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Game of Thrones (HBO)
« on: June 04, 2013, 08:48:54 am »

Anyone watching?  Normally every episode has a 'whoa' moment of two, the last one (S3E9) was more of a 'WHOA!'.

[I haven't read the books so I get to be surprised and non-judgemental as to how faithful everything has to be in relation to the books]

*Oh yeah, don't hunt around for recaps or news unless you've seen the episodes already - most stories contain spoilers and many don't mention that they contain spoilers.
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 08:55:48 am »

Game of Thrones is faithful to the "Cultural Reality" of a medieval govt pressured with a cyclical catastrophe.   Life is guaranteed to be short violent brutal and just plain unfair.  I understand 2 or 3 popular personas just got mulched.........the books do much the same violence to the sensibilities.......
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 09:25:52 am »

Quite a bloody and unexpected end to the most recent episode. As long as they don't kill the dragon lady, I'll be happy.
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2013, 11:40:37 am »

Arya Stark survived.  I'll be really pissed if they kill her.
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 01:41:54 pm »

Of course, we can always read the books to find out what's going to happen, but I'm happy to see it the first time on the screen.
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Re: Game of Thrones (HBO)
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 03:50:29 pm »

Arya Stark survived.  I'll be really pissed if they kill her.

Ironically for that series, I'd say the main reason all that evil happened, is because Mr. Hero (Eddard Stark) was a moron and did every imaginable thing wrong that you could do wrong while engaging in Roman or American politics.  Telegraph your hits, call your political moves, give warnings before you do something drastic, threaten an inbred Nero after pissing off the rest of his Caligula-esque family?  And you expect your family to do better just because they can win straight up fights and wars? 

Everyone here should know very well the answer to "you cheated!  In a fair fight I'd kill you!" 

Exactly.  The right answer is:  "Well that's not much incentive for me to fight fair then, is it?"

At least the series is excellent and the books are also good.  Quite realistic, in the politics and backstabbing sides... outcomes of dumbass politics of the brash, etc.  Lots of horny sibling incest and offspring from some of them, with all the prober inbred brain damage that all that incest entails... etc etc etc.  Just like our real life politicians and "bloodline families" humping their sisters to keep their "bloodline" pure.  Very well done, IMNSHO.

But yes, for those who like the gallant hero avenging wrongs, this ain't your series.  Don't get attached to anyone, good or bad.  Far more realistic than your typical swords and sorcery miniseries where main characters never get pasted.  In this one, and I'm not to the most recent episode anymore, I can safely say "nobody's safe." :D
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 08:29:01 pm »

From the recent South Park Game of Thrones parody:

http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/11/south-park-thinks-game-of-thrones-needs-less-gay-wieners.html
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"I've started watching 'Game of Thrones,'" Butters tells Cartman in the above clip. "Well, it's pretty good, I guess. But have you ever noticed that almost every time they show a guy's wiener, that guy's character is gay? ... It's just that they have a lot of girls' boobs and vaginas and stuff, but most times they show a man's wiener, it's because that guy's in a love scene with another guy. You think it's because gay wieners are less threatening to women viewers?"

When Cartman says he thinks Butters is missing the point of the show, Butters responds, "Yeah, I know. Winter is coming, and there's dragons and zombies on the way. I'm pretty excited for that. Just could do with a little less gay wiener is all.
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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 04:21:55 am »

I sometime ponder where this could all end up......  A Targaryan- Snow sort of get together?  She handles the politics, he handles the killing.......

Then what is happening with Arya, and Tyrion.  If they hook up (he the dirty old man and them being the same height and all........)
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 01:56:19 pm »

I sometime ponder where this could all end up......  A Targaryan- Snow sort of get together?  She handles the politics, he handles the killing.......
Good, good.  Excellent thought.
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Then what is happening with Arya, and Tyrion.  If they hook up (he the dirty old man and them being the same height and all........)

THIGH SLAP!  NICE!!  Man, you are funny.  Thought struck me too at one point.
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 02:47:29 pm »

Southpark has been lampooning Game of Thrones is their last 2 episodes. The episodes have been about the "console wars" (PS4 vs. Xbox1). The kids have divided into factions with Cartman leading one and Kenny dressed as a princess leading the other. The boys are trying to be within the first 100 people to enter the mall on black Friday so they can get 80% off.

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 05:47:14 pm »

So, I've heard about this show, but not seen a minute, and the hype makes me reticent.  But if I'm bored on a Friday night and have nothing queued up, is it worth a look?
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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 06:35:03 pm »

IMNSHO, Game Of Thrones yes, Southpark, not so much.  I'm more of an Adult Swim kind of guy if I have a yearning for non-traditional animation.
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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 07:10:39 pm »

So, I've heard about this show, but not seen a minute, and the hype makes me reticent.  But if I'm bored on a Friday night and have nothing queued up, is it worth a look?
Not Friday. Wednesday @ 10pm on Comedy Central. If you're really bored....maybe. Lots of very sophomoric humor with a mostly libertarian angle. Like most other shows that I have a "somewhat" interest in, I just DVR it and watch it at my leisure. Plus I get to fast forward commercials.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 08:05:37 pm »

Ha!  Game of Thrones is what I'm asking about.  South Park I know, just don't have time for.
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2013, 07:46:33 am »

I laughed hysterically at the "Brack Friday Bundoro."
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