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Has anyone been watching Game of Thrones on HBO?

Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Qbit

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    Only two actually. :(
  2. Qbit

    Qbit cannabanana

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    Fair enough. Personally, while I enjoyed Deadwood, I found it a bit heavy on the flowery language, which was tough to decipher at the same time as following the story. And it was very much a talkfest from what I can remember, which, when I'm trying to follow so many plotlines, I find a bit of a chore. But that's just how my mind works - I prefer complex systems to be explained to me visually or in written form. Or at least greatly aided by it. (There's plenty of talking in GoT too, but there are far more visual cues.)

    But then, my brother-in-law lectures in film and television, although he's very much a film-man - he basically doesn't watch TV dramas. Deadwood though is an exception to the rule - he loves it. Perhaps I need to rewatch Deadwood.

    But yeah, I think Game of Thrones will have a much wider audience, and one that doesn't need to live in fear of cancellation so much, because as you say, there's always the books. And of course, with GoT being a fantasy, we only really know about its world from what we are shown and told. So it doesn't really matter so much where you come from and what you know of history. Deadwood is set in a specific place at a specific time which exists in the real world, so some people will have a greater connection to it, and will be able to relate to it better than others.
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    deadwood is the superior show, no doubt.

    order of shows:
    1. the wire
    2. deadwood
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    x. game of thrones

    where x is probably less than 10 but greater than 4
  4. lwien

    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Oh............well, I guess it doesn't rank too high on some of your lists, but I really, really like it. Guess it helps if you're really into fantasy type storytelling based around kings and queens, knights and swords and castles and dragons. If it's done well, this kind of stuff really grabs me, and this is done very, very well.
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    wilf789 Non-combustion-convert

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    I think GoT is really great, even coming from someone who thought LoTR was 'ok' rather than amazing, but I also think that Deadwood/The Wire were better.

    They're different though, of course, the fantasy setting of GoT means that the dialogue and interaction between people that IMO makes those other shows so fantastic is going to be necessarily of a slightly different quality.

    Deadwood/The Wire may have ended early, but the best shows usually do. The last season of The Wire was definitely the weakest in terms of plotline too. With Deadwood I just miss the wisdom of Al Swearengen!
    Each show has its smart-arse character that I usually find pretty hilarious - Tyrion Lannister being GoT's representative.
  6. Plotinus

    Plotinus Well-Known Member

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    I would say ranking it above 10 in my all-time list is pretty high. I'm certainly enjoying the show immensely if only for the platform it's given for Peter Dinklage.
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    Wilf789, out of all of the fucking prose that flowed from the fucking pens of the cocksuckers who fucking authored the dramas that fucked with my fucking head and stole my fucking soul, that recitation of the fucking wisdom of the cocksucker Swearengen has always earned the preponderance of my fucking favour. Those who disagree suck cock by choice.
  8. wake n blake

    wake n blake A Weed Nerd

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    Phenomenal show... and if you're lucky enough to watch it in HD, the scenery is breathtaking.

    Did you guys know there's books? HBO based the series off the Song of Fire of Ice series by George R.R. Martin... I've started reading.. .the first book is The Games of Thrones or something very close to the TV show title... it's also, for about 50 pages, very similar to HBO's show... so they stuck with the novel, it seems... which they really didn't do much at all in True Blood (so I hear, haven't read the novels yet).

    I know this is a different topic, but for you guys who like the period set in which these shows take place... The Tudors, The Borgias, BBC's Robinhood, and Camelot are all great shows to check out as well.

    and yes, Deadwood is stellar... where's those 2 closing movies HBO was talking about making? Cocksuckers...
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Yeah, I was watching Camelot, but then when I started watch GoT, I got so spoiled that I couldn't watch Camelot any more.
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    lwien Well-Known Member

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    Guess I should have seen it comin, that was fucked.


    Peter Dinklage had some great lines in there. Really worked that scene.
  11. Qbit

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    Swengen San Fransisco cocksucker!
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    you can watch and download in hd on icefilms.info
  13. pakalolo

    pakalolo RoboMod v3.17 (ticking) Staff Member

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    Winter is com--*thunk*
  14. Qbit

    Qbit cannabanana

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    Ok, now Lo, and anyone else who's been waiting to start watching the series, you can start about now. Unless you just want to write off the whole of Sunday and watch all 10. :ninja:
  15. lwien

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    Awww.......... :)
  16. wake n blake

    wake n blake A Weed Nerd

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    SO GOOD!
    The finale was epic... and the Khalisi (sp?) is crazy hot... no pun intended ha.
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    wilf789 Non-combustion-convert

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    Very good interview with George R.R. Martin (the author of the original series of novels) here: http://shelf-life.ew.com/2011/07/12/george-martin-talks-a-dance-with-dragons/

    Doesn't have any major spoilers so don't worry if you haven't read the books. After watching the series myself I couldn't wait for the next one so I've just spent the last month or two listening to the audiobooks of each one and am just about to finish the fifth book, A Dance with Dragons. Cannot wait for the later books to get produced for TV - it gets better and better!

    He talks in the interview about budgetary decisions affecting TV - which is interesting particularly with some of the battles to come.
    He also addresses the issue of his female characters and his feminist critics which is interesting too - The way women are treated in the book can be pretty brutal, but the same is true of the men.

    The real reason I'm re-posting here though is because of a eureka moment I had last night while puffing away on my SSV listening to the audiobooks (so, so good by the way, and something much harder to do if you're physically reading! Even better than watching TV while vaping too as you don't even have to concentrate on looking at the screen.)

    These will only make sense to those who have read the books but I thought in honour of GRRM I will name my next glass piece: A Bong of Ice and Fire - which obviously fits perfectly for ice-catcher pieces!

    I googled it though and of course discovered I'm not the first to think of that name. Other good ones include: Bongclaw (The Bastard Bong of the Night's Watch), Aegon the Bongquerer, Tormund Giantsbong... The list is endless! :D
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  18. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    There's been other good ones for sure and there's some decent shows out now, but since the demise of braking bad the only series that I really look forward to seeing anymore is game of thrones. Homeland is okay and spartacus was badass, but hurry up springtime because winter is coming!


    "Chaos is a ladder...":popcorn:

    Edit: Lol @ wrong thread, subscribed :freak:
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  20. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    Here's the real trailer...



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  21. Bob Loblaw

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    i feel like this is photo shop, but either way it makes me happy

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  22. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    "Season 4 premieres April 6 at 9PM"
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  23. EveryDayAmnesiac

    EveryDayAmnesiac I am a stupid asshole.

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    Am I crazy... or are there TWO Game of Thrones threads? :mental:

    I'll leave this to greater minds than mine.
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  24. grokit

    grokit power cosmic

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    I just figured that out myself!
    :uhh:
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  25. vapomancer

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    all of the cool kids are posting in the other thread ...:wave:
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