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

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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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link

(or was there another test audience style pilot)

groovypanda, Thursday, 14 November 2019 15:17 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link


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