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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:46 pm
Platypus wrote:As someone who knew that moment was coming, it was GLORIOUS to watch it unfold. :<| 8-)

It was! And I was still all offended at Joffreys antics at the wedding ... especially on Tyrions behalf. :evil:

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loved Brans vision ... as the ep was written by GRRM, the dragon over KL is something to look forward to. 8-)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:38 pm
It was the best moment of the series to date. Awesome is all i can say. :twisted:
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:13 pm
And then something that was consensual in the books
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got twisted into rape for the show.

What's worse is that neither the director nor the writers nor even the actor who's had his character ruined seem to think that. But when a woman repeatedly says "no" and the man says "I don't care" and forces himself upon her anyway... yeah, I'm pretty sure that's rape.

It doesn't matter how hateful that woman is. It doesn't matter if they've had sex consensually multiple times before. If she doesn't want it, then making it happen anyway is rape. No doubt at all.


After the wonderfulness that was 4.02, 4.03 was horrendous... and kind of boring. :?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:34 am
Yeah, I don't understand why they would do that. Jaime's redemption is an ongoing theme so ... why? It's not like they need to be making us feel sympathy for Cersei. :?
Good episode otherwise in terms of moving onto the "next big things".

And having seen the odd reference to Ser Friendzone, I had a laugh when Dany referred to Ser Jorah as "her best friend". Poor Ser Jorah (he could be my friend anyday :<| )
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:30 am
Was watching an episode of Ripper St on the weekend - fun to see 2 of my favourite GoT characters sharing scenes - Ser Jorah and Bronn. I wonder if they will/could ever run across each other in WestorosWorld? (Not happened yet I know, but still a long way to go.)

And in other news - a new ep today. Go the red viper ... :?

Edit: ... and that was nastier than I remembered.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:14 pm
Platypus wrote:< 40 hours to go! :<

Here's an early review - most TV journalists have seen the first 6 episodes already.

TVGuide wrote:Grim Thrones Is a Crowning Achievement
Apr 15, 2011 by Matt Roush

Everyone keeps warning that "Winter is coming" in Game of Thrones, but I can't remember the last series that packed this much heat. After putting its distinctive stamp on genres as diverse as the mob drama (The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire), the Western (Deadwood), the urban crime saga (The Wire), the period-piece potboiler (Rome), the horror-show bodice-ripper (True Blood), HBO now turns its extravagant attention to adult epic fantasy. HBO has found its answer to Lord of the Rings in adapting George R.R. Martin's enthralling, sprawling, ruthlessly brutal and magnificently entertaining series of page-turners.

Be prepared. Game of Thrones isn't a popcorn epic. More like steak: red-blooded and raw, with bone and gristle and a side of brains. There are supernatural elements afoot — a ghoulish menace from the icy wastes of the North, teased in a chilling opening sequence; a memory of dragons from across the sea — but the real magical wizardry here lies in the rich storytelling, embroiling a bounty of memorable characters young and old in a fatalistic free-for-all of dynastic mayhem.

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With a cinematic sweep reflected in its brilliant world-building opening credits, Thrones covers a vast medieval landscape of geographic and thematic ground as it weaves an intricate saga of honor, family, treachery, revenge and heroism. That last quality is most obviously apparent in the embattled Starks of Winterfell. (It may take an episode or two before you sort out the various intertwined families and relationships, but the writers have done a laudable job of laying the foundation with lucid exposition without sacrificing the urgency of the narrative.)

Sean Bean, rugged and solemn, embodies the nobility of patriarch Eddard "Ned" Stark, called away from his loving family to serve former war buddy-turned-King Robert Baratheon (the robustly vulgar Mark Addy) in the "rat's nest" of Kings Landing. The king faces threats from his viper wife Cersei (Lena Headey) and her scheming clan of the wealthy Lannisters, including her dastardly twin Jaime, played with malevolent charisma by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. King Robert also must worry about invasion from across the sea by the exiled former rulers, whose platinum princess Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) weds a Dothraki warrior to align with his mighty army of savages.

So much story, so much ground to cover, so many fantastic characters — and so many Starks, including the delightful Maisie Williams as Ned's tomboyish daughter Arya. She and earnest brother Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) idolise their bastard brother Jon Snow (soulful heartthrob Kit Harington), who seeks purpose by joining the Black Watch guarding the fictional world of Westeros from the encroaching dangers from the North. Early on, the young Starks adopt a motherless pack of direwolves, and you will even come to care about these fiercely protective beasts as forces of evil converge to test the Starks' resolve.

Lest you think Game of Thrones is all starkness, rejoice in the scene-stealing bravado of Peter Dinklage as the wry "imp" Tyrion Lannister. The black sheep of his duplicitous family, Tyrion sees through all the chicanery and decides the best option is to drink and bed his way though the Seven Kingdoms.

This dwarf has game — and so does this fabulous dark fable. Dig in.


Also, Alan Sepinwall with author George R. R. Martin


LOL. But this is true. :< :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:56 pm
Theres been a free exhibition at the mca for the show which ended today
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:30 pm
https://www.mca.com.au/news/2014/06/17/ ... tion-hall/

^ This was what we all missed out on
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:47 pm
For all its hype on news.com.au

This show doesn't generate much discussion here
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:51 pm
Well the s5 finale certainly delivered on every storyline.

The only "interesting" characters missing were Littlefinger and Margary/Tommen/Olyenna.
Great road trip coming up with Jorah and Daario.
What will Jaime do with Trystane? Never expected Myrcella to go so quick (which means only Tommen left, and then Cersei can die).
Cersei - props to Lena Headey. Sometimes being an actor must suck.
FrankenMountain. I'm sure his purpose won't be pretty. :?
Gave Brienne a metaphoric high5, and was happy to see Varys appear at Tyrions side.
Glad to see Reek, er, grow a pair. Hope that snow was deep.
The Arya assassination was hard to watch. The eyes. Stay away from the eyes. :X

The ending though - I've read the books so knew it was on the cards - but damn. No, I don't believe he's DEAD dead - he'll be back in some form or other. But even so, that was tough. :cry:

April 2016. aaarrrggghhhhh. If only GRRM would get off his a**e and finish another book. :x
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