HBO's adaptation of Game of Thrones - Thread 2. There are a lot of nerds.

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Was not expecting that last scene.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 April 2016 03:58 (three years ago) link

what was up w that

lag∞n, Monday, 25 April 2016 04:09 (three years ago) link

The night is dark and full of terror.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 April 2016 04:18 (three years ago) link

The night is dark and full of terror.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Monday, 25 April 2016 04:50 (three years ago) link

theory: melisandre is going to inhabit jon snow's corpse

she must have had more gratuitous nude scenes than any other character in this show.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Monday, 25 April 2016 08:13 (three years ago) link

it's funny, that had the feeling of one of those early season check-in episodes where nothing actually happened but there were two pretty major incidents, but they only had about 4 minutes of combined screen time. one of the great houses of westeros was wiped out and we got "remember this guy? stab. what about this kid? stab".

but...it was still good.

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:18 (three years ago) link

Dorne scenes still plagued by the inescapable feeling that you're watching a community college play

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:21 (three years ago) link

i thought the scene with brienne and sansa was memorable, but most of the rest just kind of drifted by. do we have to sit through the dothraki doubting daenerys but then slowly growing to respect her over the course of a full season again? will apprentice arya get schooled by her asshole friend for an entire season, again?

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 13:26 (three years ago) link

see also burning all the ships in mereen (i think that's the name of the city) which probably pushes east/west confrontation at least a season or two further out

geometry-stabilized craft (art), Monday, 25 April 2016 13:34 (three years ago) link

i thought the scene with brienne and sansa was memorable, but most of the rest just kind of drifted by. do we have to sit through the dothraki doubting daenerys but then slowly growing to respect her over the course of a full season again? will apprentice arya get schooled by her asshole friend for an entire season, again?

― Karl Malone, Monday, April 25, 2016 9:26 AM (39 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Likely scene showing Jon Snow finally being resurrected and opening his eyes will probably be the last scene in the finale.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:08 (three years ago) link

yeah, my prediction is a surprise episode 7 snow revival (instead of the usual 9 or 10).

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:13 (three years ago) link

wait which house was wiped out

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:21 (three years ago) link

house martell (headed by prince doran, oberyn's grumpy older brother)

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:23 (three years ago) link

I'm guessing the next episode. They only have til night for a miracle to save them, Melisandre has gone to bed so it'll need to happen quick.

I really thought that king and his guard would get to do more. When I first saw those actors interviewed it seemed like they'd be bigger roles.

I think Jaime's scene might actually represent the biggest change, he seems like he's eager to step up and might help Cersei rule.

I hope Margaery doesn't convert to sparrow.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:31 (three years ago) link

ohhhh for some reason i thought the sand snakes kinda ~were~ martells

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

Sand Snakes killing the boy on the ship... how did they get to the ship? Where was the ship?

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:38 (three years ago) link

they took the outrigger

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:40 (three years ago) link

Jorah would be good to have around is you drop a contact lens

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

if, that is

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 14:43 (three years ago) link

TBF it made sense that he'd check the un-trampled grass in the center of the field.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:46 (three years ago) link

But seriously though WHERE was the ship the boy was on? Why was he still on it?

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 14:47 (three years ago) link

was that a ship? i thought it was just his room.

Likely scene showing Jon Snow finally being resurrected and opening his eyes will probably be the last scene in the finale.

kit harington really earning his wage by closing his eyes and then opening them ten hours later

good question, had to look that up. He was on the same ship as Jaime and Myrcella when they headed to King's Landing. So the eye stone he was painting was for Myrcella, presumably.

