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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Bobbobthebob on Mon May 23, 2016 1:58 pm

...I know better than to click on that just yet! General buzz from the internet makes me think this one's gonna be interesting :D
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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby EWJ on Wed May 25, 2016 1:48 am

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Bobbobthebob on Wed May 25, 2016 9:53 am

That was easily the best episode of the season thus far :D



Amidst all the grief for poor, bloody heroic Hodor, I think people have overlooked: the epicness building around the Iron Islanders (and what a theme tune they've been given!), the lump-in-the-throatness of Dany/Jorah's scene, the clever exposition built into the play that Arya watches and watching Littlefinger squirm for once in his life. Sad that the direwolves keep dying so ignominiously though :(

Basically whenever they make the time to spend more than 5 minutes on each character it really returns to form :)

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Thu May 26, 2016 3:32 pm

Good episode despite people soon to be enjoying lumpy soup spoiling a major part of it for me.



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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Tue May 31, 2016 10:25 am

Oooooooo, such epicness this week.



My nerd self was most pleased with the return of the dragon but I'm getting slightly lost with some of the characters. I've never wanted to see Jonathon Pryce die a horrible death so much but maybe that's my loathing of religion showing.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Binerexis on Tue May 31, 2016 11:52 am

I quite enjoyed it.



I really, really don't understand what Arya's motivation is any more. Why would she throw away all that hard work? I always had a suspicion that she would struggle to kill people she didn't outright hate but I thought that her hatred would push her to do anything to get her revenge.

It's hit the point in the season where I'm able to predict what's going to happen from seeing the establishing shot (save for an odd twist) which is... well, boring. Nothing is changing as rapidly as it did in previous seasons and it's giving the impression of running out of steam. There's only four episodes to go and there's no indication of it building to any sort of climax. There's also the choice to focus on as many story threads as possible in one episode rather than focusing on a couple of them for longer lengths of time which compounds the feeling of not much advancing (I think that all the Daenaerys stuff over the last two/three episodes would have been better being in just one episode).

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:40 pm

Interesting guest star amongst other things.


The Hound is back, hard to kill indeed.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Binerexis on Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:02 pm



Really not sure how I feel about the Hound coming back.

Also not happy about the Arya thing either. Are we really supposed to believe that assassins THAT well trained and tenacious would just let her escape like that? I get that several arrangements have been mentioned in regards to whether or not she'll die but come on, guys, make up your damn mind.

I also really liked the guest star. Very sad we didn't see more of him, though, seemed like he was a really interesting character what with basically being a buddhist septum.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:29 pm



Ian really does look the part of a retired old soldier but he's fun to watch in anything. I notice he's set to appear in the series based on American Gods next year.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Binerexis on Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:52 pm



Going off topic a bit here but I can't wait to see him playing Mr Wednesday. Loved the book of American Gods, really hoping the series lives up to the legacy of the book.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Bobbobthebob on Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:38 am



CleganeBowl Cancelled! :evil:

Actually a bit disappointing overall: Blackfish exits off-screen, the Hound's big vengeance goes out with a whimper, the attack on Meereen is teased but goes nowhere, Brienne frowns a lot, Jaime looked like he was headed for some lasting character development but it didn't really happen anyway and Arya just gets to pull a rabbit out of the hat after making a series of silly moves. And no Dorne, no Ramsey, no Jon Snow & Sansa, no Samwell, no Bran, no Ironborn, no nightswatch.

The main positives for me were seeing the Mountain do his thing, Arya finally on her way to rejoin the main plot after two seasons away; and that maybe they've stuffed this episode with duff storylines in order to leave the final two extended episodes rammed with end-to-end epicness. If you've seen the trailer for next week's episode, you're probably as excited as I am. :D

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:47 pm



I really like seeing this stuff thrown at Cersei because then Lena Headey can show her acting with her eyes thing where you see the gears in her head racing to find another way to still overcome. She's far more of a true successor to her father than any of her brothers. Once again I like having the Hound back but yes I'm also finding the Arya thread a bit messy. I rather like the idea of Brienne and Jaime being friends because of an earned mutual respect. I like to think he see's in her some of the aspects he's had to compromise over the years from the days when honour meant everything to him.



BTW Just in case anyone hasn't seen this then check out Mountain and the ball of fluff.



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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Bobbobthebob on Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:54 pm

That was mostly very satisfying :D



Despite Jon having the thickest plot armour I've ever seen, I really appreciated the attempt to capture a medieval-esque "war is hell" which felt surprisingly like the opening minutes of Saving Private Ryan. It really caught the horribleness of the books compared to the relatively bloodless, lower budget battles shown up till this point in the TV series.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Thu Jun 23, 2016 5:15 pm

I got a little lost but that means I have a chance to watch it again to catch what I missed.



In future I'm staying away from websites etc until I've watched the latest episodes. The Ramsey Bolton flavour Kenno-meat scene was a suitably gory end even if it was spoiled for me.

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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Shuriken on Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:22 pm

Spoiler but you should really have finished it by now lol



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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Silkie on Wed Jun 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Apart from my smug 'I told you so!' what else would you expect from Ma-Ma?






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Re: [TV & Book]Game of Thrones

Postby Dauntless on Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:18 pm

Shuriken wrote:Spoiler but you should really have finished it by now lol



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That my friend is epic! I laughed so much my missus came over to see what I was looking at.
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