Game of Thrones fan thread!

I disagree and so far the new season is great. I enjoy the drama and build up. The characters are coming closer and closer together and the game is coming to a close.
You wont have to worry about the disaster of the Sand Snakes ever again !! The biggest flaw in the entire show.
So now
you HATE the new season? lol, but then again you think the Indiana Jones trilogy is "lousy"
so your opinion is invalid.

Definition of "fair weather" fan. But just to correct you, the new season started out not so great, but now is superb!
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
So now
you HATE the new season? lol, but then again you think the Indiana Jones trilogy is "lousy"
so your opinion is invalid.

Definition of "fair weather" fan. But just to correct you, the new season started out not so great, but now is superb!
You have zero taste or sophistication of any kind !!!
 
Only a small minded simpleton would enjoy this shallow and idiotic season of zero logic or reason
Quite ironic pal. You were fawning all over it. You're a fair weather wanna be fan, put your money where your mouth is and stop watching and making threads then.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
try and keep track of all the side conversations and such on goings outside of a battle or a brothel. Lots of telling stories that get exposed in later episodes
Saw the first two episodes of season one last week. A midget in bed with 4 topless prostitutes? That set the tone right there.
 

DRII

G.O.A.T.
if this series is to have the 'normal' (in America at least) happy to happyish ending with resolution; I fully expect Jon Snow to be the eventual rider of the White/Ice dragon!
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
if this series is to have the 'normal' (in America at least) happy to happyish ending with resolution; I fully expect Jon Snow to be the eventual rider of the White/Ice dragon!
or Bran since he was touched by the white walker
 
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Deleted member 754093

Guest
yep...

many say (on the inter-webs) Bran is really the Night King, which I don't get.
I can't stand time travel nonsense. No matter what the writers do, there's always something that doesn't add up
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
I can't stand time travel nonsense. No matter what the writers do, there's always something that doesn't add up
Yes but the reunion scenes are just horrible and poorly written and short.
They turned arya into chucky the evil doll
Jon escaping death every show is beyond the antithesis of what made this great
Plot to capture one beyond wall is terrible and made zero logic

The writers are totally incompetent without the fat mans books
Show is lousy
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
Saw the first two episodes of season one last week. A midget in bed with 4 topless prostitutes? That set the tone right there.
The first 4 seasons have superb dialogue and writing and average action
The last 4 has mediocre writting and great action
 

mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
I still enjoy the show as spectacle but I think the past couple of seasons show how much the early seasons benefited from the rich texture provided by the books.

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mightyjeditribble

Hall of Fame
not even close to being that 'bad'.

i think readers of the books sometime expect too much.
Well, I enjoy both shows tbh. Of course GoT started on a higher level in some sense.

But I'm not sure that the flaws in terms of writing are that dissimilar when the shows depart from their source material. I mean the Dorne plot was truly dire.

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NonP

Hall of Fame
My roomie got me hooked on GoT recently and I'd just finished binging on all the previous episodes in time for the season 7 finale, so I think I'm justified to say this season was in some ways the weakest of the series so far. Count me among those who rolled their eyes at the manufactured Sansa-Arya drama, among other things. Are we seriously supposed to believe that Arya went so far as to ditch her long-sought mission to assassinate Cersei so she could be back home with her family, but at the earliest sign of tension she's driven to resent and even murder her own sister? Puh-lease. I thought her lukewarm reunion with Sansa was odd but could be explained away by the hell she went through and the doubtless overwhelming emotions that must have gripped her, but the ensuing developments ensured that my first impression was if anything too charitable, despite tonight's twist which attempts to make this plot drift pay off. And Jon and Co.'s expedition to bring a wight South for Cersei was yet another head-scratcher.

But GoT's biggest flaw, the one that precludes it from ever transcending grand entertainment (and which it happens to share with The Walking Dead, another massive hit TV series), was and remains its puerile bloodthirst for revenge. Unlike many others I was actually heartened by the relative lack of bloodshed in this season, but I knew it wouldn't last and so it proved in the season finale, with the extrajudicial execution of Littlefinger as had been predicted by one of the popular fan theories. The Stark sisters' decision to bring Lord Baelish to "justice" without a trial may be satisfying on a gut level for many viewers, as Littlefinger was without question one of the chief villains of the series with Sansa and Arya among his main victims, but there's nothing remotely heroic or morally edifying about it, and the fact that "the good guys" carry it out does not make it any more so. The excessive sex and violence which the show has been rightly criticized for are direct consequences of such deep-seated desire for vengeance, and I strongly suspect the cheap thrills provided by this bloodlust are the biggest reason for the series' immense popularity and shudder to think GoT may do for TV viewers what Star Wars has done for moviegoers, ever since the latter desensitized its mass audience to mass murder by rendering it a triumph of mass marketing.

Speaking of which I find it quite interesting how the very term "peak TV" has been used as a marketing tool, perhaps unwittingly but still by the pundits who should know better. Breaking Bad or The Sopranos may be more nuanced than GoT in dealing with the ethical implications of murder and power, but the fact of the matter is that both shows are populated by flawed but charismatic criminals who are meant to attract their audience's attention and they owe their existence and popularity to the sensational acts of violence that hold it. And while The Wire to its credit largely avoids such pitfalls its calculated cynicism is meant to flatter its audience in their smug complacency without inducing much action or wisdom on their part. In short none of these shows are worthy rivals of the best of cinema, let alone the best of literature. Perhaps given its commercial constraints this is indeed the "peak" of television, but I like to think it can go higher. Actually we KNOW it has gone higher, Kieslowski's Dekalog series being a prime example (I'm afraid I've yet to see Twin Peaks). I wonder how many TV critics are even familiar with the Polish master's oeuvre?

