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

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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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months 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 (eleven months ago) link

tbf they said downplaying the fantasy elements was an HBO directive

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

I <3 Numberblocks.

Madchen, Monday, 28 October 2019 17:03 (eleven months ago) link

The Goldman/Watts prequel has been cancelled.

Simon H., Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:50 (ten months ago) link

smart thing to do here is reboot in 2022.

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

I know just the guys to write it.

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

(or was there another test audience style pilot)

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

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