, it just seemed like ..... like comparing   WW2 to the War of Jenkins´s Ear.    :)


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 1851 PM

I just couldn't get interested in this.  Every so often there would be free HBO weekend and I would have 7-8 episodes on DVR.  So viewed a few.

The only heroric persons seem to be women. Fighting women.  Leading women.  Men bad.   Is that the attraction of the show?


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Posted 08 March 2019 - 1944 PM

There are heroic men, they just tend to die quickly. Eddard Stark, his oldest son, John Snow, even Tyrion Lannister and, yes, Jamie (despite his one fatal flaw, being in love with his terrible sister). Then there are a lot of ambiguous characters that sometimes do good, sometimes do bad, and may not be very heroically inclined (which usually helps them to stay alive a bit longer). And men who aren't bad per se, but occasionally do very bad things. And then of course there are the actual monsters. The number of women that actually fight is, overall, rather small. But there are influential women, yes, strong ones, smart ones, and weak and dumb ones too. GoT is not a feminist manifesto.


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#26 Panzermann

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 0704 AM

At this point i only care for two things: Bronn's castle and Brienne's cherry.

 

Never heard of shipping those two. :D


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Posted 09 March 2019 - 0711 AM

 

At this point i only care for two things: Bronn's castle and Brienne's cherry.

 

Never heard of shipping those two. :D

 

As long as the poor girl gets laid, i don't care if its Jaime, Tormund, Bronn or hopefully Podrick.


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Posted 12 March 2019 - 0539 AM

I could not watch it due to the graphic over the top violence.  If I wanted to see that level of gore, I'd just go to work.


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#29 Stuart Galbraith

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 0423 AM

This is interesting (and disturbing) reading. Thats one gutsy lady.

https://www.dailymai...-aneurysms.html


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Posted 22 March 2019 - 1858 PM

Whoa she might not be the best dramatic actor* ever but boy she does have work ethics and will power.

 

*she ain't half bad in comedies.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 0304 AM

Horses for courses I think. I dont think Julia Roberts or Richard Gere are great classic actors either, but you find the right vehicle for them for their limits, they rock.

 

Her tragedy is she hasnt found much thus far that highlight her capabilities. But she seems a nice kid, and I wish her well, particularly after going through all that.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 1158 AM

Horses for courses I think. I dont think Julia Roberts or Richard Gere are great classic actors either, but you find the right vehicle for them for their limits, they rock.

 

Her tragedy is she hasnt found much thus far that highlight her capabilities. But she seems a nice kid, and I wish her well, particularly after going through all that.

 

I thinkthat she looks so different wiht her natural brunette hair should make it easier to avoid casting as mother of dragons for future roles.


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#33 Mike Steele

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 1337 PM

Never watched it, not interested.


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Posted 23 March 2019 - 1440 PM

Eyebrows.
 

https://www.youtube....h?v=DSZk2YvOa4g


Edited by sunday, 23 March 2019 - 1442 PM.

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Posted 13 April 2019 - 0720 AM

I saw one report where they are predicting a billion viewers!  Surely an over exageration.


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Posted 13 April 2019 - 1145 AM

I saw one report where they are predicting a billion viewers!  Surely an over exageration.

 

Probably not. 

 

Of course, only 10% of them will have paid for the privilege...

 

Until we all have all 8 seasons on disc, and can scan through start to finish, it will be hard to fully critique the thing because of all the story arcs. The big story, the impending war against the undead, hasn't come to fruition yet. Some of the individual story arcs have been great, some not so much. 

 

Still, compare and contrast to the bulk of TV viewing. The several Real Housewives of Whatever, the singing/talent shows, etc. 

 

From https://www.nielsen....en/top10s.html;

1 NCAA BSKBL CHAMP
2 NCAA BSKBL-BRIDGE
3 NCIS
4 BIG BANG THEORY, THE
5 YOUNG SHELDON
6 ACM AWARDS
7 60 MINUTES
8 FBI
9 VOICE
10 CHICAGO FIRE

 

top two are sports, then NCIS (an old franchise leftoever), two related sitcoms in their twilight years, music awards show, cop show, talent show, fire dept show. 

 

Absolutely nothing that hasn't been done to death many times. When BBT came out it was very innovative, but they're riding that horse into the ground. 


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Posted 14 April 2019 - 2240 PM

Back to Dungeons and Dragons...

 

S8E1 turned out ok (felt short, for some reason). 

 

p.s. watched it on my laptop using Hulu, worked fine. 


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Posted 15 April 2019 - 0022 AM

Seen little over half of it, and I think this is no spoiler.
Seems like an episode to see who is where, in league with whom, and establishing relations, for people like me.
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Posted 29 April 2019 - 1552 PM

After last night's episode and the Battle of the Bastards, a major question for me is whether the showrunners are actually intentionally portraying Jon Snow as a sh*t general (heroic, legendary fighter, kind of an idiot). It would be a cool plot development if they are, I guess?


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