Which means that somehow the elder two Sand Snakes must have set sail following them (they couldn't have stowed away) on some other vessel.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 25 April 2016 15:25 (three years ago) link

questions about how characters got from one place to another make me nostalgic for Lost threads

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 15:33 (three years ago) link

You'd think Jaime would have at least taken him off the boat as a valuable hostage. Overall the scene could have benefited from him asking the snakes how they got there:
"We tailed the ship all the way here to King's Landing"
"When Jaime gets back to the ship he will kill you both for this"
"We're doing you a favor- don't you realize what he'll do to you now that 'someone' in Dorne murdered the princess?"
"It was YOU, wasn't it? You poisoned her! My father will have you executed for this!"
"At this point your father is already dead. Now it's your turn"

Just some similarly terribly written exposition is all I needed.

At the expense of that we instead get this little snarky sassy banter that is trying to get us to like(?) the teenage mutant ninja snakes

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 15:58 (three years ago) link

always down for some casual sassiness and snark in a scene that involves a teenage boy getting speared through the face

You'd think Jaime would have at least taken him off the boat as a valuable hostage.

why do you bother quibbling about shit like this at this point

the very first shot, i was like, the bad guy watchmen just leave snow's body there? for his friends to find? why? if they're willing to kill snow wouldn't they just kill his friends right then too? what kind of halfassed conspiracy is this

yes i watched this, and i probably will continue to do so, and complain about it!

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:19 (three years ago) link

I'm just saying it is something that springs to mind and becomes distracting because I don't understand the scene. I want things to make sense in the universe of the show and the narrative so I remain immersed. That one doesn't seem too picky in my opinion! Why would he still be on the ship? "Well because it makes killing off his character really convenient" Boooo

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:23 (three years ago) link

the very first shot, i was like, the bad guy watchmen just leave snow's body there? for his friends to find? why? if they're willing to kill snow wouldn't they just kill his friends right then too? what kind of halfassed conspiracy is this

I guess now they know exactly who were the most loyal to Jon?.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (three years ago) link

honestly i didn't even read the design of that scene as being on a ship so idk

xp wow they're so smart

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (three years ago) link

"Well because it makes killing off his character really convenient"

gotta kills some characters somehow

Οὖτις, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:27 (three years ago) link

xxpost Killing Jon is being spun as an act of loyalty to the Watch. Killing Jon's friends as well would have been a harder sell.

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 16:30 (three years ago) link

xp wow they're so smart

― goole, Monday, April 25, 2016 12:27 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:31 (three years ago) link

Yeah but they've established that Jon's friends will likely be ambushed and killed if they leave the room, too.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:33 (three years ago) link

dothraki doing the spanish inquisition sketch re what's better than seeing a beautiful woman naked was kinda funny, but other than that i rly hope we don't have to listen to too much of their goofy fantasy machismo this season

#notalldothraki

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 17:13 (three years ago) link

didn't realise it was the ships that were burning in Mereen. thanks for the tip ILX.

Van Horn Street, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:41 (three years ago) link

i caught it from the dialogue but my goodness that was some lousy CG

call all destroyer, Monday, 25 April 2016 18:47 (three years ago) link

it seems so late in the game to be setting up this Tyrion as emergency city manager plot. Maybe he'll do such a good job that after Dani conquers the world she decides to hand the throne him before turning into white flames and melting the north

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 19:20 (three years ago) link

I don't really have any guesses as to where they're taking that plotline...

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:25 (three years ago) link

i think it's just a way for tyrion to regain his power while stalling that whole storyline for another 2 years until martin publishes another book the burned ships are repaired

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:38 (three years ago) link

i mean it seems inevitable that when daenerys FINALLY goes west for the final showdown, tyrion will be at her side with a bunch of power and influence and it'll set up interesting conflicts with his family and westeros in general

Karl Malone, Monday, 25 April 2016 19:39 (three years ago) link

this is so sad

https://twitter.com/Cosmopolitan/status/724693841182384128

Ted Cruz's viral female doppelgänger is set to star in porn: http://cosm.ag/6014BmDh6

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:33 (three years ago) link

going way off the books with this twist

nomar, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:35 (three years ago) link

lol oh shit

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:35 (three years ago) link

ah well it all fits together somehow *thinkpieces*

goole, Monday, 25 April 2016 20:35 (three years ago) link

doing porn is a route to getting a job on GoT sometimes

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Monday, 25 April 2016 20:36 (three years ago) link

miss u rickon

Van Horn Street, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:01 (three years ago) link

and his direwolf, shaggydog

Van Horn Street, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:05 (three years ago) link

Candidates do very well in Westeros when they're intensely unlikeable.

Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:08 (three years ago) link

headey probably deserved one for a past season so i wouldn't be mad if she won.

mott the hoopleheads (voodoo chili), Friday, 19 July 2019 14:16 (four months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Lindsay Ellis on 'what went wrong' https://youtu.be/BGr0NRx3TKU

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Thursday, 15 August 2019 18:05 (three months ago) link

the script for the finale confirms that Benioff and Weiss are complete morons (not that we didn't already know)

https://www.theringer.com/game-of-thrones/2019/8/1/20750249/game-of-thrones-series-finale-script-questions

Number None, Thursday, 15 August 2019 18:20 (three months ago) link

that ellis take is very good

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 18:34 (three months ago) link

I still haven't gotten around to watching the final season of this. I guess I should just not bother at this point? I'm tempted to just read the wikipedia synopsis (or the novels, I guess, if they ever come into existence)

silverfish, Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:34 (three months ago) link

yeah, don't watch it; it's hot garbage. zombie fight is fun, but stupid.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:36 (three months ago) link

I'll wait for the wikipedia article about the podcasts about the crowd-funded remake of the final season thank you

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:36 (three months ago) link

Ellis has a good eye for details there, cf Bronn abandoning his gold at the loot train to save Jaime vs him a season later being easily bribed into killing Jaime and Tyrion

omar little, Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:55 (three months ago) link

I still haven't gotten around to watching the final season of this. I guess I should just not bother at this point? I'm tempted to just read the wikipedia synopsis (or the novels, I guess, if they ever come into existence)

― silverfish, Thursday, 15 August 2019 19:34 (yesterday)

If you've got low expectations (as I did), you'll probably enjoy it.

chap, Friday, 16 August 2019 09:02 (three months ago) link

It's enjoyable enough up until the final episode which is a complete car crash.

Matt DC, Friday, 16 August 2019 09:48 (three months ago) link

It's not great, but it's fine. It easily hurdles over the low bar of being better than the BSG and Lost finales, at least.

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 16 August 2019 11:57 (three months ago) link

The season or two before it wasn't great either. If you enjoyed those keep with it? There's stuff to enjoy regardless.

Bidh boladh a' mhairbh de 'n láimh fhalaimh (dowd), Friday, 16 August 2019 12:09 (three months ago) link

Last season is worse than having your nuts smashed in a car door, better than having them caught in a moving escalator.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Friday, 16 August 2019 12:11 (three months ago) link

I'd rather spend an eternity in hell rewatching the finale than a disappointed fan vlog about the finale

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 16 August 2019 12:16 (three months ago) link

the last season isn't so bad if you think of it as a very long action movie starring actors who previously appeared on the tv show Game of Thrones

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 16 August 2019 12:41 (three months ago) link

It was the last ever episode of Numberblocks this week, now that's how you nail a finale.

JimD, Friday, 16 August 2019 13:00 (three months ago) link

two months pass...

Oh man that Q and A session

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 28 October 2019 11:58 (one month ago) link

At 3PM David Benioff and D.B Weiss #DnD started a session at the #AustinFilmFestival, I am a little late, but will live tweet as soon as I get there. #GameOfThrones

— Needle & Pen (@ForArya) October 26, 2019

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 28 October 2019 11:59 (one month ago) link

Damn, what a fail-up - by their own admission seems like show really succeeded literally in spite of them.

nashwan, Monday, 28 October 2019 13:10 (one month ago) link

the subtext of everything is: Will this be just for nerds? No, it will be for cools too!

