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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 11:35:11 PM »
It'll turn out to be the Lost island, which is really in Westworld

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2019, 04:23:12 PM »
I guess the problem with shows like Lost and Game of Thrones is that they're shows of the moment, leaving everyone talking and theorising and wanting things to go a certain way. They ought to just stop making them right before their final seasons and pretend they got cancelled. Anything else will end up disappointing most people.

I'm rewatching season 6 for the first time, doing what I'd done every year before that - an episode, then the episode with commentary, then the next episode - and even though it was starting to pull things together after slow-going in season 5, I'm still feeling the strain of the lengthy storylines. Arya's bullshit blind beggar adventures, Daenerys twatting about with the Dothraki. IIRC it picks up a lot of steam by the end and proper levels off again in season 7. I remember finding it odd that they had some perfect opportunities to lose characters who didn't need to be around anymore - Bronn in the fight with the dragon, most of the gang who went up to catch a white walker - but seemed really afraid to do so.

It'll just be interesting to see, if we ever actually do, how close this comes to GRRM's ideas. We've all heard the stories about him welcoming the team into his mansion to share the end of the story with them, but how true that is, how much he showed them, how their interpretations of that stuff has differed, is all up in the air.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2019, 04:25:44 PM »
ffs stop comparing Lost and Game of Thrones

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2019, 04:59:26 PM »
ffs stop comparing Lost and Game of Thrones

Ahem...

this is blasphemy, Lost is so much better

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2019, 06:32:37 PM »
touché

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #35 on: January 27, 2019, 12:27:26 AM »
My biggest grievance with Lost was the background characters who somehow can't be arsed to be be a part of all the shit going down, The Walking Dead excels at this.

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2019, 06:48:33 PM »
Leave Nikki and Paolo out of this.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2019, 11:50:13 AM »
The commentaries on season 6 are quite awkward. They always used to pair up actors who worked together a lot in the show or knew each other well, but it feels more random and thrown together on this one. The highlight is episode 2 where you've got Davos, ginger wildling, Jon's mate from the wall, Ramsay and Roose Bolton, all having a laugh watching the episode. But there's a later one where the episode's director keeps dropping little facts about shooting, to kickstart conversation, but the actors are giving him nothing. Just dead, awkward silence.
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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2019, 09:52:11 AM »
Season 7 gets by massively on reunions, I think. It's also properly fucking funny, which helps get through some of the daft plotting. But the reunions carry it. It's hard to fuck up all these characters coming back together, and each episode has a good few of those moments. It's going to be interesting to see how season 8 does in tying everything up now all of that is out of the way.

Almost no cast on the commentaries either. Which is nice to be fair because it does give more time to the production team and crew.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #39 on: February 10, 2019, 04:30:16 PM »
Ed Sheeran's glance-to-camera cameo, and what it represented, almost sank the whole series. There are famous faces throughout the cast, of course, but the show has never acknowledged that. They are just the faces of the people in this faraway, impossible world. Any of them might be torn off or eaten at a moment's notice.

With Ed Sheeran, though, the camera lingered knowingly, and he was given a meta quip, and the edifice lurched. The show virtually said aloud, 'this is a popular TV series being broadcast in the year 2017'. Prior to that, it had done a fantastic job of immersing me in a quasi-medieval plane. There's a load of social media insta-guff around the show, but it had always retained integrity in that time between the opening theme and the closing credits.

Hopefully Ed sinks into obscurity and his appearance develops a strange, ephemeral vibe in keeping with the world of the show.

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #40 on: February 10, 2019, 07:16:58 PM »
Ed Sheeran's glance-to-camera cameo, and what it represented, almost sank the whole series. There are famous faces throughout the cast, of course, but the show has never acknowledged that. They are just the faces of the people in this faraway, impossible world. Any of them might be torn off or eaten at a moment's notice.

With Ed Sheeran, though, the camera lingered knowingly, and he was given a meta quip, and the edifice lurched. The show virtually said aloud, 'this is a popular TV series being broadcast in the year 2017'. Prior to that, it had done a fantastic job of immersing me in a quasi-medieval plane. There's a load of social media insta-guff around the show, but it had always retained integrity in that time between the opening theme and the closing credits.

It's not quite the same but I hated CJ being in the last season of Lost. She's just too CJ you know? She can't be in ancient times with a terrible attempt at pronouncing Latin, she's the press secretary.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #41 on: February 10, 2019, 07:18:00 PM »
The A-Team survived Boy George...

