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

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xp wow they're so smart

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


Evan, Monday, 25 April 2016 16:31 (four 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 (four 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


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

this is so sad

Ted Cruz's viral female doppelgänger is set to star in porn:

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

going way off the books with this twist

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

lol oh shit

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

ah well it all fits together somehow *thinkpieces*

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

miss u rickon

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

and his direwolf, shaggydog

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

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

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

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

― Evan, Monday, April 25, 2016 5:08 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Van Horn Street, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:13 (four years ago) link

Seen Bran in preview for next episode, have a feeling he'll connect with Jon. Hope something is revealed about that bird man's place.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 25 April 2016 21:53 (four years ago) link

That almost ecstatic expression of renewed sense of purpose and duty on Brienne of Tarth's face when Sansa formally accepted her service practically screamed that she's going to die soon.

Dan I., Monday, 25 April 2016 22:09 (four years ago) link

Was thinking that. Her and Davos are probably toast.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 25 April 2016 22:23 (four years ago) link

No way, Davos and Brienne are too popular to be killed!

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Monday, 25 April 2016 22:29 (four years ago) link

The end of the show is going to be all the popular characters hugging

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Monday, 25 April 2016 22:30 (four years ago) link

I'm guessing Varys gets fucked up at some point. Nobody close to Tyrion makes it out of a season in one piece.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 25 April 2016 22:34 (four years ago) link

Check that, except Bronn. Where he at? Wasn't he on that boat too?

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Monday, 25 April 2016 22:35 (four years ago) link

we need some congressional hearings on who was or wasn't on that boat and how fast it was going. #bronngazi

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:11 (four years ago) link

maybe the killing of the son already happened a while ago?

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:13 (four years ago) link

loooool goole

, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:33 (four years ago) link

my gf points out that the kid who killed ygritte went thru puberty before filming this season

, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 01:33 (four years ago) link

he wouldn't have killed ygritte after puberty

Van Horn Street, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:01 (four years ago) link

The last scene was pure room 237

calstars, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 02:28 (four years ago) link

the whole Brienne & Pod vs. a half-dozen Bolton suckers was really hard to figure out for a while until I rewound it about a dozen times and I realized the guy in charge of the dogs? That motherfucker took off the second trouble showed up. That's what they only had to murder 5 out of 6 in the party, and no dogs. Mr. Hound done R-U-N-N-O-F-T as soon as he heard steel on steel, probably before that, actually.

Watch it again. K9 handlers stay the fuck away when a hostage situation gets violent. That's SOP going way back, apparently.

bothan zulu (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 03:56 (four years ago) link

This has basically become a series of unconnected vignettes of varying quality and tone, from genuinely tense and atmospheric (Sansa and Theon) to comedy skits (Dorne and the boob snakes).

I'm vaguely optimistic they'll pull out some proper exhilarating shit as they always have in the past, but for now it's lost a good deal of weight and momentum.

the joke should be over once the kid is eaten. (chap), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 07:31 (four years ago) link

both dorne and the dothraki are basically new adventures of hercules. also can't believe the extent to which they've stalled the daenerys storyline, as mentioned by others itt.

last season was p crappy and rambling too. they seem a bit afraid of actually allowing the characters to do the things they want to do. a lot of stasis. like it is almost funny that they've found a new way for daenerys to be stuck somewhere for good. no doubt in the finale when she finally escapes the dothraki, she'll break her ankle or something.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:03 (four years ago) link

I think the house of widows thing seems interesting. She'll probably meet new recruits there.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 08:49 (four years ago) link

The house of widows is one of those things that could be great in theory but probably won't be in practice. The Dorne stuff at least got rid of a load of deadwood characters and might actually lead to a war.

If John Snow is really did then Davos is effectively our eyes and ears around the Wall now, if anything he's likely to be more prominent this year. John Snow probably isn't dead though.

I can't remember how Arya went blind but marooning her hundreds of miles away from everyone else was a terrible narrative decision.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 09:08 (four years ago) link

'You'll just have to sit here and wait' seems to be the M.O. for so many character arcs right now. WTF is going on in this show? Those white walkers had better pull their fingers out.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 10:50 (four years ago) link

it's one thing isolating main characters, but they give them this one basic simple goal and then have them frustrated in every attempt to achieve it, it's like they've found that having one character trying to bounce the same ball off the wall for three seasons is the easiest way to deal with so many storylines at once, cos you just see them and instantly know nothing in their plotline has changed.

they've had a whole season of dorne being annoyed, arya getting beaten up and failing tests, a few seasons of daenerys going from triumph to setback. are there no ideas in the writers room or something?