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 28 October 2019 13:16 (one month ago) link

Feel 100% validated in all my criticisms & it’s obvious it was a lot weaker when it went away from the books.

gyac, Monday, 28 October 2019 13:38 (one month ago) link

it seems like these guys could have fairly competently pulled off a 10 episode series based on a standalone 500 pages historical fiction novel, but why the hell tackle a fantasy series if magic gives you the ickies?

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 28 October 2019 13:42 (one month ago) link

tbf they said downplaying the fantasy elements was an HBO directive

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Monday, 28 October 2019 13:42 (one month ago) link

It was the last ever episode of Numberblocks this week, now that's how you nail a finale.

Was it infinity? I have yet to see it. I liked the film noir one I saw a while ago.

kinder, Monday, 28 October 2019 15:06 (one month ago) link

It was a big song and dance routine about how much more fun you're going to have with numbers in the future, and about how even though you won't see any more of us here, we'll be with you for the rest of your life. It's beautiful! Can't fully explain why but I've cried both times I've watched it, and just typing this is giving me wet eyes again.

Oh and number 42 makes a cameo appearance and he's dressed like Arthur Dent.

JimD, Monday, 28 October 2019 16:48 (one month ago) link

I <3 Numberblocks.

Madchen, Monday, 28 October 2019 17:03 (one month ago) link

The Goldman/Watts prequel has been cancelled.

Simon H., Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:50 (one month ago) link

smart thing to do here is reboot in 2022.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:14 (one month ago) link

the fire & blood one is still in development, right? that one always seemed like it made more sense as a series anyway

kanye kendrick frank kendrick frank kanye (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:16 (one month ago) link

they'll do a Watchmen series type deal. Pick it up fifty years after the end of the main series, have some new threat, etc.

omar little, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:21 (one month ago) link

i think the one issue lingering w/the last couple seasons of GOT is that it revealed a fundamental lack of understanding about what had made the show great in the early going, and anyone handing these guys a show where they have to come up with the stories needs to remember that. they did however pull off a genuinely fine direct adaptation in those first four seasons, with few false notes and a welcome resistance to showing too much (much like the novels kept a lot of battle action offscreen).

omar little, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:25 (one month ago) link

the first four seasons are great imo, but yeah, these guys can't be trusted to make shit up

ت (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 20:26 (one month ago) link

Heads up

Casey Bloys saved a final announcement for last: HBO is ordering House of the Dragon, set 100 years before Game of Thrones.

— Joy Press (@Joypress) October 29, 2019

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 23:57 (one month ago) link

I know just the guys to write it.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:15 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Maybe this was well-known, but I just learned (from a video by the battlefield earth screenplay writer) that the big writing error in the first pilot was that they never mentioned that Cersei and Jaime were siblings.

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:08 (one month ago) link

Um, that's bollocks.

Jamie's very first words to Cersei in the pilot are "As your brother..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JB6CFhXTt2E

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:15 (one month ago) link

(or was there another test audience style pilot)

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:17 (one month ago) link

yeah they recast a bunch of parts. also:

The title sequence was different
An extensive opening scene showing a poisoned Jon Arryn, desperately trying with his last ounce of strength to write a warning letter, but then collapsing and dying
The early design of the White Walkers was slightly different, particularly their language
Cersei burning the feather Robert left at Lyanna's tomb
Jon gets drunk at the Winterfell feast, as in the novels
More exposition between Jaime and Ned about the Mad King
An actual flashback to the Mad King killing Ned's father and older brother
A scene in the training yard with Bran and Tommen sparring, then Robb and Joffrey (from the books).
Catelyn wanting Sansa to go south, and Luwin being the one to urge Ned to go south
The Jaime/Cersei and Daenerys/Drogo sex scenes were changed

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:52 (one month ago) link

can't wait until we have GoT truthers demanding that Jamie and Cersei are related

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:55 (one month ago) link


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