But I digress. For the record I've enjoyed GoT immensely and unless its last season turns out to be a colossal fiasco it'll no doubt be remembered as one of the best and most ambitious shows in TV history. And Jon Snow while fairly conventional is still a character to root for, and Peter Dinklage's Tyrion stands out even among the exceptionally talented cast. I just hope Weiss and Benioff build on season 7 and realize that one can create compelling drama without much bloodthirsty vengeance and violence, though with Winter looming I'm not very optimistic.
 

NonP

Hall of Fame
I think Daenerys will die and John Snow marry Sansa
If you meant Jon will usurp Dany eventually, that's rather unlikely... unless the show ends up wildly diverging from the book:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/game-of-thrones-what-is-jon-snows-real-name-aegon-targaryen-season-7-episode-7-dragon-wolf

Joanna Robinson also provides a good snapshot of what to expect in season 8 here:

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/08/game-of-thrones-season-8-predictions
 

racket king

Banned
Just watched the last episode of Season 7. The storylines are no longer 'Game of Thrones'. In fact, I'd say that they're ridiculous - like some silly soap opera mixed with Iron / Avengers and a populist romance thrown in for viewing figures. Most of Season 7 has been really strong but this last episode has completely 'jumped the shark'... Not impressed at all.
 
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70sHollywood

Guest
Enjoyed the latest season, though I do agree with some of the criticisms.

I would rank the seasons:

1
2
3
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4
---gap---
6
7
---gap---
5

Season 5 is to blame for all of the current problems. Moved very little at a snails pace meaning they have had to rush the last 2 seasons.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Yes !!!!!
Well I actually decided to give this show another try a few months ago and binge watched all of the seasons. It moved at such a glacial pace but did pick up, and I do feel it's quite overrated, but I began to enjoy it. It was not bad. Stand out points: I was happy to see horrid Joffrey get what he deserved, I hate his c*** mother more than any character in the history of television, Oberyn's death was so damn disturbing and so was Margeary's, Arya turned into such a bad ass, Daenerys is amazing in every way imaginable, and Jon Snow is the man and my favorite character but he ****ed his aunt. :D That about sums it up I think.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
binge watched all of the seasons.
I'm rewatching all the seasons. I'm almost done with season 6. Along with rewatching it, I am listening to Binge Mode pod cast with every episode. Usually listen to it after but sometimes before. The hosts are the same that host the Talk of Thrones on HBO (think that's the title)
 

thehustler

Semi-Pro
I only started watching this show recently (Thanks HBO NOW) and was able to binge quite a bit, like 4 or 5 episodes a night while I was holding my toddler. I started at season 4 after the purple wedding as I had read a little too much on the internet and had seen that one before when HBO was free for a weekend or something like that. Really enjoyed it. Then got a little confused so I started back near the end of season 1 and went thru the red wedding. Wow I knew that was coming, but dang. I really enjoy all the characters over the seasons. It feels like they all play their parts really well, cowards, heroes, those in between, etc. It's fun to watch. Can we just not have a season 8? I'm sure many characters are going to die and I'd rather just imagine in my head what happens. If Brienne and Tormund don't get together I'll be sad. Seeing the trailers with Arya being scared is quite a sight. I just want to assume they defeat the night king and somehow resolve the rest, with everyone getting what they deserve.

Now how do I convince my wife to watch this? We started a long time ago and got about 4 episodes into season 1 before getting bored. Felt like there was too much talk and not enough action. Little did I know it'd pick up after that. She's not really into these kinds of things, LoTR, GOT so it's tricky. If it were more 'realistic' in her eyes, like about actual stuff in history then I could probably convince her. Heck she wouldn't even watch Black Sails and that was an awesome show, so maybe there's no hope.
 

djNEiGht

Hall of Fame
The end of the season will be Bran waking up after falling from the tower and walk out of the chamber. Upon reaching the door of the chamber...turns around and stares at the camera with the eyes of the night king
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
S1-4 were A plus work

Then the writers ran out of book material and the show went into heavy action and so-so writing
Lazy bum Martin should have finished the damn book like in 2014-15

The reunions were so god awful
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
What they did with LF was a disgrace
The sand snakes was beyond awful
The fact that snow can cheat death 1,000 times just kills what made the story great

The reunions just killed me
 

Rago

Hall of Fame
George Martin will finish the book in 2-3 yrs but that’s it
He will never start or finish the final one
That's a shame but then again, it's his decision and he's free to do whatever he wants.

There's also the fact that he has opened up too many storylines and is struggling to conclude/converge them.
 

dgold44

G.O.A.T.
That's a shame but then again, it's his decision and he's free to do whatever he wants.

There's also the fact that he has opened up too many storylines and is struggling to conclude/converge them.
Instead of eating and drinking every damn day ; I would have finished the damn book in a year and just shorten it up
 
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