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#1281 FCP Bob

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:43 AM


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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:00 AM

Finally GOT around to [see what I did there?] watching this show.

Just finished the 1st season.

2 things.

1. I really wish I'd started this series a long time ago. Already it's one of my all time faves.
2. I really hope it continues to be close to this good.

Favorite characters so far

Tyrion - Dinklage
The blonde dragon chick
The red headed brothel lady (Ros?)
Sam
Arria Stark
Joffrey but only because he's so bad. It's like they force you to hate him and that's cool.


I've heard the name Jon Snow a lot, but have no idea how the character develops. Right now he just seems like a little bitch. Based on his popularity I'm guessing he'll get added to the list at some point.

I'm reading along with the thread as I watch, so not going to see any responses to this for a while. I've managed to avoid any major spoilers. The only thing I'm aware of is a big scene where a lot of people die. I remember hearing about it, and how violent it was, but don't know the details.

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:07 AM

View PostSuperJon, on 13 May 2018 - 12:00 AM, said:

Finally GOT around to [see what I did there?] watching this show.

Just finished the 1st season.

2 things.

1. I really wish I'd started this series a long time ago. Already it's one of my all time faves.
2. I really hope it continues to be close to this good.

Spoiler Alert: It doesn't stay as good. It does for a while.. and then, it falls off a bit. It's still great, and I'll still watch every episode as it comes out.. But the show starts out it's first few seasons so strong, that it's incredibly difficult to stay at that level.
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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:03 PM

Donít listen to this hater, Jonny. Show is still at the top of its geme, and will finish as the GOAT.

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 10:50 AM

Update on where I'm at now.

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I did see one reply by BigD where he said the series isn't as good as it continues. While no season as a whole has been as good as season 1, there have still been some really good moments.
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I'm still really enjoying the show. Excited to see what happens next.

One last rambling observation. I really love how this show makes you feel a certain way about the characters and then can make those feelings change.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 11:03 AM

View PostSuperJon, on 27 May 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

Update on where I'm at now.

I did see one reply by BigD where he said the series isn't as good as it continues. While no season as a whole has been as good as season 1, there have still been some really good moments.


I'm still really enjoying the show. Excited to see what happens next.



I just watched the entire series again, I do it at least once a year.

I think the biggest problem as the series progresses is that the storytelling and pace of things get compacted unlike the first season.

Without spoiling anything for you though on the other hand from a technical standpoint it's keeps getting better and better. Some of the battle scenes that you haven't seen yet are truly great.
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Posted 27 May 2018 - 01:19 PM

View PostFCP Bob, on 27 May 2018 - 11:03 AM, said:

I just watched the entire series again, I do it at least once a year.

I think the biggest problem as the series progresses is that the storytelling and pace of things get compacted unlike the first season.

Without spoiling anything for you though on the other hand from a technical standpoint it's keeps getting better and better. Some of the battle scenes that you haven't seen yet are truly great.


I agree with all of that. I think the Red Wedding is the peak of the show, from a story telling standpoint. I think it's a slow down hill turn in the quality of story telling after that. Not that it ever gets bad, and there are many great characters, iconic scenes, and as Bob said some truly incredibly, cinematic battle scenes. But I do think the story telling suffers from the pace, and the amount of balls they are trying to keep in the air at the same time.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:16 PM

Once the show passed the books, they really took ignoring pace to some special levels.

And somehow, George managed to go the other direction in pace, post-Red Wedding.
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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:26 PM

View PostTheraflu, on 30 May 2018 - 03:16 PM, said:

Once the show passed the books, they really took ignoring pace to some special levels.

And somehow, George managed to go the other direction in pace, post-Red Wedding.

100% and I like the way the TV show has been, post-Red Wedding way, way more than the books
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:08 AM

I think the pacing of the books would be easier to stomach if it wasn't 8+ years between each one now.

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:28 PM

You try reading Feast for Crows a third time. It's not fun.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:34 PM

View PostTheraflu, on 31 May 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

You try reading Feast for Crows a third time. It's not fun.

I watch the TV series at least once per year but have little desire to read the books again for just that reason.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 05:00 AM

I keep telling myself that I had to have missed important stuff in Dance because I was skipping pages quite frequently when I read it the first time. I feel like I should give it another read but I just can't bring myself to attempt the slog through it. Just feels like an incredible time waster.
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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:53 AM

Even if actually puts out the final books Iím not reading them. Iíll get the story off Wikipedia. I mean he ending I need to see is coming next year on HBO, and that is all that matters now.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:43 PM

And I'm done. Took me a little less than a month, but I finished the entire series. I have to give this show a 10. I'm sure I could find things to nitpick, but in all honesty, everything good about this show far outweighs the few bad things.

Ramsay Bolton is probably my favorite villain on any series. Cersei might be a close second.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:43 PM

View PostSuperJon, on 13 May 2018 - 12:00 AM, said:


Favorite characters so far

Tyrion - Dinklage
The blonde dragon chick
The red headed brothel lady (Ros?)
Sam
Arria Stark
Joffrey but only because he's so bad. It's like they force you to hate him and that's cool.


I've heard the name Jon Snow a lot, but have no idea how the character develops. Right now he just seems like a little bitch. Based on his popularity I'm guessing he'll get added to the list at some point.



Jon made the list.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 04:21 AM

you're god damn right he did.

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Now that i've had a few drinks, I'm ready to admilt that the reason I dont post more is suited.

I hate every fiber of his being. He's awful and everything he writes is wrong, coupled with being annoying. Its uncanny how awful he is. If he was around when this thread was thriving, he would have killed it. Thankfully, he wasnt.

Maybe in the real world, he's not so awful (evidence says otherwise) but here, he makes me want to fight. Nobody makes me want to fight. Its beyond weird. I almost feel bad, but I dont

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:14 PM

RIP Ros. She deserved better. Cersei is my favorite villain I think. Ramsey was a bit one dimensional. If I'm going one dimensional villains on this show, make mine the one that can raise an undead dragon.
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:02 PM

Okay I've had time to think it over and I need to deduct half a point.

Only because it's ridiculous to think the characters are so stupid that it took them 7 years and an omniscient cripple to figure out Baelish [sic] was bad.

Any word on if they'll be adding more episodes seeing as how it's not going to air until next year? Otherwise I worry they will rush through a lot to wrap everything up.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

last i knew the final season was going to be even fewer episodes than the penultimate season. however, i've also read that each episode is going to be significantly longer. like possibly run times more in line with a theatrical release film.
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