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:07 (four years ago) link

I didn't see a "next week on" but given how this show cycles character scenes I expect next week to be catching up with Littlefinger, Bran and Sam.

Blowout Coombes (President Keyes), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 11:10 (four years ago) link

This has basically become a series of unconnected vignettes of varying quality and tone

in other words, a faithful interpretation of the books

, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 12:15 (four years ago) link

I liked this episode. Kind of disappointed that they killed off the one potentially interesting character in the Dorne storyline, but maybe that just means that they are going to speed through the end of that story (sand snakes arrive in king's landing, get killed by Zombie Mountain or something, the end).

silverfish, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:39 (four years ago) link

The complaining about stalling is pretty funny, when in a way the show has speeded up immensely how fast it takes for characters to go somewhere. Arya spent 3 seasons (?) wandering around Westeros before she got on the ship, it took Jamie a season to get with Brienne to Kings Landing. But it only took Tyrion half a season to get to Meereen, and in this premiere Jamie goes Dorne-Kings Landing between episodes, and Daenerys gets to the dothraki camps as well. And I complained about Melisandre getting to Castle Black from Winterfell in the last thread.

So they're getting rid of the sense of scale of the place. But they're not really replacing it with any propulsion or action.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:53 (four years ago) link

yeah but once you discover locations you can fast travel between them

i know the state of affairs is a little dismal because i caught myself thinking "i wonder what bran is up to?"

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 14:56 (four years ago) link

It's not so much about how long it takes to get to places, but what happens on that journey and when they get there. Arya and the Hound was great. Arya having to complete endless gnomic tasks week in week out, with no clear end point or reason in mind is just boring. I'm sure something'll happen to her next week. I don't remember how she got blinded either though.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:11 (four years ago) link

i liked the arya storyline, and the performance of her sadistic mentor, but they are dragging it out for sure.

i know the state of affairs is a little dismal because i caught myself thinking "i wonder what bran is up to?"

have even wondered about rickon.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:26 (four years ago) link

It was a magical punishment for using the face swapping to get personal revenge on the evil kingsguard guy that was visiting. And yeah I REALLY hope she isn't just going to slowly learn how to deal with being a blind face swapper in training for the course of the entire season...


Evan, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:31 (four years ago) link

current game of throne storylines, ranked (i'm limiting myself to ~2 seconds of brain activity for each decision so this is from the heart)

sansa & theon & brienne & podrick
cersei and jaime destroy everyone else
jon snow for the love of the old gods and the new wake up and make this show more interesting
davos and a team of extras wait for someone to save the day
sam working on getting tenure
bronn? i'm assuming he's doing something. whatever it is it's better than most of the rest of the show
margaery tries to ignore constant pleas to purchase a Lexus
bran and the 3 eyed raven
tyrion and varys have some decent conversations while stalling for another season
melisandre finally does something cool (?) and revives jon snow?
jorah and daario on the trail
arya's neverending bad day
daenerys kills some more time
direct to video dorne

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:44 (four years ago) link

i forgot some stuff (like baelish) but whatever. i guess i'd put ">>" after cersei/jaime and another ">>>>>>>" after ramsay

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 26 April 2016 15:46 (four years ago) link

I know just the guys to write it.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:15 (nine months 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 (eight months ago) link

Um, that's bollocks.

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

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:15 (eight months ago) link

(or was there another test audience style pilot)

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:17 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

two months pass...

Forgive the thread spam, but I wanted to note that this show's 2019 season is nominated in the 2019 ILX TV poll:

ILX's Best Television of 2019 Poll / VOTING AND CAMPAIGNING THREAD / Voting Ends January 31

If you like this show and you'd like to see it have a good showing in the poll (running in February) all you need to do is submit a ballot including it and your other favorites (4 minimum, 25 maximum, organized by your favorite to least favorite) to forksclovetofu at gmail by end of day today. It'll take five minutes; get to it!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 31 January 2020 14:27 (six months ago) link

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