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #42 on: February 10, 2019, 07:21:54 PM »
Ed Sheeran's glance-to-camera cameo, and what it represented, almost sank the whole series. There are famous faces throughout the cast, of course, but the show has never acknowledged that. They are just the faces of the people in this faraway, impossible world. Any of them might be torn off or eaten at a moment's notice.

With Ed Sheeran, though, the camera lingered knowingly, and he was given a meta quip, and the edifice lurched. The show virtually said aloud, 'this is a popular TV series being broadcast in the year 2017'. Prior to that, it had done a fantastic job of immersing me in a quasi-medieval plane. There's a load of social media insta-guff around the show, but it had always retained integrity in that time between the opening theme and the closing credits.

Hopefully Ed sinks into obscurity and his appearance develops a strange, ephemeral vibe in keeping with the world of the show.

The biggest sin of his cameo was that it dangled the prospect of seeing him killed in some horrifically over-the-top gory manner.  Blue balls for audiences everywhere that evening.

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2019, 01:00:06 AM »
the ed sheeran bit was full on 'when the whistle blows' in Extras style.

Thomas Thurgoose was a fairly well known face for a cameo for that scene as well, just explicitly explaining to Arya and the audience who the real victims of all the war mongering are. But it says something that in a world were incest, three eyed ravens, tree people, giants, dragons, blood magic, etc etc and its an awful cameo that makes you step back and no longer be 'in the moment' with the tv show.

The only person who enjoyed that cameo was Ed Sheeran - added nothing for anyone else

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #44 on: February 22, 2019, 04:46:47 AM »
Yeah exactly. Apparently he's a fan of the show! Me too, can I bet in it? What, I'm not already a billionaire famous musician so I have to earn it the old fashioned way?

Cunt taking a role off someone else

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2019, 08:02:26 AM »
It all would've been saved if he'd got a big sword up his face or knob. Or both, if they're taking requests

It's true though. It's like if George Michael suddenly turned up in Threads. But with a million percent more talent. He could have been the weeing woman

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #46 on: February 22, 2019, 08:17:02 AM »
The advantage of living in a cultural vacuum is that I had only the vaguest idea who Ed Sheeran, and no idea what he looked like. So this was just a scene where Arya chose not to slaughter some mediocre actors I didn't recognize.


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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #47 on: February 22, 2019, 03:55:20 PM »
It was something like an 18th birthday present from the producers for Maisie Williams, or whatever. So now I'm hoping somebody like, I dunno, Jerome Flynn might be game, tells them it's his birthday and he really likes Gary Glitter, and counts on Benioff & Weiss not knowing who he is (or rather what he's done).

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #48 on: February 22, 2019, 04:32:06 PM »
The advantage of living in a cultural vacuum is that I had only the vaguest idea who Ed Sheeran, and no idea what he looked like. So this was just a scene where Arya chose not to slaughter some mediocre actors I didn't recognize.

I didn't know who it was, either. Just knew something wasn't right about that scene.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2019, 05:42:23 PM »
It's not quite the same but I hated CJ being in the last season of Lost.
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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2019, 06:35:12 PM »
they weren't dead the whole time

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2019, 05:14:20 PM »
Trailer out.

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2019, 12:15:58 AM »

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #53 on: March 21, 2019, 09:26:11 PM »
Dead soon (2011 edition) - Emilia Clarke. At some point if I ever rewatch s2/3/4 I’ll have to look for any signs she was between TWO brain aneurysms...

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #54 on: April 14, 2019, 03:22:52 PM »
today innit

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #55 on: April 14, 2019, 05:44:03 PM »
I hope shit Eddie Izzard dies quickly.

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #56 on: April 14, 2019, 05:51:02 PM »
I hope shit Eddie Izzard dies quickly.

i hope the zombie giant sits on him then takes a massive zombie shit on the cunt

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #57 on: April 14, 2019, 07:40:24 PM »
I hope shit Eddie Izzard dies quickly.

He died last season,  unless I don't know who you mean of course

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Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #58 on: April 14, 2019, 08:11:38 PM »
If I was George R R Martin this is exactly when I'd reveal that books six and seven are now available on Kindle.

Re: Game Of Thrones Season 8
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2019, 08:22:06 PM »
He died last season,  unless I don't know who you mean of course

I meant shitty sea captain Euron. Who did you think I meant?