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OFFICIAL Game of Thrones Thread

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

  1. munchausen

    munchausen Senior member

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    That sucks but I kind of see where HBO is coming from. this show has to be insanely expensive to produce and to make it profitable they need to get the most out of it, and they are in the business of selling HBO subscriptions. I'm guessing HBO Go will be something you can purchase independently before too long.
     
  2. gort

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    I doubt that. HBO has an obligation to the cable providers. They won't want to anger them.
     
  3. otc

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    lets hear it for propping up dying business models!

    edit: although wtf is up with the lack of a DVD release yet? You would think they would have better luck driving people into HBO subscriptions for Season 2 by getting them to watch the DVD than by trying to get them to subscribe to HBO just to watch season 1 streaming online through hbo go (thus demonstrating to a bunch of consumers that they just wasted money on an antiquated content delivery method and that streaming is clearly the future).

    I know there is still time...but you would think they might want to get the DVDs out in time that a first round of discounts would hit and provide enough time for people to make it through with Netflix rentals before S2 starts up.
     
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  4. Joffrey

    Joffrey Senior member

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    Tough shit. The cheap bastard should get a job and cable or satallite.
     
  5. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Shut up, Joffrey
     
  6. jarude

    jarude Senior member

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    you mean the majority of people don't torrent hd rips and burn them?
     
  7. Rambo

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    Its coming out 3/16, which is about a month before season 2 IIRC. That's HBO's standard practice - release right before the new season starts.
     
  8. WhoKnewI

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    I watched S1, but this show, other than the tatties and ass on that super hot blond, wasnt very well executed. Unless she's tittied up in every scene, wont watch
     
  10. Reynard369

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    What are some specific complaints you had? And have you read the book(s)? I'm always curious to hear what people think, especially ones who haven't read it.
     
  11. idfnl

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    No, never read the books.

    Random thoughts..

    The show is too intricate. Too many names. You cant keep up with all the nuances unless you memorize a bunch of stuff.

    Some characters were good. Some sucked. That brother of the blonde hottie was a total idiot as an example. And the incest bro sis kid, total one dimensional shit. I like the midget.

    Shows ponderous. Too video-gamey. Way too many plot threads. Too much blather about honor. Too many characters. Too many fights. Just too heavy.
     
  12. hendrix

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    I think it also has to do with the fact that cable companies around the world have only just started airing it. Skytv has just launched a new channel with HBO and similar related programmes - it's part of their marketing campaign that these shows are on there. If the dvds/legal downloads are available it's not so attractive.

    Personally i'm not paying extra monthly fees for a channel that plays 1 programme i want to watch. I'm also not waiting for the seasons to finish around the world before we can legally access it.

    I realise that companies don't want to piss off their distributors, but they need to get in the real world here.
     
  13. Reynard369

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    You definitely have some valid points. Too many fights, though? I thought it was just the opposite.
     
  14. Texasmade

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    This is my biggest complaint about the show. Except for a few characters that really stood out, I have no idea whose who. I still enjoyed the show but it's not enough to get me to sit down and rewatch S1 again and again to pick up on every little nuance.
     
  15. otc

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    I think the key is to watch it with someone who read the books. I watched it with a pair of friends who aren't the type to ever read those books (and they were convinced to watch it by another friend who watched it with her book-reading fiance).

    It really did seem to help to have someone who could answer questions at the end of the episode like "who the fuck is that guy?". It wasn't too hard for me to separate the characters since I knew the extra backstory and while I had to be careful not to present spoilers (if someone tries to speculate about the future I usually just don't respond at all), it helped them keep track of the characters who get lost in the speed of the TV show.

    If you don't have someone to watch it with, I think some people have created very useful charts online that can keep you informed.
     
  16. Jr Mouse

    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Unless they change plans, this won't happen. They have already said as much. It sucks and I wish they would allow it.
     
  17. javyn

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    I can see this....since this is an epic fantasy series, you are going to have tons of characters to keep up with, plot twists, all that.

    But then again....I have to ask, did you enjoy any other HBO shows? Deadwood, Carnivale, Rome? Maybe not all of those I listed were quite as intricate as GOT, but still pretty damn intricate and possibly confusing (especially Carnivale).
     
  18. Joffrey

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    I get what he's saying about there being a ton of story elements to keep up with for the show. However, apart from my first viewing of the first episode, I didn't have too much trouble following things. However, I did enjoy reading up on the characters/backstory on my free time. I don't follow a lot of series so I enjoy a show that requires some work on my part (at least initially).

    PS - if he's having trouble wiht this show, I wonder if he enjoyed something like Deadwood where you can barely understand what they're saying. Luck is tough to follow too.
     
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  19. javyn

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    Yep that's why I asked....can ya follow something like say Deadwood, but not GOT?

    I read the first GOT novel as I was watching the show...so I can't really say GOT was confusing to me, I actually somehow timed it to where I stay just ahead of the show while reading the book all the way until the end.

    Deadwood was a little hard to follow in parts, but was so fascinating to me I ate it up.

    Carnivale.....well....it's my favorite show that ever aired, and I still can't explain that one.
     
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  20. NorCal

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    Dude. . . just. . . dude.
     

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