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OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Piobaire, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    I liked Carnivale but it seemed like it ran its course. I saw some of the stuff the creator had planned and honestly it was pretty fruity. I think it's better the way it ended.
     
  2. Saturdays

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    Every time I'm ready to cancel they come up with at least one good show to keep me hooked. The only shows they have currently in production that I really want to see are Game of Thrones and Eastbound and Down. Boardwalk Empire has some potential but I bet it gets canceled before it gets there.

    I doubt Boardwalk will get cancelled, if anything it will be short runned.

    Curb Your Enthusiasm & How to Make it in America are also two great shows that they have.
    True Blood is alright, not too special anymore.
    Entourage is finally ending, thank god.

    Upcoming shows: Life's Too SHort (Created mostly by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais) sounds great. The concept of the show 'Luck' seems great (Horse Racing lifestyle and etc...) but short lived.

    They need more quality programming in the likes of the Wire and Sopranos.
     
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  4. munchausen

    munchausen Well-Known Member

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    I doubt Boardwalk will get cancelled, if anything it will be short runned.

    Curb Your Enthusiasm & How to Make it in America are also two great shows that they have.
    True Blood is alright, not too special anymore.
    Entourage is finally ending, thank god.

    Upcoming shows: Life's Too SHort (Created mostly by Stephen Merchant and Ricky Gervais) sounds great. The concept of the show 'Luck' seems great (Horse Racing lifestyle and etc...) but short lived.

    They need more quality programming in the likes of the Wire and Sopranos.


    I forgot about Curb. It's been on so long I take it for granted.
     
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    I won't ever be able to cancel HBO. They just make too many good series.

    I love HBO Go.
     
  6. javyn

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    I liked Carnivale but it seemed like it ran its course. I saw some of the stuff the creator had planned and honestly it was pretty fruity. I think it's better the way it ended.

    Ran it's course? Heh, it ended on the biggest cliffhanger ever. I thought the story was great, especially what Knauff had in store.
     
  7. Brian SD

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    Just to be clear:

    This thread should have absolutely no discussion of the book series whatsoever. If you want to discuss how the books pertain to the TV show, use the other thread that was made for that purpose. This is for Game of Thrones and has no relation to A Song of Fire and Ice. As far as we're concerned in here, the books don't exist.

    No hiding it spoiler tags, either. Spoiler tags are for discussing the latest episode, not for ruining season 2 or 3 for everyone.
     
  8. sinnedk

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    Just to be clear:

    This thread should have absolutely no discussion of the book series whatsoever. If you want to discuss how the books pertain to the TV show, use the other thread that was made for that purpose. This is for Game of Thrones and has no relation to A Song of Fire and Ice. As far as we're concerned in here, the books don't exist.

    No hiding it spoiler tags, either. Spoiler tags are for discussing the latest episode, not for ruining season 2 or 3 for everyone.


    you are right, i read quiet a few spoilers in this thread but for some reason spoilers never ruin it for me and i still enjoy every minute of Game of Thrones...
    PS: i did not read any of the books!
     
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    I thought it was a great episode. One major reason, I won't read the book ahead of the next season is to not let my experience with the book create expectations for the show. A TV show that actually has to build and cast scenes from a book (not to mention ~12 hours to entertainingly explain a 700 page story) could simply never live up to all expectations. I think it's just about perfect as it is.

    yea man, i knew what was coming for this episode and it was done as best as it could of been
     
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    Just to be clear:

    This thread should have absolutely no discussion of the book series whatsoever. If you want to discuss how the books pertain to the TV show, use the other thread that was made for that purpose. This is for Game of Thrones and has no relation to A Song of Fire and Ice. As far as we're concerned in here, the books don't exist.

    No hiding it spoiler tags, either. Spoiler tags are for discussing the latest episode, not for ruining season 2 or 3 for everyone.

    so not even the latest episode may be talked about in the open, spoilsport? [​IMG]
     
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    The suspense is killing me....Must...not....click...spoilers....
     
  12. Brian SD

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    Of course you can talk about the latest episode in the open - what I meant is that if you're going to use spoiler tags, especially without prior warning to the contents, people who are up to date on the show shouldn't be spoiled by clicking them.

    Cool?
     
  13. Don Carlos

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    Hey Brian,

    While I do appreciate your keeping the book spoilers off of this thread, what is the policy on show spoilers? Is there a statute of limitations on how long after an airing we need to use spoiler tags to discuss that episode's content? IMO, a good 24 hours after an episode has aired, discussing it in the open should be fair game. I mean, at that point it's just common sense not to wade into the latest pages of a thread like this if you're not caught up, right?
     
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    Hey Brian, While I do appreciate your keeping the book spoilers off of this thread, what is the policy on show spoilers? Is there a statute of limitations on how long after an airing we need to use spoiler tags to discuss that episode's content? IMO, a good 24 hours after an episode has aired, discussing it in the open should be fair game. I mean, at that point it's just common sense not to wade into the latest pages of a thread like this if you're not caught up, right?
    I don't know but I don't get into this thread inbetween the time the show airs and I have the time to dl and watch it. Seems like common sense. Just as not clicking spoiler tags when one doesn't want to have his experience spoiled, seems common sense.
    Especially for someone like Norcal who seems like a an intelligent guy; being into geography and all
    Next time I have the urge to add something from the books I'll try and remember to add bookspoiler above the [​IMG] tag. Or DCtSTS (for Don't Click the Spoiler Tag, Stupid). Seems more interesting that way, since this is the go to thread to discuss these things. Better?
     
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    I don't know but I don't get into this thread inbetween the time the show airs and I have the time to dl and watch it. Seems like common sense. Just as not clicking spoiler tags when one doesn't want to have his experience spoiled, seems common sense.
    Especially for someone like Norcal who seems like a an intelligent guy; being into geography and all
    Next time I have the urge to add something from the books I'll try and remember to add bookspoiler above the [​IMG] tag. Or DCtSTS (for Don't Click the Spoiler Tag, Stupid). Seems more interesting that way, since this is the go to thread to discuss these things. Better?

    Howabout you just don't post book spoilers at all? There is another thread for book vis-a-vis show discussion. A moderator has even asked you to post in that other thread when you "get the urge" to discuss the book. Is that too hard to grasp? People in this thread shouldn't have to guess whether the spoiler they're going to click on is about the show they just watched, or about what happens five episodes later via the book. The problem with posting book spoilers is that, even if you label them as such and take every precaution, some idiot might reply without taking the same precautions. There are too many risks and externalities involved.
     
  16. indesertum

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    i dont understand how brian could be any clearer


    no book spoilers.
    use spoiler tags to discuss the latest episode. use common sense for timing. a few days for ppl to catch up is nice
     
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    Howabout you just don't post book spoilers at all? There is another thread for book vis-a-vis show discussion. A moderator has even asked you to post in that other thread when you "get the urge" to discuss the book. Is that too hard to grasp?

    People in this thread shouldn't have to guess whether the spoiler they're going to click on is about the show they just watched, or about what happens five episodes later via the book.

    The problem with posting book spoilers is that, even if you label them as such and take every precaution, some idiot might reply without taking the same precautions. There are too many risks and externalities involved.


    There are always idiots, but I'm not one of them. The idea that spoilers in this thread ar about the show they just watched makes no sense. What would be spoiled if if I posted
    Tyrion was hit on the head and slept through the battle
    ? This is indeed hard to grasp.
     
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    i dont understand how brian could be any clearer no book spoilers. use spoiler tags to discuss the latest episode. use common sense for timing. a few days for ppl to catch up is nice
    ITT: We don't discuss anything. I really, really, (...,) really don't get how one would open this thread on sunday night or monday morning and expect not to be informed on the going ons. JDOtTS Of course, Brian was clear in that above was not what he meant.
     
  19. indesertum

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    umm there were several dozen times when ppl used spoiler tags and i clicked it expecting it to be about the latest episode, instead i get shit like

    don't click this spoiler tag unless you read the book
    arya goes blind, joffrey dies, ned dies (talked about way before episode 9)



    we have a book thread to discuss the books. go discuss it over there.'


    maybe ppl want to click this thread so they can talk about previous episodes and what not?
     
  20. CDFS

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    umm there were several dozen times when ppl used spoiler tags and i clicked it expecting it to be about the latest episode, instead i get shit like don't click this spoiler tag unless you read the book
    arya goes blind, joffrey dies, ned dies (talked about way before episode 9)
    we have a book thread to discuss the books. go discuss it over there.' maybe ppl want to click this thread so they can talk about previous episodes and what not?

    Since I don't want to threadshit; I'll try and make this my last post on the subject. If one reads Brians last posts to which you referred as being the gospel for this thread as well as being crystall clear, it's clear that posting on the last episode needs no spoiler tag. Why would it be reasonable to wait a couple of days, but not a couple of weeks before posting on the subject? I'm not the guy shouting scores of last night's game in the street, I'm the guy who taped the game and put's video in a box with 'Don't watch!' scrawled over it. Anyway I expect to be informed, annoyed, excited or grossed out when viewing something with spoiler tags. And I have been sorry for following links or looking at pictures. For instance, remembering the picture of the tree man or something still makes me a bit sad. Don't google it if such things affect you. But and also, it's not that important.
     

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